Botox Cosmetic® has been on the rise, as both men and women have been seeking to gain back that youthful look by erasing fine lines and wrinkles that come along with aging. It’s an excellent way to acquire all the benefits of anti-wrinkle surgery without the costs or risks.

Here we give a brief look into Botox Cosmetic and how you can quickly and easily rejuvenate your appearance.

What is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein. When administered in small concentrations by a skin care physician, it can be used to target dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions. Approved by Health Canada since 2001, Botox Cosmetic is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

What is it used for?

Botox Cosmetic is commonly used cosmetically to remove the signs of aging and give the patients a more youthful appearance. It is an excellent semi-permanent treatment that can be used on the forehead, nose, crow’s feet, laugh lines, neck, and wrinkles.

Botox Cosmetic can also be used as hyperhidrosis treatment to confront excessive sweating.

How does Botox Cosmetic work?

Your skin care physician will target the muscles causing wrinkling or contraction issues. When injected, this causes a reduction in the muscle contraction and helps to smooth and relax the muscles. Your skin care physician will perform a facial analysis and discuss your desired outcome. The treatment only takes about 15 minutes and there is little to no discomfort in typical applications.

Will Botox Cosmetic change the way I look?

Botox Cosmetic targets dynamic wrinkles to give your face a smoother, more youthful appearance. It does not affect facial expression and does not contribute to a “frozen” look. Our cosmetic injection treatments simply relax the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection. The rest of your face remains expressive and active. This treatment does not affect the sensory nerves, so you will continue to have normal feeling throughout the treated areas.

With little downtime required you can simply resume your daily activities as soon as you leave the treatment room. You can expect to notice the effects as early as within the first few days, and can enjoy the benefits of Botox Cosmetic up to four months. And as the effects begin to wear off, you can safely treat the conditions again as needed with your practitioner.

Want to learn more about Botox Cosmetic? Book a consultation with The Ottawa Skin Clinic today!