Have you tried Botox® ® Cosmetic yet? Botox®  has become the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment across North America, and for a good reason. These painless injections take only minutes to perform and offer months of smooth, youthful looking skin. One injection can virtually erase the signs of fine lines and wrinkles that come with ageing. It’s an easy way to obtain all the benefits of anti-wrinkle surgery without high costs or risks.  If you’re considering trying Botox® for the first time, check out this guide first – it will tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Botox® and where you can get it administered in Ottawa.

Approved by FDA and Health Canada

Botox® is a safe and effective method that has been approved for medical use by both the FDA and Health Canada. It is also approved to treat medical conditions, from migraines to excessive sweating. Millions of people have used Botox® and continue to use it today in over 75 countries around the world.

Botox® Is A Purified Protein

The Botox® Cosmetic product is a purified protein that is injected with a needle into a target area of the skin. It’s a simple treatment that is incredibly effective at treating dynamic wrinkles, reducing the signs of ageing, and providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Botox® Has Many Uses

It’s most often used on the forehead, nose, and neck to tighten the skin and to reduce wrinkles, laugh lines and crow’s feet. However, it is also used to treat over 20 other common medical conditions, such as severe sweating, migraines, uncontrollable blinking, leaky bladders, and muscle contractions.

Botox® Prevents Muscle Contractions

When injected, Botox® is designed to weaken or paralyze specific muscles by blocking the nerve cells from reaching the tissues. This slows the muscles that otherwise contract up to hundreds of times a day which create lines in the skin. The injection relaxes these muscles which helps to reduce lines and crow’s feet temporarily.

Botox® Will Not Make You Feel Numb

Some patients worry that Botox® will affect their nerves and leave their skin feeling numb. However, when used correctly, it will not cause any sensations in your skin. Your movement may be slightly restricted, but you should still be able to communicate in a healthy way. Botox® will only impact the targeted muscles and will not affect any of your other muscles that are used for facial expressions.

Botox® Should Only Be Injected By A Professional

It’s essential that you only get the treatment done from a professional clinic or doctor who is appropriately trained and certified to perform the treatment. Botox® is, in fact, a neurotoxin, so it can be dangerous to your health if too much is injected into your skin. However, when injected by an experienced specialist, Botox® is an effective and safe treatment for your cosmetic issues.

The Treatment Is Non-Invasive and Fast

People love Botox® because it’s both non-invasive and fast. In fact, the total treatment time will only take approximately 15 minutes to perform. And as soon as the treatment is over, you can return to your daily activities. Some people may experience some minor pain at the injection site similar to that of a bug bite during the injection, as well as temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling, blurred vision, headache, and slight numbness directly following the treatment. However, symptoms are completely normal and will disappear rapidly.

Botox® Provides Rapid Results

Some people notice results instantly, but usually, you can expect to see the effects in as little as 24 to 48 hours after treatment. For some, it can take approximately two weeks for the Botox® to come into full force, but once it does, you’ll notice visibly smoother skin in the treatment area.

The Results Are Long Lasting

With Botox® Cosmetic, you can enjoy long lasting results. The results will vary between individuals, but our patients commonly experience results that last between three and four months. Once the results have worn off, you can immediately return to your clinician to have a new Botox® treatment performed.

Botox® Is Affordable

Although prices do vary, the average cost is more affordable than most people expect, especially when compared to other treatments designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It’s important to remember that the level of experience will typically impact the price, so you should be cautious of clinics that offer discounted rates.

When you’re ready to refresh your skin and reduce your wrinkles, come see us at The Ottawa Skin Clinic. Our skincare specialists are experts at injecting Botox® Cosmetic and will show you why everyone is raving about these treatments across North America and globally. Book your consultation today!