Learn More About How Botox Cosmetic Works
If you’ve spent any amount of time researching wrinkle reduction, then you’ve likely heard about Botox Cosmetic. There’s a lot of information out there, and sorting through it can be a challenge. Here’s what you need to know about Botox Cosmetic treatments, and how they work!
What is Botox Cosmetic and How Does It Work?
Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein extracted from Clostridum Botulinum, a naturally-occurring bacteria. When injected in the specific facial muscles that are responsible for the formation of wrinkles, Botox relaxes these muscles. It provides an overall more refreshed appearance alongside youthful-looking skin.
How Long has Botox Cosmetic Been Available in Canada?
Health Canada first approved the use of Botox Cosmetic for the treatment of frown lines in Canada in 2001. In 2005, Health Canada approved Botox Cosmetic to treat lines around the eyes (like crow’s feet) and on the upper forehead in 2005.
Will I Still Be Able to Show Emotions?
Absolutely. The goal of a Botox Cosmetic treatment is to enhanced your appearance, not change it or freeze it. With proper dosing, the end result should be very natural. You should simply look refreshed while maintaining the ability to smile and even be able to raise your brows and keep some frowning activity.
When Will I See Results? Are They Permanent?
Botox Cosmetic treatment takes 2 to 4 days to start settling in. It generally takes up to 10 days to see the full effects. The results typically last 3.5 to 4 months.
What Should I Expect During a Botox Cosmetic Procedure?
Botox Cosmetic treatments are simple, quick, and comfortable, and usually require no more than 10 minutes to complete. The needles used are very small so the treatment is usually painless. Patients can go back to work immediately after their treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about Botox treatments, get in touch with a medical aesthetics clinic today. They’ll help you determine treatment options to make the most of this wrinkle-reducing product and can administer it safely to get you the results you’re looking for.
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.