A tiny amount of BOTOX Cosmetic® is injected very precisely into the muscle being treated. A very fine needle and a small amount of liquid is used so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. The sensation has been compared to a bug bite by our patients at MCC Toronto Laser Hair Removal Clinic. No sedation or local anaesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.
A BOTOX Cosmetic® procedure is quick, simple, and there's no downtime. Following a facial analysis by your physician and a discussion on your desired outcome, the procedure itself only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to perform.
Absolutely. BOTOX has been licensed in Canada since 1990 as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. In 2001, Health Canada approved BOTOX Cosmetic® for wrinkle therapy, and it has been proven to be very safe through extensive research and testing.
BOTOX Cosmetic® is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown, and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.
The most common treatment areas include the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal worry lines that run across the forehead, and the crow's feet around the outer eyes.
The effects usually last up to four months. After repeat treatments at MCC Toronto Laser Hair Removal Clinic, the effects may begin to last longer.
There is no scientific evidence that supports that creams work better than BOTOX Cosmetic®. Creams work well on the surface of the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic works below the surface to relax the muscules that cause the lines and wrinkles to form.
A possible side effect is bruising, which is temporary, localized to the area of injection, and can be easily covered with makeup.
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. The appearance of wrinkles and lines may continue to diminish for up to one week.
There are very few restrictions regarding the use of BOTOX Cosmetic®. Those who are pregnant, nursing, or have a neurological disease should not be treated.
The costs associated with a treatment are dependent on the amount of product needed and the areas of the face being treated. As an example, treating frown lines between the eyebrows typically costs $300 to $600 depending on the size of the area and depth of the lines. Since the treatment results generally last up to four months, it works out to less than $5 per day.