Botox is the gold standard for diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial creases, and is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments available today. Since it was first approved for cosmetic use in Canada in 2002, it has steadily gained popularity for its low risks, minimal side effects, and effective performance.
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A, a protein derived from the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium. This natural, purified substance works by blocking messages from nerves to facial muscles. Inhibiting the ability for facial muscles to contract gives a smooth, soft, and relaxed appearance to the area, and acts preventatively.
Most facial wrinkles are dynamic wrinkles. These lines are formed by normal facial expressions like frowning, furrowing one’s brow and squinting. Botox prevents you from making making these expressions as strongly or making them at all thereby softening the wrinkles that were once there.
Botox is a semi-permanent solution to wrinkles and fine lines, and most people have results lasting up to four months. After this time, if Botox treatment is not continued, normal facial movement will resume. Like any other injections, side effects might include occasional bruising and transient redness may occur at and around the injection site, depending on your skin’s natural sensitivity.
If you have any questions or concerns about Botox treatments, contact Dr. Weber’s Cosmetic Clinic today by calling 705.828.3223 or filling in our secure online appointment request form for a complimentary consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable staff.