As the only product of its kind, BOTOX ® Cosmetic is directed at facial muscles causing lines and wrinkles, targeting what are known as dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting. BOTOX® Cosmetic, an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein, works by relaxing the muscles that cause these dynamic wrinkles, giving your face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. In addition, treatment is so quick, painless and easy that you can often have it done over lunch.
While you may only know BOTOX ® Cosmetic as a wrinkle treatment, BOTOX ® has actually been in use for over 20 years for the effective treatment of many medical conditions. In fact, it’s been approved for medical use in Canada and in more that 75 countries for 20 different medical applications.
Today, BOTOX Cosmetic® has become the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated three million treatments performed annually.
Typical BOTOX® treatment areas include:
- Brow lift
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Gummy smile
- Smile lines
- Smoker’s lines – upper lip
- Jaw shaping
- Calf shaping
- Under eye fine lines
- ‘Bunny’ nose lines – women / ‘Wolf’ nose lines – men
No. More and more men are using BOTOX®. At our clinic the split is 65% women and 35% men. In men, the frowning brow is the most common problem area. Skin awareness and skin programs are now also popular, treating tired looking or aged skin, big pores and acne scars.
Most of the time is spent on assessing the treatment area and deciding on exactly what cosmetic result is desired. BOTOX® not only removes wrinkles and lines, but is also used to shape brows and tighten jowls and remove lines around the mouth and neck (chin lift). The actual injections takes only about 5 minutes.
Botox is a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, creating a smooth and natural look. It’s a simple and quick, non-surgical treatment that delivers great, natural-looking results.
Cosmetically we use it to lift and shape the brow, remove furrows, lift the tip of the nose, lift the drooping edges of the mouth, tighten jaw line and lift jowls, soften neck circular lines, soften neck vertical lines and get rid of “gummy” smiles.
The most important factor in achieving great results is knowing the facial muscular anatomy and the Anatomical variations that occur. Physicians train in anatomy and cosmetic physicians take special advanced courses to achieve this.
Dr. Morrell the Medical Rejuvenation Centre, or any other certified injector.
BOTOX®is the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment done in the world. Other procedures included injectables, hair removal, skin care and laser skin treatments.
BOTOX® is very safe to use. Medically we treat children for medical problems where spasticity or muscle tightens is the problem. The youngest patient Dr. Morrell has treated was 10 years old and had cerebral palsy.
BOTOX® has been used and studied for 40 years clinically. There are no long term side effects. The most common short term side effects include bruising, and possibly a mild headache the day following treatment.
BOTOX® is usually 85% effective at 4 days and fully effective at 2 weeks. Dr. Morrell has seen it in one case take up to 2 weeks before any results were seen. The full effect then did occur at 2 weeks.