BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular prescription treatment for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is a non-surgical procedure that involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin into specific facial muscles to relax them, temporarily preventing the formation of expression lines.
Botox is one of several similarly acting medications ( eg Xeomin, Dysport) and can be considered along with many other options to treat wrinkles such as topical skin creams, fillers and lasers, to name a few.
The prescription wrinkle relaxer effectively treats:
- Forehead lines. BOTOX smooths out horizontal forehead lines caused by repetitive facial expressions.
- Frown lines. Neuromodulators like BOTOX soften vertical lines between the eyebrows (often called the 11s) that develop over time due to frowning.
- Crow’s feet. BOTOX reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes caused by smiling and squinting.
- Neck bands. Prescription wrinkle injections reduce the appearance of vertical neck bands caused by aging.
The popular neuromodulator can also be used for various other aesthetic goals, from creating a fuller-looking upper lip with a lip flip to slimming a broad jawline caused by an overworked masseter muscle. However, it’s important to note that BOTOX isn’t a permanent solution for cosmetic conditions; touch-up treatments are necessary to maintain results.
As with all medications, it’s important to review potential side effects with your health care provider before treatment.
While BOTOX Cosmetic has become a widely accepted prescription treatment, it’s important to get answers to your questions and find out if it’s the right choice for you. This quiz will help you determine whether BOTOX is a good option for your unique needs and preferences. Answer the following questions to find out!
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Interested in learning more about what BOTOX can do for you? My experienced team and I will be pleased to help you meet your cosmetic goals. Call our Mississauga office today at (905) 273-3045 or request a consultation.
And please browse our before-and-after gallery to see the results we have achieved for other patients with BOTOX.