Botox®, or botulinum toxin type A (Botox Cosmetic), is a Health Canada approved protein that has been used safely in medical and cosmetic applications for over twenty years. When injected into select muscles of facial expression, it will cause temporary relaxation and improvement in the appearance of moderate-to-severe dynamic and static wrinkles and lines. The cosmetic results may vary but typically last from 3 to 8 months. The most common areas treated include:
- Frown Lines or glabellar wrinkles
- Crow’s feet or laugh lines
- Forehead wrinkles
Botox® treatment only takes approximately 10 minutes. The treatment does not require any anesthesia, is painless and requires no recovery time. The maximal effect of treatment will be evident within 10 days. Botox® is also indicated for the treatment of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. Axillary hyperhidrosis may be improved for up to 12 months.