Introduction to Botox Cosmetic®
Botox® and Botox Cosmetic®, manufactured by Allergan Inc., is the only botulinum toxin products marketed in Canada. Botox® has been in use for over 19 years treating a variety of medical conditions. In 2001, Health Canada approved Botox Cosmetic® for wrinkle therapy. Botox Cosmetic®, used at Queen’s Park Dental, is indicated for cosmetic purposes such as facial wrinkling. More specifically, Botox Cosmetic® is most commonly used for frown lines (between the eyebrows), forehead lines (horizontal lines on your forehead) and Crow’s feet (lines around the outer eyes).
Wrinkles or lines in the face are caused by muscles contracting repeatedly. Botox Cosmetic® works by relaxing these contracting muscles giving your face a more relaxed and younger look.
Botox Cosmetic® Procedure
Botox Cosmetic® treatment only takes about 10-15 minutes and is administered by injecting small amounts into the muscle. No anaesthetic is required. Results take anywhere from 3-10 days to take effect. The benefits of can last up to four months. After repeated injections, the benefits can last even longer.
The cost of Botox Cosmetic® varies depending on the areas of the face being treated and the amount of the product needed to get optimal results. For example, $240-$500 is an estimate to treat the frown lines between the eyebrows. Please note that Botox Cosmetic® works below the surface of the skin to relax muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, whereas creams work on the surface of the skin. Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have or to schedule a free consult.
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Presently the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) require all Botox patients treated to be a “patient of record” at the dental practice.