ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOX COSMETIC ® FROM VERNON DENTISTS
Botox Cosmetic ® has been around since the 1960s, and its therapeutic and cosmetic applications continue to evolve. Would you like to learn more about Botox Cosmetic ®? Vernon dentists, Dr. Pita Dhaliwal and Dr. Kevin O’Shea answer commonly-asked questions.
WHAT IS BOTOX COSMETIC ®?
Botox Cosmetic ® is a purified protein used to relax your facial muscles. It softens wrinkles and makes skin appear more youthful.
COULD YOU TELL ME WHERE BOTOX COSMETIC ® IS COMMONLY INJECTED?
Botox Cosmetic ® is routinely used to:
- Relax forehead lines
- Soften frown lines
- Smooth crow’s feet
Botox Cosmetic ® will give you a fresh appearance. You will still look the same and will be able to express yourself naturally.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE AND HOW LONG DOES BOTOX COSMETIC ®?
Treatment is pretty simple. The appointment starts with an assessment of where Botox Cosmetic ® should be injected and the amount suitable for the individual. The goal is to look natural. Everyone is different and a trained eye is crucial in determining the spots of injection and the amount.
Once we have determined your desired outcome, the procedure only takes 5-10 minutes. The amount of Botox Cosmetic ® is administered with a fine needle. Most people do not feel anything during injection.
Botox Cosmetic ® lasts approximately four months. The effects will slowly reverse and your muscles will regain the ability to move again. To maintain your youthful appearance – it is recommended to see your doctor every four months to maintain the look.
IS BOTOX COSMETIC ® SAFE?
Botox Cosmetic ® has been approved for use in Canada since 2001. It is safe however your doctor will complete a medical assessment and will discuss possible side effects with you prior to treatment.
I WANT A CONSULTATION FOR BOTOX COSMETIC ® – WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Call for an appointment at Aberdeen Dental Centre. Dr. Pita Dhaliwal would love to sit down with you and show you the possibilities with Botox Cosmetic ®.