Answers to your questions about Botox Cosmetic ® from Vernon dentistsBotox 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
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.