Botox Cosmetic


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. Here are some frequently asked questions: WHAT IS BOTOX and is it safe? Botox Cosmetic ® is a purified protein used to relax your facial muscles. It softens wrinkles and makes skin appear more youthful. The treatment will give you a fresh appearance. You will be able to express yourself naturally. 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 potential side effects prior to treatment. Botox Cosmetic ® is routinely used to: – Relax forehead lines – Soften frown lines – Smooth crow’s feet – Reduce a gummy smile

What is treatment like and how long does Botox Cosmetic ® last?

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 three to 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.



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