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What is cosmetic Botox?

What is cosmetic Botox?
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Curious about cosmetic Botox injections to reduce the appearance of fine lines on your face? We have answers

Cosmetic Botox injections reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. But what are the benefits of Botox treatments?

What does a Botox injection do?

When a practitioner injects Botox into specific facial muscles, it temporarily blocks nerve signals from reaching those muscles. This relaxes the muscles, causing wrinkles and lines to soften or smooth out.

Which areas of the face respond well to Botox?

Botox injections can improve the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is particularly effective for:

  • frown lines between the eyebrows
  • crow's feet around the eyes
  • forehead lines
  • lines around the lips (smoker's lines and marionette lines)
  • platysmal band on the neck

What is Botox?

Botox is the trade name for a substance produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This prescription-only medicine is a toxin that blocks one of the chemicals that cause muscle contractions. It’s been used medically since 1978, and for wrinkle reduction since 1990. Botox was approved for cosmetic injections by Health Canada in 2001.

What happens when you have a Botox treatment?

Botox treatments and procedures should only be carried out by trained healthcare professionals or a dermatologist. When you come to Canadian Travel Clinics for a Botox treatment, you can be assured that your procedure will be carried out by a qualified professional.

The treatment involves several small injections at specific sites. You won’t need an anaesthetic for Botox injections, and you can start normal activities straight after the treatment, although you may have some bruising.

When does my Botox treatment take effect?

Between 24 to 72 hours after your treatment, the Botox will start to take effect and you will see improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.

How long does a Botox treatment last?

The effects of Botox injections typically last 3-4 months. The toxin breaks down, however, and the body re-innervates the muscles so that wrinkles may reappear.

Botox is not a permanent solution and requires repeat treatments to maintain the effects.

Are there any risks in getting Botox?

Consultation before a Botox treatment is crucial to discuss potential risks, side effects, and desired outcomes. Complications are rare, and tend to resolve once the Botox wears off.

To learn more about Botox, see the advice issued by the Government of Canada.

What are the alternatives to Botox?

Alternatives to Botox, such as fillers and topical treatments, might be suitable depending on your goals and individual preferences.

Is Botox suitable for everyone?

Before your treatment, you will discuss any contraindications for Botox with your practitioner. It’s not suitable for people with neuromuscular disorders and problems with swallowing or with breathing. And there are some meds that should not be combined with Botox. Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should not get Botox treatments.

Botox won’t improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin and cannot help with lines caused by sagging of facial skin.

A trusted service for Botox injections

Consulting a qualified healthcare professional is essential before making any decisions about cosmetic procedures like Botox.

They can assess your individual needs and advise you on the safest and most suitable options for achieving your desired results.

Make an appointment at Canadian Travel Clinics for Botox treatments you can trust.