Botox has the following benefits:
- Softening of Frown lines between the brows
- Softening of Crow’s feet lines
- Creating more relaxed and refreshed appearance
What is Botox cosmetic?
Botox™ Cosmetic is Health Canada approved, natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, creating a smooth and natural look. It’s a simple and quick, non-surgical treatment that delivers amazing, natural looking results. Botox™ Cosmetic is produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria, and has been used safely in medical applications for over twenty years.
Dr. Paul Newitt has been providing BOTOX™ Cosmetic procedures at Skin 2 for the past decade. You are in good hands knowing that Dr. Newitt has extensive knowledge of the face anatomy/physiology and facial aesthetics, having a dental practice that focuses on facial aesthetics and implants.
BOTOX™ Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
How it Works
BOTOX™ Cosmetic is a purified non-animal protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When expertly injected into selected face and neck muscles, it can induce a temporary relaxation of the muscle, which may help soften unattractive animation lines and may minimize the depressive or ‘pulled-down’ effect of some strong muscles that can negatively affect the vertical position of soft tissue of the brow, cheek and jowl line.
The treatment is performed with diabetic needles, which are extremely fine, and very comfortable.
Common Issues Treated
Treatments can be applied to various areas of the face, or only specific areas of concern. This includes issues and areas such as:
- Frown lines between the brows
- Crow’s feet lines
What to Expect
BOTOX™ Cosmetic procedures take approximately 10-15 minutes. Full results of treatment are seen in about 14 days time, and will last between three and five (3-5) months. You will attain real, noticeable results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines.
Once it is administered, it takes approximately three hours to get down to the underlying intended muscles, where it will begin to work its way painlessly into the motor nerve end plate responsible for contraction of that localized, targeted muscle. The full effect of the Botox Injectable Injection occurs up to six days and most patients begin to see a very significant softening and smoothing of their undesirable lines and wrinkles and significant elevation of the overlying soft tissue.
Side effects are very rare and not permanent. Possible side effects are tenderness at the injection site, small bruising, short term headache, and ptosis. If any side effects occur it will be in the first week and will usually go away in 7-10 days.
How long are the sessions?
Generally, the treatment lasts just a few minutes. There is very little discomfort and, in most circumstances, there is little to minimal bruising and the patient can apply makeup immediately afterwards and return to regular activities.
Who is a candidate for Botox Injectable?
Individuals with dynamic expression lines that they find unattractive are excellent candidates for BOTOX™ Cosmetic procedures.
Is there any aftercare treatment required following Botox Injectable?
BOTOX™ Cosmetic procedures require no specific after-care. Post-treatment instructions include no rubbing the injected area, exercise, coughing, straining or lying down for the first three hours. After the initial three hours, patients can then engage in any physical activity and can rub the area without fear or concern.