Dermatology Laser Centre in Calgary offers Botox ® Cosmetic injections. Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein which is directed at the facial muscles that causes lines and wrinkles. It targets what are known as dynamic wrinkles which are caused by repeated muscular contractions such as frowning and squinting. The protein in Botox works by relaxing the muscle giving the face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Best of all, regular use of this simple treatment will soften expression lines and help "stop the clock" on developing further deeper lines.
Using a tiny micro-needle, a very small amount of Botox is injected, very precisely, into several locations on the face typically the vertical lines between your eyebrows, forehead lines, and lines at the corners of your eyes (crow's feet). Botox injections have been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many ophthalmologic and neurological disorders. In 2004, over 2 million people were injected with Botox.
Following the consultation, the actual procedure takes less than 15 minutes. Since there is no downtime - you can do it at lunchtime - and no one would know you had it done!
Botox Cosmetic is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it! You can still smile, frown and be expressive. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of your facial expression remain active.
Botox usually starts relaxing the treated area within several days, but the full effect may not be realized for one to two weeks.
The effects last between 3-4 months on average but everyone is different. We advise our patients to have the first 3 treatments precisely at 12 weeks apart and the next two treatments precisely at 16 weeks apart. Typically patients who follow this treatment schedule begin to need less Botox and they increase the time between treatments.
Contact us today to learn more about this procedure.