Botox is an injectable used to provide safe skin rejuvenation treatments for a myriad of problems including facial lines and wrinkles. Botox has become a popular treatment since its introduction 17 years ago.

Botox is a purified protein from a bacterium Clostridium botulinum and has been used to relax facial muscles to temporarily get rid of facial wrinkling. Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkling for people between 18 and 65 years.

How Botox Works

Botox is a neuromuscular inhibitor that blocks signals to targeted muscles which in effect prevents muscles from fully articulating to form wrinkles. Botox is used in very low doses and is injected under the skin to ensure facial muscles relax. These small doses produce the desired effect without affecting the patient’s ability to articulate expressions on their faces. It will also help to go to an Ottawa Botox specialist for precise dosage and localized injections.

Botox treatment is fast, convenient, and can be performed even at home. The procedure can be completed during your lunch breaks over a workweek and you can resume work or other daily activity immediately. There is no recovery time or downtime after Botox treatment.

It starts with an initial consultation so that Dermis Advanced Skin Care can determine treatment locations and appropriate Botox dosages. Botox is administered using tiny syringes into the targeted facial muscles with the whole treatment process lasting about 15 minutes. There is no use of anesthesia during treatment but a patient can request the application of topical numbing agents to minimize discomfort.

Effects of Botox

The Botox injections will help reduce wrinkles on your face for up to a period of nine months. The effects of Botox will start to take effect within a few days after injection. Visit Dermis Advanced Skin Care in Ottawa for consultation and Botox treatment to rejuvenate your facial looks.