BOTOX® is a Health Canada approved prescription medication that's injected into the muscles of the upper face to temporarily reduce lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® is a safe and effective way to treat moderate to severe crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and frown lines between the eyes.
BOTOX® INJECTIONS Q&A
What is BOTOX®?
Botox is a prescription drug produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum toxin. Although technically classified as a neurotoxin, which may sound unappealing, the part being injected into your skin is a highly purified protein and is therefore a perfectly safe pharmaceutical medication with few side-effects.
How Long Does BOTOX® Last?
BOTOX® can last anywhere from three to four months. Results start to wear off gradually and it's recommended to repeat your treatments every three months and before full movement has returned to your facial muscles.
What Are the Side Effects of BOTOX®?
Side-effects or allergic reactions from the medication itself are extremely rare. It’s possible to get a mild headache or even flu-like symptoms shortly after your treatment. More common are tenderness, swelling and bruising at the injection site but even these are temporary. Other side-effects can occur due to human error, such as injecting too close to the eye, resulting in ptosis (droopy eyelid) or from rubbing the area too soon after injection. But even these will resolve themselves over time and pose no serious health risk.
For additional questions visit our BOTOX® Q&A Page.
See the image below to view all the areas that can be improved with BOTOX®. Click here for Photo Gallery.
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