Botox Cosmetic Injections

Botox Cosmetic Injections

Currently, Botox Cosmetic is indicated for the treatment of upper facial rhytides, including forehead lines, lateral canthus lines (crows feet), glabellar (frown) lines, Lip flip and bunny lines.

Botulinum Toxin- BoTox is created by the bacteria Clostridium bacterium. Yes this is the bacteria that causes Botulism when its in live form. Here is the thing though; No live bacteria is being injected into the muscle for aesthetic use.

So what is it then?

It is a highly-purified protein that binds to receptors to block the neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine, which is responsible for telling our muscles to contract. As a results of this acetylcholine can not bind to the receptors and therefore the muscle relaxes.

Did you know that Botox is just a general term used for neuromodulators, like Kleenex is for facial tissue?

Types of neuromodulators

There are several types of neuromodulators approved in Canada:

  • Botox
  • Nuceiva
  • Xeomin
  • Dysport

Treatment overview

Procedure Time: 5 – 15 mins

Technique: Micro droplet injection

Recovery Time: none

Pain Level: none – mild

Results: 2-14 days

Lasts 3 – 5 months

Used to treat

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Crow’s Feet- Lateral Canthus Lines
  • Brow Lift
  • Frown Lines -Glabellar
  • Bunny Lines -
  • Gummy Smile
  • Lip Flip
  • Downturned mouth
  • Facial Slimming


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