What Is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® is a purified protein used to relax muscles that cause wrinkles and expression lines. Not only is it one of the most popular and sought after anti-aging cosmetic procedures, it also happens to be one of the procedures that Dermetics, as an official Botox clinic Ontario, is particularly well-known for.
Since 2003 Dr. Muhn and Dr. Rosen have been perfecting the art of cosmetic injectable treatments and are able to achieve truly outstanding results with cosmetic Botox injections — both on their own and in combination with dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® and Belotero®.
Our dermatologists work closely with manufacturers to develop new and improved techniques and regularly serve as investigators in clinical research. It’s this kind of experience that allows them to deliver the superior, natural looking results that have become our signature. No frozen or overdone skin — just a more youthful, radiant you.
How Botox® Cosmetic Works
Botox® is administered through a series of tiny injections into specific muscles with a fine needle and works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Injected muscles can no longer contract, causing wrinkles to relax and soften.
Before your treatment, your cosmetic injector will carefully assess your facial anatomy and expressions to determine the optimal dosage and treatment areas. Dr. Muhn or Dr. Rosen support the consultation process and approve all new treatment plans if the treatment is being performed by one of our expertly trained cosmetic injectors.
No anaesthetic is required and most patients report very little discomfort. Results begin to appear within days and full effects are visible in one to two weeks. If you’re a new patient, or just new to Botox®, our doctors will always support the treatment planning process. Your cosmetic injector will see you again in two weeks to assess results and in some cases make small adjustments.
Botox® effects are temporary and generally last between three and four months, at which point wrinkles gradually reappear. With repeated treatments lines and wrinkles may become less severe as muscles become conditioned to relaxing. Treatment every four months is recommended to maintain results.