Botox® (a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria) has been used for wrinkle therapy since the early 1990's. Properly injected by experienced and qualified professionals it has an excellent safety record for the temporary correction of wrinkles. The effect lasts 4-6 mos.
Botox® injections relax the muscles that create wrinkles thereby lessening the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines and crow's feet.
A protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria, Botox® eliminates the facial wrinkles that occur with overuse of facial muscles.
A small amount of Botox® is injected right into the muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles. Botox® effectively inactivates the muscles that produce wrinkles, thereby causing lines to disappear or diminish dramatically. It may take a few days to notice the wrinkle smoothing effect after receiving Botox® injections. Some of the common areas treated include crow's feet, frown lines, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles.
A Botox® treatment is quick and results usually last four to six months. After that you may return for a follow-up injection. Some doctors report that after several treatments, the effect of Botox® appears to last longer, often up to several months.
A rare complication is a slight, temporary drooping of the eyelid. Botox® is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body so you can return to full activity immediately. Botox® can be used by almost anyone. However patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who have a neurologic disease should not use Botox®.
New uses for Botox® include reduction in sweating of hands and armpits (hyperhydrosis) and relief of headaches.
Contact us today to find out more about how Botox® can turn back to clock for you. We proudly serve patients in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, and the surrounding areas.
Trained health care professionals administer BOTOX® in Dr. Callaghan’s office.
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