8 Benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a popular treatment for smoothing over facial wrinkles produced by worry, stress, and age. The benefits of BOTOX cosmetic injections are many. In addition to the aesthetic reasons, there are a few non-cosmetic benefits to the treatment as well that can improve overall wellness.
Dr. Peter Brownrigg of Ottawa, ON, is one of Canada’s foremost providers of cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. He can show you why BOTOX injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around. Here are eight key benefits of this injectable solution.
BOTOX injections relax facial muscles that create deep lines and wrinkles. The injections provide smoother, younger-looking skin. BOTOX Cosmetic treatment can help eliminate frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and other facial wrinkles.
Although BOTOX injections are administered by certified cosmetic surgeons, the treatment itself is non-surgical and a safe plastic surgery alternative. For men and women who want a more youthful appearance but want to avoid surgery, BOTOX injections are an effective alternative.
Fast Cosmetic Results
In addition to the short time it takes to administer the injections (less than 15 minutes in most cases), the results are also relatively quick. Side effects such as swelling and redness usually subside within hours. Wrinkles and other facial lines begin to smooth out within just days of treatment.
Results from the treatment can last for up to several months, and consistent treatment at our Ottawa practice can provide longer-lasting results.
Safe Facial Rejuvenation
BOTOX injections have been proven safe thanks to their years-long track record. No serious side effects to treatment are reported, and recovery is usually quick and without incident. Remember to only undergo BOTOX injection treatment administered by an experienced cosmetic surgeon or nurse.
BOTOX is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Dr. Brownrigg consults with each of his patients to determine their unique needs. The injections themselves can be used in one or many areas, and the dosages can start small and gradually work up to yield more noticeable results. The ability to customize BOTOX injections in this way allows for a more natural-looking result.
Treatment for Depression
The benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic are not just cosmetic. Patients may be surprised to learn that BOTOX has also been shown some ability to help treat depression.
A 2020 study by researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego showed that individuals who received BOTOX injections reported depression at a significantly lower rate than patients undergoing different treatments for the same condition. More research is necessary to figure out why this was the case, but it’s a fascinating discovery.
Treatment for Migraines
BOTOX has also been shown to aid in the treatment of migraine headaches. A 2018 study showed patients who received BOTOX treatment for migraines sustained positive treatment results for several years.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Brownrigg of Ottawa, ON, has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984 and is accredited by and affiliated with a range of prestigious cosmetic surgery organizations. Call (613) 724-1214 today or book a consultation through the website today to see what he can do for you.