BOTOX® Cosmetic Benefits
Fine lines and wrinkles are a common concern as people get older. The face is especially susceptible to the signs of aging, because it is continually exposed to sun, wind, and other harsh environmental elements. Facial muscles are also regularly used to express emotions, and repeated contractions contribute to the appearance of wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one effective treatment for facial lines and wrinkles. BOTOX injections temporarily paralyze facial muscles to prevent dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX is a popular treatment at Dr. Peter Brownrigg’s facial plastic surgery center in Ottawa, ON, due in large part to the numerous BOTOX Cosmetic benefits that the procedure provides to patients.
While many people are anxious to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, some hesitate to seek cosmetic treatment because they are not interested in the risks involved with surgical procedures. BOTOX softens or eliminates lines and creases without the need for an invasive plastic surgery procedure. BOTOX treatment is completely non-invasive. No incisions are made during treatment, and no anesthesia is given. A numbing cream is applied to the skin and then the BOTOX solution is injected into targeted areas using small needles. The entire procedure is completed in a matter of minutes and requires no downtime for recovery.
Most plastic surgery procedures are customizable to a degree, but BOTOX Cosmetic truly allows our Ottawa patients to get the specific treatment they desire. We discuss each of our patient’s unique goals and desires prior to treatment so that we can determine which areas of the face should be treated. This enables us to target problem spots without eliminating a person’s ability to express emotions, and without giving the face an unnatural appearance.
Fast Recovery With Minimal Side Effects
One of the greatest benefits of BOTOX treatment, especially in comparison to plastic surgery, is the short recovery. Patients require no downtime following their procedure. Many actually choose to return immediately to work or other routine activities. Side effects are minimal as well. The most common effects of treatment are light bleeding, redness, or slight swelling around injection sites. These side effects typically resolve within a few hours to a few days.
Nearly Immediate and Lasting Results
For Ottawa patients who are looking for fast results, BOTOX is likely to be the most appropriate cosmetic option. The results of BOTOX treatment are nearly immediate, with most people noticing a dramatic reduction in the appearance of wrinkles within just a few days of treatment. The muscles will continue to relax in the first couple of weeks following treatment, and most patients achieve maximum results in around 14 days. While BOTOX does not offer permanent results like plastic surgery, patients can expect treatment results to last between three and four months.
Affordable Cosmetic Treatment
Another important benefit of BOTOX Cosmetic is the affordability of treatment. BOTOX costs significantly less than plastic surgery. Treatment costs are based on the amount of BOTOX used, so individuals who are looking to save even more money can do so by targeting fewer areas of the face. BOTOX is a great option for those with minor to moderate wrinkles, those who are considering plastic surgery treatment and want to test out potential results, or those who are saving up for a future plastic surgery procedure.
If fine lines and wrinkles have you looking aged beyond your years, you may be an ideal candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic. If you’d like to learn more about this popular cosmetic injectable, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peter Brownrigg. To get started, send us a message online or call (613) 724-1214 at your earliest convenience.