How does BOTOX COSMETIC® work?
BOTOX COSMETIC® is the only product of its kind that is directed at the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It targets what are known as dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting. BOTOX COSMETIC®, an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein, works by relaxing the muscles that cause these dynamic wrinkles, giving your face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. In addition, treatment is so quick and easy that you can often have it done at your 6 month hygiene visits or on a lunch break.
A history of success
While you may only know BOTOX COSMETIC® as a wrinkle treatment, BOTOX® has actually been in use for over 20 years for effective treatment of many medical conditions. In fact, it's been approved for medical use in Canada and in more than 75 countries for 20 different medical applications. Today, BOTOX COSMETIC® has become the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated three million treatments performed annually. In 2001, Health Canada approved BOTOX COSMETIC® for wrinkle therapy.
Where can BOTOX COSMETIC® be used?
Treatment areas where BOTOX COSMETIC® can be used include the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines that run across the forehead, and the crow's feet around the outer eyes.