Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck and his team proudly offer a number of non-invasive rejuvenation treatments to give you smoother, more youthful skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment used to minimize wrinkles and fine lines. With a few quick injections, Dr. Van Wyck or your aesthetician can dramatically enhance the eyes and forehead area. When administered by an experienced practitioner, the treatment is safe and highly effective. Following your treatment, you could enjoy a younger appearance and a huge boost of self-confidence. Contact us today to schedule a BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation at our Ottawa, Ontario, practice.
Understanding How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that causes muscle paralysis. In these very limited amounts, botulinum toxin is not harmful. Rather, it will paralyze muscles in the treatment area, reducing habitual movements that cause lines and wrinkles. In addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic, we offer Dysport® and Xeomin®. These treatments work similarly to BOTOX® Cosmetic, using botulinum toxin to stop muscle movement and reduce wrinkles. We will determine which product is best suited to your cosmetic goals.
The Treatment Process
During your thorough consultation, Dr. Van Wyck or your aesthetician will help choose the optimal treatment for you. He or she will also plan out the locations and depths of your injections, choosing the areas that will yield maximum results. Before administering BOTOX® Cosmetic, your practitioner will numb the treatment area to minimize discomfort. Then he or she will carefully administer the injections. The treatment takes about 10 minutes, after which you can return to work or your regular routine. Typically, within two days to a week, you will notice that your facial wrinkles are much less noticeable. In some cases, they may disappear entirely. Results can last up to six months, and you can receive regular touch-ups with Dr. Van Wyck’s approval.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right for You?
You may be an excellent candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic if you are concerned with:
- Lines at the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Mild to moderate forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
BOTOX® Cosmetic candidates must be at least 18 years old, and they are typically under age 65. However, your practitioner will evaluate your age and determine if you are a good candidate on a case-by-case basis.
Risks and Benefits
When administered properly, BOTOX® Cosmetic poses few long-term risks. You may experience a few mild side effects, such as swelling, bruising, and numbness. However, these effects usually go away within a few days. You can typically control any discomfort with a non-prescription pain medication.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can significantly improve your appearance and self-confidence. After your injections, you could look years younger. At the same time, with our team’s skill, you should retain a full range of facial movements. Thanks to your rejuvenated appearance, you will not only look younger, you may feel more youthful self-confident, as well.
Contact Our Office Today
Find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Contact Dr. Van Wyck’s office today to learn more about this treatment, as well as our other non-surgical skin care procedures.