Botox Cosmetic® is the trade name for a purified protein product derived from the bacteria clostridium botulinum.
Botox Cosmetic® is a prescription medicine that is injected into certain facial muscle groups and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
Prior to any cosmetic procedure using Botox Cosmetic®, it is essential that you consult a qualified physician, to determine the suitability of Botox Cosmetic® for you. Botox Cosmetic® is a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
SoftLift® is a facial rejuvenation procedure combining Botox Cosmetic® with soft tissue filler Juvéderm®.
For more than 20 years, Botox Cosmetic® has been used safely in Canada and the United States for therapeutic and cosmetic applications. Both Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved this product for select indications. If you are considering a treatment with Botox Cosmetic®, you are advised to ensure proper medical consultation with the treating physician, as well as to understand thoroughly the risks and benefits of the procedure prior to undergoing treatment.
People with a history of certain neurological disorders should not consider any form of Botox Cosmetic® treatment. Furthermore, Botox Cosmetic® is not administered to women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, people who are taking certain medications, or those who have previously experienced an adverse reaction to Botox Cosmetic® treatment. While these are some of the common contraindications to the use of Botox Cosmetic®, it is essential that anyone interested in treatment first be assessed and approved by a qualified medical professional.
Botox Cosmetic® gradually takes effect over the first few days following a treatment. Muscle relaxation usually begins within a few days, and the peak effect may require as long as 30 days post treatment to be evident. Detailed post-treatment care instructions will be provided at the time of consultation.
At Concept Medical, you will receive your Botox Cosmetic® treatment from a skilled and experienced physician. Injection of Botox Cosmetic® is not delegated to nursing staff or other allied health professionals at this facility.
Our staff takes great care to customize your treatment, to help you achieve your desired results. We will administer your procedure with care and to precise standards, to maximize your comfort and minimize the risk of possible complications.
In addition, Concept Medical is a recognized Botox® Centre of Excellence in Ottawa and serves as a training facility for physicians wishing to learn basic and advanced Botox Cosmetic® injection skills.