Currently, Botox Cosmetic is indicated for the treatment of upper facial rhytides, including forehead lines, lateral canthus lines (crows feet), glabellar (frown) lines, Lip flip and bunny lines.
Botulinum Toxin- BoTox is created by the bacteria Clostridium bacterium. Yes this is the bacteria that causes Botulism when its in live form. Here is the thing though; No live bacteria is being injected into the muscle for aesthetic use.
It is a highly-purified protein that binds to receptors to block the neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine, which is responsible for telling our muscles to contract. As a results of this acetylcholine can not bind to the receptors and therefore the muscle relaxes.
There are several types of neuromodulators approved in Canada:
Procedure Time: 5 – 15 mins
Technique: Micro droplet injection
Recovery Time: none
Pain Level: none – mild
Results: 2-14 days
Lasts 3 – 5 months