Botox Cosmetic® – Has been used in cosmetic treatment since 1992, approval in Canada for over 10 years. Dr. Maureen Sweeney has been treating patients with Botox ® since 2003. You can be confident that your treatment at Live Young Medical will deliver great, natural looking results; you will be in the hands of an experienced professional, treated with a pharmaceutical product that has a proven track record for safe, reliable results.
Botox® is a purified protein that temporarily relaxes muscles and is used for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles and undesirable facial expressions that are caused by muscle movements such as frowning and squinting. Botox® can also be used to lift the brow, sharpen the jaw line and to smooth the lines around the eyes and on the forehead. Other common applications used by Dr. Sweeney are advanced facial sculpting in the neck for bands and lines and in the lower face for vertical lip lines, chin lines and pebbly texture, marionette lines and to lift the frown from the corners of the mouth. Bunny (nose) lines, nostril flare, drooping nasal tip, gummy smile and square jaw are other satisfying Botox® treatments to consider.
Not only is a Botox® treatment virtually without discomfort, you can return to your usual activities immediately. Botox® either alone or in combination with dermal fillers, The Soft Lift™, is our most popular cosmetic procedure. The onset is within 1-3 days, benefits last 3-4 months; 6 months or longer with repeated treatments in areas such as the glabellar frown lines and neck.
A study of twin sisters demonstrated that ongoing benefits continued for more than a decade! Botox® used regularly can help prevent more permanent lines and wrinkles. In Dr Sweeney’s practice treatment starts when it’s right for the patient. This may be in the 20’s or 30’s for some men and women.
Botox® does more than fix wrinkles:
Botox® is among the most studied pharmaceuticals. Recent research shows that it also works to reverse skin aging through increased collagen production and reduced activity of the enzyme that breaks down collagen. It also improves circulation and sebaceous gland density in skin leading to a hydrated, thicker looking skin in treated areas. A study series of 5 sequential treatments demonstrated that skin thickness improved sequentially with repeated treatments.
Additionally, Botox treatment atrophies the muscles treated- the same thing that happens to your other muscles when you stop going to the gym. This allows the area treated to smooth. This benefit was found to affect a broader area that extended beyond the area that has been specifically treated.