Botox Cosmetic® – BOTOX been used in therapeutic medical treatment since the 1990s and approved for cosmetic use in Canada since 2001. Dr. Maureen Sweeney has been treating patients with Botox ® since 2003. You can be confident that your treatment at Live Young Medical will deliver significant, 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 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 jawline and to smooth the lines around the eyes and on the forehead. Other typical 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, but you can also 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 of the clinical benefits of Botox® starts within 1-3 days, clinical benefit last 3-4 months; 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. Maybe 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 ageing through increased collagen production and reduced activity of the enzyme that breaks down collagen. It also improves circulation and sebaceous gland density in the skin leading to a hydrated, thicker looking skin in treated areas. A study series of 5 subsequent 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. Allows the area managed to smooth. This benefit was found to affect a broader area that extended beyond the area that has been specially treated.