Botox Cosmetic® Injections

Everything that you need to know about Botox Cosmetic® Injections

Botox Cosmetic® Injections

Botox frequently asked questions for Dr. Calotti in Brantford Ontario

Is there a fee for my initial consultation?

Yes. There is a $100.00 consultation fee. This $100.00 will be credited if you decide to have treatment


What is Botox Cosmetic®?

Botox Cosmetic® is a purified protein and a finished medical prescription product with a known, proven safety profile obtained through extensive research and testing.

Is Botox Cosmetic® Safe?

Botox Cosmetic® has a long and well- established safety history. While you may only know Botox Cosmetic® as a wrinkle treatment, Botox has actually been in use for over 20 years for the effective treatment of a range of medical conditions and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. It is reassuring to know that Botox Cosmetic® is the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated 17 million treatments preformed since it was first approved. In addition, it has received a 97% satisfaction rating among users.

Will Botox Cosmetic® result in the loss of facial expression?

Botox Cosmetic® is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced physician, you can still smile, frown and animate. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerve, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

Is Botox Cosmetic® botulism (food poisoning)?

Botox Cosmetic® is not botulism. It is a purified protein and a finished medical prescription product with a known or proven safety profile obtained through extensive research and testing.

Is Botox Cosmetic® treatment painful?

A Botox Cosmetic® treatment is quick and simple. A very fine needle and small amount of liquid is used so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. No anaesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.

Can Botox Cosmetic® injections be given anywhere?

Botox Cosmetic® is a technique-sensitive procedure. Make sure to visit a well-trained physician for your treatment, and discuss the optimal results you would like to achieve. Botox Cosmetic® should only be administered in appropriate medical settings.

Is Botox Cosmetic® expensive?

The cost of Botox Cosmetic® varies depending on the amount of product needed to achieve optimal results and the areas of the face that are being treated.

Are there creams that are better than Botox Cosmetic®?

There is no scientific evidence to support that creams work better that Botox Cosmetic®.

Is Botox Cosmetic® a facial filler?

Unlike facial fillers, Botox Cosmetic® doesn't fill in facial lines or restore volume loss. It relaxes the muscles underneath the skin that cause the lines.

Are Botox Cosmetic® and Botox® the same?

While Botox Cosmetic® and Botox® contain the same active ingredient in the same formulation, there are different uses for each. Botox® is used for the treatment of specific medical conditions, while Botox Cosmetic® is used in much smaller dosages for the treatment of wrinkles and lines. Botox® and Botox Cosmetic® should not be confused as they are used to treat different conditions, using very different dosages.

How long until I see results?

You will start to see results within days after your treatment. Wrinkles may continue to diminish for up to one week. The effects will last up to 4 months.

What do I need to know about my Botox Cosmetic® post-procedure care?

You will be given a copy of post-operative care instructions at the office.

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