What is Botox?
Botox is a protein, one that is created from the clostridium botulinum bacteria. In the use of Botox Cosmetic, skincare experts are referring to the purified version of the protein. Purification of Botox Cosmetic occurs twenty-seven times before it reaches a level where it is safe and effective for the purpose of filling in fine lines and wrinkles. This might sound kind of scary, especially if you’ve never given Botox much thought before. But rest assured that it is one of the most common and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in not just Ottawa, but all of Canada and North America.
Botox Cosmetic is prescribed for the treatment of upper facial rhytides, including forehead, lateral canthus, and glabellar lines. Rhytides are undesirable wrinkles in the skin including wrinkles in the forehead, corner and in-between the eyes.
Botox Cosmetic is an intensely researched and well-studied treatment.
Because of its popularity, Botox Cosmetic has quickly become one of the most extensively studied medical cosmetic treatments in over 78 countries. Because so much is known about it, customers and skincare experts can comfortably place their trust in this treatment. Over 400 peer-reviewed articles have appeared in scientific and medical journals across the world praising the safety of Botox Cosmetic. If that’s not enough, consider this: Botox Cosmetic has also been evaluated in Allergan-sponsored clinical trials.
There’s a lot of scientific and medical knowledge behind this treatment, and that’s how you know you can trust it.
The origins of Botox Cosmetic are found in nature.
The ingredients in Botox Cosmetic are derived from natural sources, including tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin that is refined from the bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. There is no “generic form” of Botox Cosmetic, because the formulations, potency and approved doses of this toxin vary, so no one product can take the place of another.