8 Benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment By Nimit D on September 30, 2021

A woman receiving a BOTOX® injection in her foreheadBOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a popular treatment for smoothing over facial wrinkles produced by worry, stress, and age. The benefits of BOTOX cosmetic injections are many. In addition to the aesthetic reasons, there are a few non-cosmetic benefits to the treatment as well that can improve overall wellness.

Dr. Peter Brownrigg of Ottawa, ON, is one of Canada’s foremost providers of cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. He can show you why BOTOX injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around. Here are eight key benefits of this injectable solution.

Youthful Appearance

BOTOX injections relax facial muscles that create deep lines and wrinkles. The injections provide smoother, younger-looking skin. BOTOX Cosmetic treatment can help eliminate frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and other facial wrinkles.

Non-Surgical Solution

Although BOTOX injections are administered by certified cosmetic surgeons, the treatment itself is non-surgical and a safe plastic surgery alternative. For men and women who want a more youthful appearance but want to avoid surgery, BOTOX injections are an effective alternative.

Fast Cosmetic Results

In addition to the short time it takes to administer the injections (less than 15 minutes in most cases), the results are also relatively quick. Side effects such as swelling and redness usually subside within hours. Wrinkles and other facial lines begin to smooth out within just days of treatment.

Results from the treatment can last for up to several months, and consistent treatment at our Ottawa practice can provide longer-lasting results.

Safe Facial Rejuvenation

BOTOX injections have been proven safe thanks to their years-long track record. No serious side effects to treatment are reported, and recovery is usually quick and without incident. Remember to only undergo BOTOX injection treatment administered by an experienced cosmetic surgeon or nurse.

Customizable Care

BOTOX is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Dr. Brownrigg consults with each of his patients to determine their unique needs. The injections themselves can be used in one or many areas, and the dosages can start small and gradually work up to yield more noticeable results. The ability to customize BOTOX injections in this way allows for a more natural-looking result.

Treatment for Depression

The benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic are not just cosmetic. Patients may be surprised to learn that BOTOX has also been shown some ability to help treat depression.

A 2020 study by researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego showed that individuals who received BOTOX injections reported depression at a significantly lower rate than patients undergoing different treatments for the same condition. More research is necessary to figure out why this was the case, but it’s a fascinating discovery.

Treatment for Migraines

BOTOX has also been shown to aid in the treatment of migraine headaches. A 2018 study showed patients who received BOTOX treatment for migraines sustained positive treatment results for several years.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Brownrigg of Ottawa, ON, has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984 and is accredited by and affiliated with a range of prestigious cosmetic surgery organizations. Call (613) 800-6818 today or book a consultation through the website today to see what he can do for you.

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Dr. Brownrigg

Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Brownrigg has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984. He is affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the Canadian Region Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the treasurer and president of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ontario Medical Association

For more information about the services we offer, contact our office online or call (613) 724-1214 today.

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