Are You a Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic? By Nimit D on December 11, 2017

A man getting BOTOX® CosmeticThe signs of aging can begin to show early on the face and can be made worse by repeated muscle contractions and exposure to environmental factors, like the sun and smog. Fortunately, Dr. Peter Brownrigg offers a variety of non-surgical treatments to smooth lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate the appearance without the need for a long recovery.

One of the most popular non-surgical treatments performed in Dr. Brownrigg's office is BOTOX® Cosmetic. Let's take a moment to consider some common factors among BOTOX® Cosmetic candidates at our Ottawa, ON practice. If you would like to find out if you're a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brownrigg.

Men and Women Between the Ages of 18 and 65

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic in both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65. Accordingly, those who are within this age range and wish to enhance their appearance often make ideal candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic. 

Those with Crow's Feet

Years of squinting, frowning, and smiling can cause lines to develop at the corners of the eyes. These lines, commonly called “crow's feet,” are often among the first signs of aging and can start to develop early in adulthood. BOTOX® Cosmetic is highly effective at reducing the appearance of crow's feet in men and women. 

Those with Frown Lines

Frown lines, the wrinkles that form between the brows, are another early sign of aging that can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic helps to reduce the appearance of frown lines by relaxing the underlying brow muscles, providing rejuvenating results for up to six months.

Those with Other Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles, meaning wrinkles that develop as a result of muscle contractions, are ideal for treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the facial muscles, reducing the strength of muscle contractions, and as a result, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles wherever BOTOX® is injected. In addition to crow's feet and frown lines, BOTOX® can treat dynamic wrinkles around the mouth and forehead.

Those Who Wish to Avoid Surgery

Those who wish to rejuvenate their appearance but would prefer not to undergo an invasive surgical procedure often benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth fine lines and wrinkles with only a few small injections so patients can enjoy a rejuvenated appearance without surgery.

Those with a Busy Lifestyle

Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can be completed in as little as 10 to 15 minutes and requires no recovery time, making it ideal for those with a busy lifestyle. Because it's so quick, many patients are able to fit their treatment in during a lunch break or afternoon and return to their normal routine the same day. 

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right for You?

If you are unhappy with the look of fine lines and wrinkles on your face and would like to rejuvenate your appearance, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be right for you. To find out if you're a candidate, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brownrigg today.

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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

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