38 years ago, a Vancouver doctor pioneered the use of Botox® for cosmetic purposes. Since then, Botox® has become one of the world’s most common cosmetic procedures.
Botox® Cosmetic is a product that can soften frown lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows), crow’s feet and the horizontal lines that run across the forehead. It is a purified protein that is injected into the muscles giving your face a more refreshed appearance.
Commonly in my practice, I hear from first time patients concerns about not looking like themselves. I always reassure them that Botox® Cosmetic is intended to enhance your look and not change it. Patients can still smile, frown, and be expressive. The treatment is quick and easy, with no downtime.
During a 2014 InStyle interview, Sofia Vergara was asked how she feels about Botox®. "If it makes you happier and more confident, then why not? But I also think you have to do your research, so you know what to expect—that you'll look fresher but not necessarily younger. I don't want to age, but hey, what can you do? It's a natural process. I'm trying to do it gracefully."
Finding an experienced provider is key in any procedure that you do. Botox® should not be any different.
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