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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