BOTOX® in Vancouver, BC
Many people wish to look younger, but are not ready for a surgical procedure like a face lift, nor do they even require extensive surgery. Fortunately there are ways to reverse the inevitable signs of aging without surgery or a long recovery period. These small steps can include a quick, but effective BOTOX Cosmetic® treatment from the Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre.
Request a consultation online to learn more about improving your skin health and beauty. During your visit to our office in Vancouver, BC, your BOTOX® treatments can be performed and you will be able to return to the rest of your day’s activities right afterward. You can also call 604-708-9891 to schedule a treatment appointment.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX Cosmetic®, the most popular, non-surgical cosmetic treatment in North America, temporarily reduces and softens frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. By temporarily blocking the nerve impulses, the muscles that cause wrinkles relax, giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
This treatment offers a number of advantages for women and men seeking wrinkle reduction in Vancouver. It’s a trusted therapeutic choice used by millions for true anti-aging results.
- Has been used safely and successfully for wrinkle therapy for over 21 years
- No downtime
- It is a purified protein
- Short appointment time
- Allows for natural movement
- Results last 3 to 4 months, and even longer with repeated use
For a nonsurgical facelift in Vancouver, many people choose a Soft Lift™ which combines BOTOX® with Juvéderm™ filler.
How BOTOX® Works
Used in a medical setting as an injectable form of sterile, purified protein, small doses of BOTOX® block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles’ ability to contract, existing expression lines are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible in a week.
What to Expect
One 10 minute treatment — a few tiny injections — blocks the nerve impulses and relaxes the muscles. As the muscle relaxes, the dynamic wrinkle overlying the muscle is smoothed away. Since the treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the line at the injection site, it has no effect on other elements of facial expression. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, allowing for normal feeling in the treated areas.
Our Vancouver BOTOX® patients usually see their results last 3 to 4 months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects often begin to last longer. Repeated use is truly anti-aging!
Are There Side Effects?
BOTOX® has been used safely by millions for over 21 years. There is no permanent side effect known with BOTOX® therapy for facial wrinkles. However, there are several temporary side effects which can occur including:
Bruising and pain at the site of injection of the BOTOX®. A tiny needle is used to minimize the discomfort, and this can be lessened even more by the use of a topical anesthetic cream prior to treatment.
Eyebrow or eyelid droop: This is seen in less than 1% of patients receiving BOTOX® therapy. It usually only lasts 2 to 4 weeks, and is mild.
Common Treatment Areas
BOTOX® is most commonly used for the glabellar frown lines (those deep creases between the eyebrows); forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet (wrinkles on the lateral aspect of the eyes). BOTOX® can be used to lessen upper lip wrinkles, mouth frown, and the appearance of irregular dimpled skin on the chin. It is often used to treat “turkey neck” bands or “necklace lines” that appear on the neck with age. BOTOX® is not used to treat smile lines which are usually filled with Restylane to create a very pleasing effect, while preserving the natural smile muscle dynamics.
Before & After Photos
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