BOTOX Cosmetic® is one procedure that is a non-surgical approach to reversing the signs of aging. BOTOX® is one of the most popular procedures in Canada. It works to temporarily by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles.
Are you ready for a surgical procedure like a facelift? Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in BC is unique in that it has many of the best cosmetic dermatology clinics in Canada that all use a lot of non surgical treatments to reverse the inevitable signs of aging. Small steps to reverse the aging process include BOTOX Cosmetic®. At Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skin Care Clinic (BC Laser) we offer BOTOX Cosmetic® to not only residents of Surrey, BC but from all the surrounding areas of Coquitlam, Delta, White Rock, Langley and Vancouver.
All our injections are performed by Dr. Shah, who has been in cosmetic medicine for over 11 years and is well known as an experienced injector for not only Botox but many fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Sculptra.
If you want to know how Botox can help you achieve younger, smoother skin book your consultation with BC Laser and Dr. Shah today by calling 604 580 2464.
Benefits of BOTOX®
Wrinkle reduction for men and women has never been easier with this safe and effective treatment. The “inventors” of Botox Cosmetic originate from Vancouver and this treatment has been used successfully in Canada for over 20 years. The benefits of Botox include:
- No downtime
- 3-4 month results and longer with repeated use
- Quick appointments
- Safe and effective treatment
- Results seen in 7-10 days sometimes sooner
Typical use-cases for Botox
Many times people have an idea of where they want to get Botox injections. At our skin care clinic, we are careful to first listen to our customers to find out their concern before defaulting to Botox. It may be that there are other, better solutions for the area that you want treated. For example, a popular option now is Restalyne, which can be used in similar, but different ways. Or Xeomin©, which is great for patients who may not respond as well to Botox©. The best thing to do is to book a consultation so that we can decipher the best cosmetic solution for your anti-aging desires. Here is a short list of what we can treat or accomplish with Botox or other volumizers, fillers, lasers or facial procedures:
- Brow lifts
- Foreheads (also see our skin and face tightening page)
- Under eyes – treatments for wrinkles, bags and dark circles
- Neck wrinkles or sagging neck and skin
Other Botox treatments we do at our skin clinic in Surrey
Aside from treating wrinkles and performing anti-aging regimens with Botox, the product is also used in our Surrey skin care centre for practical, and sometimes non-covered medical uses. We do:
- Botox for migraines
- Botox for sweating (hyperhidrosis, usually used on the armpits or feet)
- Botox for TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
Side Effects of Botox
Botox has been used safely for over 20 years are no permanent side effects known.
Temporary side effects can include bruising at the site of the injection, and sometimes eyebrow droop. This is seen very infrequently (less than 1% of patients receiving Botox injections in Vancouver), is mild and only lasts 2 to 4 weeks.
Have questions about this cosmetic treatment?
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What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX Cosmetic® is the most popular cosmetic treatment in Canada. BOTOX® works by temporarily reducing or eliminating frown lines, crows feet around the eyes, forehead wrinkles. This purified protein works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles to form, giving your skin a refresher, smoother appearance.
How does BOTOX® work?
Botox Cosmetic, when administered in a medical setting, using the purified protein works by blocking the release of a chemical from nerve cells to the muscles. The muscles stop contracting in the same way as before and the result is a smoother look to the skin as expression lines are virtually removed.
What should I expect when I get a treatment for Botox?
In 20 minutes or less, small injections are given at various different frown or expression lines over the face. The muscles at the site of the injection relax leaving you with a smoother face. Since the injections are placed just under the skin , nothing else is affected and your expressions remain natural. This is a walk in walk out treatment that no one will ever know you have had unless you tell them!
Our motto at BC laser is to provide you with Botox treatments that leave you refreshed without looking frozen and our results for Botox in Vancouver typically last 3 to 4 months and with repeated use the effects can last even longer.
What areas can you treat?
Cosmetic Botox is most commonly used for the deep frown lines in the middle of your forehead. These are known as glabellar frown lines. Forehead wrinkles and crows feet ( the wrinkles lines around your eyes) can also be treated with Botox as can mouth frowns, upper lip wrinkles and wrinkles in the neck. Botox is not used to treat lines that form around the mouth to the nose ( smile lines) as these are better treated with collagen builders such as Radiesse or Sculptra , which generate collagen in the skin or with Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, and Voluma which work by filling in the lines . Treatments with fillers can last from 6 months upto 3 years.
At BC laser, we use Botox cosmetic with other treatments such as chemical and laser peels to give your clear looking, wrinkle free skin that looks like you ….just a little younger.
Book your appointment today by emailing us or calling us at 604 580 2464.