Procedure Time30 min.
Risks & ComplicationsMostly bruising (see notes)
Treatment PlanEvery 3 - 4 months
Our Vancouver Botox® Cosmetic treatments (in Surrey) are a popular, modern, anti-aging solution. The product has been in demand since it was discovered as a way to reduce wrinkles in the forehead. It is now used for crow’s feet around the eyes and nose, neck bands and other general wrinkles. It is also used alongside other face volumizers, for a more comprehensive non-surgical facelift.
Reducing wrinkles can give a boost to a person’s self-confidence, of course. In addition, skin can appear softer and smoother with our Vancouver Botox® treatments (in Surrey). When Botox® is injected by an experienced provider such as Dr. Shah, you can get a natural look – one that still allows you to have expression. You won’t likely experience the so-called, ‘frozen’ face that is sometimes shown on T.V. as a joke, or a mishap.
Botox® Cosmetic has uses other than merely reducing wrinkles. It has been used since 1977 for conditions like eye twitching. It can help with severe migraine headaches. And, it can reduce perspiration from sweat glands (as can miraDry®, which is a longer-term alternative). Keep reading to learn more about the wonders of Botox® Cosmetic!
Our clinic treats patients from far and near, including Surrey (North Surrey, South Surrey, Guildford, Newton, Whalley City Centre, Fleetwood, Cloverdale, Clayton, etc.), White Rock, Langley, Delta (North Delta and South Delta), Richmond, Vancouver, Whistler, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and even as far as Washington or other U.S. cities.
What is there to love about Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is an extremely popular product used in the beauty and medical industries. It is widely sought after for the following reasons:
- It gives near-immediate results with very short procedure times. It’s often called the “lunchtime procedure.” This is because it is very much an ‘in-and-out’ fix for wrinkles or other medical issues (like hyperhidrosis, migraines or muscle pain).
- The downtime and side effects of Botox® are minimal to nil. With careful dosing, in a sterile setting, and with proper care afterwards, most patients are back to normal life within minutes, literally.
- It is a non-invasive and relatively inexpensive procedure compared to surgical solutions.
- It requires no anaesthetic or pain killers during treatments. The injections are quick and not uncomfortable for most people.
In addition, our Vancouver Botox® Cosmetic treatments (in Surrey) can be used as a supplement, or enhancement, to other beauty procedures. For example, if used with other dermal fillers, it can provide a facial, “soft lift.” It can also be used alongside surgical enhancements.
Despite the seeming ‘ease’ of Botox® applications mentioned above, we should emphasize that it is still a medical-grade treatment. It should always be performed by a medical professional. Serious side effects, bodily dangers, or even just plain scams can occur when it’s not injected professionally.
*Note: Procedure results may vary from patient to patient.
What can Vancouver Botox® Cosmetic injections help to treat?
Our Vancouver Botox® treatments (in Surrey) are used on both men and women. This product can treat the following aesthetic and medical conditions, which, you’ll notice, are all related to muscle contractions in the body:
- Deep wrinkles and lines around the face (eyes, brow lines, crows feet, etc.)
- Migraine headaches
- Jaw pain from clenching
- Muscle contractions and other forms of chronic pain
- Undesired jaw and chin shape
- Neck spasms or loss of control in the neck (cervical dystonia)
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the palms of hands and feet, underarms
- Lazy eye (strabismus)
- Eye twitching (blepharospasm)
- Bladder dysfunction (for an overactive bladder resulting in leaks). Also see our page on vaginal rejuvenation.
How does Botox® work for wrinkles and sweating?
Botox® is the trade name for a diluted, injectable botulinum toxin that inhibits muscle movement. Specifically, the solution is called onabotulinumtoxinA. Other forms of the same neurotoxic protein are found in brand name, medical aesthetic products such as Dysport® and Xeomin®. These function in similar, but different ways, and with different dosages.
Botox® works by blocking the nerve impulses that control muscle contractions. It is effective only in the areas that it is injected into. It does not affect your ability to feel sensations, as those nerves are different from your muscle reaction nerves.
Precise, and varying dosages are needed for different conditions treated by Botox®.
During a treatment, you’ll be asked to contract and relax muscles in the area you want smoothed or relaxed. This will help the doctor or nurse determine the dose and injection sites, to give you the results you want. The injection of Botox® can be done in about 10 minutes. A small, sterile needle is used to insert the solution in small amounts around the area to be treated.
No anaesthetic is required for this treatment. A cold compress may be used to help patients with any sensitivity or discomfort. However, this is not usually needed.
How many Botox® treatments does it take to see results?
Botox® Cosmetic is not a permanent solution to any of the conditions it treats. For wrinkles, it generally lasts around 3 to 4 months. However, this can differ between people, both because of genetics, and preferences. Some people choose to get treatments every 5 to 6 months, for instance. Generally, injections should be repeated every 4 to 5 months for the following types of Botox® treatments:
- Sweating (see also: miraDry® to permanently reduce underarm sweat glands).
- Migraines, muscle contractions and pain treatments.
- Eye twitching and lazy eye.
- Bladder dysfunction (we do not provide this service, but we do have a radio frequency treatment for this condition).
While results can be seen within a few days, it can take up to a week to see the full effects of Botox® after a treatment session.
Is there downtime after Vancouver Botox® Cosmetic treatments? What about side effects?
There is usually very little, if not zero downtime from a Botox® Cosmetic treatment. Most people return to their normal, daily activities immediately after injections. At most, we may recommend no exercise for 24 hours after the session, as well as not laying down for a few hours immediately after.
You should not take painkillers or blood thinners close to the time of a Botox® injection (before or after). This is to avoid bruising. There should be no touching or rubbing for a few days either!
However, different people can react differently to the Botox® solution. For that reason, we encourage you to read about possible side effects listed on the product’s dedicated website: http://www.botox.com/
If a patient experiences any side effects, like bruising or some paralysis at the injection sites, these are usually temporary. We have a doctor on staff who can help you with any complications that may arise (though this is rare).
This anti-aging treatment should always be performed by a professional – preferably one trained in the medical industry (such as a doctor or nurse). We would advise against any ‘bargain’ deals for Botox® injections. There are counterfeits out there, which should be avoided at all costs. Knowledge about the dilution, dosage, sterility and application of this agent are very important for both patient safety, and effectiveness. At our skincare and laser clinic in Surrey (near Vancouver), Botox® is only injected by doctors and nurses. We only use the brand-name product, which comes directly from Allergan, the makers of Botox®.
While the pure form of botulinum toxin type A can be fatal, the cosmetic version is very diluted, adapted and used safely in many applications. Botox® is also approved by the FDA in the United States.
No one outside the ages of 18 to 65 should have a Botox® Cosmetic treatment.
Before treatment, we will ask you to come in for a consultation at our clinic. During this time it will be important to let us know about your entire medical history before receiving any treatments with us. We will also let you know about other possible solutions to the conditions you want to treat.
What is the cost of Botox® injections at your skin clinic?
Botox® Cosmetic, and other wrinkle relaxers, are often estimated by “units.” This is a term for the measurement of the solution to be injected. It affects the pricing of what you’ll need injected for your case.
However, at our skincare and laser clinic, we use a simpler, more comprehensive pricing model for Vancouver Botox® services. We go by our Treat to Complete™ method, rather than focusing on units. This means you will receive as much, or as little Botox® you need, to achieve your intended results, for one flat price per area.
Our pricing starts at $250, and can go up from there, depending on how many areas you want to treat. This is quite standard, if not low, for a brand-name procedure performed at a medically-run clinic. Our Botox® prices also cover doctor or nurse service time, equipment and medical expertise, in addition to the product itself.
Not only that, we offer sliding-scale packages for treating more than one area in one session.
To find out your final cost estimate, we will need to see you in person for a consultation.
Our treatment areas are as follows:
What about the price of Botox® for sweating and migraine treatments?
Hyperhidrosis treatments cover a much larger area and thus, cost much more than targeted wrinkles on the face. Using Botox® to treat sweating in the palms of hands and feet, or the armpits, starts at around $1,000. We are able to provide the prescription and treatment receipts in one sitting for patients who require this for insurance purposes.
Note: if you are concerned about hyperhidrosis, you may also be interested in miraDry®, which can stop underarm sweating, permanently.
For information on Botox® for migraine headaches, including cost estimates, please see this page of our website.
- Non-surgical facelift using Botox® & fillers (with the MD Codes™ method, near Vancouver)
- Xeomin Cosmetic™ injections (for frown lines – an alternative to Botox® and Dysport™)
- Surrey Dysport Aesthetic™ (injections for forehead frown lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes)
- Vancouver Botox® for migraines and chronic headaches
- Botox® for hyperhidrosis and sweating; is it worth it?
- The “Brotox” trend (learn why Botox® for men is popular, and what you need to know before getting it)
Prices on this website are to be used as a guide, and not a definite cost for your treatment. Prices can change at any time.
Procedure results are not guaranteed, and can vary from patient to patient.