It is very common for people to want to change their appearance, but some are not ready for surgical procedures like a face lift, nor do they even need extensive surgery. Nowadays, there are ways to counteract the unescapable process of aging without needing surgery. These steps can include a fast, but effective treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic®, administered by Dr. Boyd.
Book a consultation with our office to learn about improving your skin health and beauty through botox treatment. During your visit to our office in North Vancouver, BC, your BOTOX® treatment can be performed without affecting the rest of your day’s agenda.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX Cosmetic®, the most popular, non-invasive cosmetic treatment in North America, temporarily relaxes and softens frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet around the eyes and thick bands in the neck. By temporarily blocking the nerve impulses, the overworking muscles that cause wrinkles relax, leaving your skin with a smoother, more refreshed look.
This treatment has numerous advantages for men and women wanting to reduce wrinkles with BOTOX®. It is a trusted therapeutic treatment used by millions for true anti-aging and aesthetic results.
This product has been used safely and successfully for wrinkle therapy for over 21 years
It is a purified protein
Short appointment time
Allows for natural movement, not overly constricting of the skin
Results last 3-4 months, and longer with regular use
For a nonsurgical facelift, many choose the Soft Lift™Procedure, which combines BOTOX® with JUVÉDERM® filler.
How BOTOX® Works
Applied in a medical setting as an injectable form of purified protein, small doses of BOTOX® block the release of the chemical, acetylcholine, by nerve cells that control muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with underlying muscles’ ability to contract, expression lines are smoothed out and generally close to invisible in a week.
What to Expect
One 10 minute treatment; a few small injection blocking the nerve impulses and relaxing the muscles. As the muscle relaxes, the 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 does not effect the sensory nerves, allowing for normal feeling in the treated areas.
Our BOTOX® patients usually have their results last 3-4 months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects begin to last longer. Repeated use is truly an anti-aging miracle!
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 include:
Bruising and pain at the site of injection. 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, available at most pharmacies.
Eyebrow or eyelid droop: Seen in less than 1% of patients receiving BOTOX® therapy, it typically only lasts 2-4 weeks, and is mild.
Common Treatment Areas
BOTOX® is commonly used for the glabellar frown lines (deep creases between the eyebrows), forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet (lateral aspect of the eyes). BOTOX® can be used to minimize upper lip wrinkles, mouth frown, and 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 commonly filled with Restylane® to create a desired effect, while preserving the natural smile muscle dynamics.