What Is Botox?

Botox Treatments at Marine Drive Laser, North Vancouver

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are products used to relax muscles which in turn reduces wrinkles between the eyes, on the forehead, corners of the eyes and on the nose. It can also be used on other parts of the body for treatments, but is popular for cosmetic purposes. The brand name Botox will be used to describe neuromodulators in general as it is the most well-known.

How is Botox administered?

Treatments are injected using a small insulin needle into the muscles of the face allowing for muscle relaxation.

Does it hurt?

We have experience in helping clients who are anxious and concerned about discomfort. Our clinic is unique in providing anaesthetic cream to numb the injection sites. Our clients enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that they have this option.

How long does the procedure last?

Injections typically last a few minutes to a maxiumum of 10 minutes depending on the number of muscles injected.

How long does Botox last?

Results can last from 4-6 months depending on the client’s metabolism. It does not have permanent effects and has to be re-administered every 4-6 months. It should be noted that Botox prevents the development of wrinkles.

Who administers Botox?

Injections are administered by a Certified Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse. The facial muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and other structures are complex. Our practitioners are trained and certified in administering Botox and fillers.

Can Botox reduce deep wrinkles?

Although Botox can reduce wrinkles, it cannot erase deep furrows. However, the use of fillers can be used to fill in the groove. The combination of Botox and Filler is effective in minimizing the wrinkles leading to a smoother and younger appearance.

Will I look “frozen” or have duck lips.

We are experienced in helping the clients reduce wrinkles while maintaining natural facial expressions. Generally, the feedback our clients receive from family, friends and co-workers is that they look “rested”. No one will know that you have had treatments unless you tell them. We recommend smaller amounts of the product to produce more natural-looking results.

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