We are proud to offer safe and effective treatment of wrinkles and fine lines with Botox® . A Botox® treatment with us will have you not only looking younger, but feeling younger too!
We always warmly welcome new patients to our office and accept all major insurance companies. Give us a call at 604-738-7710 or fill out the form to request an appointment.
Botox® is a purified protein that helps muscles relax. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscle it is injected in. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox.
Botox blocks the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles. When the injected muscle is no longer able to contract, the lines and wrinkles relax and soften.
The needles used to administer the treatment are very small so the pain of the injection is minimal and any redness or swelling from the injection is very mild and usually goes away within a matter of minutes.
Botox® is an extremely safe and popular treatment. There are over 1 million procedures performed every year around the globe and very few people experience side effects or downtime. With that being said, everyone is different and some people may experience mild side effects which may include pain at the injection site, infection (very rare), inflammation, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising.
Botox is a relatively quick treatment. Depending on how many areas are being treated, appointments can be anywhere from 10-30 minutes.
The effects of Botox typically last three to six months.