West Coast Wellness & Skin Health Centre
203 - 700 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 1H3
T. 604 971 1821
WHAT IS BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Xeomin, and Dysport are neuromodulators 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 treatment, 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?
BOTOX® is injected using small needles into the muscles of the face allowing muscle relaxation. At West Coast Wellness and Skin Health Centre, we recommend numbing the area to ease any discomfort and or anxiety related to the procedure. That said, most people who have had previous experience with the injections, don’t feel a need for freezing.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE LAST?
BOTOX® injections typically last a few minutes to about 10 minutes depending on the number of muscles injected.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX® LAST?
BOTOX® can last from 4-6 months depending on the client. It does not have permanent effects and has to be administered every 4-6 months.
WHO ADMINISTERS BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is injected by a Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse. The facial muscles, nerves, blood vessels, structures are complex and every practitioner must be 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, however, fillers are generally used in the lower part of the face.
WILL I LOOK "FROZEN"?
At the West Coast Wellness and Skin Health Centre, we are experienced in helping the client reduce wrinkles, but still have normal facial expressions. Generally, clients look “rested” and younger. Know one will know that you have had BOTOX® unless you tell them. We recommend just enough of the product to produce natural-looking results. We recommend smaller amount of products initially to avoid the risk of looking unnatural.