Botox® Vancouver, BC
Facial lines develop overtime due to the effects of sun exposure, aging, muscle activation, and baseline skin quality and genetics. These lines can contribute to looking older and more tired than you may feel. Some patient also comment that they feel like their facial lines make them look angry. Fortunately, some of the effects of aging can be slowed and reversed. Botox® is a great option to address facial lines and wrinkles, as a safe, non-surgical treatment. This is a very popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure, with the goal to refresh, and re-energize your look and feel.
Botox® facial rejuvenation can be performed alone, or following other procedures such as, Facelift, Neck Lift, and other Facial Rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Seal would be happy to discuss your concerns and goals and help you decide whether or not Botox® would be a good option to refresh your look. To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Seal, or call our office at (604) 569-2895 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you identify what your options may be on the road to achieving all of your aesthetic and functional goals.
Botox® is a neuromuscular modulator. It is Botulinum Toxin Type A, and has been used therapeutically for many years for a variety of medical conditions. The molecule works to temporally block the nerve stimulation of specific muscles to weaken their contraction. It is these contractions that lead to lines and wrinkles, and therefore, by reducing the underlying tension of the muscle, the overlying skin appears more relaxed and smooth. Common areas treated include:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows.
- Creases across the forehead.
- Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes.
- Fine lines around the mouth.
Botox® is injected directly into the muscles in the areas desired to be treated using a very fine needle. Usually, ice on the skin before hand is all that is needed to prevent any discomfort. The injections are performed in the office with no significant discomfort and no required downtime.
What to expect during your recovery
Botox® injections are performed in the office with no required anaesthetic. You will be able to go home after the procedure to relax and recover, or return to work and regular activities that day if desired. The refreshed results usually appear within the first 48-72 hours. Depending on your initial goals, you will still be able to smile, and convey emotion through your facial expressions, without the wrinkles. The results can last 4-to-6 months and can be maintained with subsequent touch-up injections.
This is an excellent option for patients who would like to look and feel refreshed, without having the downtime from surgery.