Botox® Cosmetic, Xeomin® and Dysport® are some of the most widely used and effective antiaging treatments in the world with their ability to treat wrinkles and contour the face without pain or surgery. At False Creek Skin Solution Clinic our highly trained and experienced doctors use an artistic and comprehensive approach to ensure natural looking results without that “frozen look”.
The antiaging benefits of Botox Cosmetic include but are not limited to:
- crows feet (smile lines around the eyes)
- frown lines between the eyebrows
- horizontal forehead lines
- bunny lines (scrunch nose)
- marionette lines/ nasolabial folds
- vertical mouth lines (smokers lines)
- eye brow lift/upper eye lift
- jaw line reduction and shaping
- turning up the corners of the mouth
- nostril flaring
- chin dimples
- neck lines “Nefertiti lift” (platysmal bands)
What exactly is Botox and what does it treat?
Botox is a purified protein that works by blocking the nerve impulses that engage certain muscles. Within a few days the overlying skin relaxes, smoothing out any undesired wrinkles.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox® (Clostridium botulinum) is one of the most extensively tested substances in the world and has been used for over 30 years in both cosmetic and therapeutic uses. It is a purified protein (not a toxin or poison) that is perfectly safe. There have been no reported instances of severe allergic reactions or side effects. The results are temporary and Botox metabolises as a natural organic substance in your body.
In addition to its many cosmetic benefits, Botox® is widely used in the treatment of some medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraine headaches.
BOTOX FOR SWEATING / HYPERHIDROSIS (EXCESSIVE SWEATING) TREATMENT:
Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body’s sweat glands produce an excessive amount of water. Using Botox Therapeutic to treat this problem is often described by patients as a life changing alternative to surgery and strong chemical deodorants. Our clients usually achieve 80% – 100% improvement and can now enjoy social activities without worrying about sweaty palms or armpits for up to 12 months.
BOTOX FOR MIGRAINE HEADACHES:
Botox Therapeutic has proven to be a highly effective treatment for reducing the severity of tension headaches and migraines. Migraine headaches can have a debilitating effect on some patients, compromising their daily lives and activities. The treatment of these headaches can be life changing for some patients, allowing them to regain control of their lives with less or eradicated symptoms.
BOTOX FOR TEETH GRINDING:
Teeth grinding also known as Bruxism or TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can be safely and effectively treated with Botox injections targeted at the jaw muscles. This reduces pain and pressure while also having an added benefit of slimming the jawline.
BOTOX FOR EYE TWITCHING:
Treating involuntary eye twitching (Blephoraspasm) is a simple procedure that uses a small amount of Botox injected into the eye area. The treatment is also recommended for the other eye to balance out the added benefits of wrinkle reduction.
BOTOX MIGRAINE TREATMENT AREAS
Frequently Asked Questions:
Depending on the area treated, results appear within 27 days and can last up to 6 months. The effects can be prolonged with regular follow up visits and often last longer with more treatments occurring over time.
The procedure is very quick (never longer than 10 minutes) and uses a very tiny needle. It is relatively painless and some patients even find it relaxing. Of course, numbing cream can be used if desired, but it is not necessary.
There are no serious side effects but there may be minor redness and/or swelling at the injection site that usually subsides within an hour or so. In rare cases, some patients experience headaches, tightness or bruising but these typically resolve themselves within a few days.