Botox Injections in Coquitlam, BC
Ageless Radiance Med Spa Offers Botox Injectables and the Next Generation of Injectables
The use of injectables for cosmetic use originated in Vancouver, BC in late 1990’s. The Botox brand was first used because of its familiarity in medical indications dating back to the 1970’s.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, and the next generation of injectables which is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum – it is not the actual bacterium, but merely a string of protein sequences; therefore it does not ‘infect’ people. It works by blocking nerve impulses to relax muscle contraction.
It is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure worldwide. It was first approved for cosmetic use in Canada and then approved for the United States by 2002. Both Botox and other injectables are quick, safe and highly effective methods to slow down the aging process, with millions of injections performed worldwide each year.
How It Works
Used in a medical setting as an Injectable form from a sterile, purified protein, small doses of Botox block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles’ ability to contract, existing expression lines are smoothed out and, in most cases are nearly invisible in a week. Used by experienced medical practitioners, one can lift and soften an area, as well as reduce wrinkles and lines for a prolonged period of time.
- Delivers dramatic results with no downtime
- Short appointment time, easily done on a lunch hour
- Used safely and successfully for facial rejuvenation for many years
- It is simple, quick, and minimally invasive
- Allows for natural movement
- Smoothens frown lines, crow’s feet, mouth and forehead wrinkles
- Restores a smooth, relaxed, rejuvenated look to the face and neck
- Can prevent wrinkles and signs of aging
What to expect
Treatment time is 5 -10 minutes, comprising of a few small injections in the desired area. Since the treatment only relaxes the muscle in the area local to the injection site, it has no effect on other elements of facial expression. It also has no effect on sensory nerves allowing for normal feeling.
How long does it last?
The effects of Botox can last a few months, at which time another appointment is required. After several treatments, the effects may begin to last longer. Repeated treatments provide for a steady increase in benefits, essentially “piggy-backing” on the results of the last procedure.
*Not recommended for use in pregnancy or lactation or in medical conditions that cause muscle weakness.
What areas are commonly treated with Botox?
The most common use of Botox is the deep creases between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox can be used to lessen the lines around the upper lip and mouth frown. It is often used to treat “turkey neck” bands or “necklace lines”.
Are there side effects?
Botox has been safely used by millions of people for decades. In some cases, there can be some temporary side effect such as bruising or pain in the ejection sight. A tiny needle is used to minimize discomfort. Eyebrow or eyelid droop has an incidence of 0.2% in patients receiving Botox/Xeomin and it usually lasts 2-4 weeks, as a mild irritation. Eye drops can be prescribed to lessen the eyelid droop, while the side effects improve naturally over 2-4 weeks.
BOTOX for Therapeutic use
Botox have been used for excessive sweating under the arms, palms, and feet. It is also used to treat TMJ and relief of a migraine or tension headaches. Extended health benefit programs may cover costs.
How it works in hyperhidrosis
A small amount of Botox is injected into the affected area. Multiple injections will depend on the area and condition based on the doctor’s assessment. Treatments time can vary from 10 to 15 minutes depending on the area being treated. Effects will take hold in one week’s time. Studies have shown an absence of sweating ranges from 4 to 18 months. Headache relief is experienced by 80% of patients for 3- 4 months.