Botox is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the world. In 2014 alone, over 7 million Canadians and Americans received this simple yet remarkable treatment and the trend is definitely up. Botox has a stellar safety record when performed by trained professionals.
Botox is derived from bacteria that temporarily blocks nerve activity. Besides its use as an effective wrinkle eraser, it is safely used for several medical conditions such as:
Millions of people are enjoying the benefits that Botox brings to their lives and the residents in Coquitlam, Surrey, Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver, etc in British Colombia are no different. Many of our clients return to BC Medical Spa every 4 to 6 months for a Botox touch up, particularly at the onset of the holiday party season or before important social events.
Assuming it is used to deal with wrinkles is a great understatement as Botox is used in a variety of ways to treat a long list of skin and non-skin related issues. Here is a sneak peek into what else it treats:
Why wait when the best Botox deal in Coquitlam and Vancouver BC is just a click away? You can book or buy now and get your treatment later at the most affordable cost!
There are several excellent reasons why this non-surgical treatment continues to gain in popularity of use, including:
After our physician has decided on a proper treatment regimen, you will be asked to sign a consent form before treatment commences. A semi-reclining position where the upper body is elevated is preferred, or a normal sitting position can be taken.
Tensing the muscle before injections will prevent any unpleasant sensations and limit bruising. The required units of it are then injected directly into the target muscle. Our physician will decide what area to inject and the dosage required for optimal benefit. Since the procedure itself is relatively free from notable effects and is rather quick (10-30 minutes for a full session), it can easily be performed as a lunch-time procedure where you can return to work immediately.
Botox injections cost $10 per unit at our clinic in Coquitlam Center. Our physician will decide how many units will be required to treat wrinkles effectively. An example of the cost of treating a ‘frown line’ is about 20 units, which is $200. Again, our physician will decide how many units are required according to each patient’s clinical situation.
First, the team at BC Medical Spa examines your skin and reviews your medical history to determine whether you’re a good candidate for Botox. If so, they develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns.
Since it is injected directly into the muscle, it does not get absorbed anywhere else in the body.
The injection does not hurt any more than a mosquito bite. It is for this reason that you do not need anesthesia. For those with sensitive skin, an ice pack or topical lidocaine cream can be applied to numb the skin and make you more comfortable.
The injected area might swell a little and it is advised not to rub the injected area. Also, these areas should not be massaged or exposed to hot water for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Additionally, alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours after the completion of the procedure.
Of course, you will, but with more vibrant and smooth skin. We know about your fear that the effects could be too obvious so that everyone will know you had a procedure. However, you are guaranteed a refreshed and rested look, but with everyone guessing as to what happened. Take a look at our gallery and look at some of the Botox before and after photos of our patients.
The most common side effect is minor bruising, which resolves in a few days after injection and a slight headache after the procedure (this is a remote possibility). The latter disappears soon after you take some painkillers or after a short rest.
With the services performed by licensed and experienced professionals, you can rest assured that all potential side effects would not ruin the outstanding results as well as your excitement.