The Non-Surgical Treatment for a More Beautiful You in Coquitlam BC

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 can be administered in many places on your face, including:

  • Between your eyebrows (11’s)
  • Forehead creases
  • Crow’s feet (the wrinkles around your eyes)
  • Lines around your mouth

The usage of Botox

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:

  • Chronic migraine
  • Overactive bladder
  • Spasms in the neck

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.

The Common Areas That Botox Can Apply

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:

  • Crow’s feet around eyes: Fixes Crow’s feet around eyes, which are the radiating lines that are most prominent when you squint or smile.
  • Forehead or worry lines: The forehead is most prone to wrinkles and worry lines. However, with forehead treatment, this is not an issue any longer.
  • Smokers lines: It fixes the smoker’s lines around the lips.
  • Chin dimpling (“peach pit” chin or Peu D’Orange chin): Dimpling of the chin is fixed by injecting mentalis muscle which guarantees a relaxed and wrinkle-free chin.
  • Vertical neck bands: Vertical neckbands are a cause of distress to most people but can be easily fixed by injecting platysma muscle.
  • Eyebrow lift (arched eyebrows): Flat eyebrows can be lifted for a non-surgical brow lift.

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The Benefits of Botox Treatments

There are several excellent reasons why this non-surgical treatment continues to gain in popularity of use, including:

  • Quick treatment: Depending on the number of areas treated, Botox injections can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. This is a cosmetic procedure you can literally do on your lunch hour.
  • No anesthesia: Botox treatment uses very tiny needles, and patients experience only a small prick with each injection. No time is spent recovering from anesthesia. Patients can return to work or other activities immediately after the procedure.
  • Visible results in a few days: Most patients see results within one to 3 days after Botox injections. Expect to receive compliments inspired by your subtly improved facial appearance in just a matter of days.
  • Skin that looks younger and smoother: Botox relaxes frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) to give the face a fresher, more youthful appearance.
  • Customizable treatment: Injections can be easily tailored to meet individual cosmetic goals. While some patients are looking for dramatic results, others are interested in achieving a subtler, more natural-looking improvement.
  • Results that are not irreversible: You can try the treatment, have injections one time only for a special occasion, such as a class reunion or your wedding, or continue with periodic treatments to maintain your results. The beneficial effects of Botox injections last approximately 3 to 6 months.

The Botox Treatments Procedure

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.

The most important aspect of the procedure is that you stay relaxed and maintain complete confidence in the experts. Staying relaxed will make the procedure go much more smoothly and reduce unnecessary anxiety that can negatively affect the outcome and may even trigger an unnecessary vasovagal response.

How Much Do Botox Treatments Cost?

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.

FAQ

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.