Botox

At Bay Wellness Centre in Vancouver, we are naturopathic doctors who specialize in creating “the natural look” when injecting botox. Results from botox injection include: smooth skin, reduction in forehead wrinkles and under eye wrinkles, along with general anti-aging effects.

Benefits of Botox:

• The most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment
• No downtime
• Smooth skin and anti-aging effects
• Affordable natural results
• Results last up to 3 months

At our clinic, we use Xeomin for injection which does not have additives; it is simply botulinum toxin type A. It acts by temporarily relaxing specific muscles by blocking nerve impulses. As the treated muscles relax, dynamic wrinkles and lines created by their contraction gradually fade, and sometimes even disappear leaving smooth skin. Regularly scheduled injections can actually prevent wrinkles including common forehead wrinkles, and under eye wrinkles.

The possible treatment areas include:

• Forehead lines
• Bunny lines
• Crow’s feet
• Slimming of the jaw
• Dimpled chin
• Gummy smile

The risk with injecting any type of Botox product is that it may spread from the injection area causing potentially life-threatening swallowing and breathing problems. This was predominantly seen in children treated with Botox for off-label use in the treatment of cerebral palsy. These issues have not been reported among people who have received botulinum products for cosmetic uses or to treat blepharospasm.

Other risks may include bleeding or bruising at the injection site, or a diffuse headache and an allergic reaction such as itching, swelling or shortness of breath.

What to Expect

A typical injection treatment takes only 10-15 minutes and causes little discomfort because the needle used for injection is very small.

Results

The beautiful, natural looking results gradually take effect over the following two weeks after your treatment and can last up to 3 or 6 months. We advise patients to expect peak results after 4 to 6 weeks, and to keep this in mind when planning any special events. Results typically last around 3 months and we recommend regular touch ups to maintain results.