Botox is a pharmaceutical compound manufactured by Allergan. It has been safely used in the medical field for over 20 years and cosmetically for more than 10 years. Botox can achieve that face lift you desire without plastic surgery. This skin care treatment is an effective way to eliminate deep grooves, furrows and wrinkles. Through Botox, it is possible to restore a soft, natural and relaxed appearance. A Botox treatment in Vancouver can also be used to stop excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis.
Botox treatment is administered injection. The treatment is directed at the muscle groups targeted for relaxation. For example it can be used in the muscles along expression lines on the forehead or around the eyes. This causes the muscles to relax, softening your appearance within days.
Botox also effectively treats hyperhidrosis for between eight and twelve months. Sweating is a normal, physiologic body process designed to maintain a healthy body temperature. Excessive sweating is sweat that isn’t required to help your body cool down. For example, sweating at rest, sweating through clothing soon after putting it on or sweating in a cool environment is not normal. Hyperhidrosis is a medical problem, recognized by many insurance companies. Botox injected directly into the sweat glands is an effective way to temporarily reduce or eliminate sweat production in treated areas.
Discomfort is limited to the few seconds needed for each injection. Some patients experience mild tingling or tenderness. It is possible to develop minor bruising.
The positive effects of Botox start to show within a week of treatment and last for months.
Cosmetic fillers, also known as Soft tissue dermal fillers, are used to restore volume to the face as it is naturally lost with age or to enhance areas such as lips or cheeks to subtly augment nature. Fillers can soften wrinkles, fill hollows and lift furrows. This treatment is especially effective tor treatment around the mouth, jaw or hollows under the eyes. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm are safe, non-allergenic treatments that provide instant, natural results. What areas to treat and how much filler to use are decisions you will make with your care provider. You will not be sold a package or pushed to treat beyond your own comfort zone. We want the best possible you!
Restylane and Juvederm are made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that exists in human skin but depletes with age.
Both products provide a smooth, natural method for adding volume and gydration Your care provider can help determine with one is right for you. Both products are injectables and are now available with lidocaine for additional comfort during treatment. How will I feel afterwards? You may have minor swelling and bruising with a feeling of tenderness around the injection sites. It is recommended to avoid aerobic or weight bearing activity the day of treatment, normal activity can be resumed the next day.
With Restylane and Juvederm, the difference in appearance is instant. Treated wrinkles will be less evident, scars less prominent, lips more plump. If you have questions about these treatments or want help selecting the right treatment for you, we are only a phone call away.