Botox North Vancouver & West Vancouver
At Nexx MD, we help our North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby and Squamish clients achieve their goals through minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments administered with care and precision by Dr Yashar Tashakkor.
It all starts with a skin consultation, where you meet with our team of skincare experts. During this initial conversation, we get to know your personal challenges and goals, and craft a treatment strategy created just for you. One of Dr Tashakkor’s specialties is Botox - a treatment that has benefits both for enhancing the physical appearance and providing relief for health conditions.
Cosmetic Botox treatments can help diminish wrinkles and fine lines, as well as provide a temporary relief for teeth grinding and other conditions. If you're considering Botox in North & West Vancouver, this article will tell you everything you need to know.
Give us a call to book a consultation if you’re curious about the Botox in Vancouver, BC.
Botulinum Toxin A
Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox, is the strongest neurotoxin known. In order to excite a muscle, the associated nerve releases the transmitter substance acetylcholine. This causes the muscle to contract. The effect of Botox is based on an irreversible inhibition of the release of acetylcholine.
Very often one uses botulinum toxin A - one of seven serotypes of botulinum toxin and the one with the strongest and longest effect. The toxin is used in aesthetic medicine to smooth wrinkles. With the help of Botox, the muscles are prevented from contracting, which is supposed to smooth out expression lines, for example. Many people opt for Botox, especially to smooth frown lines in the forehead area.
Botox Treatment in Vancouver, Burnaby & Squamish BC
A Botox treatment consists of injecting the neurotoxin (after disinfecting the affected area of the skin). No anesthetic is required for this, and the patient does not usually have to be on an empty stomach for the procedure.
A Botox injection is particularly useful for forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow's feet and the so-called cobblestone chin.
How does Botox work?
The effects of Botox paralyze the muscles. Botox restricts or completely prevents muscle movement in the treated area. In this way, the injection of Botox reduces expression lines in the treated areas.
The intensity of the effect depends on the dose. The more units injected into an area, the greater the muscle paralysis.
For a natural look, we recommend a dose that only limits the facial expressions and does not completely »paralyze« them. Then active, i.e., controlled, movements are still possible. Involuntary movements are prevented.
The effect begins four days after the injection. The maximum effect is reached after about two weeks. As a rule, the strongest paralysis lasts about six weeks. Active movement is restricted for an average of three to four months. After half a year the ability to move is completely back.
How is Botox applied?
Cosmetic Botox is usually injected directly into the muscles with a needle. The right dosage and the exact application of the Botox are very important. The small needle or cannula is usually 30G, which means an outer diameter of 0.3mm and usually a length of 13mm.
What is the right age for Botox?
There is no general answer to the question of the age at which Botox should be used. In general, Botox is a drug and is legally permitted from the age of 18.What are the risks of Botox?
Side effects are rare with Botox treatment in North & West Vancouver, BC. The injection can cause redness, swelling and bruises (haematomas) at the injection sites. In addition, Botox injection may cause a slight burning pain.
Too high a dose of botulinum toxin can lead to swallowing disorders, dry mouth, headaches, nausea or limitations in facial expressions.
Botox Clinic in North Vancouver & West Vancouver, BC
Therapy using Botox injections can be carried out without any problems at our Botox clinic in Vancouver, Burnaby and Squamish. If you feel unwell or weak after treatment with Botox, you should see a doctor immediately.
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Botox is safe
Most people are familiar with Botox treatments for cosmetics, but many don’t know that it is a safe and effective treatment for a number of health conditions. Botox is safe, Health Canada and FDA-approved and helps with conditions like teeth grinding migraines, muscle spasms, and even excessive sweating.
What are botox injections?
Botulinum toxin (BoNT), often shortened to Botox, is a purified substance derived from bacteria that blocks the nerve signals to the muscle in which it was injected, causing paralysis. The toxin is used commercially for medical and cosmetic purposes.
Because of its paralyzing abilities, Botox injections are a popular cosmetic treatment that helps to smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The injectable medication works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the face, which can achieve a smoother texture and give the skin a more youthful appearance. Botox is most commonly injected into the forehead, around the eyes, and along the jawline. Treatment is typically completed in just a few minutes, with results lasting for up to four months.
What to expect during Botox Treatments?
Botox treatments are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to achieve a more youthful, glowing appearance. Here's a look at what you can expect:
It always starts with a skin consultation with our team of experts. Dr Yashar Tashakkor sits with you to understand your own personal aesthetic goals and health conditions, then comes up with a customized treatment plan.
On your first session, we start by cleansing your face and then injecting the Botox into specific areas. You may feel a slight pinch when the needle goes in, but the overall process is relatively painless.
After the injections, you may be given an ice pack to help reduce any swelling or bruising that may occur.
You'll need to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 12 hours after the treatment. You should avoid exposure to heat, including saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs post treatment.
The results of Botox treatments typically last for 3-4 months. You may need to have repeat treatments to maintain your results.
Botox Vancouver, Burnaby & Squamish BC
If you’re looking for a team of experts who specialize in natural looking, youthful, glowing skin achieved with cosmetic treatments like Botox, look no further than Nexx MD.
We are located just a short drive from Downtown Vancouver, in the charming Edgemont Village.
Whether you are new to cosmetic treatments or you know what you want, we look forward to meeting you at Nexx MD, a Botox Clinic Vancouver.
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Botox or Dysport Injections in North & West Vancouver, BC
What is Botox?
A purified protein is sourced from the Clostridium botulinum toxin type A that blocks specific nerve impulses and thus paralyzes the muscles in the injected area. Botox is the registered name of this protein. So, when you get a Botox cosmetic treatment in North and West Vancouver, the release of a certain chemical—acetylcholine—is blocked. As the muscles in the injected area can no longer contract, the frown lines or forehead lines become less visible.
This minimally invasive procedure causes the facial muscles to relax. Thus, all the wrinkles are evened out, giving the facial skin a radiant, youthful appearance. The Botox injection cost, on average, is $550 per session.
What is Dysport?
This works in the same manner as Botox and delivers equally effective results. But there are a few differences. For instanc, Dysport has been approved by the FDA to only reduce the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines or frown lines.
The average total cost of Dysport is $450 per session. So, it is comparatively cheaper than a Botox treatment. However, the results after a Dysport treatment appear sooner than those after a Botox treatment in Vancouver, Burnaby & Squamish.
Botox Treatments for Cosmetic Purposes
Botox and Wrinkle Reduction
Whether it’s forehead lines, frown lines, or crow's feet (lines around the eyes), Botox relaxes the muscles and reduces the visible signs of aging. This is an effective treatment for both Dynamic Wrinkles and Fine Lines. Dynamic wrinkles occur due to the movement of facial muscles while smiling, laughing, and squinting.
These wrinkles are usually on the forehead, around the lips, and between the eyebrows. With age and exposure to the sun, the rate of collagen production in the skin reduces, which causes the formation of Fine Lines. You will start seeing visible results just seven days after your treatment.
The results of Botox treatment in Vancouver, Burnaby and Squamish last between three to six months. The cost of Botox treatment for wrinkle reduction ranges between $200 and $800 per session, sometimes more, depending on the number of injections that are administered on you and the facial areas where you get the treatment done.
Botox Lip Flip in Vancouver BC
A lip flip is a quick, in-office cosmetic procedure that is best recommended for those who want to get fuller lips without the use of dermal fillers. Botox is injected into the Cupid’s Bow and the corners of your mouth. As a result, the muscles around your lip relax.
Thus, the upper lip area inside your mouth flips upward & outward to give your lip a fuller appearance. Other individuals who benefit from this treatment include those who have a thin upper lip or a gummy smile (and want to make the gums less visible).
The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes. As the procedure isn’t extremely painful, in some cases, the doctor may not use anesthesia before administering the treatment. The specialist will inject Botox into the corners and middle of your upper lip. You will start seeing in a few days and will see the best results about two weeks after the procedure.
Botox Brow Lift in Vancouver
In this treatment, Botox is injected in the area just under and near the eyebrows to treat frown lines. As the muscles relax, the height of your eyebrows becomes elevated. This happens because the forehead muscles between the brows get pulled up.
A Botox eyebrow lift in Vancouver BC is best recommended for those who have sagging skin near the eyebrows. The expert first applies an anesthetic cream and then injects Botox into the brow area. There is minimal discomfort, and the entire procedure is done in only a few minutes. You will start seeing the results within seven days. The Botox brow lift cost is about $100 - $200 for one session.
However, note that a brow Botox lift in Vancouver doesn’t treat frown lines permanently. For the results to last long, you would need to come for a session after every few months. With the administration of more and more injections over time as part of a chemical brow lift with Botox in Vancouver, the muscles underlying the eyebrows wear down. Thus, you get even better anti-aging results.
Botox Acne Treatment in Vancouver BC
Sebaceous glands have similar receptors for acetylcholine. And Botox staves off acne-causing bacteria by slowing down the rate of oil production by these glands. As such, Botox helps prevent acne breakouts.
It also reduces acne scarring as injecting it relaxes the flared-up skin around an existing acne scar. Sometimes, dermatologists inject Botox near the scar to release the tensed muscles from puckering the scar. The results start showing after a few days or weeks and last for about four months.
In a typical Botox acne treatment in Vancouver, a minimal amount of the neurotoxin is injected into those areas of the face where there is maximum oil production. As the acetylcholine—that is released by nerves into the muscle—is blocked and paralyzed, the blemishes get minimized.
Botox Treatments for Therapeutic Purposes
Botox for Migraines
Botox cures migraine headaches as it blocks the neurotransmitters carrying pain signals from your brain. It stops the chemicals from getting to the nerve endings around your neck and head. For best results, it is recommended that you get several shots of Botox around your neck & head, once every 12 weeks.
During the procedure, you get an equal number of shots on every side of your head. In total, you will probably need around 30 to 40 shots. Consult the specialist about the number of sessions you need as per your condition. If you have localized migraine pain, the chances are that you may need more shots in that area.
You will start seeing results within 21 days after your first treatment. As far as the cost is concerned, in general, around 100 - 200 units of Botox will be used in every session. The total cost will depend on whether the patient has approved extended health coverage.
Botox Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a condition wherein the affected individual sweats profusely despite the weather conditions not being hot or humid. This abnormal sweating often causes the person’s clothing to get soaked or for them to drip sweat. For people with this condition, regular antiperspirants don’t work well.
So, if you’re one such individual, or if your sweating fails to subside even with prescription antiperspirants, you are the ideal candidate for Botox treatment. In people with this condition, the nerves signalling the sweat glands are overactive.
So, when Botox injections are administered directly into the area where you sweat profusely, the overactive nerves become paralyzed. The total cost will depend on whether the patient has approved extended health coverage.