Never have I really considered getting Botox injections until I turned 33 years old and have just started to notice fine lines on my forehead. It would not have really mattered so much, except those lines were there even when I wasn’t lifting my brows. In certain photos, when I caught the light just so, the beginnings of frown lines made me look grumpy and unapproachable. It was not that I was a particularly angry person, but staring at a computer screen and concentrating at work was taking its toll and giving me ‘thinkles’!

I knew about Botox treatments and I had many friends who spoke highly of it, but it was not really on my radar until the day my niece asked me why I looked mad all the time. The kicker came when she drew a picture of her family members and there I was on the end with the scowl and the wrinkles on full display in bright orange crayon. Okay, it was time to take the hint.

Botox Cosmetic has been used safely for over 30 years and is the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment to smooth skin, prevent wrinkles, and soften existing lines. The anti-aging effects are gradual and subtle, lasting 3 to 6 months.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a neuromodulator that is used to block nerves from sending messages to specific muscles and temporarily relaxes them. When the muscles are relaxed, the wrinkles and lines created caused by their contraction will gradually fade, and sometimes even disappear.

While the dose varies by the individual person, Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre specializes in creating a beautiful, natural, and refreshed look. There is no downtime and a typical treatment takes just 10 minutes!

What Can Botox Injections Treat?

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There are so many possible treatment areas and the most common areas include: forehead and frown lines, crow’s feet, upper lip lines, bunny lines, dimpled chin, gummy smile, and it can even be used to slim bulky jaw muscles. Other different types of Botox uses include treating migraine headaches and preventing excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis).

The best time to start Botox is before these lines are present at rest and before they get deep. It is an amazing preventative and restorative anti-aging treatment that results in smoother skin. Always speak with an experienced and reputable practitioner, such as Dr. Martin Braun and his group of trained doctors who have been injecting over 2 million units of BOTOX since 1996. Also, be sure to check out Growth Factor Serum by ZO®, which improves the result of botox by aiding in softening the muscles that cause dynamic movement and improving elasticity.

Book a consultation or appointment online or contact Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre at 604-708-9891 to find out which type of BOTOX treatment is best for you to achieve a natural look and smoother looking skin.