4 Questions to Ask about Botox Treatment
Botox treatments are injections containing a toxin to temporarily paralyze a muscle. It can help address a variety of medical problems and minimize the appearance of wrinkles in tiny dosages. At Ageless 3.0, Dr. David Owers, MD, provides Botox, a successful anti-aging procedure for dealing with the visible signs of aging. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7.
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Botox can be used to treat several areas of the face, including:
1. Forehead: reduces the appearance of horizontal lines that form on the forehead when your eyebrows get raised.
2. Glabella: The glabella is the area between the eyebrows, and Botox can be used to smooth out the vertical lines that form in this area when you frown.
3. Crow’s feet: Crow’s feet are the fine lines that form around the eyes from squinting or smiling.
4. Bunny lines: Bunny lines are the wrinkles that form on the nose when you scrunch it up.
5. Lips: enhances the appearance of the lips by reducing the fine lines and wrinkles on either side of the mouth.
6. Chin: reduces the appearance of dimpling or puckering in the chin area.
Botox is a prescription that can only be given by a qualified healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider can recommend the most appropriate treatment areas based on your wants and goals.
After receiving Botox injections, it can take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours to begin seeing the effects of the treatment. The full effects of Botox may not be visible for up to two weeks after getting the injections.
During this time, patients may notice some mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the treated site, but these usually go away within a few days.
Once the effects of Botox begin to take effect, patients typically notice fewer wrinkles and fine lines in the treated areas. The results of Botox are temporary, lasting anywhere from 3-6 months, depending on the individual and the amount of Botox used.
To maintain the results of the treatment, patients may choose to undergo additional injections every three to six months. However, it’s important to discuss the frequency of Botox treatments with your healthcare provider to determine the best schedule for your individual needs and goals.
If you are planning to undergo a Botox treatment, there are some things to consider for the procedure and to ensure the best possible results:
1. Find a qualified provider: Botox is a prescription medication that should only be injected by a qualified professional with experience in cosmetic procedures. Before undergoing the treatment, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider to discuss your individual needs and goals and go over any concerns.
2. Avoid blood-thinning medications: Certain medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen, can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising at the injection site. To reduce any side effects, it’s important to avoid blood-thinning medications 24 hours before getting Botox.
3. Avoid alcohol: Alcohol can also increase the risk of bleeding and bruising, so it’s best to avoid drinking alcohol for a minimum of 24 hours before getting Botox.
4. Arrive with a clean face: It’s important to arrive at the appointment with a freshly cleaned face, without makeup or other cosmetic products.
5. Discuss any medical conditions or allergies: bring up any medical conditions or allergies to medications you have.
By following these guidelines, you can help ensure a safe and successful Botox treatment with the best possible results.
The number of Botox injections you will receive depends on the area being treated and your individual needs and goals. In general, most Botox treatments involve multiple injections in the targeted area.
For example, if you are receiving Botox injections to treat frown lines in the forehead, your healthcare provider may inject several small doses of Botox into the muscles that cause the frown lines to form. Similarly, if you are receiving injections to treat crow’s feet around the eyes, your healthcare provider may inject Botox into several locations around the eye area.
The number of injections you will get will depend on the number of units needed to achieve the desired results. Your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate dose of Botox based on your individual needs and goals, as well as the area being treated.
BOTOX is an FDA-approved aesthetic procedure that temporarily weakens the muscles underneath your skin to reduce creases and severe wrinkles. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7. We serve clients from Coquitlam BC, Vancouver BC, Anmore BC, Port Moody BC, Surrey BC, New Westminster BC, Meadows, BC Burnaby BC, and Belcarra BC.