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Questions about Botox Treatments in Vancouver

Botox Treatments Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is used commercially to paralyze muscles to remove and prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

How Does Botox Work?

Once injected into a muscle Botox blocks signals between the nerves and the muscles. This means the injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax, soften, and flatten out.

Crow's Feet Botox Vancouver BC

Patient before and after Botox™ injections to reduce appearance of “crow’s feet”, or wrinkles around the eyes.*

How Botox is Administered

Only a licensed board certified professional should administer Botox treatments. When looking for Botox treatments you need to do your research. See what other people’s experiences have been with that doctor, ask to see before and after photos, and have a discussion with the doctor. Any qualified professional should present all the facts, including the risks associated with the procedure, and talk you through the procedure.

How Long Does Botox Last?

The duration of Botox treatments can vary greatly from person to person. Some factors that effect the duration of the treatment include a persons metabolism rate, the number of units of Botox used, and the skill of the practitioner. The better the practitioner is at placing the product the better results will be achieved.

forehead botox treatments in Vancouver

A dramatic reduction in forehead and brow wrinkles is evident following treatment of these areas with Botox™.*

What is the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

Dysport and Botox canadian pharmacy online both are a type of botulinum type A used to relax muscles and decrease wrinkles. Although Dysport was only approved in 2009 in the USA it has been going head to head with Botox for many years in Europe. Essentially both Dysport and Botox produce the same results – smoothing of wrinkles, however, there are some differences in how it is administered and how it works. Some differences between Botox and Dysport include:

  • Dysport does not last quite as long as Botox (although this is still being debated)
  • Dysport starts to take effect within 2-5 days vs 5-7 with Botox
  • Dysport spreads further than Botox
  • Dysport is less concentrated and therefore requires more to achieve the same results

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Please Note

The biggest factor in the effectiveness of either Botox or Dysport is the person injecting the product. It is essential that you seek out a qualified medical professional to advise and administer the treatments. They will be able to inform you of the best options for your scenario. If you would like to book a consultation with Dr. Denton for Botox treatments please Contact Us or Book A Consultation.

For more information and pre-treatment research on Botox see Botox for Facial Wrinkles


As with all medical procedures make sure to consult a qualified physician who will be able to present all the information and options available to you. This is intended solely to provide high-level information for a basic understanding. See our full Disclaimer

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WE Magazine Reader’s Choice Award “Best Cosmetic Surgery”

best place for cosmetic surgery in Vancouver as voted in WE magazine

We were very happy to learn this week that we have been awarded a Reader’s Choice Award by Vancouver’s West Ender Magazine for Best Place for Cosmetic Surgery.  This type of recognition is always top online pharmacy most appreciated and is testament to our hard work and efforts in making our facility a recognized leader in the field of Cosmetic Surgery in Vancouver.

Thanks again!

Dr. Andrew B. Denton and Staff

The Facial Aging Process and a Time Lapsed Aging Video

We all know that people age at different rates.  Major factors influencing the process include genetics and lifestyle choices.  Despite thisthe general pattern of aging is quite predictable.  Skin becomes lax as the elastin and collagen proteins  lose their strength over time.  The subcutaneous fat layer (fat immediately beneath the skin) which is associated with a youthful facial contour thins and the deeper fat tends to drop with age – resulting in hollow cheeks, deep folds between the nose and the mouth and excess skin along the jawline and in the neck.  Many of the changes are slowly progressive but others appear suddenly.  It is amazing how often a patient will tell me that the age related changes to her face that brought her to see me occured literally overnight.

We haven’t yet figured out how to stop the aging process but we can slow it down.  The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds true.  Moisturizing, cleansing and sun protection are important when used on a regular and consistent basis.   We all know the damaging effects of smoking and excessive sun exposure on the skin.  Excessive alcohol intake and frequent online pharmacy with no prescription significant weight fluctuations can also be problematic.  New and exciting non surgical treatments are also available.  Lost volume can be restored via fillers and lines can be smoothed and relaxed with Botox treatments.  Light based therapies (lasers, IPL and radiofrequency) can help tighten old collagen and stimulate the formation of new.

At the end of the day, however, surgery remains the gold standard by which all other anti-aging treatments are measured.  And to date, no non-surgical treatment can deliver the same extent of anti-aging benefit that comes with surgical intervention.   New and refined surgical techniques offer less down time and a speedier recovery.

We came across this very clever and well done video which shows the facial aging process in a time lapsed fashion.  Note particulary the changes to the brow, the eyelids (both upper and lower), the cheeks, the lines between the nose and the mouth, the lines extending down from the corners of the lips, the jawline and the neck.  Early on, non-surgical treatments would be beneficial in making the changes less noticeable, however, at a given point, the only way to reverse the visible changes is through surgical intervention.

http://vimeo.com/74033442

 

 

 

Volbella – A New Hyaluronic Acid Derived Filler

Volbella is the newest hyaluronic acid based filler from Allergan. Other hyaluronic acid based fillers from Allergan include Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus and Voluma. Volbella is the first hyaluronic acid based soft tissue filler approved for use in the lips that has been shown to last up to 12 months. Up to this point, all of the patients that we have treated with Volbella have been extremely happy. Advantages pharmacy online without prescriptions over other hyaluronic acid fillers include decreased discomort during the treatment and decreased bruising following the treatment. From an injector standpoint, the product flows very smoothly allowing for excellent placement accuracy. In addition to being used in the lips, Volbella is also indicated for cheek and temple filling. All in all, a valuable new addition to the array of soft tissue fillers available to patients in Canada.

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