When it comes to relaxing wrinkles and visible signs of aging, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular and extensively studied injectable treatments worldwide.
Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, our medical team at Lougheed Laser Centre is led by Dr. Marcia Fleming and registered nurse Jennifer Sutherland. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic for wrinkle relaxation. In some cases may be combined with hydrafacial or fraxel laser.
Derived from the botulinum toxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic is in the neuromodulator class of injectable treatments. Unlike dermal fillers, which are injected underneath the skin and add immediate plump to volume-deficient areas, neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered directly into the facial muscles with a fine needle.
The botulinum toxin is injected in small amounts and works by blocking nerve signals from reaching facial muscles, preventing the muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic treats multiple signs of aging, such as:
While some BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can leave you looking frozen, fake or exaggerated, our injections at Lougheed Laser Centre are performed by our doctors and registered nurse, who are specially trained and certified in administering BOTOX® Cosmetic.
When used in the proper dosage and by licensed medical professionals, BOTOX® Cosmetic is typically well-tolerated by patients with no major complications. Minor bruising, swelling, and redness at injection sites are the most common side effects, which generally subside after the first day.
During your consultation with our medical team, several factors such as your health, medical history, cosmetic goals and treatment expectations will be evaluated in order to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the best course of treatment for you. Some contraindicating medical conditions may require further evaluation before treatment is approved.
Contact Lougheed Laser Centre today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how BOTOX® Cosmetic can safely and effectively relax your wrinkles for smoother, more youthful skin.