Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics
2609 Westview Dr. #104
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7N 4M2
Phone: (604) 980-3993
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
BOTOX COSMETIC®, Dysport® & XEOMIN®
Are you looking for a treatment that can smooth away signs of age, stress, and exhaustion without the need for surgery? BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and XEOMIN at our North and West Vancouver medi spa locations offer an advanced solution that has proven effective for many patients time and time again. These treatments are some of the most popular at our clinics, and they can be excellent options for both women and men who want to quickly improve mild to moderate signs of age with results that look natural. Our doctors are extensively experienced and design each treatment with the goal of providing the best possible results while avoiding a “frozen” look.
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic Benefits
Dysport Vs. XEOMIN Vs. BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic Before & After Photos
How BOTOX Cosmetic Works
BOTOX Injection Safety
BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment
BOTOX Injection Pain
BOTOX Cosmetic Side Effects
BOTOX Injection Results
BOTOX Cosmetic Cost
BOTOX for Sweating
BOTOX Cosmetic Alternatives
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a type of neuromodulator, which is designed to halt excess muscle movement in the targeted area. Wrinkles are often formed in regions where the underlying muscles may be overactive and contributing to these common signs of aging. BOTOX Cosmetic temporarily halts this reaction, creating a smoother appearance with fewer creases.
What Are the Benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and XEOMIN can also serve as effective treatments to enhance areas under the eyes, above the lips, around the corners of the mouth, and even in the jawline regions of the face. Our doctors will discuss all of the potential benefits these injectable solutions can provide during your initial consultation. Here are just a few of the advantages associated with BOTOX Cosmetic or XEOMIN treatment:
- Smooths out wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of age and stress
- Typically results in a more refreshed and youthful appearance
- No surgery is required
- There is typically no recovery period or downtime necessary after the procedure
- The treatment is designed for results that look natural without a “frozen” appearance
- A topical anesthetic can be administered to minimize discomfort during treatment
- The treatment is often very quick – you can have it performed over your lunch hour!
Dysport Vs. BOTOX Cosmetic Vs. XEOMIN
In Vancouver, there are not many significant differences between BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and XEOMIN – in fact, they have very similar purposes. They are all neuromodulators, which are purified proteins extracted from a bacteria called botulinum. They can be used to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and other signs of facial aging. BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and XEOMIN are injectable solutions directed at specific areas of the face. They work by temporarily preventing muscles in the targeted areas from contracting. It is this very muscle contraction that often causes wrinkles to form along the skin. When the muscles can no longer contract, the skin becomes smoother and more vibrant. To date, more than 30 million injections have been performed using neuromodulators in North America alone.
BOTOX Cosmetic Before & After Photos
How Does BOTOX Cosmetic Work?
A type of neuromodulator, BOTOX Cosmetic works by blocking signals from nerves to the targeted muscle groups. As a result, the affected muscles can no longer contract, allowing wrinkles to soften and become smoother, thus providing a more youthful appearance.
Are BOTOX Injections Safe?
BOTOX Cosmetic has been safely used as a therapeutic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, hyperhidrosis (sweating), and even migraines for decades. The most important factor in regard to safety is choosing a highly qualified and experienced injector to perform the procedure. Our doctors are extensively skilled in determining the appropriate dosage for your individual needs and goals, giving you confidence in your treatment plan.
How Is the BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment Performed?
One of the many advantages of treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and XEOMIN is that the procedure is typically simple and quick. The solution is injected into the areas targeted for treatment with a very fine needle. The targeted areas can be numbed before the injections to alleviate discomfort. The entire procedure usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of the treatment areas.
Do BOTOX Injections Hurt?
With local anesthetic applied to the targeted areas, any discomfort during treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, or XEOMIN should be greatly minimized. Your care and comfort are our highest priorities, and we will work with you to find an approach the maximizes your experience while minimizing discomfort.
Are There Any Side Effects from BOTOX Cosmetic?
The results of these treatments are typically most noticeable about 4 or 5 days after the initial procedure. During this time, you may experience some mild bruising and swelling around the injection sites; however, these effects should fade rather quickly. Most patients are able to return to normal daily activities immediately following the procedure.
How Long Do BOTOX Injections Last?
The results usually last between 3 and 5 months, although continued use may allow some patients to see longer-lasting effects over time. If you love the way you look, the benefits can be maintained for much longer periods with occasional follow-up treatments.
How Much Does BOTOX Cosmetic Cost?
In Vancouver, the price of BOTOX Cosmetic will depend on several factors, most significantly how much of the formula is needed to address your concerns. If you are treating several areas, you are more likely to need a larger dosage. Our medical team will discuss the estimated cost of your treatment plan prior to the procedure so you can be well-informed about every step. Currently, at our practice, BOTOX Cosmetic costs $12 per unit, and we will let you know approximately how much you should need during your evaluation.
BOTOX for Excessive Sweating
In addition to softening signs of aging, BOTOX Cosmetic can be used to minimize excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis. You can learn more about this common concern and how BOTOX Cosmetic can help on our hyperhidrosis page.
Are There Any BOTOX Cosmetic Alternatives?
We offer a full array of injectable options and non-surgical skin care treatments, including JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, laser skin resurfacing, Ultherapy®, and many others. These treatments can serve as an alternative to BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and XEOMIN, or as a complement to one of those effective procedures for a more comprehensive aesthetic makeover.