BOTOX is a well-known anti-aging injectable, and many men and women in the Vancouver area enjoy the benefits of having regular treatments to correct crows-feet, and frown lines and wrinkles on their forehead, mouth, and nose. But, is it best to wait to have BOTOX injections after you start to see those telltale signs of aging, or should you start to have BOTOX to prevent them in the first place? Dr. Jaffer of Heights Laser Centre has over 13 years of providing anti-aging solutions for his patients in the Vancouver area and wants to help you have the look you desire. Keep reading to learn more about when you should start having BOTOX treatments.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a highly-processed form of botulinum toxin. It is practically painless and is a safe, non-surgical way to eliminate facial wrinkles. BOTOX is injected directly into the facial muscles that contract and cause wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, forehead, and nose. It provides Vancouver residents with smoother skin by temporarily paralyzing those specific muscles so that they won’t constrict and create wrinkles. BOTOX injections provide patients with a younger, more refreshed look, and give many men and women a newfound self-confidence. BOTOX injections last for several months, which allows patients to enjoy their smooth skin for a long time before having to have another injection.
The BOTOX Process
Because Dr. Jaffer has the comfort of his Vancouver patients at the forefront of his mind, he and his staff have created a beautiful, welcoming environment at Heights Laser Centre so you can be relaxed during your treatment. Before he begins the BOTOX treatment, Dr. Jaffer will ice the area to be treated so you will be as comfortable as possible. Once your face has started to feel numb, he will directly inject the targeted muscles with BOTOX using a very small needle. Each BOTOX treatment usually takes about fifteen minutes to complete but can vary from person to person, depending on their specific needs.
When Should I Start Having BOTOX Injections?
The truth is that there is no “right age” to start having BOTOX injections. It all depends on your unique facial structure, genetics, previous sun damage, and your skin type. All of these factors play a role in deciding when you will start to develop wrinkles. If you are in your 20s and are concerned that you are beginning to see some fine lines around your eyes, forehead, nose or mouth, you can begin preventative BOTOX treatments. Preventative BOTOX helps fend off deep lines and wrinkles by keeping the fine lines and wrinkles from settling into the skin. On the other hand, if you are in your 30s, 40s or 50s and have been dealing with a reflection that looks older than you feel because of deep crows-feet or forehead wrinkles, you may choose to have maintenance BOTOX treatments. Maintenance BOTOX helps correct wrinkles that have already developed and provides you with smooth skin and a refreshed appearance.
Start Your BOTOX When You’re Ready
Now that you know there is no “perfect” age to start BOTOX do it when you feel it is right for YOU. And when you’re ready, the staff at Heights Laser Centre will be there to help you every step of the way. Dr. Jaffer is an experienced anti-aging physician and prides himself on serving the residents of Vancouver. His desire is to see his patients become the best version of themselves.
Like our patients, you’ll also appreciate our welcoming environment and treatment results provided by our dedicated and talented team.