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Can I Build A Resistance To BOTOX®?

Are you happy with the reflection you see staring back at you in the mirror every day? Or are those crows feet and forehead wrinkles really starting to age you and just make you look grumpy? If you’re a Vancouver resident who has these unwanted, and telltale signs of aging on your face, Dr. Jaffer can quickly and easily erase them with BOTOX® injections. BOTOX® is Health Canada and FDA-approved and provides safe, natural-looking results that are nearly instant. But one question Dr. Jaffer is often asked is, “Can I build a resistance to BOTOX®?” Keep reading to learn more about BOTOX® and whether or not it is possible to become resistant to it.

What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a highly-processed form of botulinum toxin. It is injected into the muscles in your face that contract and cause the wrinkles you see around your eyes, mouth, forehead, and nose. BOTOX® works to temporarily paralyze those specific muscles so they won’t tighten and create wrinkles, resulting in smoother skin for Vancouver men and women. BOTOX® is virtually painless and is a safe, non-surgical solution to facial wrinkles. BOTOX® injections leave you looking younger and more refreshed while making you more confident at the same time. The effects of these injections last for several months, allowing patients to enjoy their happier face for a long time before having to have injections again.

The BOTOX® Process
Dr. Jaffer is most concerned with the overall comfort of his Vancouver patients and wants your experience at Heights Laser Centre to be exceptional. Before the procedure, Dr. Jaffer will ice the treatment area so that you will be as comfortable as possible. He will then inject the BOTOX® directly into the muscle using a very small needle. Each treatment typically takes about fifteen minutes to complete but does vary from patient to patient, depending on their specific needs.

Can I Become Resistant to BOTOX®?
As a whole, men and women in the Vancouver area will not build a resistance to BOTOX®. But because it is a form of botulinum toxin which is produced by bacteria, there are times when a patient’s body will develop an immune response to BOTOX®. When an immune response occurs, the body attacks the BOTOX® exponentially faster. At that point the injections become ineffective. This is a very rare occurrence, and if it does happen, it is usually in patients who have been regular BOTOX® patients for many years. But don’t be alarmed – even if you do become resistant to BOTOX® you won’t have to live with those unsightly wrinkles for the rest of your life. There are other injectables on the market that provide the same amazing results as BOTOX® and switching to one of those is easy.

Schedule Your BOTOX® Appointment at Heights Laser Centre Today
Why wait to have the smooth, refreshed face you’ve been dreaming of? With over 13 years of experience providing Vancouver men and women with non-surgical, anti-aging solutions, Dr. Jaffer is well versed in helping his patients achieve their dream look.

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