Dramatically Reduce the Appearance of Dynamic Wrinkles
Smoother, Younger and Revitalized
Do you look in the mirror and wonder why you appear older, more tired, or less happy than you actually are? The cause may be wrinkles at the corners of your eyes, between your brows, and along your forehead. As we age, the natural elasticity of our skin begins to diminish. Elasticity is what keeps the face taught and youthful looking. As the skin’s elasticity breaks down, the skin will begin to sag and droop, thus causing the wrinkles.
Heights Laser Centre offers Vancouver patients Botox® to erase these facial lines and help restore a youthful appearance. For men and women in Vancouver, Botox® is the best anti-aging solution on the market because of the long-lasting, beautiful results it provides. Through a simple, non-invasive procedure, you can enjoy a smoother, younger-looking, and more rested appearance.
Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference
Licensed Doctor Injector
The Botox® treatment is often performed by a nurse at many medical spas in Vancouver, but not at Heights Laser Centre! Your treatment will always be administered by a licensed, board certified physician. Dr. Perhez Jaffer has over 20 years of medical experience in Botox® and is also one of the few elite physicians in Canada who has been trained in MD Codes™, a more precise and comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. He is recognized as an expert in Botox® by Allergan, the product’s manufacturer.
An Informed Choice
It's important that you're able to make an informed decision on whether Botox® is right for you. During your private consultation with Dr. Jaffer, you'll receive in-depth, medically accurate information to help you decide. We don't brush over the details — we explain everything and even give you other options that may also be suitable for you, or alternatives if Botox® is deemed unsuitable. Dr. Jaffer regularly participates in professional development courses and knowledge of the latest techniques ensures that he is always at the forefront of the field.
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. Our excellent track record allows you to have unparalleled confidence in the quality and safety of the care you receive, in a relaxed and supportive setting. If you’re ready to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles or to address chronic discomfort with Botox®, we are committed to achieving your personal goals.
The Botox® Journey to a More Youthful You
You’ll love getting Botox® at Heights Laser Centre because of the warm, friendly atmosphere and the expert treatment you will receive. Our patient-centered approach focuses on your comfort and the aesthetic result you want to achieve.
Your First Visit
Dr. Jaffer and our staff provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone who walks through our doors. When you arrive at our medical spa, our team members will greet you warmly, offer you a beverage, and share an overview of what to expect during your private medical consultation with Dr. Jaffer.
During your appointment, Dr. Jaffer will take time to get to know you and listen to your concerns. This process will refine his approach to your treatment and help you become comfortable as his patient.
Preventative skin care and maintenance are essential and address a variety of aesthetic concerns. Dr. Jaffer will spend part of the consultation reviewing the daily regimen he recommends for you, which may include using sunscreen, rain or shine, along with topical Vitamin C serum in the morning and topical Vitamin A cream at night. He also advises most patients to take Omega 3 oil capsules daily.
Dr. Jaffer will conduct an examination of your face and features. He will outline a course of action based on this and your concerns using MD Codes™, a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation. If muscle movement is causing your facial wrinkles, Botox® can be an effective approach for reducing their appearance and smoothing out your skin.
Dr. Jaffer is conservative in the course of care he provides. In some cases, he may advise that Botox® is not needed, or only a small amount of it is needed. If Dr. Jaffer believes you will benefit from treatment, an HLC staff member will take photos prior to your procedure. This will let you compare your “before” pictures to your “after,” showing your results.
The best candidates for Botox® are patients who are in good general health and who do not have a neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis. Pregnancy and breast feeding are contraindicated for treatment. People with skin problems in the injection area, droopy eyelids or significant facial asymmetry are not good candidates.
After you have been shown to a private and comfortable room in our medical spa, Dr. Jaffer will numb the area to be treated with ice prior to your procedure. This is done to improve your comfort and minimize any pain.
Dr. Jaffer will use a very small needle to inject the Botox® directly into the muscle where the wrinkle forms. Patients often comment on how Dr. Jaffer’s approach helped put them at ease throughout the process.
Treatment time varies from person to person, but our Vancouver patients are usually finished with their appointment in around 15-30 minutes. This makes Botox® the perfect lunch-break cosmetic treatment without the need to take any time off work! Plus, there's minimal to no downtime.
We will take a new set of photos so you can compare your appearance to the “before” photos. This can help you see where improvements took place.
Therapeutic Treatment with Botox®
If you are visiting us for a therapeutic treatment, your experience will begin in the same way as an aesthetic one. However, Dr. Jaffer will ask questions in your consultation to learn about other solutions you may have tried and to listen to the symptoms you are having. This will help him provide you with the care you need.
Excess armpit sweat can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. If you have tried multiple antiperspirants and are frustrated with your results, you may be a good candidate for Botox®.
- Dr. Jaffer will perform a test to determine how much sweat you produce. This will help him decide how much Botox® to administer.
- Patients typically receive a series of superficial injections in the armpit. Most people find the process very manageable.
- You should notice a reduction in sweat within 3-4 days and full results within 10 days. Dr. Jaffer will meet with you 10 days to reassess and, if needed, adjust the dosage for future treatments you will receive. The effects of Botox® for hyperhidrosis can last up to 6 months. It is covered by most extended health plans.
Disorders of the temporomandibular joint, more commonly called TMJ, may cause pain or tenderness in the jaw, aching in or around the ear, difficulty chewing, or locking of the joint. If you often clench your jaw at night, Botox® injections into the jaw muscles can minimize contractions and decrease your pain. You should note improvement within 3-4 days of treatment with full results in ten days. The results can last up to four to six months.
Patients who have migraines and who have tried other solutions should consider Botox® as a treatment option. It is most effective with muscle-related migraines.
As part of your care, you'll receive Botox® injections in carefully selected areas of your head and neck. Treatment can reduce the occurrence and intensity of your migraines for up to 6 months.
Your Recuperation & Results
There really is no recovery period! You may resume normal activities after the treatment. However, we do not recommend strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours to prevent spread of the Botox®. Dr. Jaffer will also outline post-care guidelines to maintain the best results, which typically include:
- Exercising the muscles that were treated for an hour afterward
- Do not lie down for 4 hours after
- Do not participate in strenuous activity for 24 hours after injections
- Do not get in a hot tub, sauna, or whirlpool for 24 hours
It is important to note that results are not always immediately visible, but instead, you will see improvement in the days following treatment. You'll may see some reduction of wrinkles within 3-4 days of treatment. However, it typically takes 10 days for final results to present themselves. This timeframe is similar for therapeutic patients as well.
Dr. Jaffer sees Botox® patients 10 days after their procedure to examine the treatment areas, ask about their experience, and answer any other questions. He will occasionally administer a little more of the product at the follow-up appointment to achieve a patient’s desired goals. After this visit, patients can return to our medical facility as needed for additional treatments.
For most of our patients, Botox® smooths out frown lines, crow’s feet, and other treated wrinkles for a rejuvenated appearance for an average of 3-4 months following each injection. Patients who receive therapeutic treatment can expect results to last for up to 6 months.
Dr. Jaffer emphasizes that fact that everyone’s body processes Botox® differently. Therefore, some patients may need treatments more frequently, while others might enjoy the effects of Botox® for 5-6 months. Over several years, you may notice the effect lasting longer as the muscles atrophy.
We want our patients to get the confidence they deserve without being held back by their financial circumstances. We happily accept several payment options, the details of which you can learn on our Financial Options page.
Although insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures, some do cover the cost of Botox® therapeutic treatment for migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis (excess sweating). Get in touch with your provider to determine if your treatment would qualify!
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Benefits of Botox® How It Can Improve You
Botox® is one of the most popular non-surgical ways to prevent wrinkles in the upper face and brow. There are two types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles and very fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® is used to treat dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that appear over time after years of natural facial movements and expressions, such as smiling, squinting, frowning, or laughing. As the years go on, dynamic wrinkles get deeper and deeper.
With the help of Botox®, you can smooth away these dynamic wrinkles and features for younger looking skin by addressing the following:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal Forehead creases
- Chin wrinkles
- Neck wrinkles
Botox® can also help:
- Achieve a slimmer jaw by injecting the jaw muscles
- Improve and maintain skin elasticity
- Smooth out your neckline
For patients who have horizontal wrinkles across their neckline, Dr. Jaffer can use a technique known as a "Botox® Necklace" to give you a smoother looking neck. To perform this technique, Dr. Jaffer injects small amounts of Botox® around the neck muscles and below the horizontal lines. After a short visit and no downtime, you will be left with a smooth neck you won’t want to hide. Read More.
In addition to its aesthetic advantages, Botox® can effectively reduce the symptoms of several medical conditions, radically improving your daily comfort. You may benefit from therapeutic treatment if you have one of the following:
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- TMJ dysfunction (jaw pain from clenching your teeth)
- Migraine headaches