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 creases at the corners of your eyes (technically known as lateral canthal lines
but more commonly known as crow’s feet) and between your eyebrows (glabellar lines), smile lines,
and forehead wrinkles. As we age, the natural elasticity of our skin begins to diminish. Elasticity is
what keeps facial skin taut and youthful looking. As elasticity breaks down, sagging and drooping
occurs, thus causing wrinkles.
Heights Laser Centre offers Burnaby, BC patients a way to erase these facial expression lines and help
restore a youthful appearance. For men and women in Vancouver, Botox Cosmetic is the best anti-aging
solution on the market because of the long-lasting, beautiful results it provides. Botox is the most
popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to date. Through a simple, non-invasive procedure, you can
smooth wrinkles and enjoy a smoother, younger-looking, and more rested appearance.
Did you know that there are peer-reviewed studies and medical evidence to suggest that Botox injections
can be effective in what’s called “prejuvenation”? This means that Botox can also delay the
development of creases in the first place! So not only can Botox improve the appearance of existing
wrinkles, but it can also slow down the effects of future aging.
What is Botox? How Does Botox Work?
Botox is an anti-aging injectable in aesthetic medicine that dramatically reduces the appearance of
dynamic wrinkles – those that are caused after years of natural facial movements and expressions by
Manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc., the product is a patented formulation of bacterium
Clostridium botulinum, sodium chloride, and Albumin Human (a plasma protein). If you haven’t
already heard, the rumours are true – Botox does feature the same bacterium that causes botulism, but
fear not: That’s the key ingredient.
Botox is a highly processed form of botulinum toxin type A that’s Health Canada and FDA-approved to
safely rejuvenate facial appearance.
When it is injected into a muscle, Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular
junction. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, which means that it is a chemical message released by
nerve cells to signal muscle cells to contract. By interrupting its release, Botox acts as a muscle
relaxer, which is why it is known as a neuromodulator. Limiting the contraction of targeted facial
muscles prevents wrinkling, diminishing the signs of aging related to facial movements.
Men and women love Botox anti-aging treatments because of their long-lasting effects and safety. It is
also a procedure that most of our patients describe as “painless”.
In one medical study published in the Plastic Reconstructive Surgery journal, participants were treated
for frown lines between their brows, technically known as glabellar rhytides. After a single procedure,
high levels of satisfaction were reported by participants up to 120 days afterward! Satisfaction
extended to an improvement in their appearance and the associated minimal downtime and side effects.
Dr. Jaffer is committed to giving you the most natural-looking results possible from your anti-wrinkle
injections. His technique is impactful but subtle, so you’ll look more youthful and refreshed
without anyone noticing that you’ve gotten anything done.
Dr. Jaffer and our staff provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone who walks through
our doors. When you arrive at our medical rejuvenation centre, 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 for your injectable treatments.
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 plan and help you become
comfortable as his patient. He will review your medical history as well to make sure the
procedure is suitable for you.
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 Burnaby, BC patients to take
Omega 3 oil capsules daily. Combining Botox with effective skin care will give you the best
Dr. Jaffer will outline a course of action based on an examination and review of 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.
Dr. Jaffer is conservative in the course of care he provides. In some cases, he may advise that
Botox Cosmetic is unnecessary, or only a small amount is needed. If it is necessary, we will
take photos before and after your procedure so you can see your improvement.
The best candidates are individuals who are in good general health and do not have a
neuromuscular disease, such as myasthenia gravis. Botox is unsuitable for those with a history
of nerve damage or debilitating muscle conditions, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
or Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Pregnancy and breast feeding are contraindications. People with skin problems in the treatment
area, droopy eyelids or significant facial asymmetry are not good candidates.
Dr. Jaffer will numb the area to be treated with ice before the injections to minimize
A very small needle is used to inject the Botox Cosmetic directly into the muscle where the
wrinkle forms. Our patients often comment on how Dr. Jaffer’s approach helped put them at
ease throughout the process.
The necessary time varies from person to person, but most patients are usually finished within
around 15-30 minutes. It’s a surprisingly quick treatment. This makes Botox injections the
perfect lunch-break cosmetic procedure without the need to take any time off work! Plus, there’s
minimal to no downtime.
Results aren’t immediately apparent, since it usually takes a couple of days for Botox to
work. When the results do appear, you’ll have youthful skin again!
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 Botox Treatments
Botox is approved by Health Canada for a variety of therapeutic treatments. The bacterium Clostridium
botulinum has a paralytic effect on muscles by interfering with nerve impulses. Scientists found that
when it is refined to produce a highly purified botulinum toxin protein, and this is delivered directly
to specific muscles in tiny and controlled amounts, the results can be therapeutic. The targeted muscles
relax, allowing such disorders as spasticity, chronic migraines and strabismus to be effectively
If you are visiting our skin care centre for a therapeutic procedure, 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
Excessive sweating in your armpits can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Botox can be used to treat
hyperhidrosis. If you have tried multiple antiperspirants and are frustrated with your results, you may
be a good candidate.
Dr. Jaffer will perform a test to determine how much sweat you produce. This will help him decide
how much to administer.
A series of superficial injections are made in the armpit. Most 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 after 10 days to reassess and, if needed, adjust the dosage for future treatments
you will receive. The effects of Botox treatments 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 jaw pain or tenderness,
aching in or around the ear, difficulty chewing, or locking of the joint. If you often clench your jaw
at night, injections into the jaw muscles can minimize contractions and decrease your pain. You should
note improvement within 3-4 days of your procedure with full results in ten days. The results can last
up to four to six months.
Individuals who have migraines and who have tried other solutions should consider Botox as an option. It
is most effective with muscle-related migraines.
As part of your care, you’ll receive injections in carefully selected areas of your head and neck.
This can reduce the occurrence and intensity of your migraines for up to 6 months.
Before and After
Your Recuperation & Results
There really is no recovery period! You may resume normal activities after your appointment. However, we
do not recommend strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours to prevent spread. It’s best to avoid
rubbing the treated area as well for the same reason.
Dr. Jaffer will also outline post-care guidelines to maintain the best results, which typically
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
Avoid undergoing any other nonsurgical aesthetic treatments for a week or two after your injection. This
includes hyaluronic acid injections, laser hair removal, and intense pulsed light treatments as well as
facials. This is to minimize the risk of migration of the injected Botox to other areas of the face.
It is important to note that results are not always immediately visible, but instead, you will see
improvement in the days following your procedure, within 3-4 days. However, it typically takes 10 days
for final results to present themselves.
Dr. Jaffer sees Botox patients 10 days after their procedure to examine the treated 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 the desired goals. He may also recommend dermal fillers
to complement the results. After this visit, you can return to our medical facility as needed for
For most patients, results last about 3-4 months. Those who receive Botox for medical conditions can
expect results to last for up to 6 months.
Dr. Jaffer emphasizes the fact that everyone’s body processes Botox differently. Therefore, some
may need treatments more frequently, while others might enjoy the effects of Botox Cosmetic for 5-6
months. Over several years, you may notice the effect lasting longer as the muscles atrophy, but your
ability to make natural expressions will be preserved.
Repeated injections have been found to prevent the development of static or dynamic forehead wrinkles and
at the outer corners of the eyes. In a study of identical twins injected twice in the same period – in
which one was treated with Botox for 13 years and the other as a control subject – doctors found that
the twin who received regular treatments showed no evidence of wrinkles while forehead lines and
wrinkles around the eyes remained evident in the other twin seven months after the last treatment.
Further, Botox Cosmetic generally achieves results that last approximately four months; this scientific
research shows that anti-wrinkle effects can last longer when you undergo repeated treatments.
Long Term Benefits of Botox
Botox teaches your facial muscles not to frown.
With long-term use (over several years), the facial muscles can be trained not to make certain facial
expressions as aggressively as they did before. Over time, you’ll still be able to smile, frown,
and furrow your brow, but once you get used to the sensation of feeling less movement in those areas,
you’ll be more aware of the movement as it wears off. And with this, you will naturally avoid
excessive facial expressions. This leads to a softer, younger-looking face with fewer smile lines,
creases and deep wrinkles.
It makes you look brighter and less wrinkled.
Many medical professionals like Dr. Jaffer agree that those who receive treatment for 10 or more years
will look younger and have fewer wrinkles. By staying true to your Botox regimen, you will always look
good for your age.
Botox promotes elasticity.
As we age, our skin naturally begins to lose elasticity. As this breakdown occurs, sagging, drooping and
wrinkling occurs. By religiously using Botox to treat your signs of aging, Dr. Jaffer can help restore
your appearance to a more youthful one for years to come. It helps maintain elasticity by constricting
movement of the muscles injected and preventing creases and further damage.
Do Botox Injections Damage Your Face?
Studies have shown that Botox does not ruin a person’s appearance when used in low but effective
doses. Instead, it provides only temporary paralysis of the microscopic muscle nerve endings by blocking
the chemicals necessary for action. This treatment acts as a muscle relaxant so the overlying skin does
not wrinkle and crease.
Unfortunately, when too much is administered, the treated muscles may not be able to move adequately to
show expression. The result is an inability to move particular areas of your face that make expressions
look natural. For example, too much in the crow’s feet can make a smile look less genuine.
Another issue with over-injecting is that sometimes, muscles that haven’t been targeted may
contract instead to compensate for those that have been frozen. Consequently, creases may appear in
places that weren’t there before.
Fortunately, you can drastically reduce this risk by choosing an injector who has a good understanding of
facial anatomy, is well trained, and does not “over-inject.” That’s why it’s always a good
idea to start at lower doses because you can always add more to achieve the desired results.
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How Much is Botox in Vancouver - Heights Laser Centre
Botox is typically measured in units, and you’ll pay for each unit. The final cost of your cosmetic
Botox treatment depends on the number of units for a particular area, taking into consideration your
facial structure and goals. Therefore it can fluctuate.
Typically, most may need around 20 units for the forehead area, 24 units for crow’s feet and 20
units for the wrinkles between your eyebrows. However, again, these numbers are just a rough average and
you may need more or less depending on the severity of your concerns.
If you get this cosmetic treatment regularly, you’ll probably notice that the cost decreases simply
because you won’t need as many units!
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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Dr. Jaffer is amazing at his profession. He gives great advice and never tries to pressure you
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Staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced. Dr. Jaffer was very accommodating and
listened very well to my concerns. I am so happy with the final result. I am very excited to come
Dr. Jaffer is great! Always super friendly & does great work! I never look overdone!
My Experience with Dr. Jaffer was fantastic! I've highly recommended Heights Laser Centre to
friends and family - I wish I had it done sooner. I learned what Botox is and does and never felt
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Benefits of Botox
Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical ways to prevent wrinkles and smooth expression lines in the
upper face and brow area.
There are two types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles and very fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is used to
treat dynamic ones. These 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, eventually turning into static wrinkles (wrinkles that you can see even when your face is at
You can smooth away these dynamic wrinkles:
Crow’s feet around the eyes
Vertical lines between the eyebrows
Horizontal Forehead lines
It can also help:
Achieve a slimmer jaw by injecting the jaw muscles
Improve and maintain elasticity
Smooth out your neckline
For those 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 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. It’s a great way to
get rid of “Text Neck”, caused by looking down at your phone too much.
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)
At what age should I start to get Botox for my frown lines?
Dr. Jaffer stresses that there is no “right age” to start. It all depends on your
cosmetic goals and desires, your facial structure, your genetics, previous sun damage, and
your skin type. Some men and women age prematurely and start to notice wrinkles in their
20s. If this is something you experience, Dr. Jaffer recommends starting preventative Botox
treatment to help fend off deep lines and creases later down the road. For those in their
30s or 40s, maintenance Botox will help correct wrinkles that have already started to
develop. No matter what age you start, you will enjoy a refreshed appearance that boosts
your self-confidence, and that’s what counts.
Can I build a resistance to Botox Burnaby BC?
No. However, there are cases where it stops working because an immune response to the
chemical makeup of the injection has developed.
When an immune response occurs, the body attacks the Botox injections exponentially
faster. At that point the injections become ineffective. The immune response does not
put health at risk, but it does mean that results won’t last as long. This is a very
rare occurrence, and if it does happen, it is usually in those who have been regular
patients for many years. But don’t be alarmed – even if you do become resistant 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.
Dr. Jaffer can offer other types of injectables to provide continued benefits.
How effective Is Botox for under eye wrinkles?
Botox is the perfect solution for those who want to get rid of not just forehead lines,
but also those frustrating lines under their eyes. At Heights Laser Centre in Vancouver, BC,
Dr. Jaffer uses it to smooth out deep under-eye wrinkles, leaving Burnaby patients with
brighter, younger-looking eyes.
When treating under eye wrinkles with Botox, Dr. Jaffer will inject between 1 and 3 units
directly into the muscle under the eye in order to provide the perfect results his
patients want. Botox treatments are quick and easy for Burnaby BC residents and can be
done in as little as 15 minutes. There isn’t any downtime associated with treatments,
and patients are able to return to their regular activities immediately following their
injection. Results typically appear within a few days. Many patients won’t see their
most noticeable results for 1-2 weeks.
Are Botox injections painful?
The Botox procedure is not typically painful, though any injection can hurt a little.
Dr. Jaffer applies ice to the treatment area prior to injections to minimize discomfort. He
also uses a fine needle, which lessens the pain Burnaby BC patients may otherwise feel. Dr.
Jaffer’s experience with injecting Botox allows him to be very precise and efficient with
each treatment. The best way to know what to expect is by reviewing the experiences of
others, who almost invariably remark on how gentle their treatment was.
Will there be swelling or bruising after receiving BOTOX injections?
Swelling is minimal for most of our Burnaby BC patients. Ice is applied to the area
before and after Botox treatment to reduce any potential swelling. However, it is very rare
for Dr. Jaffer’s patients to bruise.
Will my face look frozen after Botox?
Dr. Jaffer’s approach will leave you with natural looking results. You will still be
expressive and look more rested.
Will I need anesthesia?
No anesthesia is required for the Botox treatment. Cold packs can be applied to the area
What are the risks of Botox treatment?
As with any medical procedure, there can be some risks or complications with Botox
treatments. Some such as bruising or swelling can last for hours or days, and some may last
just for the duration of the Botox treatment itself.
Rare risks include breathing problems, pain, headache or flu-like symptoms.
How long can I use Botox to treat facial signs of aging?
There is no limit on the amount of time, which is why so many men and women prefer this
Does Botox work to treat my fine lines and wrinkles?
This is for dynamic wrinkles. These creases appear on the face naturally and are caused
by years of facial movement and expression, such as smiling, laughing, frowning, and
Which areas do you serve?
Our Vancouver laser skin care centre is located in Burnaby, but many patients come to us
from other areas of Vancouver, BC. We are just a short drive from areas like North
Vancouver, West Vancouver, or other parts of the lower mainland.
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Neck Rejuvenation with Botox
As we age, the muscle in our neck changes. This muscle is known as the platysma and runs vertically from
our chin down to the area of the décolletage. Because our skin thins naturally with age as well, the
platysma become more visible through the skin and creates something called “platysma bands”.
Platysma bands represent an obvious sign of aging of the neck. These bands typically run vertically down
your neck (but may appear horizontal as well), making your neck look older and less youthful.
Medical research has found that in order to reduce the visibility of platysma bands, nonsurgical efforts
are focused on relaxing the muscles contributing to their appearance. This is done with Botox, in the
same way it can relax the muscles on your forehead or around your eyes. A series of tiny injections into
the platysma is all that you may need to rejuvenate the appearance of your neck.
Skin tightening may also be performed as a complementary treatment.
Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference
Licensed Doctor Injector
When it comes to Botox, Vancouver has many medical spas where the treatment is performed by a
nurse. Not at Heights Laser Centre! Your procedure will always be performed by a licensed,
Our cosmetic doctor, 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. Why does this matter? A knowledgeable doctor means a better outcome.
An Informed Choice
It’s important that you’re able to make an informed decision on whether the Botox
procedure is right for you to reach your cosmetic goals. 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, our Vancouver Botox clinic has been accredited by
the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and has 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
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