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. Heights Laser Centre offers Vancouver patients BOTOX® to erase these facial lines. Through a simple, non-invasive procedure, you can enjoy a smoother, younger-looking, and more rested appearance.
Wrinkles and fine lines in the upper face and brow tend to become visible when you make certain facial expressions. BOTOX®, a Health Canada – and FDA-approved product, diminishes signs of aging related to facial expressions by limiting the contraction of targeted facial muscles. This helps smooth away features such as crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases, and chin and neck wrinkles. Jaw slimming can also be achieved by injecting into the jaw muscles with BOTOX®.
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 treatment if you have one of the following:
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- TMJ dysfunction (jaw pain from clenching your teeth)
- Migraine headaches
Vancouver patients can feel confident in the safety and efficacy of their care. Dr. Perhez Jaffer has spent more than a decade helping patients achieve their personal goals and is recognized as an expert in BOTOX® by the product’s manufacturer, Allergan™. He regularly participates in professional development courses related to injectables and other aesthetic procedures. Knowledge of the latest techniques ensures that Dr. Jaffer is always at the forefront of treatment methods and that his patients can expect the best outcome possible.
Visiting Our Medical Spa
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.
When Vancouver patients arrive at our office, our team members will greet them, offer them a beverage, and share an overview of what to expect during their 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 your concerns and his examination. 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 advises patients that they don’t yet need BOTOX® or only require a small amount of the product. 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,” pictures showing the improvement that BOTOX® has produced.
Aesthetic Treatment with BOTOX®
The treatment area will be iced prior to your procedure to improve your comfort. Dr. Jaffer will use a very small needle to inject the BOTOX® directly into the muscle. Patients often comment on how Dr. Jaffer’s approach helped put them ease throughout the process. Treatment time varies from person to person, but our Vancouver patients are usually finished with their appointment in 30 minutes.
Therapeutic Treatment with BOTOX®
If you are visiting Heights Laser Centre for a therapeutic treatment of BOTOX®, your experience will begin in the same way as an aesthetic treatment. 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®. As part of treatment:
- Dr. Jaffer will perform a test to determine how much sweat you produce. This will help him decide how much BOTOX® to administer.
- Vancouver 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 six months and the procedure 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 in Vancouver 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 will 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 six months.
Get in touch with Heights Laser Center to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles or to address chronic discomfort with BOTOX®. Vancouver patients can contact our medical spa online or by phone at (604) 706-1121.