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.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an anti-aging injectable that dramatically reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles – wrinkles that are caused after years of natural facial movements and expressions. It a highly processed form of botulinum toxin that is a Health Canada and FDA-approved product that safely rejuvenates facial appearances.
When it is injected into a muscle, it restricts and decreases that muscle’s movement by limiting the contraction of targeted facial muscles below the skin. This prevents wrinkles and further damage in specific areas of the face, diminishing the signs of aging related to facial expressions.
Men and women love BOTOX® treatments because of its long-lasting effects, safety, and painless process experienced by most Vancouver patients. Dr. Perhez Jaffer is committed to giving Vancouver patients the most natural-looking results possible. Because his technique is impactful but subtle, patients often say that they look more youthful and refreshed without anyone noticing that they have received BOTOX®.
Vancouver patients can feel confident in the safety and efficacy of their care with Dr. Jaffer when it comes to BOTOX® treatment. Dr. 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.
Benefits of BOTOX® & How it Can Improve Your Appearance
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
BOTOX® can also 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 patients 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, Vancouver men and women will be left with a smooth neck they 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:
Who are the Best Candidates for BOTOX®?
The best candidates for BOTOX® are Vancouver 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 BOTOX® treatments. People with skin problems in the injection area, droopy eyelids or significant facial asymmetry are not good candidates. Dr. Jaffer and the Heights Laser Centre team can thoroughly review any questions or concerns you have during the consultation process.
Financing & Payment Options
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!
Are you a member yet? You can earn points for purchasing select Allergan treatments and products such as BOTOX®, BELKYRA®, CoolSculpting®, JUVEDERM® and Latisse®. You can redeem your points to save on future qualifying purchases. It’s easy to become a member. Visit www.BrilliantDistinctions.ca for more information.
The BOTOX® Process at Heights Laser Centre
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.
Visiting Our Medical Spa
Dr. Jaffer and his staff provide a safe, welcoming environment for everyone who walks through the door. 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®
After you have been shown to a private and comfortable room in our office, Dr. Jaffer will numb the area to be treated with ice prior to your procedure to improve your comfort and minimize pain. 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 around 15-30 minutes. This makes BOTOX® the perfect lunch-break cosmetic treatment without the need to take any time off work!
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.
After BOTOX®: Recuperation & Results
Following aesthetic treatment with BOTOX®, an HLC team member will take a new set of photos so you can compare your appearance to the “before” photos. This can help you see where changes took place.
There really is no recovery period! You may resume normal activities after the treatment. However, we do not recommend strenuous exercise for the first twenty-four 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 BOTOX® treatment results are not always immediately visible, but instead, patients will see improvement in the days following their treatment. Dr. Jaffer tells aesthetic patients that they will 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 Vancouver 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 six 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX®
At What Age Should I Start To Get Botox ®?
For Vancouver men and women who are wondering when they should start receiving BOTOX® injections, 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 wrinkles later down the road. For Vancouver men and women in their 30s or 40s, maintenance BOTOX® will help correct wrinkles that have already started to develop. No matter what age you start having BOTOX® injections, you will enjoy amazing benefits that boost your self-confidence, and that’s what counts.
Can I Build A Resistance To Botox ®?
Many of Dr. Jaffer’s Vancouver patients wonder whether or not they will become resistant to BOTOX®. Most men and women will not build a resistance to this anti-aging solution. However, there are cases where BOTOX® stops working for patients because their body has developed an immune response to the chemical makeup of the injection. This immune response does not put patients’ health at risk, but it does mean that their results won’t last as long. But don’t worry – Dr. Jaffer can offer other types of injectables to provide continued anti-aging benefits for his patients.
How Effective Is Botox ® For Under Eye Wrinkles?
BOTOX® is the perfect solution for men and women who want to get rid of those frustrating wrinkles under their eyes. At Heights Laser Centre, Dr. Jaffer uses BOTOX® to smooth out deep under eye wrinkles, leaving patients with brighter, younger looking eyes. Before you receive your injection, Dr. Jaffer will show you to a spa-like, private room where he or a member of his team will apply ice to the area under the eye. This numbs the skin before the injection and helps decrease pain.
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 Vancouver residents and can be done in as little as 15 minutes. There isn’t any downtime associated with BOTOX® treatments, and patients are able to return to their regular activities immediately following their injection. BOTOX® results typically appear within a few days, but Dr. Jaffer encourages his patients to be patient if they don’t see their desired results that quickly. Many patients won’t see their most noticeable results for 1-2 weeks.
Are BOTOX® injections painful?
The procedure is not typically painful, and any injection can hurt a little, however Dr. Jaffer applies ice to the treatment area prior to injections to minimize discomfort. He also uses a tiny needle, which lessens the pain Vancouver 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 our other patients, 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 Vancouver patients. Ice is applied to the area before and after BOTOX® to reduce any potential swelling. However, it is very rare for Dr. Jaffer’s patients to bruise following BOTOX®.
Will my face look frozen after BOTOX®?
Dr. Jaffer’s approach to BOTOX® 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 procedure. Cold packs can be applied to the area before treatment.
What are the risks?
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 for the duration of the BOTOX®.
How long can I use BOTOX® to treat facial signs of aging?
There is no limit on the amount of time one can use BOTOX®, which is why so many men and women prefer this anti-aging treatment.
Can BOTOX® treat my fine lines and wrinkles?
BOTOX® is not meant to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Instead, BOTOX® treats dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles appear on the face naturally and are caused by years of facial movement and expression, such as smiling, laughing, frowning, and squinting.
Get In Touch with Heights Laser Center
If you’re ready to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles or to address chronic discomfort with BOTOX®, Dr. Jaffer can help.
Vancouver patients can contact our medical spa online or by phone at (604) 706-1121.