Richmond Cosmetic Clinic

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Medical Director Dr. Vahid Sahiholnasab

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#110-11300, no 5 Rd, Richmond V7A 5J7, BC

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Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Botox!

 

DOES BOTOX PREVENT WRINKLES?

Absolutely. Botox Cosmetics, Dysport and Xeomin are highly purified toxins that can temporarily erase or reduce horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines, and crow's-feet. "The injections slow muscles that contract hundreds of times a day, eventually etching lines in the skin.

Botox can also lift the corners of the mouth that sag with age, smooth out the "pin cushion" look in some chins, soften smoker's lines around the mouth, and soften vertical neck cords.

 

WILL BOTOX MAKE ME FEEL NUMB AND LOOK FROZEN?

It will not affect the nerves that cause sensation, or make you feel numb. When it is used correctly, it can lift the brow to give an appealing and sincere look. That's why it's important to be treated by an experienced doctor who can judge the size of your muscles and how much Botox you will need.

 

DOES BOTOX HURT?

Like most injections, Botox can be slightly painful, especially between the eyebrows. Some doctors offer topical anesthesia ten minutes before the procedure or ice the area to numb it.

 

DOES BOTOX HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?

Every drug has side effects, and Botox is no exception. Luckily, they tend to be minor and short-lived. In one to five percent of cases, there can be mild droopiness of the eyelid or eyebrow, which usually goes away within two weeks, and some patients experience slight bruising.

 

WHAT'S THE IDEAL AGE TO START USING BOTOX?

You don't need it before you have wrinkles to hide. Other than that, a patient can have Botox safely whenever they are bothered by their wrinkles. There is no issue with long term use.

 

HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?

It varies from patient to patient, but good results usually last three and a half to four months.

 

WILL MY FRIENDS KNOW I DID BOTOX?

Yes and no. A good result will leave you looking fresher, more cheerful, and perhaps younger. Telltale signs of Botox that has been badly done are a smooth and shiny forehead, or a forehead and crow's-feet that don't move when you laugh or cry.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE DAY AFTER MY BOTOX APPOINTMENT?

Not much. Results begin to show in a couple of days and develop gradually over the course of two weeks. Some observers believe Dysport sets in faster than Botox, but that has not been proven in a study. Patients can wear makeup immediately but should avoid heavy workouts for 24 hours.