Victoria BC Botox Cosmetic Specialist
Visit Synergy and improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe lines of the upper face with the help of Botox treatment. For more information, call us today or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 105-3960 Quadra Street Victoria BC V8X 4A3 Canada.
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Botox is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used on any area of the face that is experiencing signs of aging. Botox is made from botulinum toxin, the bacteria that is known to cause botulism. When injected under the skin’s surface, the toxin prevents nerve activity from occurring in the muscles, which prevents the muscles from contracting. The muscle contraction that occurs naturally when we smile, frown or laugh, for example, causes our skin to wrinkle and over time those wrinkles can form creases. By blocking the muscles from contracting, Botox prevents the skin from moving and forming the wrinkles and creases when we move our face to make different expressions. When used in moderation and in targeted areas, the muscles stay static which allows for the wrinkles and creases to smooth out over time without a drastic difference in your overall look. With Botox treatments, you’ll still feel like you, just with fewer lines.
Botox is a solution consisting of a small amount of botulinum toxin that is diluted down and then injected under the surface of the skin into the muscles. Once it reaches the nerve endings of the muscles, it disables their ability to contract, therefore keeps them relaxed and unable to contract. When the facial muscles contract, such as when we laugh, smile or frown, our skin will wrinkle. These wrinkles over time lead to creases. By blocking the contraction of the muscles, Botox prevents the wrinkles and creases from forming and our skin smooths out. Botox is only a temporary treatment for use on wrinkles and fine lines, with the treatment lasting typically around four to six months. Many patients have found with repeated Botox treatments that they are able to prolong the time between sessions as they continue regular treatments.
Botox has many different uses, both for cosmetic purposes in the realm of anti-aging treatments and for more therapeutic treatment of medical conditions such as muscle spasms, migraines and hyperhidrosis. Botox has been FDA-approved for use as an anti-aging treatment and is a popular treatment option for crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines and vertical forehead lines. It can also be used on other parts of the mid and lower face where skin may be sagging or wrinkled. Crow’s feet are the fine lines and wrinkles found at the corners of the eyes that are the result of smiling and laughing and form naturally as we age. Horizontal forehead lines are the result of raising the eyebrows, which over time can cause the forehead to furrow and the skin to fold. The vertical lines between the eyebrows are also known as frown lines as they show up when people frown or are concentrating. All 3 of these areas have shown improvements in patients when injected with Botox, without the patient looking unnatural.
Botox works by blocking the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles and fine lines so not only will it stop you from making the current lines and wrinkles form when you make certain facial expressions, it will also prevent new wrinkles from forming. Botox injections are quick, easy, relatively painless and can be performed in less than an hour. There is no downtime from Botox due to it being a non-surgical procedure, so you can go to work or any other normal activity immediately following treatment. Your doctor will make recommendations around how to sleep, when you can exercise and how to take care of your skin following treatment, but only minor adjustments need to be made for the first few days to allow the Botox to settle in place. Learn more about Botox and discover its benefits by meeting with our team of healthcare professionals at Synergy Anti-Aging. Contact us today to book an appointment and turn back the clock on aging skin.
Botox is used to treat chronic migraines and headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain preventing headaches and migraines before they even start. Botox injections usually begin working within 3 days after treatment with the effect lasting three months or longer.
With Botox injections, patients can expect to have more headache and migraine-free days allowing you to enjoy your life pain-free. If you’re experiencing 15 headache or migraine days per month, you’re a good candidate for Botox therapy.
If you want to know more about services, then call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve clients from Victoria BC, Oak Bay BC, Esquimalt BC, View Royal BC, Saanich BC, Cordova Bay BC, and Langford BC.
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