12 Jan BOTOX IN KELOWNA: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re considering getting a Botox treatment in Kelowna to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, you may be wondering how Botox works, what results you might expect and more. Although Botox has been used for decades with wonderful results, many people are new to the world of Botox and other neuromodulators. Our medical aesthetics clinicians and medical director are here to help guide you and achieve your desired results.
The following are some of the top questions we hear during our clients’ Botox treatments in our Kelowna clinic:
What is Botox?
Botox is a brand name for a neuromodulator called botulinum toxin. It is a purified protein that is injected into muscles to temporarily paralyze them, resulting in a smoothing of wrinkles and lines on the face.
How does Botox work?
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. When the muscles are relaxed, the skin over them becomes smooth and wrinkles are reduced.
How long does a Botox treatment take?
A Botox treatment typically takes about 15-30 minutes.
How long does Botox last?
The effects of Botox typically last 3-4 months, after which the treatment will need to be repeated to maintain the results.
Are there any side effects of Botox?
Common side effects of Botox include swelling, redness, a slight headache and bruising at the injection site. These side effects usually resolve within a few days.
Is Botox safe?
Botox has been used for over 20 years and has a proven track record of safety. However, it is important to only get treatment from a trained and qualified medical professional.
What other neuromodulators are available?
Other neuromodulators include Dysport and Nuceiva. These work in a similar way to Botox and are used to treat wrinkles and lines on the face.
Can neuromodulators be used for other treatments besides wrinkles?
Neuromodulators can also be used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, and muscle spasms.
Is there anyone who should not get a neuromodulator treatment?
Neuromodulator treatments should not be given to pregnant or breastfeeding women, or to people with certain neurological conditions. It is important to discuss your medical history with a qualified medical professional before receiving treatment.
How do I choose the right provider for a neuromodulator treatment?
It is important to choose a provider who is trained and qualified to administer neuromodulator treatments. Look for providers who have experience and a good track record of safety and satisfaction. Read more about choosing the right provider of cosmetic injections in our recent blog post.
Healthpoint Laser Clinic has been offering medical aesthetics in Kelowna for the past 14 years, locally owned and operated by the same owner throughout that time. All our services are based on scientific evidence and delivered with the utmost care and skill to ensure clients are comfortable and safe.
We pride ourselves on the many years spent helping our clients reach their aesthetic goals by investing in the latest technology and having experienced providers like our Medical Director, Dr. Marjan Vizcaino.
Don’t hesitate to contact Healthpoint Laser Clinic for medical aesthetics such as Botox in Kelowna as well as fillers, other therapeutic and cosmetic treatments.