Botox is a proven and effective treatment for softening wrinkles. Repeated muscular contractions such as frowning and squinting form lines known as dynamic wrinkles or "lines in motion". Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, giving the face a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
Botox is the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure used by hundreds of thousands of women and men worldwide to temporarily reduce and soften crow's feet, frown lines forehead wrinkles, upper lip pucker lines, and neck bands.
Botox has long been a trusted therapeutic choice for non-cosmetic use for the treatment of ophthalmic disorders associated with muscle over activity such as misalignment of the eyes and contractions of the eyelids. Botox is also used to relieve conditions such as excessive sweating, teeth grinding and TMJ, migraine headaches, and conditions involving hyperactive muscles Ð most recently, cerebral palsy in children. Like many medical advances the wrinkle-smoothing properties of botox were discovered by inquisitive physicians. One such physician, a Canadian ophthalmologist who was using injections of botox to treat ophthalmic conditions in her patients, noticed how it also helped to smooth away the lines around their eyes. Following years of research and development, a remarkable new cosmetic treatment was born. In April 2001, BOTOX¨ Cosmetic was cleared for use in Canada for patients with (glabella) frown lines.
When administered by trained practitioners like our staff here at Canyon Laser & Skin Care Centre in North Vancouver, botox injection takes just a few short minutes. Botox is injected into a specific muscle, blocking the signal from the nerve to that muscle. As a result, the skin in that area looks smooth and less wrinkled, while the rest of the face remains unaffected, so that normal expression can be maintained. The wrinkle-smoothing result can last 3 - 4 months. Botox is a simple, noninvasive and painless treatment with no post treatment downtime. Book your botox appointment at Canyon Centre in North Vancouver today!
At Canyon Laser & Skin Care in North Vancouver we provide Dermal Filler injections which offer an instant solution for volume loss, lines, wrinkles and folds in the face. As we age, our cheeks can sink and appear shaded and grooved. We develop dark circles and a hollowed appearance under the eyes and start to lose volume in our nasolabial folds, marionette lines, temples and other areas of the face.
In the cosmetic industry there are countless types of fillers and a wide array of manufacturers but here at Canyon Laser & Skin Care we only use high-quality fillers that are made from Hyaluronic Acid. This is a naturally-occurring substance in our skin and so it provides the best, most natural results. Over time our skin loses the ability to produce this substance so our fillers help the skin look its best and most natural! In addition, the products that we use are all derived from plants not animal products.
Our clinic doctor uses cutting-edge techniques when injecting fillers to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. Certain areas of the face require more precision when injecting so we swap out our standard needle for a smaller one. Some areas of the skin where it is more sensitive such as on the lips will require a numbing cream before injecting in order to minimize any discomfort. And in other areas we might avoid the use of needles altogether and opt to use a cannula to place the filler instead. No More Sharp Needles!
If you experience any bruising after treatment we can counter the appearance with a vascular filter on our BBL for a quick fix! We do not charge for this service but we can only perform it if you wear SPF daily.