One of the main reasons people seek facial treatments is to improve skin tone and texture. Botox in Kelowna is an effective injectable that can treat wrinkles, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation all in one treatment! We’ll be discussing these benefits in detail so that you can fully understand the benefits of your next Botox treatment.
What is Botox and How Does It Work?
Botox in Kelowna is often referred to as a neuromodulator because it uses botulinum toxin type A to temporarily reduce contractions to overactive muscles. When the muscles are relaxed, they contract less, and wrinkles form less on the overlying skin. Wrinkle reduction is the primary use for Botox in Kelowna (and most commonly known) but its relaxing effects can also regulate overactive sweat glands, improve a gummy smile, relax a clenched jaw, and more. Recent studies have also shown that Botox in Kelowna can be a great treatment option for effective rejuvenation of your skin tone and texture.
How Does Botox Improve Skin Tone?
Hyperpigmentation can be seen in the background of uneven skin tone. There are many different types of hyperpigmentation, including post-inflammatory pigmentation after an acne breakout or skin infection, UVB-induced hyperpigmentation, and melasma.
Melanin is the natural pigment found in our skin, hair, and eyes. When skin cells are damaged by sun exposure, the cellular DNA is damaged and melanin production is no longer regulated. This leads to excess melanin and pigmentation or skin darkening in the affected area. Injections of Botox have been shown to prevent and improve the look of these irregularly pigmented areas.
How Does Botox Improve Skin Texture?
Uneven skin texture can be caused by a variety of factors, including a buildup of dead skin cells, sun damage, and enlarged pores. Botox is a great way to prevent and combat these elements, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Enlarged Pore Treatment
Botox for enlarged pores was discovered as an additional benefit for patients receiving injections for wrinkle treatment. When Botox relaxes the muscles around the skin’s pores (arrector pili muscle), they contract less and consequently reduce enlarged pore depth. Additionally, it targets the sebaceous oil glands within the pores to reduce sweat production and excessive sebum accumulation, improving and preventing acne formation.
While the oil glands are necessary to moisturize the skin, overactive oil glands contribute to oily, acne-prone skin. The excess oil cannot be absorbed into the skin, it accumulates on the surface and mixes with dead skin and surface impurities and blocks the pores. The T-zone around your eyebrows and the top of the nose are common areas of oily skin since there are more oil glands than other areas of the face.
Uneven Skin Texture
Studies have shown that Botox injections can help patients achieve the smooth “glass skin” look. Wrinkles are one of the main contributors to uneven skin texture and it can be used on many areas of the face to smooth these fine lines and wrinkles. Crow’s feet around the eyes, vertical forehead lines, frown lines, smoker’s lines around the lips, bunny lines on the nose, and more can all be treated with Botox.
By reducing muscle contractions and smoothing these fine lines, Botox also helps the skin repair quicker to combat the effects of aging and environmental factors. When the muscles are not constantly pulling the skin, the skin is structurally stronger with improved healing of the effects of sun exposure, acne, and toxins.
What to Expect During Botox Treatment
Kelowna Botox and micro-Botox treatments are very similar. The main difference is that micro-Botox is injected superficially into the skin to target enlarged pores and pigmentation on the outer layers. Traditional Botox is injected deeper so that it can target the muscles beneath the skin layers.
In general, injections are quick, effective with minimal to no discomfort. A fine needle will be used to inject Botox into precise areas of the skin by our skincare experts. Areas treated can be customized for your unique treatment goals and will be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation. The entire procedure only takes 30 minutes and there is minimal downtime so patients can immediately return to work or other daily activities.
How Long Will Results Last?
While wrinkle improvements can be seen within a few days after Botox injections, improvements in skin tone can take a bit longer. With a series of injections, your skin will heal over time and hyperpigmentation will gradually improve. Results for fine lines and wrinkles last about 3-4 months and by improving the health of your skin, Botox can have lasting benefits for smoother skin with a glowing complexion.
Schedule a Consultation
At Cerulean Medical Institute, we are dedicated to advanced treatments that offer maximum benefits for our patients. Dr. Praven Chetty and our team are skincare experts will be happy to discuss all your treatment options and answer any questions you have. Call our Kelowna office on (778) 760-5050 to schedule your Botox appointment today.