How Long Does Botox Last at Cerulean Medical Institute in Kelowna BC

Botox is one of our most popular anti-aging treatment options in Kelowna because of its ability to quickly and painlessly address early signs of aging. Wrinkle softening and skin smoothing effects last 3-4 months and improve with regular treatments. Read on to learn what you can expect from the results of your Botox treatment in Kelowna.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes muscles. It is mainly used for the treatment and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles, but can also effectively treat many medical conditions including migraines, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), hyperhidrosis, etc. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles it is injected into. When the treated muscles are more relaxed, wrinkles on the overlying skin are smoothed. One of the incredible abilities of Botox is that it can even prevent the formation of deeper wrinkles. By relaxing the muscles responsible for repetitive facial movements (smiling, laughing, frowning, etc.), patients can stay a step ahead of skin aging.

How long does Botox last?

Botox relaxes muscles treated by blocking the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Botox muscle relaxing effect typically lasts 3-4 months. Botox anti-aging for wrinkle softening, treatment of migraines and temporomandibular disorder lasts 3-4 months. Botox for hyperhidrosis can last 6-12 months.

Who is a Candidate for Botox?

Botox is safe for almost anyone who is bothered by fine lines and wrinkles in Kelowna. The best candidates for Botox are healthy adults with no history of Myaesthenia gravis. Patients should also not have an active skin infection or open wounds. It is best to refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before your Botox appointment at Cerulean Medical Institute in Kelowna. 

Botox Treatment Areas

Botox can be used in many areas of the face, including the eyes, forehead, nose, and lips. Common Botox treatment areas include:

  • Horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines (glabellar lines or eleven lines)
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Neck wrinkles and vertical neck bands
  • Jawline slimming
  • Gummy smile

Botox also has numerous health benefits and can be used to treat medical conditions like chronic migraine disorder, bruxism (teeth grinding), jaw clenching, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the armpits, hands, and feet), cervical dystonia, etc. Acne scars can also be improved with Botox since it relaxes the surrounding skin and prevents the skin from puckering. Multiple treatment areas can be addressed during each Botox procedure.

Botox Results

Most patients will see the results of their Botox treatment within five days, but it can take up to two weeks for the therapeutic effects to develop. The skin will gradually smooth and wrinkles will become less noticeable as the muscles relax. The anti-aging effects of Botox treatments last an average of 3-4 months and can be easily maintained with regular Botox appointments. After each Botox treatment, there is minimal to no downtime and patients can immediately return to work and almost all their normal activities.

Botox Efficacy and Safety

Botox was the first botulinum toxin injectable and it has continued to prove its effectiveness and safety for millions of patients over the past 35 years. It has undergone numerous clinical trials to determine its safety for anti-aging wrinkle treatment and the treatment of many medical conditions. Possible side effects such as bruising or swelling are rare, especially when Botox is administered by a skilled medical professional like Dr. Praven Chetty. He has been awarded Kelowna’s first and only Realself Top Doctor and was recognized as one of the Top 15 cosmetic physicians in Canada in 2017. Patients who receive Botox at Cerulean Medical Institute can expect high-quality care with safe treatment and exceptional results tailored to their unique treatment goals.

Comparing Botox to Other Injectables

Botox is a different type of cosmetic injectable compared to dermal fillers like Juvederm, Belotero or Radiesse. These soft tissue fillers use hyaluronic acid or collagen-stimulating ingredients to provide structure to the skin and are often used to address volume loss and deeper wrinkles or facial folds. Deep wrinkles like nasolabial folds or marionette lines are called static wrinkles because they develop as a result of skin aging. Botox is designed for dynamic wrinkles that worsen over time due to muscle movement. Many patients combine Botox and dermal fillers in one treatment session to address both concerns of static and dynamic wrinkles to achieve natural-looking healthy skin that restores their youthful appearance.

Botox in Kelowna

At Cerulean Medical Institute, we are pleased to offer Botox for a variety of aesthetic and medical purposes so that patients can look and feel their very best! To learn more about how you can benefit from Botox in Kelowna, schedule your consultation with our experienced Botox expert Dr. Praven Chetty at Cerulean Medical Institute by calling our Kelowna office on (778) 760-5050 to book your Botox appointment today.

DR. PRAVEN CHETTY MD, DPD, DAAAM

MEDICAL DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Dr. Praven Chetty is a multi-award winning aesthetic physician specializing in natural looking, long lasting results. Dr. Praven Chetty combines his vast knowledge of anatomy and ageing with evidenced based cutting-edge techniques for truly customized outcomes.