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Botox® Treatment & Services in Downtown Vancouver

Our dental team at Granville Station Dental is pleased to offer Botox injections.

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What is Botox?

A widely recognized brand of neuromodulating agents, Botox contains Botulinum Toxin, a purified protein with both cosmetic and therapeutic applications. 

During the Botox process, injections containing purified bacteria are introduced into areas of concern to freeze muscle at the injection point. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox releases neurotoxins that prevent the muscles from contracting, helping them to relax. 

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Botox Treatment: What To Expect

Before Treatment

We can address any questions or concerns you may have before treatment to ensure our team understands your desired results. 

Some have described these injections as a mild pinch, similar to a bug bite. The injection is directed into the muscle beneath the skin. The needle's point is very fine to help prevent pain, swelling or bruising. 

After Treatment

It's important to avoid certain activities for the first several hours after your treatment. You must not lay down or bend your head for a sustained period of time. 

Do not rub or otherwise touch the treatment area to avoid moving the Botox and affecting other muscles. In rare cases, some people report getting headaches after a Botox injection. 

Botox FAQs

How long does a Botox treatment take, and what is involved?

A Botox treatment usually takes between 15 and 25 minutes and won't require anesthesia. Botox is injected into specific muscles using a fine needle. Topical anesthesia may be used to numb the area.

Is Botox safe?

Our authorized prescribers are familiar with the relevant anatomy. They will employ measures associated with the safe, effective use of BOTOX, which includes properly storing the product, choosing the correct dose and properly administering the dose using specific techniques. Our clinicians will provide patient-specific care. For your safety, they may ask about any alterations to the anatomy including prior surgical procedures.

How long does a Botox treatment last?

Generally, Botox treatments last 3-5 months, depending on how it's metabolized by the individual.

What is included with the first consultation?

At your first consultation, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive facial and/or dental assessment and recommend the optimal treatments to achieve your goals. If they determine that you are a candidate for Botox, your treatment appointment will be scheduled.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for treatment?

Yes. You'll need to avoid alcohol starting about one week before the procedure. We also recommend that you cease taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.

What are the risks associated with Botox?

While side effects from Botox are rare, they are typically mild and transient. They may include:

  • Headache or flu-like symptoms/li>
  • Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
  • Crooked smile or drooling
  • Droopy eyelid or eyebrows
  • Eye dryness or excessive tearing

If you do experience more than mild side effects that last hours to weeks after receiving Botox, call us immediately.

Who should avoid Botox treatment?

The following people should avoid Botox treatments::

  • People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
  • People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles.
  • Children under the age of 18 years.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • People with infection at the proposed injection site.

What are the recommendations for aftercare?

  • Try to contract the treated muscle areas periodically for up to four hours after treatment, by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the toxin to reach all of the treated muscle.
  • Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massages for 48 hours to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours.

Interested in Botox treatment? Get in touch.

Our team would be glad to discuss your options for Botox treatment with you.

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