As you age, the accumulated effects of a lifetime of facial expressions and muscle movements contribute to the development wrinkles, lines and creases that can make you look tired, upset or older than you feel. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular treatment for visibly reducing wrinkles and lines of the face and neck, leaving you with a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX and other services offered at Synergy Medical Aesthetics, please call 250-591-1566 today to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians or one of our experienced specialists. Our office in Nanaimo helps patients throughout Central Vancouver Island look and feel their best.
How Does Botox Work?
BOTOX injections are used to soften wrinkles caused by certain muscular activity. When you make facial expressions, the muscle movement can lead to the eventual formation of lines and creases where the skin folds together. For example, when you look surprised, lines emerge across your forehead as you raise or furrow your eyebrows. These types of wrinkles are called “dynamic wrinkles,” meaning they are created by the action of your muscles and not gravity and other external effects alone.
Unlike dermal fillers such as Juvederm, BOTOX Cosmetic is an injection treatment that works by temporarily interrupting the signals between targeted nerves and muscles, preventing them from contracting. The safe, effective BOTOX formula can be used to successfully address the appearance of:
- Glabella lines: “frown lines” that develop between the eyebrows
- Forehead lines: horizontal lines on the upper forehead
- Crow’s feet: fine lines that appear outside the corners of the eyes
- Bunny lines: lines on either side of the nose
BOTOX treatment itself is quick and easy. Treatment sessions typically last about 15-20 minutes and results can last up to three or four months before the effects start to fade and repeat treatment is necessary to maintain your results.
Benefits of BOTOX Treatment
BOTOX is a non-surgical treatment that offers patients a number of benefits compared to other aesthetic procedures, such as:
- Restores a youthful, natural-looking appearance
- No scalpels, incisions or sutures
- No downtime
- Affordable treatment
- Minimal side effects
BOTOX for Chronic Migraines
Botox has been approved for treating chronic migraine and headaches. These severe headaches are defined as 15 headaches a month, most lasting more than four hours.
Most headaches involve some degree of muscle tension or spasm. By injecting BOTOX into specific muscle groups, called trigger point injections, Dr. Weichert can effectively treat a number of neuromuscular conditions, including chronic migraine.
How headache treatment with BOTOX works
BOTOX is injected into several muscle groups in the face and head, relaxing those muscles. Trigger point injections are administered in the neck and upper back in order to relax tight muscle knots in these areas.
The combination of targeted injections can significantly reduce headache, neck pain and associated muscle spasm and tension. These procedures are simple, safe, and effective. The goal of treatment is to reduce the frequency and severity of headaches, reduce dependence on other medications, and improve quality of life.
Migraine treatment with BOTOX is a private procedure in BC. Private medication insurance may assist your treatment cost as it pertains to BOTOX medication ($800) and injection fee ($250)
How Much Does BOTOX Cost?
The final cost of your BOTOX treatment depends on certain factors, such as the type and number of areas being treated. Generally, you can expect to pay $10 per unit of BOTOX. As an example, the standard treatment of frown lines with BOTOX costs about $280.
Schedule Your BOTOX Consultation Today
If you are considering BOTOX treatment in the Nanaimo area of Central Vancouver Island, please contact Synergy Medical Aesthetics today by completing the form on this page or calling 250-591-1566 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barnsley or Dr. Weichert.