Medical cosmetology has evolved so much since I began practising. While it was once scrutinized and whispered about, today it’s openly discussed by both men and women who want to improve their appearance.
Botox in Vancouver
Many people don’t know that Botox was invented right here in Vancouver. And it was so controversial at the time—people were like “you’re treating my wrinkles with what?” But now, they want to know how it works and why it works and what options are best for them.
So, when it comes to facial rejuvenation, people today have a lot of non-surgical options, which is amazing. Most treatments can simply be administered by needles—think of it as a shot of self-esteem. And there are two main treatments I like to recommend, which can be used in tandem—Botox and Juvederm.
These two treatments complement each other to combat the biggest signs of ageing, which are wrinkling and sagging. Botox is a natural protein that works to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in smoother looking skin. In contrast, Juvederm uses a base of hyaluronic acid to plump up areas where volume has been lost. This usually occurs in the lips, cheeks and around the mouth. Basically, this is the reason that your face can sometimes look like it’s sagging. And this can be even more problematic if it doesn’t happen evenly as it can leave you looking a bit lopsided. Luckily, we have solutions that can be implemented without the trauma and long recovery times associated with cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic medicine goes far beyond the actual procedures. People want to work with us to create customized programs to improve their skin and body, and it’s important to consider lifestyle, diet genetics, and more to do this effectively.
When I look at any kind of facial rejuvenation, I work with the client’s natural muscles and physiology. There’s no cookie-cutter approach, and that’s what allows us to deliver results that are natural and long-lasting. However, it is important to understand that the skin and face will continue to age. These aren’t one and done procedures, so depending on your goals you will need to undergo ongoing treatments.
How long Botox Injections Last?
Botox injections will last anywhere between 3 months and a year while Juvederm can last for a year or longer. With a good regimen, you can restore the youthful radiance of your face without undergoing the invasive trauma and long recovery times typically associated with cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic medicine has come a long way in twenty years. And the best part is—it just keeps on getting better. We’re seeing greater improvements and innovation every year. And this means even more options to help people live their best and most beautiful lives.