Looking for a solution to glabellar frown lines (aka forehead wrinkles)? Botox has been a popular talking point ever since it was approved for cosmetic use in 2002. In fact, one of its first approved cosmetic uses was the improvement of moderate-to-severe forehead lines.
A top area of concern for many patients, forehead creasing is an enormously common sign of ageing. Age often isn’t the issue, however. Even among the relatively young, it’s not too long before bad habits and lifestyle choices, such as late nights, binge drinking, and frenetic work schedules, can result in some truly unruly facial topography.
As a Botox doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Roz Kamani is renowned as an injection specialist who has been working to help clients enhance and rejuvenate their features over the last fifteen years.
To understand how Botox works, it’s important to understand why wrinkles form. What happens over time is that the skin will crease (wrinkle) over areas where muscles contract. Botox temporarily freezes these muscles, meaning treated areas stay flat. If you can’t physically frown, it stands to reason the lines formed where these muscles contract will soften and straighten out. Using Botox keeps new wrinkles from forming while the appearance of existing lines is temporarily reduced or eliminated.
Dosages vary from client to client. Since the objective is to look fresh rather than frozen, Dr. Kamani works with your natural facial contours and anatomy, strategically injecting Botox to meet individual preferences and goals.
The process is considered a non-surgical treatment, but there is often a bit of discomfort during the procedure. Depending on your pain threshold, the experience can range from the snapping of a rubber band to a stingy, sharp sensation. Expect a bit of swelling and blotchiness post-procedure, but these symptoms typically vanish within a few days. You’ll need to stay upright for about 60 minutes as the solution settles into the muscles and any exercise that’s strenuous or hot is a no-no.
The effects of using Botox are not immediate contrary to popular belief. Effects start to show about 3-5 days after treatment, although it may take up to two weeks to see maximum results.
As a non-permanent treatment, the effects of Botox typically last three to five months before a touch-up is required. However, it’s possible to prolong the results by avoiding activities like smoking, excess alcohol, and stress, all of which cause collagen to break down, thereby decreasing results. A good sunblock is also strongly suggested.
While Botox is more widely available than ever before, it’s important to visit a qualified, experienced expert. There are clinics that may charge super low prices, but this usually means either the quality of the product or injector may be lacking. Like so many things in life, when it comes to Botox, you get what you pay for.
Request a Botox Consultation in Vancouver
To learn more about Botox for glabellar frown lines (and other areas), request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kamani. She’ll sit down one-on-one to discuss your goals and answer your questions. To learn more, request your consultation at 604-222-9988 or book online.