Most people know that botox works to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. But even though it is a world-recognized treatment, a lot of people do not know what to expect when receiving injections.
As such, it’s always wise to do your research both on the treatment itself and the medical professional that is performing these treatments. To provide you with some guidance, we present you with all the essential details you need to know when it comes to getting botox in Vernon.
How does botox work?
Botox is the short name for botulinum neurotoxin, which is part of the bacteria clostridium botulinum. The neurotoxin works by preventing the release of acetylcholine from presynaptic motor nerve terminals. In basic terms, it means preventing the muscles from fully contracting, thereby relaxing the muscles.
It is not only used for cosmetic purposes
Despite botox being largely associated with cosmetic procedures, it can be used as a therapeutic treatment for many conditions, including:
- Muscle contractures
- Chronic migraines and headaches
- Eye twitching & Lazy Eye
- Bruxism (teeth grinding & clenching)
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TJD)
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Do botox injections hurt?
There is very minimal discomfort from botox injections. Dr. Dargie is very gentle and has advanced training to make this procedure as comfortable as possible. Some people describe it as a tiny mosquito bite or don’t feel it at all! And the actual time it takes to complete the botox injections is only a few minutes.
There might be some side-effects
One of the reasons why botox injections have become so popular is it is a minimally invasive procedure with very minor side-effects. As with all injections into the skin, there is a risk that bruising, discomfort and tenderness might occur. However, they are usually mild and short-term. In some rare cases, patients can experience headaches and other flu-like symptoms. Dr. Dargie always performs a thorough consultation prior to treatment so you have lots of opportunities to discuss the treatment and ask questions.
Who can & who can’t have botox injections?
Botox is generally considered an extremely safe treatment when administered by an experienced professional. However, patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive and suffer from any neurologic conditions should avoid injections until speaking to a medical specialist.
Consult with Dr. Dargie Beforehand
When getting botox in Vernon, it is important to make sure you feel safe in the hands of your practitioner. Dr. Dargie is the founder of ‘the botox course’ where he teaches doctors and nurses how to perform these treatments across the country. He is a leading expert in administering botox and will be more than happy to answer any of your questions, to settle your nerves or concerns.
Dr. Dargie is the leading provider of medical aesthetics in Kelowna and Vernon. With a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stanford University in California and a Medical Degree from the University of Calgary, Dr. Dargie is highly qualified to handle all your treatments. From providing you with cosmetic botox and dermal fillers to the being the go-to medi spa in Vernon (practicing at North Okanagan Skin & Laser), there is nothing he can’t help you with it. He even offers lip fillers, PRP injections for facials and hair loss. Leave your treatments in the hands of the leading professional in Vernon. He is committed to providing a superior experience and exceptional results. Make your booking today.