How to Age Gracefully – with a little help from Botox

How to Age Gracefully – with a little help from Botox

Whether you want to prevent or restore that youthful appearance, Botox, the #1 anti-aging treatment, is the answer!  Minor procedures like Botox, performed over the years, are a way to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place or to correct those that have already formed.

So what is Botox exactly? A purified protein that works by relaxing the facial muscles by blocking the message from the nerve to the muscle allowing the overlying skin to smooth out and the wrinkles to soften.   The purified protein is derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, but there is no actual bacterium in Botox, which makes it a safe and effective anti-aging procedure.

The secret of a successful Botox experience is having an experienced doctor perform your treatment.  The goal is to look natural and youthful without completely voiding the face of expression.  When done properly Botox should help you look refreshed and relaxed.

What can one expect from a Botox treatment?  Treatments takes about 15-30 minutes, with no downtime – so you can go right back to work or whatever it was you were doing.  Botox is administered via a few tiny injections so most people barely feel it.  After a treatment your skin may have mild redness and swelling that will subside in about an hour.  Results of your treatment may take anywhere from 3 days to 14 days to take full effect, and last for an average 4 months.  Botox is most commonly used to treat wrinkles in the upper face, such as frown lines, eyebrow furrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, and crow’s feet.

If you are interested in learning more about whether Botox is the right treatment for you book a complimentary skin consultation with Dr. Nicole Clement at the IV wellness boutique.  To book your appointment call 604-974-8999 or book online at