Botox Vancouver

How Safe is Botox®?

You’ve always been intrigued by the idea of getting Botox® – and you’re not alone.

Since it was first approved by the FDA in the late 1990s, Botox® has been transforming people around the world by minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines, and even crow’s feet.

Botox® is so popular, in fact, that it remains one of the most popular anti-aging injectable treatments available on the market today.

But there may be one thing holding you back from experiencing the benefits of Botox® for yourself: worry over its safety.

So exactly how safe is Botox®?

How Safe is Botox®?

Botox® has been tested in multiple clinical trials around the world. 

In fact, did you know that the first iteration of Botox® made its appearance in the 1980s? That means it went through over a decade of research and testing before it was approved by the FDA for the treatment of forehead wrinkles and lines.

More research is coming in about the safety and efficacy of Botox® – plus, it’s being studied for other uses as well. For example, Botox® is currently FDA-approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraines.

And more Botox® benefits are waiting to be discovered!

With so much clinical research and testing, Botox® is one of the most thoroughly vetted and approved anti-aging treatments.

What is Botox® Made of?

Botox® is made of a safe derivative of botulinum toxin. That “toxin” might make you think that it’s not safe, but the truth is that Botox® uses a naturally occurring compound to block the brain’s signals to treat forehead and eyebrow muscles.

This is how Botox® works: When those brain signals are interrupted, the treated muscles relax, leading to a smoother and softer appearance at the injection site. That’s because Botox® tells the treated muscles to stop responding to subconscious movements, like squinting, furrowing the brow, and more. 

That means your forehead lines and wrinkles look a lot more relaxed, which can take years off of your overall appearance!

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Yaletown Laser Centre for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What Side Effects Does Botox® Have?

After your Botox® injection, you may feel slight sensitivity and tenderness at the injection site. Some clients do experience minor bleeding, but this side effect tends to go away after a few hours.

Most clients can expect to see their results within one to two weeks after their Botox® treatment. These results can last three to four months. Regular Botox® users may find that their results last a little longer – five to six months, to be exact.

*Individual results may vary.

Take The First Step - Request a Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Yaletown Laser Centre will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Vancouver, BC office directly to schedule 604-332-3453. Yaletown Laser Centre serves the greater Vancouver, BC area.