Botox Vancouver

What is Botox® Made Of?

Have you started to notice wrinkles and fine lines forming on your forehead? Are your crow’s feet starting to become a little more noticeable?

If so, it may be time to consider Botox® injections.

Since the late 90s, Botox® has been one of the most popular anti-aging injectables available on the market. This FDA-approved injection is touted for its ability to smooth forehead wrinkles, ease the appearance of crow’s feet, and even help make frown lines between the eyebrows less noticeable.

But how exactly does Botox® accomplish this? What is Botox® made of?

Let’s take a look!

What is Botox® Made of?

Botox® is made of a safe derivative of botulinum toxin  – and while it may sound scary, it’s actually a naturally occurring compound that helps to interrupt the brain’s signals to nerve endings in the injected muscles.

Here’s why that’s important: Many of the lines and wrinkles on our upper facial regions come from repetitive facial gestures and expressions. For example, frown lines often occur with repeated squinting or brow furrowing, while forehead lines appear with repetitive eyebrow movements. Crow’s feet tend to appear as a result of squinting, eye rubbing, and more.

Botox® works to interrupt the brain’s signals to the muscles to engage in that repetitive, often unconscious movement. As a result, the muscles relax, creating a softer and smoother appearance on the surface of the skin.

That means Botox® candidates can expect to see:

  • Less prominent wrinkles and lines
  • Softer, younger-looking skin
  • Less visible crow’s feet
  • Reduced frown lines
  • And more

The results can last up to four months; more experienced Botox® users can expect their results to last up to six months.

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.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?

You’re a good candidate for this injection if you have moderate forehead lines and wrinkles that bother you. You may also benefit from Botox® injections if you have crow’s feet around your eyes.

All Botox® candidates should be healthy individuals. Minor and temporary side effects can include soreness, slight swelling, and redness at the injection site. These typically subside within 24 to 48 hours after treatment.

*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.