Common Questions about BOTOX

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments today. It is an effective and versatile alternative to plastic surgery, reliably helping many patients rejuvenate multiple areas of the face. See if BOTOX is right for you by reading the answers to some common questions.

How Does BOTOX Work?

Wrinkles and lines on the face are the result of muscle activity below the skin. A smile is the sign of a happy person, but all that smiling has the unfortunate side effect of forming creases known as “dynamic wrinkles.”

BOTOX diminishes muscle activity in the area where wrinkles are most prominent, such as:

  • The forehead
  • Between the eyebrows
  • The corners of the eyes
  • Around the nose

Careful injections of BOTOX Cosmetic arrest the facial muscles and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a younger appearance.

What Should I Expect from BOTOX Treatment?

BOTOX injections are an in-office procedure. They generally take no longer than 20 minutes to administer.

Results from BOTOX® Cosmetic can take up to two weeks to become fully apparent. Side effects such as swelling at the injection site and localized bruising are possible, but these are usually short-lived.

Is BOTOX Right for Me?

The best way to find out if you are a BOTOX candidate is to contact Synergy Medical Aesthetics for an evaluation. Our doctors will discuss your goals for cosmetic rejuvenation and help you find the best treatment option for your needs.

BOTOX is suitable for women and men, although women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should forgo treatment.

It’s important to understand that BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent solution. The effects of BOTOX wear off after several months, and followup treatments may be necessary to recapture results. Patients who undergo repeat treatment may find that results last longer with subsequent use.

How Much Does BOTOX Cost?

When you search for nearby BOTOX providers, you will likely find differences in prices. Two factors have a major influence on the price of BOTOX treatment: the number of units required, and the skill and experience of the provider.

Treatment requires multiple units, with the number varying based on the area receiving the injection and other individual factors. Doctors at Synergy Medical Aesthetics personalize BOTOX treatments for your needs, so you will know upfront how many units are required and what the injections will cost.

Many different practices offer BOTOX Cosmetic, with some businesses advertising low or discounted pricing. However, for best results, it is vitally important to choose a qualified, experienced provider.

Does BOTOX Only Have Cosmetic Benefits?

No! At Synergy Medical Aesthetics, we also provide BOTOX for patients who suffer from chronic migraines. Much like BOTOX Cosmetic injections for facial wrinkles, strategic injections can also neutralize muscles in the face and head that contribute to migraine headaches.

In addition, BOTOX is also an option for patients who suffer from excess sweating, or hyperhidrosis.

Find out if BOTOX® is right for you. Contact Synergy Medical Aesthetics by calling 250-591-1566 today. We serve patients all over Vancouver Island, including Nanaimo, Victoria, and nearby areas of British Columbia.

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Dr. Barnsley is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Barnsley is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC
Dr. Barnsley is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Philip Barnsley, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Victoria, BC, specializes in a variety of plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, as well as a number of non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures. He serves Lantzville, Nanaimo, Victoria, and other communities throughout Vancouver Island.