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How Our Perception Of BOTOX® Has Changed

How Our Perception Of BOTOX® Has Changed

It has been nearly two decades since BOTOX® made its mark in the cosmetic scene, but despite the longstanding stigma that some people have in their minds about the facial injections, the culture around it has started to change. Once thought of as a facial paralysis drug that had to be kept hush-hush by clients is now being openly discussed and integrated into many people's regular skincare routines.

Many people are increasingly becoming more open about talking about their BOTOX® injections, and more younger generations are starting to take part in preventative BOTOX® treatments. BOTOX® seems to be the new facial and instead of being considered a cosmetic surgical-adjacent procedure, it is now thought of as an extension of skincare. 

BOTOX® Then And Now

When BOTOX® first entered the cosmetic market, doctors were just beginning to calibrate dosing and techniques. Being new on the market, the results of the injections were not always optimal. BOTOX® treatments got a bad rap for their results of droopy or frozen sections on the face due to poor injection techniques. BOTOX® was resulting in unnatural appearances that many people wanted to avoid and unflattering perceptions formed around these facial injections. The lack of education about the injections developed negative attitudes and many people believed that the procedure was too invasive and seemed vain. 

Fast track to the days of social media influencers and new facial injection techniques and products, BOTOX® has now become as mainstream as getting a haircut. The art of BOTOX®  injections have come a long way and has been increasingly used as a preventative cosmetic treatment among millennials and Gen Z. Aging begins in your early twenties and many younger generations are adopting the mindset of “keep a clean room before it gets too dirty”, meaning preventative cosmetic treatments now can help avoid the effects of aging in the future. Due to the presence and influence of social media, younger generations have become more critical of their appearance and look to early maintenance treatments to keep their youthful appearance. BOTOX®  is one of the go-to ways to achieve this goal because it requires no downtime, is non-invasive, and offers spectacular results. BOTOX®  is now being treated as an elevated skincare routine. 

Is BOTOX® Right For You?

The largest growing demographic for BOTOX® injections is younger millennial generations looking for preventative treatments. The push of skin-care knowledge and priority is a major deciding factor for seeking BOTOX® treatments. BOTOX® is FDA-approved to treat wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes), and frown lines. The injection works by freezing muscle activity at the point of injection to allow your wrinkles to appear less noticeable. Before deciding to get injections, determine what your aesthetic goals are and discuss them with a licensed dermatologist. There are many facial injection treatments out there, and it can be overwhelming trying to decide which one would best suit you and give you optimal results. It is important to remember that BOTOX® injections are not permanent. You will be required to attend follow-up appointments once every 3 months to maintain your results. The treatments can be more expensive than creams and serums, but the results are dramatic

Kelowna BOTOX® Treatments

Social media has allowed many people, especially celebrities and social media influencers, to become more open about their injections, making BOTOX® less stigmatized. New techniques and proper dosage of BOTOX®  has allowed doctors and medical professionals to deliver natural-looking results to patients. The growing popularity of these treatments has opened up a new market for preventative injection treatments for younger generations, helping BOTOX® gain popularity. Although BOTOX® provides amazing anti-aging results, it is important that you speak with a dermatologist to discuss your aesthetic skincare goals and help pinpoint which treatment is best suited for you.

If you are looking for a professional team that has medical integrity and the experience to get the natural look you desire, reach out to our team at Okanagan Skin Centre in beautiful Kelowna, BC for a consultation. Call our Kelowna Skin Care Centre at (250) 868-9290 or fill out our online contact form.


Q: How often do you have to get BOTOX® injections?
A: A treatment is typically required every 3-4 months, although some patients have reported longer wait times after treatments.

Q: How long does a BOTOX® treatment take?
A: BOTOX® treatments are extremely quick, only lasting a maximum of 15-20 minutes. 

Q: Is there downtime associated with BOTOX® treatments?
A: One of the benefits of this non-invasive skin care procedure is that it requires no downtime. You can return to work, or your daily tasks right after your appointment.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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