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The Truth About Botox

Are you wanting to get a Botox treatment, but you’re worried about some of the information you’ve heard or read? Here are 3 of the most common Botox myths and the truth you’ve always wanted to know about this popular cosmetic injectable.

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic injectable treatments and is often sought out by patients who are looking to prevent and/or minimize unwanted wrinkles, such as lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead.

Not only does Botox provide results that are comparable to a surgical facelift, without the risks, extensive recovery period, and high costs, but it also:

  • Produces natural and almost instant results
  • Has a long lasting effect (up to 4 months)
  • Is a quick and pain-free treatment
  • Has minimal side effects and no surgical risks


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At Okanagan Skin Clinic, we are committed to helping our patients look and feel their very best. We use the advanced VISIA Digital Analysis System to create fully customized anti-aging treatments, including Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels, to suit your budget, lifestyle, and all your aesthetic needs.

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3 Botox Myths Debunked: The Truth About This Cosmetic Injectable

While Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments globally, it isn’t without controversy. There are still many misconceptions about its results and safety, as well as about what it can and cannot do, and who ideal candidates for this treatment are.

If you are on the fence about a Botox treatment, here are some of the most common myths about this procedure debunked:

1. Botox is Meant For Patients in Their 40s and 50s

It’s a common misconception that Botox is only ideal for patients who are in their 40s and 50s, when fine lines and wrinkles have already appeared. The truth is that this cosmetic treatment is being used more frequently today by patients in their late 20s and 30s as a preventive anti-aging method.

By starting this cosmetic treatment early, even before fine lines appear, you may receive numerous benefits, including:

  • Prevention of facial movements that develop wrinkles (eg. frowning)
  • Fewer skin treatments in the future
  • Lower cosmetic costs in the future
  • Slower wrinkle development

By injecting Botox at the first signs of aging, any wrinkle forming muscles will be paralyzed, preventing deep-set wrinkles from forming.



2. Botox Produces Unnatural Results

When injected, Botox relaxes facial muscles which produce wrinkles to create a smoother and more youthful appearance. Often, the treatment sites for this injectable are those that occur around wrinkles such as:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Forehead lines

A Qualified Botox Administrator Will Give You Natural Results

Contrary to popular opinion, Botox DOES NOT affect any other muscles involved in facial expressions. When administered by an experienced and knowledgeable Botox expert, this cosmetic injectable will allow you to display a wide range of natural expressions, while enjoying an aesthetically improved appearance.

3. Botox Treatment Isn’t Always Safe

Botox was FDA approved for cosmetic uses in 2002 and since then, millions of people around the world have been using this injectable as an anti-aging treatment, while enjoying safe and effective results. HOWEVER, you must remember that Botox is safest in the hands of a qualified professional, who understands and follows manufacturer recommended doses.

How to get the best Botox results: Before you undergo a Botox treatment, do your research to find a professional who has the required experience and training for this procedure. The quality of your results will ALWAYS depend on the skill of your administrator, which is why this is so important.



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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our customized Botox treatments, as well as our wide range of other minimally invasive anti-aging treatments, visit our Kelowna clinic today at 304 - 3320 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9290 orbook a consultation online.

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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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