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Which Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is Right For You?

The face of anti-wrinkle treatment is changing with the rapid rise of injectables such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, with many more patients searching for ways to instantly look younger. 

At our Kelowna skin clinic, we offer safe, effective and affordable ways to rejuvenate the face and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles without the risks and extensive downtime associated with plastic surgery.

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If you are considering an anti-wrinkle treatment, it’s important to fully understand the similarities and differences between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin so that you are able to make an informed decision about which procedure is right for you.


How do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all injectable neuromodulators. While each product is based on a slightly different formulation of Botulinum Toxin A, they work in essentially the same way: they block the nerve impulses of the injected muscles to temporarily paralyze muscle contractions that cause wrinkles.

The most common target areas for these injections include:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasal squint lines
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)


Am I a Candidate for Anti-Wrinkle Treatments?

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are safe for all skin types and colors and work best for patients who are in good health and who have realistic expectations of the aesthetic outcome.

However, they ARE NOT recommended for patients who:

  • Are pregnant/breastfeeding
  • Have a skin infection at the planned treatment site
  • Have a muscle or nerve condition such as ALS
  • Have a known allergy to any ingredient in any botulinum toxin product

To find out if you are a suitable candidate for Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, it’s important to talk to a skin care professional as they can help best determine which anti-aging procedure is best for your specific skin profile.

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What are my Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Options?

At our Kelowna skin care clinic, we offer our patients a range of anti-wrinkle treatments to restore a healthy, youthful glow to your skin. These include:


BOTOX was approved by the FDA in 2002 and is one of the most sought out cosmetic treatments for patients looking to prevent or reverse the signs of aging on their face.

Treatment time: While the treatment time depends on the size and location of the injection site, a typical BOTOX procedure will take 15 minutes.

How long do the results last? The results from a BOTOX treatment are long lasting but not permanent and repeat treatments are required every 3-4 months.

Benefits of BOTOX: As the oldest and most popular anti-wrinkle treatment options, BOTOX provides numerous advantages including:

  • Short, non-invasive procedure
  • Minimal side effects
  • No downtime
  • Results can be seen within 3-5 days

Kelowna BOTOX Treatments


2. Dysport

Dysport was approved by the FDA in 2009 and is a safe and effective method of eliminating unwanted frown lines and forehead wrinkles.

Treatment time: As with Botox, the time for a Dysport procedure will vary according to the location and size of the treatment area but typically lasts no longer than 15 minutes.

How long do the results last? To maintain the results of a Dysport procedure, most patients require repeat treatments every 4 months. However, in some cases, the results from this treatment can last up to 6-12 months.

Benefits of Dysport: Dysport provides many unique benefits to our patients including:

  • Pain-free, quick treatment
  • Few side effects
  • No recovery time
  • Softer and more natural feel than other anti-wrinkle injections
  • Results can be seen within 1-2 days

Kelowna Dysport Treatments


3. Xeomin

One of the newest anti-wrinkle treatments available, Xeomin was approved by the FDA in 2011 and doesn’t contain any protein additives like Botox or Dysport. As such, it is a more effective option for patients who have developed resistance to other neurotoxins.

Treatment time: Xeomin treatments are quick and minimally invasive and typically last between 10-15 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

How long do the results last? While the longevity of Xeomin will vary from patient to patient, typically it produces results that last 2-3 months.

Benefits of Xeomin: Xeomin has been used for over 20 years in Europe and as such, is a safe and effective treatment that offers our patients many benefits including:

  • A more natural result compared to other anti-wrinkle treatments due to the lack of protein additives
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No downtime
  • Results can be seen within 5-10 days

Kelowna Xeomin Treatments


Learn More

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our Botox, Dysport and Xeomin anti-wrinkle treatments, contact our Kelowna skin clinic today at 250-868-9290.

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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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