Botox & Dysport – The Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic Injectables, like Botox and Dysport, have become one of the most common cosmetic procedures done in North America today.  Something that used to be considered taboo or only for the rich and famous a few years ago is now quite common.  The idea of aging gracefully is leading the shift in our society.  Botox and Dysport treatments can now be performed by doctors, dentists, nurses and naturopaths in British Columbia. 

Dr. Moreau was trained at the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics and Theraputics (PTIFA), one of the most comprehensive training courses for Cosmetic Injectables in North America, and now offers treatment in the office.

We all know about Botox for the treatment of wrinkles.  But how much do you really know about what it does?  And about the therapeutic uses for Botox or Dysport?  

The theory behind cosmetic injectables is that if you stop the muscle from crinkling the skin over and over again, you stop the wrinkle from forming.  This is how Botox and Dysport help with wrinkles.  The injection of Botox or Dysport, purified Botulinum Toxin-A proteins, into a wrinkle-forming muscle paralyzes the muscle.  This prevents the muscle from folding the skin for 3-4 months until the effects wear off.  Long term treatment will prevent the muscle from making these movements and wrinkling the skin.  If the wrinkle is already there, treatment can help to soften the appearance of the wrinkle and help prevent it from worsening.  

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Therapeutic Botox and Dysport is used to treat pain, such as headaches and jaw pain.  By relaxing the muscles causing tension in the face, the Botox or Dysport helps lessen the pain that these muscles are causing.  Many of our patients notice a decrease in their headaches when they have treatment done on their upper face.  Our jaw pain patients, the clenchers and grinders, often notice great improvement after receiving treatment to their overactive jaw muscles.  Therapeutic Botox or Dysport is part of an overall treatment plan for managing these symptoms.  

Interested in learning more?  Schedule a consult with Dr. Moreau to discuss your options.