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Botox & Restylane Now Available at Clover Care Medical Clinic

Botox injection therapy for the treatment of facial wrinkles and Restylane injections are now available at the Clover Care Medical Clinic from Dr. Frankel who is a medically certified provider of Botox and Restylane injections.

Botox has been used for over 25 years to treat a variety of medical problems caused by excessive muscle spasms. Then Dr. Carruthers, a dermatologist working in Vancouver, Canada, discovered its ability to smooth out wrinkles and Botox quickly became a cosmetic treatment of choice for the effects of aging on the face. Botox works by weakening or paralysing the muscles that form wrinkles and so smoothes out the face giving a more relaxed appearance.

Botox is most often used to treat the frown lines between the eyebrows. It is also used extensively for facial wrinkles about the forehead, around the eyes including crows feet, lip wrinkles and droopy corners of the mouth. Have a look at the before and after photos below to see what can be achieved by a course of simple Botox injections.

And don’t worry about the pain of injections! There is minimal discomfort. In fact most patients compare this sensation to a bug bite. No sedation or local anaesthetic is required and normal activities may be resumed immediately. Typically it takes about 4 – 5 days to start to take effect but it may take up to 2 weeks for its full effect and results generally last about 4 – 6 months.

Did you know that Botox is also used to treat excess sweating? Excess sweating or hyperhidrosis is a medical condition and in the past it has been difficult to treat. However, since 2001 Botox has been approved by Health Canada to treat under arm hyperhidrosis. In a simple procedure Botox is injected just under the skin. This blocks the nerves which activate the sweat glands and so stops excessive sweating. Botox for hyperhidrosis is usually effective for 6-8 months and the cost is covered by most private insurance plans.

Restylane is a Swedish innovation and is a crystal clear biodegradable gel which is injected into the dermis of the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result, unlike Botox, is instantaneous and produces long-lasting wrinkle correction and lip enhancements. Restylane works differently to Botox as it is a filler agent and adds volume to facial tissue. In this way it smoothes out smile lines and fills in moderate and severe facial wrinkles and folds. Have a look at the before and after pictures below to see the results possible with Restylane injections.

The results can be seen immediately and no scars or any other marks are left on the face. The effect is long-lasting but not permanent. Maintenance or touch-up treatments can be considered after 6 months and most are done within a year and usually require smaller amounts of Restylane than during the first treatment.

If you would like more information on these and other techniques, please see Dr. Frankel for a consultation and further advice.