Botox is an extremely effective treatment for reducing wrinkles such as crow’s feet (eye wrinkles), forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. It targets wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial movements such as frowning, squinting or smiling. Botox should be administered by a skilled and experienced physician, who will enhance your appearance by creating a more natural and relaxed look.
Botox is a purified form of a naturally occurring protein. Botox was approved in 2001 by Health Canada for wrinkle therapy and is now the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America. The most commonly treated areas with Botox are the central frown lines (between the eyebrows), forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. It can also be used to treat mouth frowns, bumpy chins, gummy smiles and neck wrinkles.
When injected precisely into the muscles that are responsible for deep wrinkles, the protein in Botox relaxes the muscles, preventing the creases from forming in the skin. The Botox injection won’t affect the sensory nerves or other elements of your facial expression, so your face won’t look frozen or feel numb after the treatment. The overall result is a younger, more relaxed-looking appearance.
Botox will be injected with a very fine needle into specific muscles responsible for the wrinkles being treated. The treating physician, with your goals in mind, will decide the amount of Botox units to be administered. The procedure will take about 10 to 15 minutes. You will see results from your Botox Cosmetic treatment within a few days, but wrinkles and lines will continue to diminish for up to two weeks. Effects typically last four to five months and should be repeated about two to three times per year for maintenance purposes. After repeat treatments, the effects of a Botox injection may begin to last longer.
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
During this exceptionally difficult time we have been closely monitoring what the public health officials have been sharing, and with that in mind, we are making important changes to the services we are offering at Polo Health + Longevity Centre.
At this time all non-essential visits have been moved to telephone consults and telemedicine.
Our front desk is open and available to help with your supplement needs, and for booking telephone appointments. As well, our pharmacy is open for all prescriptions. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:30am –5:30pm and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm. If you wish to pick up supplements, please call ahead so we can get them ready for your pickup. If you are on the Pound-A-Day program, we encourage you to pick up your weekly B-12 shots so you can self-administer them at home. Dr. Polo and Dr. Kassam will follow up weekly by phone for the duration of your program and/or until we reopen for in-clinic visits. As the situation is changing rapidly, we want to make sure all of our patients are taken care of both physically and mentally. We continue to follow the situation closely and will continue to keep you all updated. Call in to book phone consults, refill your prescriptions, and pick-up any supplements you may need.
We recognize this is a trying and stressful time, and we urge to focus on your mental wellbeing through the chaos. Our team is still actively checking social media, and we are here to chat if you need anything.
Best In Health,
Dr. Allana Polo