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Dr. Joanna Day
Dermatology & Laser Centre
Suite 103 - 2419 Bellevue Ave
West Vancouver, BC, V7V 4T4
Canada

Phone: 604-925-9798
Toll free: 1-866-933-7329







BOTOX

Frown lines are caused by the bunching of skin from facial muscle contraction. When we frown, the skin between our eyebrows is gathered into a fold which eventually causes a chronic furrow. This gives our face a frustrated, discouraged, angry look which is distracting to others and a bother to ourselves. Dr Day performs Botox injections, which stop the action of frowning and helps diminish existing frown lines.

Botox is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, this toxin blocks the nerve impulses to muscles, causing a form of paralysis called botulism.

Botox injections are performed in the comfort and privacy of our medical facility by Dr Day herself. The Botox is injected directly into the specific muscles that cause frown lines. These isolated muscles are temporarily inactivated by the Botox, and can no longer contract. The action of frowning is stopped, and frown lines diminish. The injections produce results which are apparent within a week of treatment.

The diagram below demonstrates how Botox works to prevent frown lines.
 
Before Botox Injection
(transmission occurs)
After Botox Injection
(no transmission)
 
Botox blocks neuromuscular transmission through a step process. Botox works to block the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, the muscle doesn't receive the message to contract. See before/after photos.  See also patient testimonials.  More questions?
 

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