Sanders Medical is the leading provider of BOTOX® treatments for both medical and cosmetic purposes in the North Okanagan. We also treat many patients from the Penticton and Kelowna areas. The reason is simple. We are highly experienced and have been performing these treatments for many years. We are exacting and precise in our treatments and stand behind our results. Your success is our success! We specialize in both BOTOX COSMETIC® (for lines and wrinkles) and BOTOX® Therapuetic (for various medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis – or excessive sweating).
Many variables need to be considered before providing an effective and natural looking result with BOTOX COSMETIC®. What area are you most concerned with? What does your facial muscle structure look like? Will you get good results from BOTOX® or would another type of treatment provide a better outcome? What is the optimum dosing and what are the best injection points for me? How can we best combine BOTOX® with other treatments? Only expert, experienced and dedicated medical practitioners with extensive experience in BOTOX® therapy and cosmetic medicine can provide complete answers to these questions.
At Sanders Medical we are dedicated to providing the very best in BOTOX® injection therapy and we have the experience and results to back it up! With two doctors available on most days, we are able to provide same day appointments in most cases.
In our clinic you will be treated discreetly and compassionately with attention to detail such as minimizing any discomfort and maximizing your desired result. We have expert and experienced staff that provide follow-up and can help guide you through your treatments. We encourage you to come and discover the difference experience can make.
What is it BOTOX COSMETIC® and how does it work?
BOTOX® is the trade name for a purified protein produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria that when injected into selected muscles, inhibits the ability of the muscle to contract. It was initially used to correct lazy eyes in children 20 years ago but more recently has become a very effective tool in treating unwanted facial wrinkles.
The muscles that create frown lines and wrinkles weaken when injected, thereby smoothing the skin, creating a softer, less worried or angry look. BOTOX® works best for those lines and wrinkles we create with facial movements such as frowning (dynamic lines), whereas static lines (those present at rest) are best addressed with tissue fillers such as JUVÉDERM® or, Radiesse.
What areas are commonly treated with BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is most commonly used to treat the glabellar frown lines (those lines between the eyebrows), forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines on the outside of the eye), upper lip lines and chin dimpling. Smaller doses are used in the lower face so that normal expressions are maintained. Deeper lines and folds around the nose and lower mouth are best treated with Restylane, Perlane or Radiesse.
BOTOX® is also used to “sculpt” the eyebrow by creating a small brow elevation through targeted treatments.
How often do I need Botox?
The effects of BOTOX® are temporary meaning treatments will have to be repeated on a regular basis to remain effective. How long the effect lasts depends on a number of factors such as the age of the patient, the degree and depth of the wrinkles being treated, the size of the muscles and how much BOTOX® is used. An average response is 3-6 months. Many patients find their BOTOX® effects last longer after they have had repeated treatments.
What to expect during treatment
We inject BOTOX® using tiny needles and pre-treat with ice or an anaesthetic cream if desired. There is very little discomfort.
Normal activities can be resumed immediately though the treated area should not be rubbed or massaged for several hours after treatment.
The effects of BOTOX® are usually apparent after 3-5 days but full effect takes up to two weeks.
Are there any side effects?
BOTOX® works where it is injected and not elsewhere in the body. It is extremely safe with reported reactions being very rare. The doses used in cosmetic treatments are small compared to doses used in some medical treatments such as relieving spacticity in children or treating headaches.
Bruising and tenderness at the site of injection can occur but are usually transient and mild.
Drooping of the eyelid can occur but is rare (1-2%) and usually lasts only 2-4 weeks and is mild. This can be partially treated using special eyedrops.
BOTOX® can be used by almost anyone but patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who have a neurologic disease such as myasthenia gravis should not use BOTOX®.
The overall satisfaction with BOTOX® treatments is very high.