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Botox® Medical Treatments in North Vancouver with Dr. Naz

When most people think of Botox®, they only consider treating wrinkles and fine lines. However, Botox is a very effective, FDA-approved treatment for treating medical conditions like migraines, TemporoMandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). For many patients, Botox can offer relief from pain and discomfort and help improve their quality of life.

Relief with Botox® medical treatments in North Shore Vancouver is now easier than ever! Contact Art of Lines MD by Dr. Naz at (604) 973-1939 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are dedicated to serving patients in the North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Greater Vancouver areas.

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What Conditions Can Botox® Medical Address?

Botox® is a brand name for a neuromodulator called Onabotulinumtoxin A, a purified form of the neurotoxin produced from bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. When used for medical procedures, Botox® is injected into muscles to temporarily block signals that cause conditions, such as migraine headaches, TMJ, or hyperhidrosis. Botox® helps relieve pain and discomfort by preventing repetitive muscular movements and signals to overactive nerves, resulting in a relaxed and pain-free version of yourself. 

With extreme precision, Dr. Naz targets only the muscles that contribute to your condition, limiting the possibility for side effects. For added safety and surety, Dr. Naz uses ultrasound to guide her placement of injectables in delicate areas during treatments. This extra step ensures good placement for optimal results and patient safety.

Chronic Migraine

Botox® is an effective treatment for patients with chronic migraines, defined as having fifteen or more headache days per month. Typically, Botox is more effective as the number of headaches increases.

To treat chronic migraine, Dr. Naz identifies specific muscles of the key areas of the head and neck (depending on the nature of the headache) and injects small amounts of Botox® into these muscles including: 

  • Forehead
  • Bridge of the nose
  • Temples
  • Neck
  • Back of the head
  • Shoulder blades 

Patients should have at least two treatment cycles before determining the treatment’s effectiveness. Typically, patients will experience a 30-50% reduction in headache days. On average, Botox® provides migraine relief for two and a half months and therefore a considerable improvement in patients’ quality of life.

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

If you are experiencing excessive sweating that is not necessarily related to heat or exercise, and prescription antiperspirants fail to work, you may be a good candidate for Botox®. For patients who sweat excessively from the armpits, Botox® is a safe, effective, FDA-approved treatment that can drastically improve their quality of life. Botox® may also be used as an “off-label” treatment to address sweating in: 

  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Face

Dr. Naz injects small amounts of Botox® directly into these areas that commonly sweat, essentially paralyzing the nerves, and reducing sweat. Botox® prevents sweating only in the treated areas.

Most patients experience significant relief from sweat production two weeks following the treatment. However, the effects of Botox® are temporary. Botox® injections are typically required every seven to sixteen months for the armpits. As results may not last as long in the hands or feet, patients may require treatment every six months.

TMJ Disorder (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)

The pain and discomfort of TMJ occurs when the temporomandibular joint becomes displaced or swollen. The resulting pain in some cases can become debilitating. Common causes for TMJ pain are teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism) and even forceful chewing of tough or crunchy foods. Other life stressors that cause tension in the facial or neck muscles may also increase TMJ discomfort. 

Botox significantly helps with bruxism (clenching) or teeth grinding. While Botox® treatment does not treat the root causes of TMJ, it may temporarily relieve TMJ pain and discomfort to help you discover other treatment options to improve overall health and wellness.

The muscles around the TMJ are responsible for many activities, including opening/closing your mouth, swallowing, speaking, and include grinding or clenching your teeth.

Common TMJ symptoms include:

  • Achy or sharp jaw pain 
  • Painful popping or clicking in the jaw when chewing or talking 
  • Lockjaw, or a limited ability to open or close the jaw 
  • Facial swelling 
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Toothaches and headaches, including migraines
  • Earaches and ringing in the ears

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Combining her medical knowledge, injection skills and artistic taste for beauty Dr. Naz’s priority is to understand her patients’ needs and goals and help them achieve the most satisfactory results.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Botox® Medical Treatments?

No matter your reason for choosing Botox®, Dr. Naz will first review your medical history and discuss your treatment goals to see if this treatment is suitable for you. She will then recommend the placement and amount of Botox® required. Candidates for Botox® medical treatments in Vancouver should:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Be non-smokers or willing to quit
  • Have no history of neuromuscular diseases
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
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Choosing Dr. Naz as Your Botox® Medical Provider in Vancouver

With proven and recognized injection skills, Dr. Naz understands that there is no specific formula to restore wellness for each patient. For Dr. Naz, Botox® medical treatments are about retaining and enhancing your health and wellness. With her distinct medical expertise, Dr. Naz establishes each Botox® medical treatment plan to relieve pain and discomfort to restore quality of life for every patient.

As both a cosmetic and medical physician, Dr. Naz ensures patients get the individualized care and attention they deserve. Her medical knowledge helps safeguard against complications and preventable side effects as she treats your condition to help improve your quality of life. By choosing Dr. Naz and the Art of Lines team as your provider, you gain a long-term partnership for your Botox® medical treatment journey with an expert dedicated to your overall wellness. 

Your Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Naz will listen to your concerns regarding your medical condition, inquire about your medical background and your treatment goals, then she will collaborate with you to develop a plan for long-lasting improvement of your symptoms and quality of life, making her your choice for the best Botox® medical treatment provider. Dr. Naz will conduct a thorough examination, including:

  • Reviewing health history to avoid complications and side effects
  • Reviewing current medications and supplements
  • Discussing goals and realistic expectations
  • Reviewing before and after photos 

What Can I Expect During a Botox® Procedure?

Each Botox® procedure at Art of Lines MD is customized to suit the individual needs of each patient, but here are some general steps you can expect.

Start Feeling Better with Botox® Medical Treatments!

Start feeling better faster when you partner with one of Vancouver’s best Botox® medical treatment providers by calling (604) 973-1939 or complete our online form to schedule your Botox® consultation with Dr. Naz today.

North Vancouver Botox® - FAQs

The constant negative effects of pain and discomfort can immensely degrade our quality of life and  self-esteem and affect our overall feelings of wellness.  Botox® medical treatments can help prevent and relieve your pain, restoring your wellbeing with minimal side effects. Without constant discomfort, you may feel rejuvenated and refreshed and more like yourself again.

Botox® cost is determined by your individual needs, the conditions and areas to be treated, and the number of units necessary to achieve your desired results. Following your consultation with Dr. Naz, you will receive a breakdown of your Botox® cost.

Typically, the number of Botox® units required per treatment depends on individual needs, the condition and area to be treated, and your desired results.

Depending on the condition treated, Botox® results can last for approximately 3 to 8 months. Also, each patient will experience unique results.

Most patients notice improvements within 2 to 7 days following treatment. Some medical treatments will continue to improve over the next 2 weeks.

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