Point Grey Vancouver

Botox® & Nuceiva Injections

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Botox® & Nuceiva injections?

The constant movement of your forehead, raising eyebrows, and frowning leads to forehead frown lines. These lines can make you look and feel older than you are. Botox® is a neuromodulator that are Health Canada approved for cosmetic and medical treatments. OVO Medi Spa has an experienced Botox Vancouver injector who will administer the right amount to give you a natural look. In just a few days, you will discover a younger you with fewer lines and a healthy glow to your skin.

Which areas can I treat?

You would be surprised at the areas that can be treated with neuromodulators. They can be used to treat:

  • wrinkles around the eyes known as crows feet
  • the frown lines known as the “11’s”
  • the raised forehead horizontal lines known as glabellar lines
  • fine lines along the side of the nose known as bunny lines
  • masserter hypertrophy / jaw clenching
  • facial slimming
  • platysmal band
  • migraine headaches
  • bow lift
  • lip flip

How soon will I see results?

Within 2 weeks. If you do not see enough improvement, you may need more units of injection

How long does it last?

Neuromodulators last an average of 3-4 months.  This depends on your body’s metabolism and lifestyle factors.

How many units will I need?

This all varies from person to person and on the area being treated.  During the consultation, you can discuss your aesthetics goals with the medical injector.

How do I prepare for Botox & Nuceiva?

Please let us know if you are taking Warfarin, Coumadin, or other novel anticoagulants.

To avoid bruising and swelling:

  • A week before your procedure, avoid using NSAID blood thinners such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Advil.
  • A week before your procedure, avoid fish oil, vitamin E, vitamin A, ginseng, St. John’s wort, and gingko biloba.
  • 48 hours before your procedure, avoid alcohol.

Is there any downtime?

Like any other injections, you may experience minor redness, bruising, or swelling.

Do not lie down for 4 hours after your injections. For 24 hours after the injection:

  • Avoid rubbing on the injection site.
  • Avoid NSAID medication, supplements, and alcohol.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise.