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Botox Cosmetic

Botox is a purified form of a naturally occurring protein

Placed strategically in overactive facial muscles, Botox causes targeted relaxation of over-contracted muscles that leave the overlying skin wrinkles and creased.

The most commonly treated areas with Botox are the central frown lines (between the eyebrows, ie the #11s), forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. In the hands of an experienced dermatologist, it can also be used to treat mouth frowns, bumpy chins, gummy smiles and neck wrinkles as well as improvements in eyebrow position and eyebrow shape. Botox can be combined with dermal fillers to give the appearance of a mini face lift in the lower part of the face as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Many patients ask us at SkinFitMD in Surrey if Botox is safe. It is, and is backed by a long and well-established safety history. Botox been widely used globally in the medical field for the effective treatment of several medical conditions for over thirty years (see Botox Therapeutic). Botox was approved in 2001 by Health Canada for wrinkle therapy and is now the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America.
When injected precisely into the muscles responsible for the dynamic 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.
  • Temporarily reduces wrinkles for up to four months
  • Quick and easy treatment
  • No downtime – return to regular activities afterward
A tiny amount of Botox Cosmetic will be injected with a very fine needle into the specific muscles responsible for the wrinkles we are treating. There may be some minor discomfort during the injection process, which can be controlled by applying ice or, in some instances, an anesthetic numbing cream.

The procedure will take about 10 to 15 minutes. After treatment you may reapply your makeup and return to regular activities immediately.

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.

Dysport and Xeomin are similar products in that they are both purified proteins which act on muscles to cause relaxation. SkinfitMD offers all three products. During your consultation, we will discuss which product we feel is optimal for your specific concerns.
SkinFitMD has the experience with Botox and other neuromodulator injections to provide you with more natural-looking results.

Dr. Hong performs all treatments and consultations for Botox and other neuromodulators in our Surrey, BC, clinic. We use FDA and Health Canada-approved Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport, which ensures a safe and predictable result. Dr. Hong was one of the first physicians in Canada to receive approval to inject Botox Cosmetic after it was approved in Canada in 2001. Dr. Hong has lectured to other physicians on the use of Botulinum toxin and other cosmetic procedures and regularly teaches dermatology residents about facial muscle anatomy during the course of their training. Dr. Hong has performed Botox injections on live TV during an episode of City TV’s Breakfast Television.

We have patients coming to us from across the Lower Mainland for our skilled Botox injections, including White Rock, Langley, Burnaby and Vancouver. Dr. Hong has a large clientele of Botox patients including local television celebrities. Trust your skin to a dermatologist. Contact us for a consultation.


  • Temporarily reduces wrinkles for up to four months
  • Quick and easy treatment
  • No downtime – return to regular activities afterward


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