Botulinum Toxins

We at Medical Spa Club located in Richmond, B.C., use Botulinum Toxins in a number of popular cosmetic and therapeutic procedures. Dr. Pinkhasik has been practicing in Richmond since 1987 heading 2 busy family practice clinics.


How Do Botulinum Toxins Work?

Botulinum Toxins are injectables with a neuro-modulator derived from Botulinum A toxin that is used for relaxation of specific hyper-active, tense, or spastic muscles to produce the desired effect. These neuromodulators block the release of Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, from nerve endings at the site of injection, producing the following effects:

  • Relaxation of muscles that cause wrinkles, or a muscle spasm that causes a headache (migraine headache)
  • Targeted relaxation of specific muscles can be used to produce a brow lift, reduce a gummy smile, or improve “turkey neck”
  • Injecting into Masseter Muscles can weaken these muscles, reduce Masseter size, and is used for treatment of Bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ pain
  • Injecting in areas rich in sweat glands (such as underarms) will block the nerves activating these sweat glands, and can be used for treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

Note: Prescription brand names include BOTOX; Botox®; Botox Cosmetic; Xeomin®, and Dysport®; under licensed doctors’ administration only.

Application: Smoothing Out Frown & Forehead Lines

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* Individual results may vary

Prior to receiving any injectable treatment at our Medical Spa Club clinic, you will have a thorough conversation with Dr. Pinkhasik. Your concerns will be addressed and you will be encouraged to ask any questions that you may have about your procedure. Dr. Pinkhasik will explain to you the benefits and risks of using Botulinum Toxins and will help you to choose the type, or a combination of treatments, that is best suited to you.

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Call us at 604-284-5501 for any questions or book online for a consultation with our doctor to discuss your needs and options. No obligation to proceed with any treatment or service – just information so you can decide when you want to make an enhancement of your natural beauty. We are all happy to help you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does a Botulinum Toxin Injection Procdedure Cost?

The price will depend on your needs and budget. It varies between $150 and $600 for treatment of one area, in terms of complexity, brand and amount required. Treating hyperhidrosis and migraine headaches typically requires a higher amount of Botulinum Toxins, hence comes with a higher price tag too.

To know the exact cost of your treatment, please schedule a consultation with our doctor for an assessment first.

* Botulinum Toxins are prescription-only medication.

What Are The Advantages of Injectable Botulinum Toxins?

They will help lessen the wrinkles you have on your face and fix excessive sweating. The procedure itself takes as short as 30 mins to complete, and you will soon see results in a few days. Unlike most other energy treatments, effects of Botulinum Toxins are more reliable and predictable.

Call us for more information or book online for a full consultation with our doctor.

What Is The Injection Experience Like?

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Does It Hurt?

The needles we use for injections are extremely small. Most people comment that the discomfort is minimal.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

It usually starts producing effect approximately 2 days following the injection, reaching full effect in 1-2 weeks, depending on the type brands/types of the Botulinum Toxins.

Is there a down time or recovery period?

Botulinum Toxin injections don’t require any recovery time. Therefore, you won’t have to take off work or school. You can resume your usual activities right after.

What should be avoided after the procedure?

In order to maximize the effectiveness of Botulinum Toxins or prevent bruising, you are strongly suggested to:

  • not exercise for several days or at least 24 hours. Exercising contracts your muscles which may decrease effectiveness;
  • not rub your face to avoid dispersing the toxin;
  • not bend or lie down as the gesture may promote bruising;
  • not consume alcohol as it increases the risk of bruising;
  • avoid sun exposure or heat environment e.g. saunas & hot baths/showers for 1-2 days or 4 hours minimum as heat promotes flushing and blood pressure, encouraging bruising;
  • avoid some skin treatments such as facials and massages^.
    ^ You may have filler procedure or other body treatments in the same appointment. Consult our doctor if you plan to have several treatments on the same day.

What Are The Risks?

Prior to receiving any injectable treatments, our doctor will have a health consultation to answer any questions regarding the benefits and risks of injectables and whether or not you are a good candidate. Our clinic in Richmond, B.C. has been using these injectables since 2011. The safety and comfort of our patients is a top priority at Medical Spa Club; only licensed doctors perform injectable treatments.

These injections are done using very thin needles so the discomfort is minimal. They are generally safe, and side effects and complications are minimal to none. Common side effects include: bruising and pain at the injection site, redness and temporary facial weakness or drooping. These side effects usually disappear in 1 day.

Over the course of our history, we have never received a report from patients encountering serious side effects. However, if you notice any of the following rare effects, call our emergency hotline and get medical help immediately:

  • muscle weakness
  • trouble swallowing
  • difficulty speaking
  • difficulty breathing
  • vision changes

Who Is A Candidate For Injectables?

People use injectables for a variety of reasons. To make sure you are a candidate for this treatment, visit us for a full consultation with Dr. Pinkhasik.