Dr. Michele Nielsen is now trained and certified by The Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics to provide Facial Botox treatment.
In September of 2007, the College of Dental Surgeons of BC broadened the scope of practice for general and esthetic dentists to include the use of Botox for both cosmetic and therapeutic use.
To date, only a handful of dentists in British Columbia have taken the necessary training to provide these services to their clients. Deputy registrar Alex Penner stated, in a recent National Post article about a Victoria dentist trained in Botox, that “dentists know the musculature and anatomy of the face better than most physicians because that’s all we do.” And they are certainly more comfortable providing facial injections.
Q. What exactly is BOTOX Cosmetic?
A. BOTOX Cosmetic© is a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, creating a smooth and natural look. It’s a simple and quick, non-surgical treatment that delivers great, natural-looking results.
Q. Is BOTOX Cosmetic safe?
A. Yes! Botox© has been thoroughly researched (more than 3,000 studies) & clinically used for over 20 years and is approved by both the HPB (Health Protection Branch of Canada) and the FDA. More than 13 million procedures have been performed since 2002.
Botox is a natural purified protein that is extracted from bacteria and refined into a medicine. (Similar to how penicillin is made)
Botox is a medicine that has been safely used for many years in children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy. These kids get up to 6 TIMES an average cosmetic dose & receive this treatment every 3-4 months
Q. How long will a Botox treatment last?
A. The effects will gradually wear off after 3-4 months.
Q. What is the treatment experience like?
A. -Procedures only takes approximately 10-15 minutes
-Full results take up to 14 days after treatment