Dr. H. Ukani Plastic Surgeon
Though facial lines and wrinkles are normal parts of aging, they may appear before you'd like them to, making you look older than you feel inside. BOTOX COSMETIC injections at the Port Moody practice of Dr. H. Ukani can help reduce the appearance of certain wrinkles and lines, helping you look younger, relaxed, and more refreshed. Women and men visit Dr. Ukani for BOTOX treatments from Surrey, Coquitlam, and Langley, BC and throughout Metro Vancouver because the treatments are quick and his results look natural.
If you'd like to learn more about how BOTOX COSMETIC injections by an experienced plastic surgeon can work for you, request a consultation with Dr. Ukani using our online form, or give the office a call at
Are You a Candidate?
BOTOX has a strong track record of safety and effectiveness for cosmetic use. Millions of people each year choose BOTOX injections to soften the look of:
- Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, called "glabellar lines"
- Crow's feet around the outer corners of the eyes
- Horizontal forehead furrows
BOTOX COSMETIC is safe and effective for adults of all ethnicities, ages, and walks of life. Its active ingredient has been used for years as a therapeutic agent for conditions involving overactive muscles, such as eyelid twitches. BOTOX Cosmetic is remarkably well tolerated by nearly everyone who chooses it, especially when it's administered by a trained medical professional, such as Dr. Ukani.
For many people, BOTOX creates beautiful results on its own. However, some patients may choose to combine it with other procedures, such as facial fillers for a more complete rejuvenation. When you visit Dr. Ukani near Vancouver for BOTOX, he will discuss your concerns and goals, and make a recommendation for the appropriate treatment for achieving your goals.
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Meet Dr. Ukani
Meet Dr. H. Ukani
With his extensive training and ongoing experience, Dr. H. Ukani is known throughout Vancouver for creating stunning results through advanced surgical techniques. Learn more about Dr. Ukani's professional credentials and practice philosophy.
Your BOTOX COSMETIC Procedure
BOTOX Cosmetic injection is a fairly straightforward, non-surgical procedure. BOTOX's active ingredient relaxes the tiny muscles that cause wrinkles, providing a temporary, though long-lasting, solution to stubborn lines and creases.
How It Works
BOTOX COSMETIC is different from injectable fillers because it actually works at the neuromuscular level, blocking nerve signals to the muscles that cause "dynamic wrinkles" when we frown, squint, and smile. The result is smooth, youthful-looking refreshment that still allows us to make expressions — but without the pesky wrinkles.
During the treatment, Dr. Ukani first cleanses the targeted area and marks the skin to help guide his injections. The injections are quick and discomfort is minimal, although some patients may choose to use topical anesthetic. A typical BOTOX COSMETIC procedure lasts between 10 and 20 minutes, making it a wonderful option for busy professionals and others who want noticeable results with minimum time commitment.
A BOTOX COSMETIC treatment does not normally require any downtime, and the overwhelming majority of patients are able to resume most of their normal activities immediately. Dr. Ukani advises his BOTOX patients to keep their heads elevated for the remainder of the day to allow the product to distribute evenly.
The results of BOTOX are usually visible after 3 to 10 days and can last up to 4 months. Patients may return to Dr. Ukani's office for touch-up treatments once they notice their wrinkles beginning to return.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I combine BOTOX COSMETIC with dermal fillers?
Yes. Many people undergo treatment with BOTOX COSMETIC and dermal fillers at the same time, as their results can be quite complementary because they treat different specific areas. It's perfectly safe to undergo the 2 procedures at once. For instance, you can target wrinkles around your eyes with BOTOX and lines around the mouth with a filler such as JUVÉDERM®. During your consultation with Dr. Ukani, he performs a thorough evaluation of your areas of concern and discusses your desired results with you to help you decide whether a combined treatment is appropriate for you.
Is BOTOX COSMETIC an alternative to cosmetic surgery?
In some cases, yes. For patients who are beginning to see mild to moderate signs of aging, injectable treatments are an effective solution that comes with the benefits of convenience and lower cost. For those who have more extensive signs of aging beyond wrinkles, such as loose, sagging skin, surgery is more effective. If you'd like to significantly tighten your skin or reposition fat and other tissue, for example, a facelift or eyelid surgery may be a better option. BOTOX is also popular among people who have already gotten surgery and want to maintain their results. Dr. Ukani is happy to weigh the pros and cons of the decision between surgical and non-surgical treatments with you, taking into account your goals, condition, and lifestyle.
Are there any side effects associated with BOTOX COSMETIC?
Very few. One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is that patients can return to their normal activities right away with no significant side effects. The most common effects involve the injection site and include redness, tenderness, itchiness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects are temporary and shouldn't prevent you from proceeding with your usual activities immediately after your appointment. Visual side effects, such as bruising, are usually quite mild and can be easily covered with makeup.
How much does BOTOX COSMETIC cost?
Dr. Ukani completely customizes each treatment, so the cost of BOTOX varies for our patients from around the Vancouver area. We are happy to provide a detailed quote during your consultation.