Dr. Abbas Moshk, MD
Dr. Moshk is a family physician graduate of the University of British Columbia with over 20 years of medical experience. Along with his vast interest in the cosmetic and medical applications of Botox, he has been trained and certified by the leading botulinum toxin education program in North America, the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics (PTIFA). Dr. Moshk believes that the deep understanding of head and neck anatomy that he possesses as part of his Doctor of Medicine degree, in addition to his extensive work experience, can ensure the practice of proper injection techniques and formidable results.
The cosmetic results of Botox, the most popular non-surgical treatment in the field, are achieved by injecting botulinum toxin into specific muscles of the face. This procedure relaxes the muscles and results in both a reduction of the targeted wrinkles and prevention of new wrinkles from forming. Additionally, the medical applications of botulinum toxin have become increasingly popular over the last decade, and include the treatment of several conditions such as chronic migraine, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), TMJ (TMD) disorders, etc.
The cost of Botox for migraine treatment is covered by some insurance companies provided the specific criteria for chronic migraine headache is met: 15 or more days headache per month (4 hours or more of headache per day), with migraines on at least 8 of those days. Eligibility could be discussed during the consultation session.