Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is located in beautiful San Diego. Our physicians are considered the top experts in their field, and in fact we are one of the few practices where our MDs actually perform all Botox injections themselves, rather than having a nurse practitioner or medical assistant perform them. Botox® Cosmetic is a very common and well-studied wrinkle treatment that has been proven to correct moderate to severe frown lines in problem areas of the face.
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Botox Treatment Areas:
- Forehead creases
- Crow's feet
- Neck bands
- Bunny lines
- Chin dimples
- Gummy smile
- Eyebrow lift
- Masseter muscle
What to Expect During a Botox Injection in San DiegoIt takes just a few minutes to inject this neuromodulator directly into the area where results are desired. Our wrinkle treatment specialists will use a fine needle to inject the appropriate amount of Botox, which varies depending on each patient's specific needs. Our doctors' goal is to produce natural looking results with Botox injections, relaxing the muscles just enough to reduce wrinkles without compromising normal facial expressions. A Botox wrinkle treatment is generally pain free, but some patients experience a slight tingling sensation or soreness in the injected area for a brief period of time. Patients in SD can return to their normal daily activities immediately after the injections.
How Does It Work?Botox injections work by blocking nerve impulses that are responsible for the contraction of muscles. When the muscles aren’t able to contract the area appears relaxed and softer, giving a wrinkle free, more youthful appearance. The only muscles affected are the ones in the immediate treatment area where the wrinkle treatment is injected, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected. Read more about Botox on the official website.
How Long Do the Results Last?Patients experience results within 2 to 7 days, and the effects of Botox injections can last between 3-6 months. Additional wrinkle treatments can be repeated as the effects wear off.
Are Wrinkle Treatment Injections Safe?When the word “Botox” is spoken, it’s important to understand that there are 2 different versions of botulinum toxin – one for therapeutic medical purposes and one for cosmetic purposes. The difference between the two is dosage. Botulinum Toxin can be used in higher doses to treat muscle spams in large muscles, most commonly used as a treatment for cerebral palsy. It’s in this higher dose where the reports of complications have been reported. OnabotulinumtoxinA is the branded version of a very low dose of the substance used to treat fine lines and wrinkles.Botox has an excellent safety record and has been referred to as “the aspirin of the 21st century.” It is a very well studied and safe product when used for cosmetic purposes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Botox?
Q: How many wrinkle treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Q: How is Botox different from Dysport or Xeomin?
Q: When will I start seeing results?
Q: Do Botox injections hurt?
Q: How much recovery time is needed after injections?
Q: How much does this wrinkle treatment cost?
Q: What side effects should I expect?
What Else Can Botox Treat?
These type of injections have been shown to be effective for migraine prevention. Botox treatments are administered to specific injection sites on the patient's neck and head to try to dull future headache symptoms. If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, call our office in San Diego to set up a consultation to speak with the best neuromodulator specialists about how Botox can reduce your symptoms.
Hyperhidrosis TreatmentBotox injections have been approved by the FDA as effective treatments for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Botox is injected into the underarms to help control severe sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. By blocking the chemical signals, the sweat glands stop producing excessive amounts of sweat.
Learn more information about how Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating.
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Contact our Wrinkle Reduction Specialists Today
Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 943-2113 for more information and to schedule a consultation for a wrinkle treatment. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego.
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