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Cosmetic Filler 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 iresults quickly and the effects of Botox injections can last up to 6 months and 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. Sign up for Brilliant Distinctions Program and earn points for every wrinkle treatment.
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is Botox? A: Botox injections are used to treat frown lines, crows feet and forehead furrows. It works by blocking nerve impulses, which relaxes the underlying muscles. As a result, the muscles can no longer contract allowing the wrinkles to safely relax and soften. Q: How many wrinkle treatments are recommended for optimal results? A: Usually only one wrinkle treatment (injection) is necessary. Once the injection wears off, it is safe to come back for another round of injections. Q: How is Botox different from Dysport or Xeomin? A: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all neuromodulator wrinkle treatments that work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox is the most famous and popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment with more than 11 million people treated in the United States alone. Dysport has also been used for many years and some patients prefer the "spread" of Dysport. Xeomin is mainly used to treat frown lines in between the eyebrows. Some patients find that they prefer one treatment over the others. Q: When will I start seeing results? A: You will see the full results of your Botox wrinkle treatment within a week. Q: Do Botox injections hurt? A: In general, Botox injections are painless. However, if the patient wants, a topical anesthetic may be applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort. Q: How much recovery time is needed after injections? A: None, you can return to your daily activities and apply makeup immediately following the treatment. Q: How much does this wrinkle treatment cost? A: Each patient’s needs are different and therefore cost depends on the individual, but an average treatment is normally $300-$450 to get rid of frown lines. Call our office and schedule a consultation with any of our doctors at our San Diego office to see how much your personalized Botox treatment will cost. Q: What side effects should I expect? A: Most of our patients do not experience any side effects. However, as with most injectables, common side effects from Botox injections can include localized pain, tenderness, inflammation, redness, itching, bruising and/or swelling. If you do suffer from these side-effects, do not worry, they will disappear within a few days. More Botox FAQs
What Else Can Cosmetic Fillers 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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