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Botox®

BOTOX® - Facial rejuvenation- San Diego, CA

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Overview

Botulinum Toxin Type A is a natural substance produced by the body and is the active ingredient in BOTOX  Cosmetic, which is a protein complex that can be delivered in small doses to inhibit muscle contraction. BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into target areas in that patient's skin, preventing a specific facial muscle from contracting during facial movements. As such, it has become a popular mini-treatment for facial blemishes, such as unwanted wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, and more. Moradi MD in San Diego, CA, has extensive knowledge in injections and offer top-of-the-line facial treatments using BOTOX. To learn more, schedule a private consult with board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Amir Moradi. 

Administering BOTOX

Tiny doses of BOTOX are injected into the skin where wrinkles are noticeable. It is normally done in the doctor’s office and the procedure can last from 15 to 30 minutes. The number of injections and dose amounts administered varies by patient depending on the severity of wrinkles. Patients are first marked with ink prior to the injection so that the practitioner can accurately inject the areas in need of wrinkle softening. This procedure does not create any discomfort other than a normal prick that comes with a small needle. A numbing cream may be applied to help with any discomfort. Patients will be able to go home right after treatment with no downtime from their normal routine.

Best Candidates?

Today, practitioners are treating patients of all ages with BOTOX. For some individuals, for example those as young as 30, BOTOX is considered a preventative way to prevent facial wrinkles. For others (i.e. 40 years old and older), it is a rejuvenation effort to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Older individuals (55 and up) will still receive great benefit from having BOTOX injections, but for some, a facelift technique might be a better option to consider. 

What to Expect

After treatment, mild swelling and bruising may appear on the injection spots. Patients are advised to limit exercise and to sleep in an upright position the same night as the treatment. The redness and swelling will only last for a few hours, but some patients may experience bruising for several days. There are bruising medications, such as Arnica, that patients can take a week prior to treatment to help minimize bruising. The results from a BOTOX treatment take 5-7 days to appear. When they do, the face will look smoother and brighter, and patients will feel rejuvenated by their fresh appearance.

Same As BOTOX?

In recent years, BOTOX has seen some competition as other drugs have been approved by the FDA and introduced to the aesthetic market. Dysport and Xeomin are muscle relaxers similar to BOTOX. Each has its specific trending function that can be addressed during the initial consultation. Sometimes, a combination of the drugs is used to treat various areas. For example, BOTOX for frown lines, and Dysport for crow’s feet.

How Long Does It Last?

A BOTOX injection will last between 3-4 months. The treatment can be repeated every quarter and for most patients who receive this treatment, they usually come back for more. BOTOX is an effective, easy and safe way to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. Patients consider it a part of their normal beauty routine.

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BOTOX® is a very popular and effective way to treat facial wrinkles and help restore the youthfulness back into the skin. If you're considering this treatment, schedule a consult at our San Diego practice today.

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