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.
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.
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.
"I have been visiting Dr. Moradi for almost 20 years and was in my early 40’s at my first visit. I look back on the last twenty years and I am forever grateful that I never swayed from his practice or expertise. In so many ways he has helped me with the aging process. Almost 60 now and I truly feel I look the best I can, of course, ALL because of his assistance.Dr. Moradi educated me early on of non-invasive procedures that make all the difference in giving a youthful appearance. He NEVER upsold or pushed any decision, simply he prescribed therapies for ME and I was never dissatisfied. He is the BEST at Botox and fillers, but, there are also so many other laser therapies that he offers that WORK!Recently, after having three children, I tried the Emsella technique to help with incontinence and just some of the other annoying problems that are a result of bearing children. The therapy itself is done fully clothed, sitting on a chair. It is not uncomfortable, in fact, its a perfect place to catch up on some reading! The result is incredible! I am no longer running desperately to the bathroom, time and time again. It really worked and it seems to get better as time goes on. If you are looking for a Dr. who is truly concerned about you, look no further. I’m glad I found my one and only Doctor in my lifetime to help with the disease of aging. You will not be dissapointed."- C.B. / Yelp / Jan 29, 2021
"I love Dr Moradi and his staff! I have had laser, Botox and fillers. I felt I was in very good hands!! They are like a family and you are a part of it! I would definitely recommend Dr Moradi! They care!"- H.O. / Yelp / Jun 25, 2021
"LOVE Dr. Moradi’s work! My mom and I have been getting Botox with Dr. Moradi for about two years now. I will never risk going to another person for Botox. He’s professional, knowledgeable & conservative with work."- D.R. / Yelp / Jan 07, 2022
"LOVE Dr. Moradi’s work! My mom and I have been getting Botox with Dr. Moradi for about two years now. I will never risk going to another person for Botox. He’s professional, knowledgeable & conservative with his work."- D.R. / Yelp / Jan 07, 2022
"I’m new to the world of plastics and getting stuff done, but they made me so comfortable and calm. I had some filler and Botox done and the results are amazing. Dr. Moradi is so friendly and kind and amazing at keeping people as natural as possible. The nurses and medical staff are so friendly and always come to check out results and check in on me. The front of the office has the best receptionists and office workers. The guy who greeted me and helped me when I checked in was so friendly and professional. His friendliness was an amazing way to start my service. They are safe and sanitary and I felt very comfortable. Thank you Moradi MD. I will definitely be back in the future. And thank you to the staff for being so kind and professional and making my visit amazing and calm and thank you for the amazing results."- E.G. / Yelp / Feb 17, 2022
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.