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.
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"I took family pics today and realized that I need Moradi Botox badly. Motherhood is not agreeing with my eyes"- M.M. / Facebook / Sep 22, 2013
"So I am writing another review on Dr. Moradis office but this time was an experience with the Dr. himself. I went in with my mother to get a consultation for Botox. Being someone who is new to Botox I really nervous about needles or something going wrong. Not only were my fears proven wrong but my experience was amazing. Dr. Moradi was so professional with an amazing demeanor. He was very informative and was really trying to help me get the best results. The needle was actually nothing either. My main reason for writing this was to really be a light to all of the people who are hesitant about getting facial treatments done and to let you know it is ok. Thank you Dr. Moradi, Veronica, and Magdalena for making this an easy and wonderful experience. My mom had fillers and was just as nervous. She left there with instant results! A+++ for this Dr. and team!"- C.B. / Yelp / Oct 18, 2016
"I have been going to Dr. Moradi for several years now for Botox I love Dr. Moradi and Veronica. Dr. Moradi does a great job with Botox and Filler. I have had many people try and talk me into filler and I finally let Dr. Moradi do some at his recommendation last year and have been extremely happy with the natural looking results. I love Magdalina, and I love going to her for facial, peels, epi-pen, and microdermabrasion she does an amazing job. I especially like the epi-pen, and the results from her treatments and product recommendations have made a huge impact on my skin. When I tell people my age(58) they are surprised, I must give credit to Dr. Moradi and Magdalena for making me look younger. Jessica is also at Dr. Moradi's office and she is a sweetheart she does IPL, dot laser and laser hair removal. She does a great job and I have been very happy with the results of my treatments with her. I have never felt pressured to do anything. I believe that Dr. Moradi is very cautious and meticulous about his work, and I trust his skill and opinion. Everyone at Dr. Moradi's office are friendly and professional. I look forward to my appointments and am thrilled with the results of all the treatments I have had done. I am so glad my friend recommended Dr. Moradi to me. Sincerely,Tonya"- T.P. / Yelp / Sep 23, 2015
"I have been going to Dr Moradi for over 20 years. When I first started out I was just doing Botox to look less sleepy but as I have aged I have progressed to Botox and fillers. Dr Moradi's work is amazing you never look "overdone" you just look like a younger version of yourself. I am always so pleased with the results. Veronica is Dr Moradi's assistant she is extremely professional and really helps you decipher your objective. She has a keen eye and is able to really pinpoint what you are wanting to improve. I have worked with Veronica as long as Dr Moradi she is outstanding and brilliant. Veronica and Dr Moradi make a great team. The last thing I will say is that there is no "up Selling" in this office. This is a professional group who I trust and will never go anywhere else. Thank you Veronica and Dr Moradi for everything."- C.B. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2017
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.