Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging, but it doesn’t mean we can’t take steps to reverse it. Have you noticed wrinkles and fine lines on your forehead and/or around your eyes? If you’re looking to get more youthful-looking skin or even a little touch-up without going through extensive, painful, invasive or expensive treatments, Botox may be the answer for you. BOTOX® Cosmetic has become a very common and popular rejuvenating procedure. It helps soften lines and wrinkles. If you are looking to enhance your appearance without an invasive procedure, BOTOX San Diego can be used to refresh a tired appearance without any downtime.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I expect?
You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
What areas of the face can be treated with Botox?
Botox is able to soften the following areas: the crow’s feet area and frown lines area. Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. It targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. There is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic – and TLC only uses BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How do we treat this condition?
With the laser, our treatment providers utilize a treatment program customized to your needs. Once the area is treated, the body begins its natural healing process.
Are you a good candidate for this procedure?
Patients typically start by treating a single area of concern to see the short-term effects and to understand how their bodies react to Botox. Botox makes people appear and feel more youthful without the dangers and costs traditionally associated with plastic surgery. The best way to determine whether Botox San Diego is right for you is to come in for a free consultation.
Is it painful?
Your treatment provider may offer ways to make this a comfortable experience. Since everyone is different, and this depends on the level of treatment needed or desired, it is best to discuss all of your options with your treatment provider. Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
How long does Botox procedure take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Is this a powerful treatment option?
Softening your appearance when concerned due to those frown lines, furrowed brow or crow’s feet is as simple as making an appointment. It works within 48 hours to minimize wrinkles and improve the appearance of the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
Is this easier than surgery?
Unlike surgical procedures that require longer recovery times, Botox is an alternative with no downtime, allowing you to recover immediately with minimal discomfort or side effects.
How many treatments will you need?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
How quickly will I recover?
Recovery time is typically not long. However, since everyone is different, it is best to discuss with your treatment provider. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave our office.
Are there any side effects?
Our staff can provide individualized information on potential side effects with you. You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet.
BOTOX San Diego is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.