Botox Injections – The best way to get Refreshed!
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BOTOX® Cosmetic is the easiest way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles caused by excessive muscle contraction. The nonsurgical procedure reduces even the toughest wrinkles and creates results within 7-14 days, although you may see immediate results as well.
Treatment times with BOTOX® Cosmetic take fewer than 30 minutes, and the injections are nearly painless. A few tiny pricks to the underlying muscle, and you’re on your way to smoother and youthful skin.
Your wrinkles have taken some time to appear; now they can take a vacation with injectable treatment. After receiving BOTOX®, you can expect your results to last for three to six months before you require re-treatment.
Botox Cosmetic is the easiest way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles caused by excessive muscle contraction. This nonsurgical procedure reduces even the most stubborn wrinkles and produces results within seven to 14 days. Some of our patients see immediate effects as well, which improve in the days following their treatment. Your wrinkles have taken some time to appear, but now we can send them on vacation with this relatively quick and easy injectable procedure. Treatment sessions for Botox Cosmetic can take fewer than 30 minutes to complete, and the injections are nearly painless. A few tiny pricks to the underlying muscle, and you are on your way to smoother, more youthful skin. After receiving Botox, you can expect your results to last for three to six months before another treatment session is required to maintain your positive results.
What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is a purified version of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, also known as the botulism toxin. When it is injected into the muscles in trace amounts, the formulation reduces wrinkles that form as a result of muscle contraction. Known as dynamic wrinkles, these lines typically appear around the forehead and eyes. While they are only present when facial expressions are made in the beginning, the wrinkles can gradually become etched into the skin, so they are visible all the time. These creases, known as static wrinkles, can detract from your appearance, making you look older than you feel.
Botox suppresses the muscles by acting as a neuromodulator, which blocks communication to the muscle that tells it to contract. When neurotransmitters are unable to reach the muscle, preventing movement and thereby reducing the appearance of the consequential wrinkles. As you continue to receive Botox treatments, your muscles may adjust to the toxin blocking their movement, resulting in fewer wrinkle-causing expressions. This process could result in smoother skin that lasts longer, allowing you to space your Botox treatments even further apart. Instead of coming in every three months, you may find that over time you can schedule appointments every five or six months without compromising your results.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than seven million Botox procedures were done in 2016 alone. These numbers marked Botox as the most performed nonsurgical cosmetic procedure for that year. This procedure is effective on all skin types and tones and is nearly as popular with men as it is with women.
Quick Procedure, Quick Results
Botox injections are performed right in our Newport Beach, Orange County office at our medspa and take just a few minutes to complete in most cases. Patients find the procedure is relatively comfortable and do not typically require any numbing cream or ice before treatment. The needle used to administer the medication is small and does not get injected deeply enough to cause any significant pain.
Once your injections are completed, you may return to your daily routine right away. Aside from some possible mild swelling, there are not usually side effects from Botox that would reveal you just had a cosmetic procedure performed. However, you may return to work with a distinctly smoother appearance that shaves off a few years and boosts your confidence level. Results will continue to improve a week or two after your session, so if you are scheduling Botox in anticipation of a significant event or vacation, remember to plan ahead.
**Please note that to ensure our customer results & satisfaction, we do not charge by the “area” , we charge by unit. This ensures that you pay only for the actual amount of BOTOX® that is administered. At our medspa, we dilute our BOTOX® based on Allergan Pharmaceuticals precise guidelines and never less or more than recommended. We want you to achieve the optimal results for the longest time possible ensuring you tell your friends and come back for more. We care about our patients and we want to see you happy!
Because Botox works primarily on dynamic wrinkles, there are a few treatment areas where it produces superior results to other anti-aging treatments. Those areas include:
- Lines that extend across the forehead
- Vertical creases between the eyebrows
- Horizontal lines on the top of the nasal bridge
- Subtle lines fanning out from the outer corners of the eyes
Our providers will assess your concerns to determine whether Botox will be the best treatment option for you. If you have other symptoms of aging you would like to address, we also provide a wide range of dermal fillers to smooth away wrinkles around the nose and mouth and restore youthful volume in the midface. Dermal fillers can even be combined with Botox in a single treatment session to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals in a single appointment. Known as a liquid facelift, this combined procedure can help take years off your appearance.
Is Botox right for you?
When you come in for an exam at our medspa in Newport Beach, ask one of our providers whether you could benefit from a few Botox injections. With a thorough evaluation of your skin and a discussion about your treatment goals, we will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for you. Keep in mind that Botox is a temporary injection, which means the effectiveness of the medication will gradually wear off and your wrinkles will return. While the quickness of a Botox procedure is attractive, you will need to schedule sessions every few months if you want to maintain your results.
The safety of Botox has been proven over the decades that this medication has been in use. Before Botox was approved by the FDA as a cosmetic procedure, the formulation was used to treat a variety of medical conditions like cervical dystonia and uncontrollable eye twitching. Today, Botox continues to be used for these disorders, as well as to treat excessive sweating, chronic migraines and urinary incontinence. Despite its long history of safety, individuals who are pregnant or allergic to any of the ingredients in the Botox formulation should not have this treatment performed.
Over one million people have been treated with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Cost of Botox
The cost of Botox varies somewhat, based on the number and severity of the wrinkles you would like treated. Please note that to ensure our customer results and satisfaction, we do not charge by the area, but by the units of Botox used. This practice ensures you only pay for the amount of Botox that is administered during your procedure. At our medspa, we dilute our Botox based on Allergan Pharmaceuticals’ exact guidelines and never less or more than recommended, so that it remains safe to use. We want you to achieve the optimal results for the longest time possible, ensuring you are fully satisfied with your outcome. We want our patients to be happy, so they return to us for additional treatments and tell their friends about their positive experience at our office.
If you would like more information about Botox Cosmetic, or to find out whether this injectable treatment is right for you, contact us at our office in Newport Beach, Orange County at 949-515-9377 to schedule an exam.
*Any claims regarding the duration or outcome of any treatment, procedure, or service provided are based on optimal results. Individual results may vary. For realistic expectations, please set up a one on one exam with our practice in Newport Beach, Orange County.
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