It takes just a few minutes to inject this neuromodulator directly into the area where results are desired. Our dermatologists use an extra fine needle to inject the appropriate amount of Botox, which varies depending on each patient’s specific needs. Our doctors’ goal is to produce natural looking results with Botox injections, relaxing the muscles just enough to reduce wrinkles without compromising normal facial expressions. A Botox wrinkle treatment is generally pain free, but some patients experience a slight tingling sensation or soreness in the injected area for a brief period of time. Patients in San Diego can return to their normal daily activities immediately after their Botox treatment.
How Does It Work?
Botox injections work by blocking nerve impulses that are responsible for the contraction of muscles. When the muscles aren’t able to contract the area appears relaxed and softer, giving a wrinkle free, more youthful appearance. The only muscles affected are the ones in the immediate treatment area where the wrinkle treatment is injected, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Patients experience results within 2 to 7 days, and the effects of Botox injections last between 3-6 months. Additional wrinkle treatments can be repeated as the effects wear off.
Are Wrinkle Treatment Injections Safe?
When the word “Botox” is spoken, it’s important to understand that there are 2 different versions of botulinum toxin – one for therapeutic medical purposes and one for cosmetic purposes. The difference between the two is dosage. Botulinum Toxin can be used in higher doses to treat muscle spams in large muscles, most commonly used as a treatment for cerebral palsy. It’s in this higher dose where the reports of complications have been reported. OnabotulinumtoxinA is the branded version of a very low dose of the substance used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Botox has an excellent safety record and has been referred to as “the aspirin of the 21st century.” It is a very well studied and SAFE product when used for cosmetic purposes.
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Actual patient. Results may vary.
Photos taken at maximum frown and/or full smile before and after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic at day 7. In two clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, 26.1% and 20.3% of people had ≥ 2-grade improvement at day 30. In one of these studies, 67.9% of people had mild or no crow’s feet at day 30 after treatment. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, physicians assessed 80% of people had significant improvement at day 30.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.