Botox is a cosmetic injection for unwanted facial wrinkles, such as forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows. With a few strategic Botox injections, we can temporarily diminish the unwanted expression lines on your face, taking several years off your appearance. Botox results usually appear within a few days and last for several months. Our personalized Botox in San Carlos doses ensure natural-looking results — no frozen expressions.
How does Botox work?
Botox belongs to a category of cosmetic injections known as wrinkle relaxers or neuromodulators. Botox is made of the active ingredient botulinum toxin type a, which can temporarily block communications between nerve endings and muscles. Dynamic wrinkles appear when you contract your facial muscles to produce certain expressions, such as laughter and frowning. Botox temporarily relaxes the facial muscles responsible for the dynamic wrinkles, thus softening and diminishing the associated wrinkles.
What does Botox treat?
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Bunny lines around the bridge of the nose
- Laugh lines around the nose and mouth
- Perioral lines around the lips
- Cobblestone chin creases
- Other expression lines on the face
What are the side effects of Botox?
Botox causes minimal post-treatment side effects, such as redness, tenderness, lumping sensations under the skin, swelling, and bruising around the treatment areas.
How long do the results last?
The Botox results last for 3 to 4 months. Your facial wrinkles will gradually become more prominent after 3 months as the botulinum toxin is metabolized by your body.
Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?
Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a luxurious dermatology practice specializing in anti-aging and cosmetic treatments. We are your skin’s best friends — we offer the latest and safest cosmetic treatments to reverse the signs of aging, elevate your skin quality, and make you look effortlessly youthful. We also personalize Botox doses to ensure naturalized results that conform to your goals and anatomy — no frozen expressions or facial stiffness. Please schedule an appointment for your Botox in San Carlos.