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 benefits of Botox?
- Minimally invasive anti-aging treatment
- Causes little to no pain and discomfort
- Performed under topical anesthesia
- Reverses the signs of aging
- Improves overall skin texture and quality
- Prevents the onset of new facial wrinkles
- No harsh side effects or complications
- No post-treatment downtime
How can Botox prevent wrinkles?
Most people start using Botox once they start seeing the signs of aging, usually in the late 20s or early 30s. But early intervention with Botox can also help you prevent or delay the signs of aging. Botox prevents frequent facial muscle contractions, which prevents the onset of dynamic wrinkles that eventually become static. If you start undergoing Botox in San Carlos treatments in your early 20s, you can maintain youthful skin well into your 30s.
What happens during the Botox treatment?
Your Botox treatment starts with a consultation with our medical providers. We carefully examine your facial skin to measure the density of your wrinkle. We also review your medical history, ask about your concerns and goals, and mark the treatment areas on your skin. Our medical providers personalize the dose according to your unique needs to ensure soft, subtle results that betray no signs of cosmetic manipulation.
During the Botox treatment, the medical provider will cleanse your facial skin and apply a numbing gel. This ensures you don’t experience any pain. The appropriate units of Botox are carefully injected into the targeted treatment areas using ultrafine needles. You might feel a little pinch, but the sensation is perfectly tolerable. The entire treatment concludes within 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections.
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.
Is there any downtime after Botox?
Botox doesn’t involve any downtime. You may resume your daily activities and work immediately after your treatment. However, you should ideally avoid strenuous workouts for a day.
When will I see the results?
The results of Botox in San Carlos appear gradually over several days. The results might appear after a few days, with continued improvement for up to 2 weeks.
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.
How often do I need Botox treatments?
The results of Botox gradually dissipate within months, so you may need 3 to 4 sessions per year. Our medical providers will recommend the ideal treatment frequency for you.
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.