Find out if Botox treatment is exactly what you need to say goodbye to your wrinkles.
You know that you would love to refresh your appearance and smooth away some of those lines around your forehead and eyes, but the idea of undergoing surgery or invasive cosmetic dermatology just doesn’t seem like something you are ready for. Don’t worry; our Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, Murrieta, Menifee and Temecula, CA dermatologists are here to tell you how Botox could still give you the more youthful appearance you want.
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment that uses a purified form of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium, when injected into the muscles of the face, temporarily paralyzes them and prevents them from contracting. Since the muscles are no longer able to contract, this instantly smooths away dynamic wrinkles and lines that have formed as a result of smiling, frowning, laughing or squinting.
Botox is great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines around the forehead, eyes (crow’s feet), mouth (laugh lines) and nose.
What should I expect when I get Botox?
This treatment is minimally invasive and only takes a couple minutes to administer, making it a popular option for patients on-the-go. Some patients even choose to get this treatment during their lunch break since they can return to their normal activities immediately after (while there may be a little redness or soreness at the injection sites, there is no downtime associated with Botox).
When do results show up?
It usually takes a couple days before results start to appear. On average, it usually takes about five days for the full effect. It’s also important to note that Botox results are only temporary. Botox can last up to six months or more, but you can choose to see our Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, Murrieta, Menifee and Temecula, CA, skin doctors regularly for maintenance Botox treatments to refresh your results.
Who should consider Botox?
If you want to get a more youthful appearance but you don’t want to undergo more invasive cosmetic procedures, then Botox may be the best option for you. Botox isn’t right for everyone. If you are allergic to Botox, or if you are pregnant or nursing, then this cosmetic treatment won’t be right for you.
Dermatology Specialists, INC. offers six convenient locations in Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, Murrieta, Menifee and Temecula, CA. We make it easy to get the skincare services you want, from Botox to acne treatments. Call us today!