BOTOX® – Huntington Beach BOTOX® specialists
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
Is Botox® Safe?
BOTOX® has been used with safety for many years. The amount of Botulinum type A used in cosmetic treatments is extremely small, just enough to block the nerve impulse, and side effects from BOTOX® are rare.
The best assurance of a successful outcome is by choosing treatment from a qualified medical professional. Proper injection technique is critical and this includes a full understanding of facial anatomy, the nerves and muscles involved, and how they affect your wrinkles.
How Long Does It Take?
A BOTOX® treatment typically takes between 10 to 15 minutes. Discomfort during the procedure is usually minimal.
- This area to be injected will be cleansed with an antiseptic swab.
- Anesthetic is usually not necessary, but you can request a numbing cream to eliminate any possible discomfort.
- Your doctor will ask you to make specific expressions so that he can identify muscle patterns and mark the injection sites.
- Several quick injections will be applied and the area will be cleansed again.
If this is your first Botox treatment, you can expect your results to develop within 3-5 days (for women – men can take up to 10 days). Botox does not cause permanent immobilization of the minute facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles and movement will return to the treated area within 4 to 6 months.
A good candidate for BOTOX® should be:
- Physically healthy
- Free of facial scarring
- No history of diseases such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis
- Not pregnant or nursing
- Over 18 years of age
Your doctor will also confirm that the facial muscles targeted for treatment are in good condition, your skin is not too thick, you are not suffering from drooping eyelids, and that you are not allergic to BOTOX®.
The amount of improvement after BOTOX can vary from person to person so it’s important to discuss your expectations with a qualified medical professional before any treatment.
Our Surgeons at Atlantis Eyecare are well trained and have significant experience!
Atlantis Eyecare has dedicated a complete section of our medical practice for medical aesthetic treatments. Dr. Logan and Dr. Sadri have been trained and are certified injectors of this product. Both Dr. Logan and Dr. Sadri have been administering Botox® for over 5 years. Please feel free to come into our practice for a consultation where we can help you determine the best approach.
Please call our Atlantis Eyecare Lasik & Cosmetic Institute in Huntington Beach at 714-901-2006 to schedule a consultation.