Botox Cosmetic Treatments
What Is a Botox Cosmetic Treatment?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A that inhibits the contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines and fine wrinkles near the eyes, nose, mouth, forehead, and eyebrows, thereby smoothing out the skin in those areas and producing a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
Administered with a few small injections by a qualified physician such as Dr. Moneer Jaibaji, the treatment takes between 10-30 minutes for most patients and involves very little discomfort. Significant results are noticeable just a few days after treatment is administered and can last up to four months.
When to Choose Botox® San Diego
Cosmetic Healthy adults who are dissatisfied with their facial lines and wrinkles are good candidates for Botox treatment. Botox can treat:
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Lipstick lines
- Crow’s feet
- “Bunny” lines on the nose
- Downturned mouth corners
- Chin crunch
- Low and heavy eyebrow (medical brow lift)
- Neck bands (platysma bands)
- eyelid twitching
- Worry lines
In addition to being an effective wrinkle treatment, Botox has also been used to treat migraine headaches, joint pain and excessive sweating.
Botox® with Dr. Moneer Jaibaji, MD
To make the botox injection a pleasant experience, several techniques are used to numb the skin on preparation for botox injection. A common technique is to use frozen gel pads. These pads are applied to the skin prior to botox injection. Their effect is usually mild.
Another technique is to apply a numbing cream to areas that will be injected. The patient has to arrive about 30 minutes before the procedure. The numbing cream is applied. Once the skin is numb the botox can be injected.
A third technique is use injectable local anesthetic. The anesthetic will block the nerve and provide complete anesthesia to the injected areas.
Dr. Jaibaji, MD will discuss with you the different skin numbing techniques during your consultation.
Numbing cream is rarely necessary when undergoing Botox injections, but may be used to improve comfort in sensitive areas. Using a thin needle, your doctor will inject Botox into the facial muscles that are causing your lines and wrinkles. You may need several injections in a small area.
Muscles that are treated with Botox are relaxed, but will not be prevented from forming natural expressions. The entire procedure takes only 10-30 minutes. Botox treatments can easily be combined with other facial procedures, including Juviderm injections or other facial fillers and skin resurfacing.
After Botox in La Jolla
One of the great advantages of Botox is that there is almost no downtime. This makes it possible for you to return to normal activities right away. You may experience some slight bruising or swelling at the site of injection, which can be covered with makeup.
Once injected, Botox blocks nerve impulses in the treated muscles. As a result, your face should have a more relaxed expression, with fewer lines and wrinkles. The results of Botox take 3-4 days to fully appear. Botox does not provide a permanent solution to fine lines and wrinkles. To maintain results, you will need regular treatments every 3-6 months.
Botox is considered safe and side effects are generally mild. Some possible side effects may include bruising, swelling, redness or itching at the injection site. It is also possible that you will have an allergic reaction. All of these risks will be discussed in depth during your consultation.
If you’re interested in Botox injections, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Your initial consultation provides an excellent atmosphere for asking questions, discussing finances and looking at pictures of past patients. Schedule a consultation in one of our beautiful office locations in Coronado or La Mesa, California.