Botox Cosmetic Introduction
The natural aging process brings with it a lot of hazards, but one of the most distressing for many people is the havoc it wreaks on the appearance of their face. As we age, the skin of our face naturally lose their volume and elasticity, causing sagging, fine lines, and deep creases. Areas that see a lot of motion such as the mouth and corners of the eyes are especially likely to develop wrinkles. Among the most common are crow’s feet, frown lines, and creases between the eyebrows. Whether alone or together, these signs of aging can make you look worried, sad, or just plain old.
While wrinkles can’t be defeated by at-home treatments, there is a surprisingly simple solution to them. Botox is a popular, noninvasive treatment that works specifically to reduce or even eliminate these dynamic wrinkles that come from repetitive movements. By relaxing the muscles that make these creases appear, Botox can smooth out your frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines, leaving you with skin that looks smooth, even, and years younger.
Ideal Botox Candidate
Botox is a suitable treatment for any patient who wants to reduce or eliminate their dynamic facial lines, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. It’s an especially good option for people with creasing on the forehead, wrinkles between the eyes or at the top of the nose, crow’s feet, or frown lines. It can benefit any patient who suffers from early aging and is quite safe. Ideally, patients will be in good health and will understand how the treatment process works and what they can realistically expect from their results.
Before receiving Botox injections, it’s important to go through a consultation to be sure that we understand your specific concerns and that Botox is an appropriate treatment for your situation. During your consultation, we’ll conduct a brief examination to determine the cause of your problem, and we’ll listen to your medical history and your concerns about your face. After the examination, we’ll be able to recommend a specific treatment plan for you. Depending on your needs, you may wish to use Botox alone or pair it with dermal fillers to reduce static wrinkles or facial treatments to improve skin texture as well.
Once you’re sure that Botox is the right choice for you, you’ll be able to go through with the procedure. Once you arrive at the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic, you’ll be made comfortable in the office. Our aesthetic nurse Roseanne Gallagher, RN will give you ice packs to rub against the treatment area to numb the skin, and the areas will be thoroughly cleaned with rubbing alcohol to prevent infection. The correct amount of Botox will then be injected into the necessary areas with an extremely thin needle to reduce potential bruising. The whole procedure will be over in just a few minutes. There may be minor redness immediately after the procedure, but this ordinarily resolves itself within a few hours, and you’ll be able to return to normal activities immediately.
Results from Botox
You’ll notice the first results from your Botox treatment several days after the procedure, but the full results will take 2-3 weeks to show up due to the time it takes for your muscles to fully relax. Once the results are apparent, you’ll notice instantly smoother skin with fewer wrinkles and a noticeably younger appearance. Your results will last for up to 4 months, at which point you’ll need to repeat the treatment to maintain your wrinkle-free look.
Best Botox Injector in Oakland California
Dr. Sheldon Kabaker and his staff have decades of experience in facial rejuvenation. With their extensive training in specialized skin care and high level of experience in delivering Botox and other wrinkle treatments, there is no better place in Oakland California to get your own Botox treatment.
What is botox?
Is a popular noninvasive treatment that smooths dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them.
How does it work?
Is made up of Botulinum toxin, a muscle-paralyzing agent that is quite dangerous when found in food but completely safe when used cosmetically. It works by blocking the nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract, which leads to a relaxed, smooth look throughout the face.
What areas can be treated by Botox?
Is useful for any area with dynamic wrinkles, which means the wrinkles that are caused by movement. For most people, this means forehead wrinkles from scrunching up your forehead, wrinkles between the eyes from furrowing your browns, crow’s feet from squinting, and lines around the mouth from frowning and smiling.
Where will I receive my Botox treatment?
We perform all of our Botox treatments right here in our comfortable office in Oakland, California.
Is it going to hurt?
No. In fact, Botox is so pain-free that most patients do not even request a numbing cream. The needles are very small, so most people report that it feels like nothing more than a pin prick.
How long will it take?
The injections themselves take only a minute. The entire procedure, including icing and cleaning the treatment area, takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
Is there a recovery period?
Not really. Normal activity can be resumed immediately after receiving the injections. Some patients experience a small amount of redness, bruising, or swelling, but this is normally gone the same evening.
Will I be able to return to work right away?
Certainly. Since the treatment itself is so brief, patients can often go back to work the very same day.
How long will I have to wait to see the results?
The results will take 2-3 weeks to fully appear since it takes some time for the toxin to completely relax the muscles that are causing your wrinkles, but most patients do see some initial improvement after just a few days.
Are the results permanent?
Unfortunately, no. It will take 3-4 months for the benefits to wear off. Most patients schedule regular treatments so that they can maintain their results seamlessly.
Are there any uses for Botox besides wrinkles?
Is also used to clear up hyperhidrosis, or excess sweating, by paralyzing the sweat glands. The results from this are more durable and sometimes last up to 9 months. It can also be used to adjust the positioning of the eyebrows and to ease migraines.
If I get Botox in one area to correct hyperhidrosis, will it make me sweat more in other areas?
Surgical correction of hyperhidrosis has historically had a problem with compensatory hyperhidrosis, in which patient sweats more in one area to make up for not sweating in another area. Fortunately, this problem has not been seen when using Botox to correct excessive sweating.
Are there any risks to Botox?
While is extremely safe, a few patients do experience temporary headaches or numbness shortly after receiving the injections.
Is there anyone who cannot safely have Botox?
There are certain neurologic conditions that may have additional Botox risks, and it should not be used on patients who are breastfeeding.
How do you calculate the Botox cost?
The botox cost is determined by how much of it you need, measured in mL or cc.
Can I wash my face normally after receiving Botox?
Yes. Since doesn’t migrate throughout the face, no special treatment is necessary. Normal skincare can be resumed the same evening.