BOTOX® Cosmetic at Changes Plastic Surgery, San Diego
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic, is a synthetically derived form of Botulinum Toxin A, a safe and reliable medication for reduction of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those that come on when expressing certain facial emotions. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a very popular, non-surgical treatment to give a more relaxed and youthful appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic is most effective in treating wrinkles around the eyes and forehead that occur during smiling or exaggerated facial expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into wrinkles in small amounts to relax the muscles underneath. This helps to soften wrinkles, lines, and creases, and in some cases, eliminates them.
This procedure is performed by your triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gilbert Lee, who has been voted by the San Diego Medical Society "Top Doctor" for the past 6 years running. Read more about Dr. Lee's qualifications on his CV.
BOTOX® Cosmetics Photos
Example of a patient who received BOTOX®.
Example of a man who received BOTOX®.
The most often treated areas are:
- crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes
- vertical "worry" lines between the brows
- horizontal forehead lines
- vertical lines around the sides of the mouth
- sagging neck bands
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used in conjunction with plastic surgery, or used alone on the face and neck. BOTOX® Cosmetic results usually last between three and four months and can be repeated for longer-term results. For individuals who are not candidates for facelifts, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be an appealing alternative.
The treatment is simple and involves small injections into several locations. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments do not require anesthesia and because the needle is very fine, there is little discomfort. Results take up to 5-7 days for maximum effect.
Occasionally, patients experience temporary muscle weakness near the injection site.
In very rare instances, patients can have a hypersensitive reaction to BOTOX® Cosmetic, such as redness and swelling at the injection site(s). These symptoms are extremely rare and usually subside after a few days.
At Changes, the procedures are performed according to stringent safety protocols to assure maximum patient safety and reproducibility of results.
Most patients that come to our practice find the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic quite effective and gratifying and return for additional treatments. In fact, most patients that come to Changes find that our treatments are more effective and more pain free than previous treatments with other providers.
"I am so thrilled with my results. You are truly a miracle worker in addition to being a kind and gentle person. -Most sincerely, Elaine"
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