One of the most common complaints dermatologists hear from patients seeking injectable treatment is about their deep frown lines, or 11’s, between the eyebrows. For those types of forehead wrinkles, Botox is often the most effective treatment. The experienced injectors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are experts who regularly use Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to minimize the appearance of frown lines in their patients.
How Does Botox for Frown Lines Work?
Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neuromodulator that is injected into the muscles underneath the desired area. It relaxes the muscle and relieves the tension that causes the deep frown lines and wrinkles that occur as we age as a result of our natural facial expressions. When our San Diego Botox experts inject into frown lines and 11’s, the lines smooth out, leaving an even, younger-looking brow area.
The injection is generally painless. If a patient is concerned about pain, however, the dermatologist can apply a topical numbing agent prior to injection. The procedure is quick and only one session is needed to experience the desired results, which are generally fully present within a week of the injection. The results for frown lines typically last up to 6 months and the procedure can be performed again once the effects do wear off.
Botox for Frown Lines FAQ
When doing research on the best injectable treatment for your unique needs, it is common to have questions. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are here to answer those questions and help you find the optimal treatment to give you the younger looking skin you desire.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: Side effects are uncommon, however, just as with any procedure, they can occur. The most common Botox side effects are inflammation, bruising, pain in the injection site, itching, and tenderness. If you do experience any of these side effects after your injection, they will dissipate within a few days. If you have any concerns about side effects, please discuss them with the doctor during your consultation.
Q: Can I get Botox for my 11 lines at the same time as facial fillers in other areas?
A: Yes, you can get a neuromodulator and facial fillers in one treatment! If you have several trouble spots that you would like addressed, our dermatologists can create a specialized injectable treatment plan for you and most of the injectables can be performed at the same time. Schedule a consultation with one of our San Diego expert injectors today to discuss the possibility of neuromodulators and facial fillers together.
Q: Who should perform frown line Botox injections?
A: We highly recommend that you seek this treatment from board-certified, experienced dermatologists who specialize in injectable treatments. Although neuromodulators are often available at med-spas, optimal results and fewer side effects are seen when the treatment is done by a physician with specialized training, like those here at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
Q: How many treatments will I need for my frown lines?
A: One of the great things about Botox is that usually only one treatment is needed. Within one week of the single treatment, full results will be visible and will last between 4 and 6 months. When results wear off, return for another treatment.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The exact cost of the injections will depend on each individual patient’s treatment plan and can be discussed during the initial consultation once treatment area and the extent of treatment have been decided upon. Call Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out more about the cost.
Schedule a Consultation with the Experts for Botox in San Diego Today
Botox is highly effective in the treatment of frown lines and 11’s. When injected by an experienced dermatologist, patients experience great results and achieve a more youthful appearance. Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 365-3620 today to schedule a consultation with a San Diego expert. There is no need to live with the aging effects of deep frown lines any longer! Contact us today!
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