Botox® is a neuromodulator medication used by doctors to treat a number of skin and other conditions. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are known for their Botox expertise and treat patients experiencing everything from crow’s feet and frown lines, to migraines and excessive sweating.
How Botox Cosmetic Works
Botox is injected by an expert physician into a muscle where it will stop the muscle from contracting. The Botox medication adheres to the nerve endings in the muscle and prohibits the neurotransmitter that triggers contraction from being released. When treating wrinkles, stopping muscle contraction causes the skin to appear smooth and less wrinkled. The medications Dysport and Xeomin work in a similar manner.
Many types of wrinkles that appear with age, like 11 lines and forehead creases, are the result of years of dynamic facial muscle use, so injecting Botox into the underlying muscle results in a smoother, younger-looking forehead. When used to treat medical conditions such as chronic migraines, the Botox is carefully injected into specific muscles in the neck that are tense and hyperactive and may be contributing to the painful headaches. Contact the experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatolgoy to schedule a consultation and see if Botox is right for you.
The expert Botox injectors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego use Botox to treat a variety of conditions—both cosmetic and medical.
Some of the common cosmetic uses of Botox are for the treatment of:
- Crow’s Feet
- Forehead Creases
- 11’s (Frown Lines)
- Gummy Smile
- Chin Dimpling
- Aging Neck
- Bunny Lines
- Square Jaw
Our Botox experts also use Botox to treat the following medical conditions:
Why Trust Cosmetic Laser Dermatology for Botox Injections?
The team at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego is comprised of five board-certified dermatologists who are well-known in the dermatologic field for their continued contributions to medical research and expertise in cosmetic procedures. It is important that any person seeking a Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injection visits an experienced, highly qualified doctor with a track record of success like the dermatologists here in San Diego.
Dr. Goldman Addresses Common Botox Concerns
What is Botox? FAQ
If you’re considering a Botox injection treatment, you may have a lot of questions. The dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have taken the time to answer commonly asked questions pertaining to Botox for you here to help you decide if it is a treatment you’d like to pursue.
Q: How much does Botox Cosmetic cost?
A: The cost of Botox treatments is variable depending on the area of treatment and number of units of Botox required for optimal outcome. During your consultation, the doctor will assess your needs and devise a treatment plan tailored just to you. Once the doctor has customized a Botox treatment plan, we would be happy to discuss the cost.
Q: Does Botox hurt?
A: Botox injections are generally pain free, however, the doctor can apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area before injection if you are concerned.
Q: What is the difference between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
A: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all muscle relaxing neuromodulators used for a variety of cosmetic purposes. The doctor may decide that one is preferred over another depending on the treatment location and severity/depth of wrinkles in the area.
Q: What is the recovery after Botox?
A: There is no downtime following a Botox treatment! Most patients return right to work and normal daily activities following treatment. Some may experience slight redness, bruising, swelling, or itching at the injection site, but this will gradually diminish within a few days following the procedure.
Contact the San Diego Botox Experts For a Consultation Today!
If you’ve ever found yourself asking, “What is Botox?” or “Should I get a Botox injection?” contact the Botox experts in San Diego today for a consultation. Our board-certified dermatologists are world-renowned dermatologic experts who would love to help you determine if Botox is right for you. Call us at (858) 365-3620 today!