Botox is the only FDA approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, a forehead wrinkles in adults. Botox partially paralyzes the muscles responsible for these lines so the wrinkles cannot be continuously reinforced by underlying muscular contraction. With time, the wrinkles fade and you obtain a more youthful appearance.
Botox is a naturally-occurring protein made by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. It is manufactured and purified by Allergan Pharmaceuticals and has been used for cosmetic procedures since 2002. Because Botox is a relatively large molecule, it cannot be absorbed through the skin like many creams and other beauty products. It must be injected by a physician/healthcare professional with knowledge of anatomy, as well as appropriate depth and dose.
Botox competitors include topical creams, which simply do not address the source of the wrinkle, and plastic surgery, which is very invasive, painful and requires general anesthesia.
Before and After
Disclaimer: SDBotox will not perform the procedure if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a skin infection on desired injection site or have had an allergic reaction to any ingredients found in Botox
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors including cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, and damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold and when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
There are many non-cosmetic disorders that can be treated with botox, including migraines and excessive sweating. It can treat disorders of the esophagus, the bladder, and almost all skeletal muscles of the head, neck, torso, back, and extremities.
BOTOX® Pre-Treatment Instructions
- If you have or are currently suffering from cold sores, let your doctor know. A prescription is needed in order to get rid of any infection and eliminate the chance of developing sores post-treatment.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medication 10 to 14 days prior to treatment. These medications increase the chance of bruising and swelling at the injection site. Blood-thinning medications include Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamin E, and other NSAIDs.
- Avoid alcohol 1 week before your treatment, it causes blood thinning which increases the risk of bruising.
- It is recommended that you schedule your appointment 1 to 2 weeks before a special event to allow ample time for bruising and swelling to disappear.
- If a rash, cold sore, or blemish appears in the treatment area, it is recommended that the appointment is rescheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
- Eat a healthy breakfast before the procedure to reduce the chances of lightheadedness, fainting, and nausea during treatment.
- To prevent bruising, consider taking Arnica for 1 week before the procedure. Allocate 5 tablets under the tongue 3 times a day.
BOTOX® After Care
- After treatment, you may have small bumps at each injection site. Do NOT rub or massage the areas for 4 hours after the injections.
- Avoid facials, laser treatments, microdermabrasion for up to 10 days after treatment.
- DO NOT lie down, do any heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or active straining for 4 hours after treatment. Avoiding these movements will prevent migration of the medication to other parts of the body.
- Feel free to go about regular activities like showering and applying makeup (with light and gentle movements).
- It takes about 4 to 7 days for results to be seen. After 2 weeks, if desired results are not visible, you may require additional Botox.
Our Botox Pricing
We strive to be fair and upfront about our pricing at San Diego Botox. Unlike other Botox clinics, we promise no hidden fees. Consultation is free of charge meaning regardless if you decide to get Botox or not, you will not be charged for your visit. Transparency has always been our policy, and you will only be charged for the Botox we inject.
Botox belongs to a family of drugs known as neuromodulators. There are currently 3 Neuromodulators available in the USA:
You have our promise always to be fair and always to inject the amount agreed upon pre-treatment.
The number of units is determined by the number of muscles injected, the amount necessary for specific muscles, and relative size of an individual patient’s muscles.
$11 SDBotox Prime per unit
- Minimum purchase of 10 units
- Minimum purchase of 10 units
- 1/3 the potency of Botox and Xeomin so that you will require 3x as much
- minimum purchase of 30 units
The typical number of units of Botox
SDBotox Prime Member Price: $11/unit
|Frontalis (forehead wrinkles)||8-12 units||10-13 units|
|The Corrugator Supercilii (frown lines)||18-22 units||20-30units|
|The Orbicularis Oculi (crows feet)||16-20 units||18-24units|
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