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
People who cannot get Botox include anyone who:
- Has had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Botox
- A skin infection at the planned injection site
- Is currently expecting a child
Although it’s unlikely there will be any adverse side effects to your baby, San Diego Botox will not perform the procedure if you are pregnant.
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® After Care
- Post botox care starts with trying to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows). Although this is thought to help, it will NOT negatively impact your treatment if you forget to do this.
- You may have small bumps at each injection site. This is completely normal. Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 4 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid lying down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of applying pressure on the treated areas from your pillow and the migration of the Botox to an undesirable muscle.
- If you need to apply makeup within 4 hours of your treatment, only use a GENTLE touch and avoid rubbing the treated area.
- Do NOT do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. This will minimize the risk of raising your heart rate and blood pressure and therefore minimize the risk of temporary bruising.
- Feel free to shower and go about most other regular daily activities.
- Avoid Aspirin, Advil, and Vitamin E in order to reduce the risk of bruising. Tylenol is a good alternative if you have any post-procedure pain or a headache. If you take medications for medical reasons, such as Aspirin, Plavix, or Coumadin, continue to do so. Although these medications slightly increase your risk of bruising, their benefits outweigh the risks.
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|
We accept all major credit cards as well as CareCredit. There is no minimum required.