Face

Botox

BOTOX are wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin - commercially known as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin

Botox Areas Of Use
Botox Areas of Use

Botox

Botox (Onabotulinum A) is the first FDA approved treatment for expressional lines that appear when muscles contract. Most commonly injected areas are the frown lines (between eyebrows), forehead wrinkles, and crows feet. The repeated muscle movement from frowning, brow raising, and squinting over the years is what creates these wrinkles, neuromodulators such as Botox temporarily reduces muscle activity to prevent deepening of those lines. Although these are the most commonly injected areas, Botox has many more uses on the face and body.

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Botox FAQs

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.

A Botox consultation and procedure take about ten minutes to complete.

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. Most patients see results on post-procedure day three and full results 2 weeks after treatment. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; you’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave SDBotox. Botox patients typically see results that last between three-to-four months.

Application Area
Forehead10-20 units
Frown Lines (11’s)10-30 units
Crows Feet16-30 units

You may begin to notice results within the 1st week, but allow 2 weeks for final results.

The medication is dose dependent. When appropriately dosed studies show results lasting between 3-4 months. Individual duration can vary.

Botox is considered a “lunch time procedure,” with no downtime. There is always potential for bruising with injectables, however this is often minimal if it occurs. You may resume your normal activities after, with the exception of heavy exercising for 24 hours.

No. You will look like you, but with less noticeable wrinkles

Botox is FDA approved for ages 18 and up. However, it is not your age that determines when Botox is right for you, but the severity of your lines and how much it impacts you.

Dysport

Dysport (Abobotulinumtoxin A) is another neuromodulator that works similarly to Botox. Ever since obtaining FDA approval in 2009, Dysport is often used for smoothing frown lines in between the eyebrows. However, you may utilize it in the same areas of the face and body just as you would with Botox (see above for treatment areas).

Locations Offering Dysport

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Dysport FAQs

One benefit of Dysport is an earlier onset of action, you may start to notice effects between 1-7 days. However, still allow 2 weeks for final results. Both products should have the same average duration.

Both products are medications under different brand names, and while both products may work equally as well, it is through trial that each individual will find their preferred product.

Yes. There is no harm alternating between brands.

Botox Treatment Instructions

Before

  • 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 Su

  • 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 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.

After

  • 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.

Botox Pricing

$150-$600 depending on number of muscles treated

Note: This service has same day recovery.

We strive to be fair and upfront about our pricing at San Diego Botox. Unlike other Botox clinics, we promise no hidden fees and will answer the question, “how much does botox cost?” Consultation is free of charge meaning regardless if you decide to get Botox or not, you will not be charged for your visit.

Botox

$13.50 / unit

Minimum purchase of 10 units

Dysport

$4.50 / unit

Minimum purchase of 30 units

Lip Flip

$175

No taxes on all medical procedures.

Botox Pricing

$150-$600 depending on number of muscles treated

Note: This service has same day recovery.

We strive to be fair and upfront about our pricing at San Diego Botox. Unlike other Botox clinics, we promise no hidden fees and will answer the question, “how much does botox cost?” Consultation is free of charge meaning regardless if you decide to get Botox or not, you will not be charged for your visit.

Botox

$13.50 / unit

Minimum purchase of 10 units

Dysport

$4.50 / unit

Minimum purchase of 30 units

No taxes on all medical procedures.