BOTOX injections have been used for many years to treat a number of medical conditions, such as eye and neck muscle spasms. Today, BOTOX is commonly used as a minimally invasive, anti-aging treatment to eliminate or reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Worry lines
- Forehead lines
- Glabella – the space between the eyebrows above the nose
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Lines and wrinkles between the eyes
- Lines on the neck
BOTOX may also be helpful for treating migraine headaches and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
BOTOX is FDA-Approved
BOTOX is a purified protein made up of botulinum toxin. It is a safe, FDA-approved procedure for relaxing muscles, thereby slightly restricting the muscle movement that causes wrinkles and lines. Contrary to the jokes you may hear on television, BOTOX does not make your face look numb or frozen.
BOTOX injections are safe for people in good health who do not have a neuromuscular disorder or who are not pregnant or nursing, and side effects from BOTOX are very rare.
Dysport and Xeomin are other types of injections that work in a similar way to BOTOX. Find out more about Dysport injections and Xeomin injections.
Some lines, wrinkles, or folds may respond better to what are called dermal fillers or injectables, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, or LaViv. IPL, Fraxel, and microdermabrasion can also reduce the appearance of some lines and wrinkles. Dr. Matarasso can advise you as to the best procedure to achieve the results you want.
What to Expect From Your BOTOX Injections
A mild local anesthetic is used to numb the injection areas. Immediately after your treatment, you may go home or back to work. You can also apply makeup immediately following your injections.
It may take a week or two before you can see the final results of your BOTOX procedure. The effects then last 4-8 months.
You may experience mild tenderness or slight bruising in the injection areas for a short time, but generally, BOTOX injections are a fast, easy, and virtually painless treatment that require no recovery time.
Allergan Brilliant Distinctions Program
BOTOX is made by a company called Allergan, which maintains a membership program. When you become a member of the Brilliant Distinctions® Program, you receive special offers and exclusive invitations. An additional membership in the Brilliant Distinctions® Points Program allows you to earn points on select Allergan® products and services. Become a member by filling out the simple form, or feel free to call our office to inquire about the program.
BOTOX is a non-surgical, anti-aging procedure that can be completed in a matter of minutes, depending upon the number of areas to be treated.
Contact our office at (415) 362-2238 to find out more about BOTOX in San Francisco.