Botox Cosmetic Treatments
Botox Cosmetic San Diego & Coronado
BOTOX® Cosmetic benefits are discovered by millions of people. Because, It is a non-surgical treatment that reduces the prominence of the fine lines and wrinkles on the face that result from aging.
What is Botox ?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A that inhibits the contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines and fine wrinkles near the eyes, nose, mouth, forehead, and eyebrows, hence, smoothing out the skin in those areas and producing a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
Once injected, Botox blocks nerve impulses in the treated muscles. As a result, your face should have a more relaxed expression, with fewer lines and wrinkles.Furthermore, the results of Botox take 3-4 days to fully appear.
Botox does not provide a permanent solution to fine lines and wrinkles. To maintain results, you will need regular treatments every 3-6 months.
Is the purified toxin made by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It used to treat fine line and facial wrinkles.
Botox products and fillers
Administered with a few small injections by a qualified physician; Dr. Moneer Jaibaji, the treatment takes between 10-30 minutes for most patients and involves very little discomfort. Furthermore, significant results are noticeable just a few days after treatment is administered and can last up to four months.
Botox treatment will treat healthy adults who are dissatisfied with their facial lines and wrinkles. Botox can treat:
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Lipstick lines
- Crow’s feet
- “Bunny” lines on the nose
- Downturned mouth corners
- Chin crunch
- Low and heavy eyebrow (medical brow lift)
- Neck bands (platysma bands)
- eyelid twitching
- Worry lines
Botox has also been used to treat migraine headaches, joint pain and excessive sweating, In addition to being an effective wrinkle treatment.
Botox treatment information
Swelling in the areas where botox was injected will resolve in few hour. Mild redness will resolve over 24 hours.
Bruising can happen and it may take 10 -14 days to resolve. However, you can apply foundation to conceal the bruising.
In Addition, pain is usually minimal and most patient will not need to take any painkillers after the procedure.
Botox Side effects
Botox is considered safe and the side effects are generally mild. However, possible side effects may include bruising, swelling, redness or itching at the injection site. It is also possible that you will have an allergic reaction. All of these risks will be discussed in depth during your consultation.
Allergic reaction to botox is very uncommon. However, you should notify your doctor if you think you have a botox allergy or develop a reaction after the injection.
You should also notify Dr. Jaibaji if you are on blood thinner or any other prescription medication. Aspirin, Motrin, Advil and other over the counter medication can increase the risk ob bruising.
The effect of botox injection will be noticeable after 1-2 days, however, it takes longer to see the full effect.
How long does botox effect last?
Botox effect usually last for about 4 months. Therefore, you may have to get more botox treatments to maintain the results.
Botox for migraines
It is well established that botox is a treatment for migraines. Many patient who get botox for cosmetic reasons will admit that their migraines headache has improved. However,
If you are interested in treating your migraines headaches with botox then you will need to see a neurologist and use a different type of botox. This type of botox is called Botox Therapeutic. The treatment and cost of botox, however, can be covered by your insurance, however.
At Jaibaji Plastic Surgery the cost of botox is $13/ unit. You can call the office to discuss the amount of botox you need.
Botox around the eye
Wrinkles and fine lines around the eye such as frown lines, forehead line, bunny lines and crows feet can all be corrected with botox injection. Therefore botox will give a more youthful looking and sharper eyes.
Botox® with Dr. Moneer Jaibaji, MD
The use of numbing can make the botox injection experience more comfortable. Frozen gel pads are commonly used. These pads are applied to the skin prior to botox injection.
Another technique is to apply a numbing cream to areas that will be injected. The patient has to arrive about 30 minutes before the procedure. The numbing cream is applied. Once the skin is numb the botox can be injected.
A third technique is use injectable local anesthetic. The anesthetic will block the nerve and provide complete anesthesia to the injected areas.
Dr. Jaibaji, MD will discuss with you the different skin numbing techniques during your consultation.
Botox treatment in Coronado
One of the great advantages of Botox is that there is almost no downtime. Therefore, it possible for you to return to normal activities right away.
If you’re interested in Botox injections, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Your initial consultation provides an excellent atmosphere for asking questions, discussing finances and looking at pictures of past patients. Schedule a consultation in one of our beautiful office locations in Coronado or Hillcrest, California.