BOTOX® in San Diego, CA

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What is BOTOX?

To help turn back the hands of time, as well as prevent lines and wrinkles from forming on the upper section of the face, San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in San Diego, CA is pleased to offer BOTOX treatments to women and men seeking a fresh, youthful enhancement to their complexion. This nonsurgical service provides gorgeous results and is extremely popular among both women and men alike. This injectable product can reduce the presence of dynamic lines and wrinkles throughout the forehead. These dynamic folds form when the muscles of the upper face contract to create expressions. Wrinkles and lines can dissipate when the face is relaxed, but dynamic lines that have emerged over time may still remain. BOTOX is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the muscle. To correct these static lines, BOTOX is carefully injected to soften the skin. BOTOX is most commonly administered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and along the forehead.


In addition to BOTOX, San Diego Cosmetic Clinic also offers patients wrinkle relaxer injectable treatments with Dysport and Xeomin. Like BOTOX, both of these formulas freeze the muscles that create dynamic lines and folds throughout the face. While BOTOX is best used for forehead lines, Dysport and Xeomin are better suited to treat frown lines between the brows that create the appearance of the number "11." Depending on your unique needs, concerns, and budget, Dr. Laverson will recommend the product that will produce the most effective results for your situation. If you'd like to learn more about Dysport and Xeomin, as well as the differences between all of our wrinkle relaxer injectables, contact our San Diego, CA office.

Am I a Candidate for Botox?

BOTOX injections are ideal for patients who want to smooth the visible look of dynamic lines throughout their upper face with nonsurgical and less invasive methods. This product also can be used as a preventive anti-aging treatment for those who are younger to reduce their likelihood of developing lines and folds. BOTOX is a great noninvasive approach if you have forehead wrinkles or noticeable furrows between the brows. It also can be an effective solution for lines that form around the eyes, called Crow's feet. However, if you have deeper and more severe lines, an injectable filler (like Radiesse or Juvéderm) may be suggested instead. For those who are over the age of 50 with severe wrinkles who desire a more dramatic result, you could be considered for facelift surgery. This delivers a more impactful result and it is more long-term. San Diego Cosmetic Clinic offers facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgeries as effective and lasting options for patients seeking a fresh and rejuvenated appearance.

What Are the Benefits of Botox?

These injections offer patients a fast, safe, and minimally invasive way to take several years off their face. By relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX is able to prevent these wrinkles from ever occurring, leading to a much more smooth, youthful complexion. Additionally, many of our younger patients utilize BOTOX to prevent future wrinkles outright. In this way, it can be incredibly beneficial for patients of almost any age.

How Does Botox Work?

BOTOX injections are performed in a quick session at our office, San Diego Cosmetic Clinic. We may perform the treatment on the same day as your initial consultation with Dr. Laverson, depending on our availability and schedule. You will be asked to make various expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us to mark where the injections should be placed. The face will be prepared and BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help decrease swelling and bruising. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but this is usually not necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you may return to your usual activities almost right away.

What Results Can I Expect from Botox?

Following your BOTOX session, you will be able to resume your normal activities, but any strenuous exercise and activity should be ceased for a minimum of 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep upright for at least one night and avoid touching your face, which could accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face can be slightly bruised, red, or swollen for a few days, but you should not experience any severe or lasting side effects. In most cases, it takes around one week before your final results are visible. Your youthful outcomes will typically last 3 – 4 months, depending on how slowly your body breaks up the formula. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about the right time to schedule touch-up appointments at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to maintain your results.

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Don't worry! You can laugh, smile, frown, and make any other face you want without having to worry about fine lines and wrinkles when you receive BOTOX injectable treatments. With its effective formula, BOTOX freezes the muscles throughout your forehead that cause the unwanted signs of aging. To smooth and prevent lines from forming on the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Laverson in San Diego, CA and learn more about this highly sought-out wrinkle treatment.

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