The use of BOTOX Cosmetic in Irvine, Huntington Beach, and throughout Orange County has become quite common in the past several years. That is because this revolutionary product – based on purified botulinum toxin – has proved to be an effective non-surgical solution for face and neck wrinkles that can contribute to a prematurely aged appearance. BOTOX injections from Dr. Smith help diminish the appearance of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles, leaving you with smoother, younger looking skin.
If you are exploring your options for BOTOX or other facial rejuvenation treatments, the best thing to do is to contact us online or call our Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Corona plastic surgery offices at (949) 653-7000. Dr. Smith and his friendly staff will answer all of your questions, and help you look forward to your treatments.
What BOTOX Can Do for You
When injected into the tiny muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX temporarily relaxes those muscles for improvement in:
- Vertical frown lines between the eyes
- Horizontal lines across the forehead
- Crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes
It can also be used by a skilled practitioner to smooth neck bands and to enhance the arch of the brows. Dr. Smith’s patients often combine dermal filler injections with their BOTOX treatments for a “liquid facelift.”
Through a tiny needle, BOTOX is injected into the specific facial muscles that are causing wrinkles or bands in the neck. Dr. Smith will determine the best placement of the injections and the optimal amount of BOTOX. Most patients are in and out of the office in less than 30 minutes, and discomfort is minimal.
Your Recovery and Beyond
For most women and men, the only side-effect of BOTOX treatment is a little redness and swelling at the injection site. This fades right away, and you can return to your normal activities immediately. BOTOX results emerge over the course of 5 to 10 days, and typically last 3 or 4 months. Many researchers believe that regularly scheduled injections produce a prolonged effect.
For answers to common questions about BOTOX treatments, visit Dr. Smith’s BOTOX Cosmetic FAQ.