Smile, laugh, or frown lines and crow’s-feet can increase signs of aging and take a toll on your self-esteem. If lines and wrinkles diminish your quality of life, a simple cosmetic solution is available at Total Cosmetix in Irvine and Laguna Beach, California. Board-certified plastic surgeon Hamid Towhidian, MD, and his expert aesthetic team offer Botox® and other cosmetic injectables to make you look younger without surgery or downtime. Schedule a Botox consultation with Total Cosmetix over the phone or online today.
Botox and similar injectables (Xeomin®® and Dysport®) are made of botulinum type A toxin, a neurotoxin that paralzyes facial muscles associated with lines and wrinkles. With less facial muscle activity, you can experience improvements in:
Botox injections are fast and painless but can produce dramatic, younger-looking results without surgery or downtime.
To determine if Botox is the right procedure for you, Dr. Towhidian and his team review your medical history and take a look at your skin. They discuss your desired outcome to make sure Botox is a good fit for you. Dr. Towhidian might recommend pairing Botox with other cosmetic procedures, such as dermal fillers.
Right before Botox injections, Dr. Towhidian can numb the treatment area so you don’t feel any pain when he inserts the needle. He injects botulinum toxin just beneath your skin at targeted areas, to help you achieve the best possible outcome. The injections take just minutes to complete but can produce dramatic results over the next several days.
You may notice redness or swelling at the injection site after Botox treatment, but these side effects soon subside. If you’d like, you can apply ice to the area to reduce swelling. You can resume a normal everyday routine right away but may want to avoid strenuous activity until the day after treatment.
Dr. Towhidian might recommend a series of Botox injections to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
You should notice results from Botox about three to seven days after the initial treatment. You may require periodic maintenance injections, as Botox begins wearing off after about three to six months. Pairing Botox with dermal fillers can enhance your results and improve facial symmetry.
Don’t let wrinkles or other signs of aging make you feel less than beautiful. Schedule a consultation with Total Cosmetix over the phone or online to find out if Botox is right for you.