Botox®| Wrinkle Treatments
Global Laser Cosmetics
You have probably heard your friends and family talk about BOTOX® injections. It has grown very popular, very quickly, and for good reason! It is the #1 non-surgical aesthetic procedure performed in the United States to treat wrinkles. It is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product to treat wrinkles by injection. Designed to eliminate frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, giving a more youthful appearance, BOTOX® treatment in San Diego is the perfect choice. Here at San Diego’s Global Laser Cosmetics we welcome you to discover the proven results!
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet lines and forehead lines. BOTOX® has also been used to treat medical conditions such as excessive underarm sweating, BOTOX® for migraines and TMJ disorder.
BOTOX® is injected into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. Normally, the brain sends electrical messages to muscles so that they can contract and move. The electrical message is transmitted to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. The San Diego BOTOX® Cosmetic works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, and as a result, the muscle doesn’t receive the message to contract. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and disappear. No anesthesia is required, although you may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. You can expect to be in and out of Global Laser Cosmetics, without downtime, in 20 minutes.
What areas can be treated?
BOTOX® has been used for wrinkles and treatment in the following areas:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Forehead or worry lines
- Eyebrow lift (arched eyebrows)
- Glabellar (between the brows)
- Underarm area (excessive sweating)
- Migraine treatment
How long will the effect of BOTOX® last?
It depends entirely on the patient, but a single treatment of BOTOX® will normally be sustained for approximately three to four months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return to your healthcare professional for your next treatment. BOTOX® injections may be repeated when needed and over time most patients require less frequent treatments as the muscles retain and weaken from use.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be very effective in enhancing the results of photo rejuvenation, collagen rejuvenation and may be used with microdermabrasion treatments, which are also available at our San Diego clinic.
How quickly will I see results after receiving injections and how long does BOTOX® last?
Best results usually occur 3 to 7 days after the BOTOX® injection, and commonly lasts somewhere between 3 to 4 months. Therefore, repeating injections is essential to maintaining the effects. Side effects are rare and the most common are swelling and redness at the injection site. The result will be a dramatically more youthful look.
What is BOTOX® Brilliant Distinction Program?
At Global Laser Cosmetics we can help you enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions® Program so you can earn points every time you receive BOTOX® injections. You can use your points for savings on your next BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment or on other select Allergan products such as Latisse© and Juvederm©.
Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin products; have a skin infection at the treatment area.
- You have muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
- You are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or you are breast-feeding.
What is the cost of BOTOX® injections?
The cost of the treatment can vary from patient to patient. It also depends on how many areas you would like to treat. Call us today or come in for your complimentary consultation!
If you have any questions such as what is BOTOX®? Or how long does BOTOX® last? Give Global Laser Cosmetics a call today at 619-543-0890, or schedule your appointment online today.