BOTOX® Cosmetic is a minimally invasive procedure offered at our San Jose, CA, and San Francisco, CA, offices that can dramatically reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. Drs. Matthew D. Mingrone and Larry Aronson use this treatment to deliver a more youthful, refreshed appearance in just one appointment. At Bay Area Sleep and Breathing Solutions, BOTOX Cosmetic can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or used in combination with cosmetic nasal surgery or eye surgery to enhance your overall results.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, BOTOX Cosmetic is made from botulinum toxin, a highly purified protein derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is injected directly into the facial muscles and prevents nerve pulses from signaling repeated muscle contractions known for causing deep folds and lines. It can address a variety of concerns, such as:
- Forehead lines
- Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Furrowed brows
- A tired, angry-looking appearance
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed in the U.S., BOTOX Cosmetic can help minimize the signs of aging caused by basic, everyday actions such as smiling and frowning. This procedure is beneficial for patients looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles without having to undergo cosmetic surgery. To qualify for this procedure, patients must be at least 18 years old, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and in good overall health. If you suffer from any form of neuromuscular disorders, you may not be a good candidate.
What to Expect During BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment
During your consultation, Dr. Mingrone or Dr. Aronson will review your medical history and current health status to determine if you are a good candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic. Once candidacy has been established, the doctor will review your cosmetic concerns and goals in order to create a personalized treatment plan. Treatment can generally be completed the same day as your consultation.
BOTOX Cosmetic can help minimize the signs of aging caused by basic, everyday actions such as smiling and frowning.
Before the injections are administered, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the treatment area to achieve maximum comfort. The doctor will then use a small needle to inject the solution into the underlying muscles. Depending on the number of areas being treated, your session can be completed in just 15 to 20 minutes and you can return to normal activities immediately afterward.
You may experience some redness and mild soreness around the injection sites for the first 24 hours. This can be minimized with an ice pack and an over-the-counter pain reliever. Results will develop within a few days and can last three to six months before retreatment is necessary.
Properly administered, BOTOX Cosmetic offers many great benefits, including:
- More youthful, refreshed appearance
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Immediate, realistic-looking results
- Quick and easy recovery
- Affordable treatment
If you are considering this treatment option, it is important to select a qualified and experienced physician, such as the ones found at Bay Area Sleep and Breathing Solutions.
Refine Your Appearance
If you are looking for a cost-effective and minimally invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery to help improve signs of aging, you may find BOTOX Cosmetic extremely beneficial. To learn more and schedule a consultation, contact our office online or call (415) 926-6300 to reach our San Francisco office or (408) 374-4370 to reach out San Jose office.