- 1 Botox is a popular injectable that alleviates wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles.
- 2 How Does Botox Work?
- 3 Before & After Photos
- 4 Before and After Photos
- 5 Neuromodulator Benefits
- 6 Eligible Candidates
- 7 Private Consultation in Newport Beach
- 8 Preparation
- 9 Procedure
- 10 Recovery and Results
- 11 Complementary and Alternative Procedures
- 12 FAQ
- 13 References
Botox is a popular injectable that alleviates wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles.
Your face is a wonderland of expression. You can convey complex emotions without saying a word. But every wink, smile and grimace requires the coordination of an interconnected musculature that circumnavigates your face. With each muscular contraction, the skin is pulled and puckered. Over time, skin has trouble bouncing back from repetitive motions, and fine lines become deep creases.
Botox disrupts unwanted muscular activity and gives you a fresher, more youthful appearance. Delivered by injection from a skilled surgeon, Botox procedures require no downtime, and may help postpone more expensive surgical procedures. Many patients choose to combine Botox with dermal fillers for an added aesthetic boost.
To learn how Botox can benefit your appearance, contact Esthetica Center for Cosmetic Surgery. We are conveniently located in Newport Beach, California and proudly serve the needs of Orange County and beyond. We also offer virtual consultations to best suit your schedule and lifestyle. No matter where you plug in, Esthetica wants to connect with you.
How Does Botox Work?
Every time muscles flex, it requires coordination between the nervous system and its corresponding network of chemical signals. For example, the body releases acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction to execute even the simplest gesture.[1, 2]
Sometimes, muscular contractions are involuntary. You may frown instinctively, which pulls at the skin along your forehead. Over time, the brow becomes inundated with lines that grow more and more pronounced. Botox disrupts the release of acetylcholine to ease the muscles in a treated area such as the forehead.
Botox Cosmetic has earned its reputation as one of the safest and most effective aesthetic treatments in the world. The serum is injected precisely to release the tension in specific muscles along the brow. These persistent muscles are responsible for the deep wrinkles that emerge after years of frowning and emoting. Botox injections temporarily eliminate fine lines without disturbing the everyday functionality of the vital facial musculature.
Before & After Photos
Before and After Photos
Botox is a perfectly safe product with a well established track record. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox to treat the wrinkles caused by repetitive muscular contractions in the face. Botox first gained popularity for its effectiveness in erasing glabellar lines, the vertical creases that look like the number 11 and often appear between the eyebrows.
Since its inception, Botox has proven to be priceless in a number of unexpected ways. Patients have enjoyed relief from migraines thanks to Botox and its ability to ease the nerve clusters responsible for pain and disorientation. Botox has even been approved to treat excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis. But the overwhelming majority of Botox patients benefit from its cosmetic applications.
Benefits of Botox
- Relaxes the unwanted, repetitive contraction of fine facial muscles
- Smooths wrinkles along the upper face
- Brings a serene expression to a recipient’s features
- Provides long-lasting rejuvenation for up to 6 months
To enjoy the benefits of Botox Cosmetic for yourself, contact Esthetica in Newport Beach, California.
Healthy individuals who wish to release the wrinkles from their features are perfect candidates for Botox treatment. The medical professionals at Esthetica can determine your eligibility for injectables during your comprehensive consultation.
Certain conditions will prevent you from receiving Botox. Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), active pneumonia, ptosis (sagging) of the eyelids, and allergies to botulinum toxin pose contraindications to Botox treatment. Call (949) 721-1113 to start a discussion about your cosmetic journey and overall continued wellness.
Private Consultation in Newport Beach
If you are shopping around for Botox injections, there are a number of factors to keep in mind. First and foremost, your safety should always be the top priority. The expert staff at Esthetica represents decades of experience and compassion. Under the leadership of board-certified surgeons Dr. Wael Kouli and Dr. Michael Elam, the Esthetica team can assess your needs to determine if Botox is the right solution for your cosmetic concerns.
If an alternate approach would be more beneficial than Botox, our experts will explain their suggestions in detail. Truly, an appointment at Esthetica Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a date with destiny. Contact our Newport Beach office or schedule a remote consultation if it better suits your schedule and lifestyle.
There is little to no advance preparation required for a Botox treatment. In fact, you may be ready for your first session immediately following your consultation. Your Esthetica medical team will work with you to strategize the best Botox plan, depending on your unique case. We will suggest the number of units required to bring your vision to life. The Esthetica staff will walk you through the pricing of each unit and how it will interact with your delicate yet vibrant musculature. Call (949) 721-1113 to ask how you can prepare for Botox Cosmetic injectables even before we have the pleasure of meeting you in person.
Most patients tolerate the sensation of Botox injections quite easily. If you are concerned about pain management, however, we can discuss the use of a numbing topical solution to maximize your comfort. Your treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed just before Botox is administered to your treatment area(s).
Botox is injected through an ultrafine needle to ensure proper placement and depth. The duration of a Botox session typically lasts only 20-30 minutes, but the results can endure for up to 6 months!
Recovery and Results
Botox treatment is so quick and easy, you can resume your normal activities immediately after your session. In fact, it has been dubbed a “lunchtime” procedure due to the fact that you can receive the injections on a meal break and go right back to work afterwards.
The benefits of Botox injections usually begin to emerge within 3-5 days. To extend the smoothing, serene effects of Botox beyond six months, the injections must be repeated.
Minor bruising, swelling and/or redness may occur at the site of your injection(s). You may apply ice packs to decrease bruising and swelling along the treatment area. Please avoid applying makeup for one hour after the procedure, and do not rub or itch the affected skin.
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Complementary and Alternative Procedures
The fact that Botox is a temporary solution to facial wrinkles is actually a wonderful opportunity. Botox gives you a preview of how you can look and feel if you undergo a more permanent approach to reducing fine lines and creases. A facelift at Esthetica Center for Cosmetic Surgery will remove excess skin and bring your facial features into harmonious alignment.
If your wrinkles are concentrated predominantly along the forehead, consider the benefits of a brow lift. While Botox is ideal for mild to moderate lines along the upper face, some patients have more pronounced ptosis (sagging). Brow lifts can alleviate droopy skin and smooth the forehead area for years or even decades to come.
Regardless of which procedure(s) work best for your aesthetic journey, Esthetica is your ideal co-pilot. Contact our Southern California office to embark on a road to rejuvenation!
The price of a Botox treatment depends on how many units of the solution you request. Esthetica can help you determine the quantities of Botox needed to produce the results you seek. We can assess your needs during a virtual consultation, during which you are encouraged to submit photos. Esthetica wants to witness your evolution so that we can help you recapture your vitality and vigor. During your consultation, we will break down the cost of your impending procedure, no matter what it may be. Call (949) 721-1113 and we can guide you through the online appointment process.
Yes, Botox is FDA-approved for use in both the cosmetic and medical realms. In addition to alleviating migraines and excessive sweating, Botox brings serenity and calm to your facial expressions. To learn how Botox can benefit your look, contact Esthetica in beautiful Newport Beach, California.
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