Botox® is often considered the "mother of all injectables." This, the original injectable anti-aging cosmetic, has been used around the world for more than twenty years. Today, patients of Dr. J's Medspa in La Mesa and Temecula Ca can achieve outstanding results in just a short visit thanks to the skilled application of this wrinkle-reducing solution.
Botox® was originally a therapeutic medication, before it was developed under its recognized name. In aesthetic medicine, this injectable neuromodulator has been referred to as a "wonder drug" and for good reason. It's ability to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead is unparalleled, as is its safety rating. While the initial uses of Botox® included the treatment of furrows between the brows, physicians like Dr. Jerrel Emery now strategically apply this product to problems such as:
- Platysmal bands, or lines on the neck
- Horizontal lines across the forehead
- Heavy or drooping eyebrows
- Crow's feet
- Excessive sweating
How Botox Works
Botox® reduces the appearance of wrinkles that appear around the eyes and on the forehead by inhibiting the movement of underlying muscles. A purified protein, Botox® blocks messages that command contraction in the often-used muscles of the face. As these muscles become relaxed over the week following painless injections, the overlying skin becomes smoother, more supple and more youthful in its appearance. When injected into precise points on the brow, Botox® can diminish the downward pull of contracted muscles, allowing the brow to sit nicely on the forehead, opening the appearance of the eyes.
A Naturally Beautiful You
One of the primary concerns of patients new to the Botox® injectable is the possibility of looking "frozen." Due to the action of the Botox® cosmetic on facial muscles, optimal results come from treatment provided by an experienced provider. With expert training and in-depth familiarity with the muscular structure of the face, Dr. Emery achieves each patient's goal of facial rejuvenation. Beautiful. Natural. Youthful looking skin.
If you have begun to notice the signs of aging creeping onto your face, know that you have options for facial rejuvenation in San Diego. Botox® has been used by millions and has continually produced beautiful results time and time again. Delivered with a great deal of precision in our medical facility, this injectable causes no lasting side effects and allows our clients to return to their normal activities immediately after their treatment.
Results from Botox® become increasingly visible in the week following injections, and can last for up to six months.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Botox?
Botox not only smooth lines but also helps prevent lines from Deeping, due to the preventable measure the ideal candidate for Botox is someone with soft or strong lines on the forehead, between the brows or around their eyes. Typically patients range from 25-75 years old.
What is Recovery Like After Botox Injections?
Any minimal swelling or redness typically subsides before leaving our office. It usually takes 4 to 7 days for Botox to be seen with the full effect coming at 2 weeks post treatment. Although there's no "downtime" associated with Botox, we recommend refraining from exercise the day of your treatment.
Dr. J's Elegant Reflections Med Spa has the services to address the needs of your skin as you age. Contact our office at 951-319-1730 to schedule your visit with our friendly, professional team.
Before and After
Actual patient. Results may vary.
Photos taken at full smile before and after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) at day 7. In two clinical studies, 26.1% and 20.3% of people had ≥ 2-grade improvement at day 30.1 In one of these studies, 67.9% of people had mild or no crow’s feet at day 30 after treatment. 2 Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.1