Botox™ Injections San Diego

Botox is an easy, cost-effective way to eliminate facial wrinkles and give yourself a fresh, youthful look. However, Botox is not without its risks, and it is essential you thoroughly educate yourself about the possible side-effects before going through a procedure. Read below to be fully informed before getting Botox injections in San Diego.

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What Is Botox™?

Botox is an effective treatment for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes when used by a medical professional. Myobloc and Botulinum toxin type a are Botox treatments used exclusively for medical purposes.

What Is Botox™ Cosmetic?

Botox Cosmetic is a product used by medical professionals specifically for cosmetic purposes. It has a few other key ingredients, though the active ingredient is still the nerve weakening toxin. They apply tiny injections of botulinum toxin to various locations on the face, causing local nerves and muscle paralysis.

These doses help remove the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face by weakening a muscle group or nerve. This cosmetic procedure has become quite popular among clients who are looking for a quick, effective, and Federal Drug Administration-approved method to look younger.

Treatment Options

Botox™ offers effective treatment of a variety of cosmetic conditions as a replacement for surgery.

Frown Lines

Botox Cosmetic can help eliminate lines along your brow where your skin wrinkles during a frown.

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Crow's Feet

Through squinting or smiling, tiny wrinkles appear at the corners of your eyes. They often sprawl out in three separate lines, resembling a crow's foot, hence the name. Botox can help remove these lines.

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Vertical Lip Lines

Vertical lip lines are the lines that run up and down your upper lip. These lines can age your significantly, and Botox can help alleviate them.

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Horizontal Forehead Lines

Perhaps the most well-known use of Botox treatment can eliminate the lines that appear on your forehead due to frowning or regularly raising your eyebrows.

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Botox treatments of your lips won't remove any lines. Instead, you will use the treatment to make your lips appear larger.

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Under Eyes

Another notoriously tricky spot to prevent wrinkles, Botox is regularly used to tighten up the saggy areas Moreover, this reduces wrinkles and tightens up other loose skin in this sensitive area.

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Eyebrow Lift

Over time, your skin loses elasticity, and your eyebrows slowly sink. Botox can be used for an eyebrow lift, tightening the skin, and helping your eyelids appear more open.

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Gummy Smile

Botox can weaken the muscles that cause you to smile, so your full smile doesn't expose as much, or any, of your gums.

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Off-Label Medical Use

Botox is used to treat various medical conditions not related to cosmetic concerns, particularly a variety of nerve conditions. The FDA is still in the process of approving Botox for the following treatments, though they are often used instead of prescription medicine:

  1. Hyperhidrosis: Also called excessive sweating, Botox can help when prescription deodorants can't stop excessive perspiration. Botox paralyzes sweat glands, helps reduce sweat production in localized areas, including severe underarm sweating.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Botox Cost?

Doctors calculate the cost of a based on how many units they use. A dose of Botox in San Diego will usually run around $15 a unit, and the recommended amount will depend on the procedure. For a procedure that requires more units, like treating horizontal forehead lines, you can expect to pay $300-$400 for the procedure.

However, at iThriveMD® you can get the best deal on Botox™ in San Diego.

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Can Botox Injections Cause Health Problems?

When Botox injections are performed by reputable, experienced doctors, the is low. However, health problems are possible, including immediate allergic reactions if you are unaware you have an allergy to Botox.Serious symptoms can occur when injections are administered improperly.

A reputable clinic will provide important safety information to help you be aware of the risks. If you are pregnant or nursing, Botox can hurt your unborn baby and affect your breast milk quality.

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Will Botox Make Me Feel Numb and Look Frozen?

You may experience an abnormal facial change shortly after a procedure is performed. These are common side effects of botox that are neither permanent nor serious. Other symptoms include vision problems (like double vision or blurred vision), dry eyes, and muscle weakness.

Depending on the planned injection site, hoarseness, tiredness, difficulty swallowing, loss of voice, and dry mouth are common side-effects, and the risk of serious side effects is low.

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Does Botox Hurt?

Aside from the needle injection, Botox injections are not especially painful. However, you may experience pain or swelling at the injection site, as well as a mild fever or dizziness, as a side effect. If a skin infection occurs, contact a medical professional.

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How Long Does Botox Last?

Typical doses of botox usually last three to four months. Afterward, you may consider further injection of botox. Mild side-effects, including loss of strength or swelling of your eyelids, typically die down within a few days of the procedure.

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Will My Friends Know I Got Botox?

Your friends will see an improvement in your physical appearance, but they may not recognize that a Botox injection caused the change. If they have received treatments themselves, they may recognize some of the common, short-term side effects.

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Our experienced, knowledgeable doctors and staff will help determine if Botox™ is right for you and what specific procedures will benefit your appearance the best. Consultations are free. It's our business to make you look and feel confident!

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