Botox® in San Diego
Recapture the skin texture of your youth by reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead creases. At Eros Beauty and Wellness, Dr. Christine Eros and her professional staff aim to give you optimal cosmetic care in a comfortable, stress-free environment. They strive to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with multiple procedures, including the popular Botox® treatment.
Botox® is a neuromodulator used to block nerve signals to the muscles that cause lines and expression wrinkles. It’s possible to treat several areas of the face to help relax these lines. Over time, the wrinkles become less pronounced. Botox® treatment can last between three to four months. The therapy works well as a complement to other cosmetic corrections like a liquid facelift and laser treatments.
Treatment areas include forehead wrinkles, bunny lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, eyebrow lift, TMJ pain, and chin dimples.
When Should I Consider Botox® in San Diego?
Facial imperfections like wrinkles and fine lines have many contributing factors. Lifestyle choices like smoking or environmental influences like sun and wind exposure can wreak havoc on smooth skin. As we age, we also lose collagen, which causes our skin to be less resilient.
Botox® injections address one crucial factor: dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements. Expressions like squinting or smiling can contribute to facial wrinkles on areas around the eyes, forehead, and brow. Botox® targets these facial flaws by relaxing underlying muscles.
Dr. Eros injects Botox® directly into muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. For frown lines, she targets five specific muscles in your forehead. For crow’s feet, she treats the muscles besides your eyes (orbicularis oculi). The injections are highly tolerable, and a local anesthetic is not necessary. You may feel some discomfort, but this can be easily resolved with an ice pack or topical numbing cream or ice.
Botox® injections are quick, only about 15 minutes for most patients. But not all injectors are the same. Only seek qualified medical professionals who have extensive experience in providing Botox® treatments.
Micro-Botox® in San Diego
We are excited to offer this fantastic new technique to shrink pores, diminish acne, and remove fine lines on the face. Unlike regular Botox® injections, micro-Botox® does not go to the muscle. A group of thin needles delivers the product to the sub-dermal layer of the skin. This delivery method allows Dr. Eros to inject it in any part of the face without causing muscle weakness. It is also painless. The amount of Botox® is enough to close pores and decrease acne production. It will give you a healthy, well-rested look.
What can I expect from Botox® in San Diego?
Dr. Eros injects Botox® into the problem areas with a fine needle that is almost painless. The most common side effect is bruising.
How long will I need to recover?
There is minimal, if any, downtime needed after Botox® injections. You can have the procedure done and immediately resume your normal activities. We only ask that you refrain from heavy lifting and bending over for four hours after the injection.
What is the downtime?
There is minimal, if any, downtime needed after Botox® injections. You can have the procedure done and immediately resume your normal activities. We do ask that you refrain from heavy lifting and bending over for four hours after the injection.
Is Botox® safe?
You might have heard that Botox® comes from a toxin and wondered if it was safe to use. The truth is that when you choose a skilled injector, there is little to no danger of getting Botox®. There are two reasons for this: The dosage is far too small to be toxic, and the product never goes near your bloodstream.
In 2002, Botox® received its first FDA approval for cosmetic use after a series of thorough trials proved how safely and effectively it could smooth out moderate to deep “11 lines” between the eyebrows. In 2013, the FDA granted Botox® additional approval for treating crow’s feet. The momentum continued in 2017 when Botox® passed all clinical trials for its third cosmetic indication: forehead furrows. Today, Botox® remains the only medication that is FDA-approved for all three categories of wrinkles.
Are there any side effects of Botox® in San Diego?
When you trust an experienced Botox® provider such as Dr. Eros to perform your injections, there are minimal risks to worry about. However, it’s essential to point out that you should only get Botox® under the care of a licensed medical professional who knows how to reduce potential side effects such as:
- Headache or flu-like symptoms
- Asymmetrical eyebrows or drooping eyelids
- Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
- Dry eyes or excessive tearing
The body eliminates Botox® after around four months, after which you’ll need touch-up treatments to maintain your results.
How much does Botox® cost in San Diego?
Botox® cost is per unit. The most critical consideration affecting your total price tag is how many units you will need to achieve your desired results. After consulting with you in person and asking you about your concerns, Dr. Eros will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of how much your Botox® treatments might cost.
Will my health insurance pay for my Botox® injections?
Botox® has a range of non-aesthetic uses, such as helping with migraine pain, involuntary muscle twitches, and excessive sweating. However, if you are getting Botox® for purely cosmetic reasons, your health insurance provider will likely not offset any of the cost of your San Diego Botox® treatments.
Learn More About Botox® in San Diego
If you’re ready to take the next steps toward a healthier, younger, and more naturally refreshed appearance by eliminating frown and expression lines, contact us today to schedule your in-person consultation with Dr. Eros. As a board-certified family physician, she knows how to deliver Botox® treatments that never leave her patients with an artificially frozen or “worked-on” expression.
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