A lifetime of smiling, frowning, squinting and laughing ultimately leads to the formation of facial wrinkles and creases. As time goes on, these wrinkles grow permanent and reveal the effects that time has made on our skin.
Fortunately, Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery can help restore your youthful beauty with BOTOX® Cosmetic, a popular injectable treatment that eliminates these unwanted facial lines and produces a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
If you’ve been considering BOTOX and would like to learn more, please contact Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery today online or at 650-934-7020. We serve the the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, California.
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic and How Does It Work?
BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic injectable skin treatment in the United States. It is a derivative of botulinum type A, a bacterium-produced neuromuscular toxin which affects the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. By temporarily blocking the nerve signals to these muscles, it can create a smoother, more refreshed and youthful appearance.
BOTOX Cosmetic has been approved by the FDA to treat glabella lines, or the frown lines between the eyebrows, and can also help to temporarily address the appearance of:
- Brow lines
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines
Is BOTOX Right for Me?
BOTOX Cosmetic is an effective skin rejuvenation treatment for almost everyone. But, like any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to meet certain requirements to ensure the success and safety of your treatment.
Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX injections if you:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Are free of BOTOX Cosmetic allergies
- Have good facial muscle strength
- Have good facial symmetry
- Are free of facial scars or pre-existing skin conditions
How Long Does BOTOX Cosmetic Last?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your facial appearance, but it is temporary solution. Results typically last about three to four months. In order to enjoy long-lasting benefits from BOTOX, repeat treatments are necessary about every three months.
Does BOTOX Cosmetic Have Any Side Effects?
The possible side effects of BOTOX are very minimal, and usually subside quickly. The majority of risks are associated with the area of injection. Following your BOTOX Cosmetic procedure, you may experience:
By choosing the skilled specialists at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery to perform your BOTOX treatment, you greatly reduce the risk of side effects.
Contact Our BOTOX Cosmetic Specialists Today
The board-certified plastic surgeons and staff at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery are known for providing high-quality, individualized care to every patient. If you would like to learn more about how BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you achieve smooth, youthful-look skin, please call 650-934-7020. We welcome patients from the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, California.