BOTOX® Cosmetic

Plastic Surgeons Serving San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara & Nearby South Bay, California

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
Infographic: How BOTOX and Dermal Fillers Address Facial Aging

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How Long BOTOX Cosmetic Can 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 Or Risks?

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:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Redness

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.

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FAQ: Botox Cosmetic at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery

What should I expect during a Botox Cosmetic consultation at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery?

During your consultation for Botox Cosmetic at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will evaluate your facial structure and discuss your aesthetic goals. This session is designed to understand your needs and determine the most effective treatment plan. The consultation includes a discussion about your medical history, a facial analysis to pinpoint the best injection sites, and an explanation of the expected results and any potential side effects.

How does Botox Cosmetic work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles?

Botox Cosmetic contains botulinum toxin, which temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for creating wrinkles. It primarily targets dynamic wrinkles, which are formed by repetitive muscle movements like squinting, frowning, and smiling. By blocking the nerve signals that cause these muscles to contract, Botox Cosmetic helps smooth out lines on the forehead, around the eyes, and between the brows.

Are there different types of botulinum toxin products used at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery?

Yes, at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we use only FDA-approved botulinum toxin products, including Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin. Each product has unique formulations and dosing units, but all function similarly by blocking nerve impulses to reduce muscle activity. Your surgeon will recommend the best product based on your specific needs and treatment goals.

What is the typical duration of effect for Botox injections, and when will I see results?

The effects of Botox Cosmetic are temporary, with results typically lasting between 3 to 6 months. Patients often notice improvements within 24 to 48 hours after the injection, with full results becoming visible within 10 to 14 days. The duration of the effects can vary based on the area treated, the amount of product used, and individual patient factors.

Can Botox Cosmetic be used for conditions other than wrinkles?

While Botox is widely recognized for its ability to smooth wrinkles, it is also FDA-approved for other medical uses such as treating chronic migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and certain muscle spasms. At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we focus on the cosmetic benefits of Botox, primarily its effectiveness in treating facial wrinkles and fine lines.

Are there any preparation steps I should take before receiving Botox injections?

To optimize results, it is recommended that you avoid alcohol, anti-inflammatory medications, and blood thinners for at least a week before your treatment. During your consultation, your surgeon will provide a comprehensive list of dos and don'ts to prepare for your Botox session.

What are the potential side effects of Botox Cosmetic?

Common side effects of Botox injections include swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site, but these are temporary. Less common effects can include headache, temporary eyelid droop, or nausea. Our team at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery prioritizes patient safety and education, ensuring that all potential side effects are thoroughly discussed before treatment. We are equipped and trained to manage any complications professionally and efficiently.

How does Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery ensure the quality and safety of Botox treatments?

At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we maintain an AAAHC Accredited On-Site Surgical Center and employ board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in botulinum toxin injections. We use only FDA-approved products. Our evidence-based approach ensures that treatments are not only effective but also aligned with the highest safety standards.