Coastal Aesthetics & Medical Weight Loss Center have years of experience using Botox treatments to treat frown lines, fore head wrinkles, crows feet, eyebrow lift, platysmal bands, massater muscle, underarm sweating, and palm sweating. Schedule your appointment today to for a free consultation.
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Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox cosmetic, suggest using 20 units approved by the FDA for between the eyes, the elevens, or frown lines (glabella) as we call them. Therefore, our practitioners inject a minimum of 20 units for optimal results.
HOW MUCH BOTOX WILL I NEED?
The average dose around the eyes is 12-24 units. This consist of 12 units per eye which is composed of 3 injection sites with 4 units on each site. Botox around the eyes is the second most requested area and can take years off!
Forehead lines the horizontal lines across from the forehead are usually injected in conjunction with the glabella lines. The average doses is around 8-20 units.
BOTOX is a prescription medication that is injected into the muscles and it temporarily gives you a fresh relaxed look.
Dr. Bembi and practitioners have several years of experience doing injections.
Botox ” Brow Lift” can give the eyes a wider, more open appearance
Smooths worry lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and bunny lines
Improves both vertical neck wrinkles and horizontal neck bands (turkey neck)
Quick 15 minute treatment
***There is a minimum purchase of 20 units of Botox Purchasing Less than 20 units requires a consultation fee of $100 on top of the units being injected.
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What is Botox?
When the muscles become overactive, they become too strong, they injure the skin by overreacting and thus creasing the skin. Botox Cosmetic relaxes those muscles back to a more natural state, creating a better balance with the surrounding muscles.
We administer small injections of Botox Cosmetic directly into the area you would like to improve. If you are concerned about pain or have sensitive facial areas, we can apply an ice pack or anesthetic cream to the area being worked on.
Do Botox Injections Hurt?
Most people compare the injection sensation to a bug bite. Overall discomfort is minimal and temporary. We offer an ice pack for each patient to help with any discomfort. If you are concerned about pain or are more sensitive to experiencing pain, local anesthetic cream can be applied to the treated area.
Botox Cosmetic Treatments Improve:
- Worry lines on the forehead
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Smile lines
- Laugh lines, from the nose to the mouth
- Crows’ feet
Where does Coastal get its’ Botox?
We get our Botox Cosmetic directly from Allergan USA, and are a proud Platinum Plus member of Allergan partner privileges. To check if your provider is using real Botox Cosmetic, you can check their status and approval on the botoxcosmetic.com website.
What is Botox Made of?
Botox Cosmetic consists of the protein Botulinum Toxin A, made by Allergan, a world leader in prescription cosmetic medicines including Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm.
Is Botox Cosmetic Safe?
Botox has safely treated a variety of medical conditions since its FDA approval in 1989. Botox® Cosmetic has been FDA approved since 2002. As of 2007, Botox injection is the most common cosmetic procedure, with 4.6 million procedures in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
How long does Botox Last?
The effects of Botox Cosmetic typically last 3-4 months. Individual results will vary depending on the strength of the underlying muscles. Your lines will return to the pre-treatment appearance as the Botox Cosmetic wears off. For your complimentary consultation contact our office.
How will I look Post Treatment?
Directly after the treatment, you will notice some initial redness and swelling in the treated area that will subside within an hour. Within 3-5 days, you will start to notice a more rested appearance, however, the treatment will only have settled and look its’ best after 2 weeks of getting initial treatment. Contrary to popular belief, you can have a full range of facial expressions with Botox Cosmetic treatments.
Where can Botox be Administered?
Traditionally it is administered to areas on the face; frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead creases, crows feet around the eyes and fine lines above the lips. A consultation with our providers will help determine where the botox will be administered.
Who will be doing my Botox?
All Botox Cosmetic injections are done by Dr Kathy James DNP, NP Jennifer Otto-Rumsey MSN, or Dr. Atul Bembi D.O.. Dr. Bembi has over 12 years of experience in doing cosmetic injections, with thousands of injections having been done safely and effectively.
Is Botox Expensive?
Price varies on how many units of treatment you will need, which will depend on what results you are trying to achieve. A complimentary consultation with one of our providers can help you decide what is right for you.
Remain upright for 4 hours. Keep your head and neck straight, and avoid touching areas that have received treatment.
The Best Botox Treatment In San Diego
With the increasing use of social media, dating apps, FaceTime, & other technology, there is no arguing that our faces are more visible than ever. This explains why, each year, more men & women seek cosmetic dermatology to rejuvenate their skin and improve their entire appearance. Coastal Medical Center’s skilled team of board-certified dermatologists, as well as licensed medical experts, is proud to provide a wide range of new and exciting treatment choices to help San Diego patients look and feel their best.
Botox San Diego is among the most popular anti-aging procedures at Coastal Medical Center. If you’re seeking a quick and easy way to get rid of facial lines and wrinkles, Botox may be the answer. Find everything you must know about Botox therapy today by contacting our experts.
Why Choose Botox Treatment?
Botox is an injectable cosmetic procedure that relaxes and smoothes the look of wrinkles on the face. It actually temporarily paralyzes the muscles in your face thanks to its main component, botulinum toxin type A. Botox, among many areas, can be injected into the area between your eyes on your forehead.
Botox injections for the forehead are treatments that are used to smooth horizontal and vertical wrinkles between the eyes. The injections actually relax the muscles that cause wrinkles to appear. Some people may choose Botox injections in their brows to reduce the look of vertical frown lines and horizontal forehead wrinkles.
Despite the fact that the FDA approved the use of Botox in the forehead, highly competent practitioners remain cautious. While Botox might be useful in smoothing wrinkles, it can also produce excessive muscular relaxation, resulting in drooping eyelids or uneven brows. The dose of the injection must be carefully managed.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Botox is sold by the unit. Each unit costs roughly $10 to $15 on average. If you have up to 20 units placed in your brow, you might be looking at a total cost of $200 to $300 for the treatment of horizontal forehead lines.
Forehead injections are frequently combined with glabellar line injections (lines between the eyebrows, which can also be treated with up to 40 units). For these two locations, your therapy might cost up to $800.
How Many Units Of Botox Is Permissible On The Forehead?
Botox is available in doses ranging from 50 to 100 units per vial. According to some practitioners, they inject 10 to 30 units into the forehead on average. Allergan, the maker of Botox Cosmetic, recommends a dose of 4 units each spot on the forehead, for a total of 20 units.
Initially, your practitioner may use a low-unit dose with each injection. They’ll give you a few weeks, generally one or two, to assess how well that dose works for you. You may then receive a few more units. Following that, your practitioner will have a good sense of how many units you’ll require on subsequent appointments.
Botox treatments are usually spaced around 3 to 4 months apart. Treatment outcomes may not persist as long as you initially start receiving injections. You may need to see your practitioner or expert again 2 to 3 months following the initial treatment.
How Long Does Botox Take To Work?
The effects of Botox usually start to show themselves a few days after the injection. However, the complete results may not be evident for 1 – 2 weeks. Therefore, it is essential to wait a sufficient length of time before seeking a touch-up treatment.
What Not To Do After Botox?
Due to its consistent effects, Botox is the most popular cosmetic therapy on the market. However, what you do immediately following your Botox treatment might reduce its efficacy. That is why it is critical that you refrain from engaging in the following seven activities following your Botox treatment:
- Rubbing Your Face
- Lying On Your Face
- Strenuous Exercise
- Skip the Wine
- Don’t Take Blood Thinners
- Skip Washing Your Face
- Avoid Heat and Sun
Botox Can Be Beneficial In Many Other Surprising Ways Than Wrinkles
The bulk of people’s Botox experience has been restricted to a single area – between the brows. According to dermatologists, 90% of Botox is utilized on the forehead to treat crow’s feet and between the brows. Having said that around 5 to 10% of Botox treatments are performed in unanticipated places, numerous times for causes other than wrinkles. In this piece, we’ll look at several uncommon methods to utilize Botox.
Neck Tightening & Sweat Reduction
The neck is one of the first indicators of aging that you will notice. Botox can be administered in the neck bands to smooth and tighten the neck without the need for surgery. Dermatologists suggest Botox for excessive sweating on the feet and hands.
This is good for persons whose excessive perspiration has interfered with their daily tasks, such as handshaking. Sweating in the forehead and scalp is also addressed by the therapy. It is also used in the buttocks or perineum to prevent perspiration along the crease of your jeans.
Combats Tooth Grinding & Aids in the Widening of the Eyes
Botox can be injected into the masseter muscle. Many people believe that mouthguards are the greatest option, yet they just protect your teeth. Botox aids in the relief of jaw discomfort and the elimination of teeth grinding, headaches, & lockjaw by relaxing the muscle that unconsciously creates stress.
This prevents your jaw muscles from appearing defined and larger. Few people want to enlarge their eyes by injecting Botox into their lower eyelids. This is beneficial for people who have lower eyelid creases as well.
Calf Muscle-Sculpting & Nose Reshaping
Dermatologists prescribe Botox for sculpting the calf muscles, which works on the same premise as thinning the face muscles. You may also use it to sculpt your face by elevating the borders of your lips or your brows.
It is useful for reshaping the nose without requiring surgery. Models inject Botox into the columella, which is the tissue bridge that joins the nasal tip to the nasal base, to cause the tip of the nose to flip up.
Help in Scars, Chin, & Bunny Lines Reduction
After removing a mole from the forehead, Botox might be used to decrease stretching. Botox reduces the pull on the scar caused by the muscles. People nowadays choose Botox to remove chin wrinkles; for those with dimpled chins, the procedure helps to smoothen the muscles and makes them seem less like a raisin. People also used it to get rid of bunny lines, which are wrinkles on the sides of the nose & cheeks.
When a person crinkles their nose while passionately smiling or laughing, bunny lines develop. Although aging is among the most common cause of bunny lines, these wrinkles can also emerge as a result of Botox usage in certain facial muscles. For superior results, you need a skilled team of board-certified dermatologists, as well as licensed medical experts. Coastal Medical Center offers the best treatment for Botox San Diego.