BOTOX is the most popular and recognizable name in the aesthetic industry for a reason. Millions of patients worldwide use BOTOX because it is one of the safest and most effective answers for treating (and preventing!) wrinkles. The first visible signs of aging skin are fine lines and wrinkles in most people. Botox smoothes out those lines in the face and neck to restore a youthful appearance. Whether you are new to the idea of BOTOX or a seasoned user of cosmetic treatments, we will be happy to help you achieve excellent, natural-looking results.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
BOTOX is the most popular product in the world of aesthetics. Even if you're new to our industry, you've likely heard of it and wondered if it will work for you. Most commonly, it is used to smooth frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines. We also use BOTOX on the lower face and neck to reduce the appearance of neck bands, jaw muscles, and lip lines.
BOTOX is an injectable prescription medication that works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscle. It temporarily relaxes the muscle in the treatment area, resulting in noticeable smoothing and reduced fine lines and wrinkles. It is different from dermal filler, which replenishes volume, but the two can be used in conjunction.
BOTOX is most commonly used in the upper face to treat frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. But we also use it to smooth lip lines, necklines, and gummy smiles in the lower face. As one of the safest, most effective, and most studied injectables on the market, BOTOX is considered the gold standard for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also for preventing them from forming in the first place. BOTOX is also used in many other ways, including treating temporomandibular jaw dysfunction (TMJ), migraines, and excessive sweating.
Like many other injectable cosmetic treatments, BOTOX is a quick, non-surgical procedure that does not require anesthesia. You will meet with a certified cosmetic nurse injector or doctor at your first appointment to discuss your goals and concerns. Together you will come up with an individualized treatment plan that is as unique as you. Then, the treatment site will be cleaned, and the nurse or doctor will inject the BOTOX. Typically, the BOTOX appointment takes only 15 minutes and is not considered painful.
Most patients first become interested in BOTOX when they notice the first signs of aging—fine lines and wrinkles—around the forehead, brows, and eyes. BOTOX works to relax the muscles that can cause wrinkles to form, which is why it is also a very effective treatment to prevent these lines in the first place. Your BOTOX treatment plan will depend on your own goals and concerns, as well as your unique facial structure. Dr. Rice and our nurses have an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy and the risks and benefits of each of the services and medications we provide, and they will work with you to achieve the best possible results.
As one of the safest and most effective injectables on the market, BOTOX has many medical benefits. BOTOX is FDA-approved for treating migraines, offering patients much-needed relief from pain. It can also treat overactive sweat glands in the underarms, feet, palms, and face for those who suffer from excessive sweating. For TMJ sufferers, BOTOX can be used in the jaw muscles to relieve jaw-clenching and teeth-grinding.
Botox is an ideal treatment for you if you have concerns with any of the following:
As with most injectables, we find that the "Goldilocks Approach" is your best bet. We aim for not too much, not too little, but the dose that is "just right" for you, allowing us to treat you to what we call "full correction." Our patients like this approach because a full dose of BOTOX lasts longer and looks better.
Most people associate friends or celebrities who've had too much dermal filler with BOTOX. They are not the same thing! What you're noticing on that gal with the big cheeks or huge lips is poorly injected dermal filler. Nobody in their right mind would ever "overdo it" with their BOTOX because they wouldn't be able to move their face. What's important to keep in mind is that BOTOX is a prescription medication. The best way to guarantee a great result is through proper dosing. We pride ourselves in offering our patients a natural-looking, effective treatment of BOTOX.
Baby Botox is essentially a regular Botox treatment, but with smaller doses of product. The downside to lower doses is that the results will not last as long. However, we like to make sure our patients are fully informed when discussing their treatment plans. We don’t recommend skimping on your BOTOX dose, as we believe you can still achieve natural-looking results without under-treating. Choosing and sticking with an informed injector is key to achieving the best long-term results. We love to build long-lasting relationships with our patients so that we can help them live most confidently.
BOTOX is one of the oldest and most extensively used medications on the market. It has been proven safe time and time again. Due to BOTOX’s precise and accurate nature, many patients have come to rely on it for years to ensure a wrinkle-free, youthful appearance.
BOTOX is a botulinum toxin product. BOTOX treatments may not be right for you if you have had an allergic reaction to other botulinum toxin products such as Myobloc, Dysport, or Xeomin, or if you have a skin infection at the desired injection site. At every appointment, we will discuss your medical history and any concerns you may have to ensure that you get the safest and most effective treatment each time.
No injectable is entirely pain-free, but BOTOX is about as painless as it gets when it comes to injectables. First, we use a tiny needle (6mm). Second, we ice the injection sites, so you'll barely feel a thing. Additionally, the appointment is so quick that it will be over before you know it!
The recovery period for BOTOX varies from patient to patient. Generally, most patients return to their daily activities with no real recovery period at all. While rare, the side effects are minor and may include discomfort or pain at the injection site, headache, or eye problems.
Some patients notice a difference in as little as one to two days, with results lasting as long as four months in some cases. Upon choosing BOTOX as your treatment method for lines and wrinkles, you can discuss an appointment schedule to ensure that your results remain strong and healthy over time. On average, we recommend you schedule your BOTOX treatments every three months to avoid returning to your baseline. However, this will be something your doctor or nurse will discuss with you, as results vary from patient to patient.
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE