Gravity, time, sun exposure, genetics, and stress and fatigue all impact the signs of aging in your skin. Botox injections performed by our highly skilled team at Illuminate can be one of your best allies against aging. Botox Injections are proven to be safe, effective, and much more affordable than invasive surgery. Although Botox® has become more accessible than it was maybe 10 or 20 years ago, choosing the right practitioner matters for your safety and natural-looking result. Our top-tier care team delivers rejuvenation and artful outcome with pinpoint precision.
Botox is a safe, injectable treatment that relaxes your facial muscles, resulting in the reduction or elimination of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox was first approved by the FDA in 1989 for the safe treatment of eye muscle disorders. Botox was approved for cosmetic use in 2002 and has since become one of the most performed non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States. The concept for Botox is simple. As lines and wrinkles result from the overuse of facial muscles, small injections of Botox serve to block nerve responses that trigger specific muscle contractures. The resulting muscle relaxation smooths your face. Botox placed strategically and artfully can help you to realize noticeable aesthetic benefits after your first office visit.
Botox has both cosmetic and medical applications. In addition to its wrinkle-fighting properties, Botox is also used to treat:
Botox works very well in reducing deep lines between your eyebrows, forehead furrows, laugh lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles near the corners of your mouth. Treatments are quick, comfortable, and require no downtime.
Generally, you are, if you simply want to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles. But some medical conditions may disqualify you. If you have a breathing or bleeding disorder, or if you have difficulty swallowing, Botox injections may not be right for you. Patients with any type of active infection should postpone Botox injections. We may also recommend against Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
While Botox injections are considered a safe procedure, they require the skill of an experienced and properly educated injector who uses only the best selection of FDA-approved Botox products. Practitioners at Illuminate Med Spa are registered nurses and plastic surgeons expertly trained in facial anatomy and highly experienced in mildly invasive and non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments.
You will need to provide your full medical history and disclose any previous Botox treatments. It is advised that you suspend the use of any type of supplement (e.g., high-dose vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, and garlic) or medication (such as aspirin) that could cause bleeding or bruising for one week before and after your injections.
Your procedure will be performed in an office/treatment room. Your provider will use a thin needle to inject carefully calibrated amounts of Botox into your targeted treatment areas. Our expert injectors personalize the dosing to each individuals’ needs. Most treatments take less than 15 minutes and involve little to no downtime.
Don’t rub or scratch your treatment areas or apply makeup immediately after treatment. Take it easy at first. After a few hours, you are free to resume your normal activities, but we also recommend skipping exercise for 24 hours.
Botox starts to take effect in one to three days following treatment. You’ll notice facial relaxation that leads to very noticeable reduction in wrinkles. The full effect of Botox treatment usually lasts up to four months. Cosmetic Botox injections carry a high rate of patient satisfaction and are one of the most common aesthetic treatments used throughout the world.
Botox injections are effective, convenient, and safe. Under the direction of founder and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Boudreault, the skillful team at Illuminate Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Palo Alto and San Jose will help you to realize a refreshed appearance and outlook through exceptional Botox treatments. We are here to answer any of your Botox related questions or concerns both before and after beginning treatments.
Botox injections are considered mildly uncomfortable and very tolerable. If specially requested, your injector may apply ice or a numbing agent to your face prior to your injections. Most patients report only a slight “pinch” sensation.
Botox has been carefully tested and approved in order to minimize or avoid complications. It is safe for the majority of the population, and in some cases it has shown great medical benefits. However, like any procedure, Botox injections come with some risks (albeit rare), including infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and allergic reactions. Very rarely, serious complications have resulted from Botox spreading beyond the injection site. Possible side effects include:
No. Not if your injections are performed by a licensed, trained, and experienced provider. Our goal is to provide you with natural-looking results. The only thing people will notice is your positivity that comes with your refreshed new look!
Yes. Neuromodulator injections like Botox have lasting effects for about three to five months. To optimize and maintain results, you will need regular follow-up injections, separated by about three months.
Not at all! Millions of men have discovered the benefits of Botox, reporting excellent results and high patient satisfaction. At Illuminate, we can help anyone achieve a more youthful and fresh appearance and feel more confident as they aspire toward their professional and personal goals.
If your treatment is solely for cosmetic reasons, insurance will not pay for it. nsurance may cover some costs only if the reason for your Botox injections is medical.
Your costs will depend on the reasons, amount, and locations of your injections. Call us with any questions about cost prior to your treatment.
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At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.