What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin, also known as Botox, is a FDA-approved neurotoxin that is injected into the muscles to create a more youthful appearance. Botox in Poway works by temporarily reducing the underlying muscle activity to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking for Botox in Poway, Rancho Bernardo, or the surrounding San Diego area, schedule a visit with one of our board-certified dermatologists!
Which areas does Botox treat?
- Moderate to severe horizontal forehead lines
- Crow’s feet lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Squint lines or nasal scrunch
What causes facial lines?
A combination of factors can cause facial lines. As we age, we naturally experience cellular changes and reduction of collagen, which causes wrinkles, creases, and fine lines. External damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment may breakdown collagen to expedite the aging process. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold. This gradually results in the formation of facial lines.
Am I a candidate?
Consulting with our providers is the best way to determine your candidacy for Botox. Generally, you are an ideal candidate if you are an adult and in overall good health with moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes, neck or forehead. If you’re looking for Botox in Poway, Rancho Bernardo, or in a surrounding San Diego area, schedule a consult with our providers today!
How long does each treatment last?
Results will vary per patient as individuals will respond differently to the treatment. Generally, the effects of Botox will last three to four months. As you continue to maintain their treatment, you may notice that subsequent injections are required less frequently as the muscles adapt to the relaxation.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effects are discomfort or pain at the injection site, headache, and mild bruising. Other side effects, although rare and not commonly encountered are dry mouth, tiredness, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, swelling of your eyelids and dry eyes. If you are concerned about any of these side effects, consult with your provider prior to treatment.
Before and After- Botox Treatment by Dr. Uebelhoer and NP Travers
Save on Your Treatments
In order to help you maintain your wrinkle-free appearance, regular treatments of Botox in Poway is recommended. Brilliant Distinctions is a great program to to help you save on your Botox and Juvederm Fillers. For every treatment, receive 200 BD points and convert them into a $20 reward that is redeemable at your next treatment. To learn more, visit https://www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com/.