BOTOX® Cosmetic (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer with Botulinum Toxin) – La Jolla & Encinitas, CA

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About BOTOX

To help in aging gracefully and to prevent facial wrinkles and lines from forming on the top portion of the face, Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA is proud to offer BOTOX to local individuals. This injectable procedure provides outstanding results and is very common among both men and women. BOTOX can make a significant enhancement to dynamic lines, which are made from expressive movement with the muscles contracting on the forehead and around the eyes. The lines disappear as the face relaxes, but dynamic folds can still exist. BOTOX is a clean and purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the facial muscle. To soften these dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX is injected to smooth the skin. BOTOX injections are most commonly placed by plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann between the eyebrows, on the Crow's feet, and across the forehead.

Ideal Candidates

BOTOX is great for individuals who wish to soften the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles on their face without surgery. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive treatment even if you do not show signs of aging — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. It's a terrific nonsurgical treatment if you are frustrated by forehead lines or parallel lines between the brows. It's also a solution for lines around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, a filler product may be more suitable. In addition, if you are older with sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, you may be considered for a facelift. This offers a more dramatic result and it is longer lasting. Schoemann Plastic Surgery offers eyelid surgeries, facelifts, and brow lifts as possible alternatives.

Procedure Technique

BOTOX treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure conveniently at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. If it is your first time to visit us in La Jolla, CA for BOTOX, we commonly perform the injection on the same appointment as your consultation with Dr. Schoemann. You will be asked to make a few facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to determine where the injections are best placed. The skin will be cleansed and BOTOX will be applied with a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is unnecessary. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes, then you can resume your normal routine with no required recovery period.

What to Expect

After the procedure, you may get back to your usual routine, but strenuous activity should be skipped for at least one day. You will be asked to sleep with your head elevated for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The treated areas of the face may appear red, bruised, or swollen for 2 – 3 days, but you will not develop any long-lasting or serious side effects. In many cases, it often takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX can be seen. The results usually last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your injector about when to schedule your next appointment at Schoemann Plastic Surgery to extend your results.

Smile Without Worry

Stop worrying! You can frown, smile, laugh, and make any expression you want without seeing wrinkles and lines thanks to BOTOX wrinkle relaxer treatments. To prevent and smooth lines across the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schoemann in La Jolla, CA to hear more about this popular nonsurgical injectable.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.