Botox injections have become increasingly popular in recent years as a non-invasive solution for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This cosmetic treatment works by temporarily weakening the muscles in the treated area, resulting in a smoother and more youthful complexion. Regular follow-up appointments are necessary to maintain your results.
Receiving Botox injections from Dr. Gonzalez offers numerous benefits over opting for treatment at a non-doctor medical spa. Being treated by a plastic surgeon with additional fellowship training in aesthetic plastic surgery allows for a more detailed understanding of the anatomy of the face, nerve locations, muscle dynamics, and being more familiar with how the process of aging of the face occurs.
A visit for Botox injections with our office is very comprehensive and involves learning about your areas of concern, your personal style and which goals you want to achieve. Dr. Gonzalez will determine an injection plan that improves your areas of concern, resulting in a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Our goal is to maintain a natural appearance while avoiding over-treatment.
Our office takes a comprehensive approach towards facial rejuvenation. We have insights into a range of treatments beyond Botox, including fillers, and in some cases rejuvenation surgery of the eyelids, facelift surgery and neck lift surgery. In the case of poor outcomes from Botox or fillers, Dr. Gonzalez’s experience becomes invaluable, being able to evaluate and treat complications – whereas a medical spa might not have that capability.
The peace of mind you’ll experience in Dr. Gonzalez’s hands is unmatched. We always prioritize safety. You should expect quality results that look natural when considering Botox, dermal fillers, or other cosmetic treatments.
Botox, a protein that acts at the level of the nerve terminals on muscles of the face, is used in small doses to improve the appearance of expression lines and some wrinkles. When injected into specific muscles, Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions. Botox effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face by preventing the muscles from contracting.
The effects of Botox injections typically last for three months, after which muscles gradually regain their full function. It is important to note that Botox injections should only be administered by trained medical professionals to ensure safety and optimal results.
While Botox injections are generally safe, there are some potential side effects that you should be aware of. These can include temporary bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. In rare cases, more serious side effects such as muscle weakness or drooping eyelids may occur. Asymmetries are also possible. Be sure to disclose any medical conditions or medications you are taking, as this can increase the risk of complications
To maintain the long-term effects of your Botox results, it is important to schedule regular follow-up visits, which our office will help you schedule ahead of time. During your follow-up visits Dr. Gonzalez will assess your progress and determine if any touch-up injections are necessary. It is generally recommended to schedule follow-up appointments every three to four months, and these can be adjusted depending on how long your results are lasting.
It’s also important to take care of your skin by using sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure, this has been shown to improve aging of the skin. Avoid smoking, nicotine, and excessive alcohol consumption as these habits can be detrimental to your skin and lead to premature skin aging.