BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections San Diego
Enliven Aesthetics, located in the heart of East Village in downtown San Diego, delivers natural-looking aesthetic results, utilizing the most effective cosmetic and wellness treatments available.
The EA team of certified medical providers and talented aestheticians boasts over 20 years of experience, and is dedicated to delivering a concierge level of client care.
A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother.
What are the common areas Botox is applied to?
Assuming it is used to deal with wrinkles is a great understatement as Botox is used in a variety of ways to treat a long list of skin and non-skin related issues. Here is a sneak peek into what else it treats:
- Crow’s feet around eyes. Fixes Crow’s feet around eyes, which are the radiating lines that are most prominent when you squint or smile.
- Forehead or worry lines. The forehead is most prone to wrinkles and worry lines. However, with forehead treatment this is not an issue any longer.
- Smokers lines. It fixes smoker’s lines around the lips.
- Chin dimpling (“peach pit” chin or peu D’Orange chin). Dimpling of the chin is fixed by injecting mentalis muscle which guarantees a relaxed and wrinkle-free chin.
- Vertical neck bands. Vertical neck bands are a cause of distress to most people, but can be easily fixed by injecting platysma muscle.
- Eyebrow lift (arched eyebrows). Flat eyebrows can be lifted for a non-surgical brow lift.
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What is the cost of BOTOX in Enliven Aesthetics San Diego?
‘How much does it cost’ is not a question that can be answered with a single number. The cost of this medicine ranges $160 to $500 per area or from $8 to $12 per unit. Per unit payment is more transparent as you know exactly how many units you need. In other words, there is a lesser risk of overpayment. Our goal is to provide you with best, but at the same time most cost conscious treatment options that can be found in San Diego!
What is the actual process?
A tiny needle is used to inject reconstituted solution into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. The nerve impulse sent by the brain is then prevented from reaching and activating the muscle, which then relaxes. This overtime leads to gradual muscle weakening, and the skin overlying the muscle gradually softens, leading to resolution of the wrinkles.
Is BOTOX safe?
It is safe and FDA approved. Since it is injected directly into the muscle, it does not get absorbed anywhere else in the body.
How long does the procedure take?
Botox treatment has been coined a lunch break procedure as it takes no more than 10 minutes to administer. After the proviser has assessed which areas need to be injected, everything else is quite fast and does not require anesthesia. It is a short procedure, and you will be on your way in no time.
How long does the effect last?
The effects last 3-4 months. There is a lot of variation depending on individual lifestyle, metabolism, etc. ‘How long does it last?’ is therefore a question that has an individual answer. For example, for new patients, whose muscles have not been relaxed before, the effects may wear off faster. So do not worry if the results fade off earlier than expected after your first treatment as you can always come for an additional touch up.
When will I see results after BOTOX treatment?
After an approximately 10-minute procedure, the muscles relax in 2-6 days. The full results of the treatment are seen, however, within 2 weeks.
Is BOTOX painful?
The injection does not hurt any more than a mosquito bite. It is for this reason that you do not need anesthesia. For those with sensitive skin, an ice pack or topical lidocaine cream can be applied to numb the skin and make you more comfortable.
Is there any downtime after treatment?
The injected area might swell a little and it is advised not to rub the injected area. Also, these areas should not be massaged or exposed to hot water for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Additionally, alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours after the completion of the procedure.
Before and after: Will I look natural after injections?
Of course you will, but with more vibrant and smooth skin. We know about your fear that the effects could be too obvious so that everyone will know you had a procedure. However, you are guaranteed a refreshed and rested look, but with everyone guessing as to what happened.
Are there contraindications?
The most common contraindication to Botox treatment is active skin infection involving the area of injection. Expectant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid the treatment until the end of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Finally, if you have certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, and Lamber-Eaton syndrome, you should steer clear of any injections as it may worsen the conditions. We will guide you through this process and answer any questions you may have.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effect is minor bruising, which resolves in a few days after injection and a slight headache after the procedure (this is a remote possibility). The latter disappears soon after you take some painkillers or after a short rest. If the agent spreads into an undesired area then it is possible to develop droopy eyelids or frozen forehead. This may happen if it is not properly administered, which is why you should always get a professional to do it. With the services performed by licensed and experienced professionals, you can rest assured that all potential side effects would not ruin the outstanding results as well as your excitement.