Botox® is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the US. It’s loved by so many because it’s fast and effective. Heba Farag, MD, FACOG, at Orange County Laser and Wellness Center in Mission Viejo, California, is an aesthetic expert and offers Botox injections to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. To schedule your Botox injections, call the office today, or book an appointment online.
Botox is a cosmetic injection FDA-approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines. The advanced cosmetic treatment is so subtle, no one will know you had anything done, you’ll simply look more refreshed and rested.
In addition to Botox, Dr. Farag also offers Xeomin®, which is a cosmetic injection FDA-approved to diminish the appearance of frown lines and works just like Botox.
Botox reduces the appearances of lines and wrinkles by stopping the underlying cause of your wrinkle formation. As you get older, your skin starts to thin due to a decrease in the production of collagen. Your thinning skin allows your muscles to work closer to the surface of your skin, which is what creates the formation of the lines and wrinkles.
Botox works by temporarily stopping the movement of your muscles under the skin to stop the actions that create your lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Farag provides your Botox injections at the office. Although treatment time varies, your injections shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. You may feel a slight pinch as the needle enters your skin, but the discomfort is minimal and fleeting.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may need anywhere from 3-10 injections. If you’re sensitive to pain, be sure to let Dr. Farag know so she can make adjustments to your treatment to minimize your discomfort.
There’s no downtime following your Botox session so you can go back to your usual activities afterward, and you can even apply makeup to cover up any redness. However, Dr. Farag advises that you not engage in any strenuous activity that may cause sweating for at least two hours after your injections.
You may start to notice an improvement in your look within 24 hours after your treatment. Your Botox should keep you looking young and refreshed for up to four months.
Once you start noticing the effects of your Botox wearing off, Dr. Farag recommends you schedule your next round of injections. Repeated Botox injections may help thin out your muscle under the skin to help your treatment last longer.
To schedule your Botox, call Orange County Laser and Wellness Center today, or request an appointment online.