What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a facial injectable containing various substances and chemicals, including a purified chemical from botulinum toxin type A, a neuromuscular toxin produced by the bacterium. It works by temporarily freezing certain facial muscles that cause wrinkles due to sun exposure, aging, and repeated movements from talking and showing emotion.

Is It Important To Get BOTOX Done By A Licensed Practitioner?

Unlike other facial fillers, BOTOX Cosmetic is made up of a toxin and is considered more complex than alternative treatments. However, it has been FDA-approved for facial anti-aging use and some medical conditions such as migraines and excessive underarm sweating.

To schedule a free consultation at our Carlsbad location, contact us using the form on this page or call us at (760) 491-1522. We proudly serve all of North County: Oceanside, Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff, Solano Beach, Vista, San Marcos, Poway, and Escondido.

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The Results You'll Seewith BOTOX Cosmetic in Carlsbad

Our BOTOX treatments in Carlsbad are designed for patients unhappy with specific facial signs of aging or those who wish to slow down the aging process. Shortly after treatment, targeted lines and wrinkles disappear almost completely, giving the patient a more youthful and smooth facial appearance.

Once BOTOX is injected under the skin, it freezes certain muscles that normally contract and cause facial wrinkling. As a result, patients not only experience excellent, immediate aesthetic results, but further wrinkling of facial skin is prevented because the muscle cannot contract.

BOTOX Can Help Smooth Areas Of The Face Including:

  • Smile lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Glabella lines (between the eyebrows)
  • Fine lines around the eyes
  • Brow lines
  • Deep neckbands and neck lines

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

“First time getting any kind of BOTOX or fillers, and it was the absolute best experience. Lauren was super sweet and made me feel super comfortable, and I absolutely love my results. Cassandra was super sweet and welcoming as well. I will definitely be coming back, and I will definitely be recommending Avalon Laser in Carlsbad to all my friends.” 

T.R.

Get A Same Day Appointment In Carlsbad

Book an appointment for a BOTOX treatment at our Carlsbad location, and you may be able to come on the same day! Contact us using the form on this page or call (760) 491-1517to get on the schedule. Of note, to avoid incurring a cancellation fee or forfeiture of service, we ask that you provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment.

Cost Of BOTOX In Carlsbad

The treatment cost can vary based on how many units are needed and the area of your face we're treating. The average price is around $20 per unit, with 20-60 units potentially needed per treatment.

Candidates For BOTOX In Carlsbad

As with any cosmetic procedure, it's important to know if you're a candidate for a procedure before undergoing treatment. At Avalon Laser in Carlsbad, all patients are thoroughly examined before treatment, and their medical history is carefully reviewed. Those who are determined not to be good candidates are advised alternative treatments that are safe yet deliver similar aesthetic results.

BOTOX Cosmetic has been FDA-approved since 2002 and is one of the safest injectables available. However, there are exceptions. For example, pregnant women, those with a neuromuscular disorder, or someone suffering from ALS shouldn't undergo this treatment. BOTOX Cosmetic should also only be administered to those between the ages of 18 to 65.

Side effects with this treatment are extremely rare but are possible. They can include:

  • Nausea
  • Allergic reactions
  • Headaches
  • Undesirable swelling
  • Muscle weakness

At Avalon Laser in Carlsbad, we have never treated a patient with BOTOX Cosmetic who has experienced any adverse side effects. This is because we make sure that each patient considering the treatment is a good candidate based on strict medical criteria.

Recommended Dosages

BOTOX For Excessive Underarm Sweating In Carlsbad

Both men and women are affected by hyperhidrosis, a condition in which an individual experiences excessive sweating. The condition affects nearly 2-3 percent of Americans and can be a very uncomfortable situation because no matter what you do, you can’t seem to control the sweating. And the foul smell can appear even just minutes after you get out of the shower. You may not be able to wear certain types of clothing because of the excess sweat seeping through the underarm area.

Hyperhidrosis is caused by hyperactive sweat glands, which cannot be treated with over-the-counter deodorants and products. Some dermatologists will offer medication; however, these have a number of side effects. At Avalon Laser in Carlsbad, we provide our patients with anti-sweating BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which literally paralyze the sweat glands, giving you the relief you are looking for. BOTOX is an effective way of treating hyperhidrosis and eliminating the embarrassment caused by the condition.

There are several reasons our Carlsbad patients select this treatment. The benefits of using BOTOX for hyperhidrosis include:

  • Offers immediate relief
  • Completely eliminates excessive sweating and odor
  • Does not have negative side effects as medication
  • Can easily be maintained with repeat injections
  • Does not require surgery or any downtime
  • More cost-effective than oral tablets

Once injected into the armpit, BOTOX paralyzes the sweat glands that are hyperactive, thereby eliminating excessive underarm sweating. Our Carlsbad plastic surgeon carefully injects a predetermined amount of BOTOX in each armpit. The injections are not painful because we provide a numbing solution. Some patients may experience minor bruising at the injection site for one to two days. This can easily be covered with clothing.

There is no need to take time off work with this treatment. Patients can return to their daily, routine activities right away. The results can last anywhere between three to six months. During your consultation, Dr. Tirgari and his staff will talk to you about your concerns and make sure your sweat glands are, indeed, hyperactive. If we determine you're a good candidate for BOTOX®, we'll schedule your appointment.

Preparation And Aftercare

Once you've completed your consultation and decided that BOTOX is the right treatment for you Dr. Tirgari will go over what you can expect in terms of preparation and aftercare. When treatment instructions are properly followed, your procedure can be optimally safe and effective.

Before Treatment

Prior to your BOTOX treatment in Carlsbad:

  • Avoid medications that can increase the risk of bruising, including aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Avoiding fish oil supplements and herbal remedies that may have the same effect can be helpful. Make sure you consult with your physician before changing any prescribed medications.
  • Avoid any peels, topical remedies, etc., that will affect the area before your treatment and for at least two days after.
  • Advise the staff if you may be pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

During Treatment

Your practitioner may apply ice and pressure to the area to help with comfort and to reduce bruising. Some fullness, numbness or tightness in the area can occur.

After Treatment

  • It is helpful to stay upright for about four hours after the injection. This reduces the risk of complications and also helps reduce bruising.
  • Avoid heat to the treated area, (i.e. hot showers, face wash,
  • Jacuzzis, saunas, yoga, baths, etc.) and prolonged sun exposure for at least 24 hours. Avoid strenuous activity for at least 1-2 days.
  • Do not massage the treated area or get facials for at least 3 days.
  • You can expect a maximum response within 7-14 days after injection. Some small red dots or minor bruising may be visible on the skin after treatment. You can clear these with alcohol or makeup remover immediately after. Minor bruising typically resolves within hours to a few days. Light makeup can be used as needed.
  • The effects typically last 3-4 months if proper amounts are used. For underarm injection for hyperhidrosis, this may last up to nine months. It's helpful to make your next appointment before the effects are completely resolved.
  • A mild headache may occasionally occur. This is normal.
  • Tylenol is ok if needed. Contact us in Carlsbad immediately if you should feel numbness or weakness around the eye muscles, any drooping of the eyelid or any other weakness, difficulty swallowing or any allergic-type reactions.
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Contact Avalon Laser For BOTOX In Carlsbad

When you come into our Carlsbad office, you can expect to meet Dr. Reza Tirgari in person. He’ll discuss your aesthetic concerns and recommend the best treatment option. If you’re deemed a good BOTOX candidate, Dr. Tirgari will thoroughly educate you and make sure you’re comfortable proceeding with treatment.

We look forward to making you look your best. Call us at (760) 491-1517 or contact us online for services in Carlsbad and all of North County.

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