BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the U.S. for those looking to treat specific facial signs of aging. Over time lines, wrinkles, and folds develop on our face from years of smiling, laughing, and frowning. Eventually, the lines and wrinkles become more permanent and can make you look older than you are.
While BOTOX® Cosmetic delivers temporary results, the outcome is excellent, and with routine maintenance and care, it has been proven to deliver great aesthetic results. This treatment has been shown to safely smooth facial wrinkles for a more youthful complexion.
At Avalon Laser, Dr. Reza Tirgari has decades of experience treating San Diego and Carlsbad patients using BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Please call 844-321-1138 today to learn more about the best treatment option for your aesthetic goals.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a facial injectable that contains various substances and chemicals, including a purified chemical that comes from botulinum toxin type A, a neuromuscular toxin which is produced by bacterium. It works by temporarily freezing certain facial muscles that cause wrinkles due to facial grimaces and movement. It also helps smooth existing lines and wrinkles around the lips, eyes and forehead, as well as the neck.
Unlike other facial fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic is made up of a toxin and is, therefore, considered more complex than alternative treatments. However, it has been FDA-approved for the use of facial anti-aging as well as some medical conditions such as migraines. BOTOX® Cosmetic can cause side effects in some patients, which is why it’s extremely important to receive injections under the care of a trained medical professional, preferably a licensed medical doctor.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is generally reserved for patients who are unhappy with specific facial signs of aging, as well as those who wish to slow down the process of aging. 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 also prevention from further wrinkling of facial skin due to the muscle’s inability to contract and cause additional wrinkles and lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can help smooth areas of the face inluding:
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Glabella lines (between the eyebrows)
- Fine lines around the eyes
- Brow lines
- Deep neckbands and neck lines
BOTOX® Cosmetic for Excessive Underarm Sweating
Both men and women are affected by excessive sweating. This can be a very uncomfortable situation because no matter what you do, you can’t seem to control the sweating as well as the foul smell that can appear even just minutes after you get out of the shower.
Excessive sweating 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, we provide our patients with anti-sweating BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which literary paralyze the sweat glands, thereby, giving you the relief you are looking for.
There are several reasons our patients select this treatment. Here are a few:
- 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 sweat glands that are hyperactive, thereby eliminating excessive underarm sweating. Dr. Reza Tirgari 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. After determining that you are a good candidate for BOTOX®, your appointment will be scheduled.
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to know if you’re a candidate for a certain procedure before undergoing treatment. At Avalon Laser, all patients are thoroughly examined prior to 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.
FDA-approved since 2002, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the safest dermal fillers. While it's safe, there are exceptions for those who have cetain medical conditions. Those who are pregnant, have a neuromuscular disorder, or suffer from ALS shouldn’t undergo this treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic should only be administered to those between the ages of 18 to 65.
Side effects with this treatment are extremely rare but some possible side effects include:
- Allergic reactions
- Undesirable swelling
- Muscle weakness
At Avalon Laser, 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 injectable is a good candidate based on strict medical criteria.
All consultations at Avalon Laser are complimentary. When you come in you can expect to meet Dr. Reza Tirgari in person and he will discuss your aesthetic concerns and recommend the best treatment option. If you are deemed a good BOTOX® candidate, Dr. Tirgari will thoroughly educate you and make sure you are comfortable to proceed before any treatment is performed.
We look forward to making you look your best. Call 844-321-1138 or contact us online for service in San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and nearby areas of California.