Botox® Cosmetic Injections
Non-Surgical Wrinkle Treatment in the San Diego Area
Botox® Cosmetic Injections in the San Diego area, come to Art of Skin MD. Located in Solana Beach, CA just north of San Diego, Dr. Melanie Palm is a noted Botox® Cosmetic expert who frequently lectures on the use of Botox® and other injectables. She also has the distinction of being the only San Diego area cosmetic dermatologists to sit on the Allergan Emerging Leaders Advisory Board.
How do Botox® Cosmetic injections work?
Botox® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) causes relaxation of facial muscles. The product works by blocking the communication between nerve endings and their surrounding muscles. Botox is injected into specific regions to treat overactive muscles that cause wrinkles with facial animation. The effect of is temporary and repeat treatments are necessary periodically to maintain the softening of facial furrows and creases.
Where can Botox® Cosmetic be used?
Botox® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for moderate to severe wrinkles between the brows (angry 11’s) and for excessive underarm sweating called hyperhidrosis. Although it is commonly used for the treatment in the upper third of the face, there are many additional areas of the face and neck that may benefit from their use:
Vertical lip lines
Neck wrinkles and undefined jawline
Blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm
Excessive sweating of the underarm, hands, & feet
How Much Do Botox® Cosmetic Injections Cost in the San Diego Area?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of Botox® Cosmetic is $400. Dr. Palm charges by the unit, rather than the area treated. Therefore, a treated patient is only charged for the amount of Botox® Cosmetic used.
Botox® Cosmetic Aftercare Recommendations
Dr. Palm has several recommendations to ensure safe and long-lasting results. First, the patient is asked to move the muscle groups treated for approximately 60 minutes after treatment. Frowning, raising one’s eyebrows, squinting one’s eyes and smiling ensures muscle movement if the upper face is treated with Botox. The thought process behind this is that the action of muscles allows the protein to interact with the targeted muscle groups. This may allow the onset of Botox to occur more quickly and for the duration to last longer.
Other tips on optimal outcomes after your injections include the following: avoid excessively rubbing one’s brows or between the eyebrows. Additionally, it is recommended that one stay upright for the 4 hours following your injections.
Botox® Cosmetic Treatment FAQ
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If you are looking for a non-surgical alternative for getting rid of wrinkles and lines in the San Diego area, call Dr. Melanie Palm at 858.792.SKIN (7546) to schedule your appointment.