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What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults. Since BOTOX® works by inhibiting nerve transmission, it is classified as a neuromodulator, a messenger released from a neuron that affects the transmission of signals between neurons.

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How Does BOTOX® Work?

Repeated muscle contractions, like frowning or squinting, lead to facial lines. Other factors include cellular changes, reduced collagen, and damage from sun and the environment. BOTOX® injections block muscle receptors, reducing muscle activity and diminishing wrinkles. This non-invasive procedure leaves you looking refreshed without surgery.

    What Does BOTOX® Treat?

    BOTOX® can be used to treat several facial aging concerns. However, BOTOX® works best for the following issues:

    • When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing frown lines
    • When you squint or smile, the muscles around your eyes contract, causing crow’s feet
    • When you raise your eyebrows, the muscles on your forehead contract, causing forehead lines
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      What are the Benefits of BOTOX®?

      One of the most significant BOTOX® benefits is that OG Aesthetics can use it to improve the appearance of:

      • Vertical neck bands
      • Forehead wrinkles 
      • Frown lines
      • Droopy eyebrows 
      • Crow’s feet 
      • Gummy smile 
      • Lip lines
      • Drooping smile 
      • Chin dimpling 
      • An upper lip that curls under

      BOTOX® also provides the following benefits:

      • Minimal downtime
      • Nearly instant results
      • Predictable and subtle line improvements
      • Non-invasive anti-aging
      • Customizable treatment options

      What Should I Expect During the BOTOX® Procedure?

      BOTOX® in San Jose is quick and relatively painless and can be performed at our aesthetic center. If you are concerned about discomfort, we may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

      During your appointment, the injector will determine the best dosage to be injected into targeted areas. You may feel a slight prick or pinch as the needle enters the skin, but any pain or discomfort is minimal. Some patients prefer to use a cold compress immediately after the procedure. Treatment requires minimal downtime, so you can return to your daily routine immediately after leaving our office.

      What are the Results of BOTOX®?

      BOTOX® results may appear within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in thirty days. These results include:

      • Reduced appearance of wrinkles
      • Visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines
      • Up to four months of visible improvements
      • Naturally beautiful results tailored to suit your facial anatomy
      • You’ll look like yourself but with less noticeable lines

      However, BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent treatment. If you discontinue treatment, the moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines will gradually return.

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      How Much Does BOTOX Cost?

      The average price was $466 per treatment in 2020. BOTOX is typically priced per unit between $10-$25. The number of BOTOX units needed for a treatment session can vary depending on several factors, such as the area being treated, the individual's muscle strength, and their desired results. Typically, the number of units required for a treatment session may range from 10 to 50 units per area. 

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      Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?

      In the past, many thought BOTOX® was just for women, but that is not the case! Many men are excellent candidates and make BOTOX® part of their skin maintenance routine.

      Some other examples of BOTOX® candidates include those who:

      • Are overall healthy non-smokers
      • Have moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles
      • Are 18 or older
      • Are not pregnant or nursing

      What Is The Difference Between Botox And Dermal Fillers? 

      BOTOX and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments, but they work differently. BOTOX freezes muscle activity, smoothing out wrinkles, while dermal fillers restore volume lost in areas like the lips and cheeks. BOTOX focuses on relaxing muscles, while fillers add volume and can reduce fine lines. Patients should discuss their specific aging concerns during a consultation to determine which option suits them best.

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      What is the Recovery From Botox?

      After your Botox in San Jose, your provider will give detailed instructions to ensure your skin heals properly. Most patients can return to work and resume their everyday routines immediately after being treated with Botox. However, you may want to wait approximately 24 hours before engaging in strenuous physical activity. Refraining from rubbing or itching the injection sites for the first couple of days after your treatment is also essential.

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      Why Choose OG Aesthetics for BOTOX® in San Jose & Palo Alto?

      At OG Aesthetics in Menlo Park, we believe that your natural appearance is always the best. That's why we offer wrinkle relaxer injections such as BOTOX® that are designed to give you a subtle yet noticeable reduction in the signs of aging. Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons have a keen eye for detail and understand exactly where to place the injections to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results that will preserve facial spontaneity and honor your individuality. 


      BOTOX® FAQ

      How often will I need to get my injections?

      How long will my BOTOX® results last?

      Should I expect any side effects after my treatment?

      How often will I need to get my injections?

      BOTOX® works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause lines to form. Injections typically occur every three to four months to maintain results.

      How long will my BOTOX® results last?

      The effects of BOTOX® generally last three to four months, after which treatment can be repeated as needed. In addition to reducing the appearance of lines, BOTOX® can also help prevent new wrinkles from forming. For this reason, many people receive regular injections even if they don't have any signs of aging. Whether you're looking to smooth out existing wrinkles or prevent new ones from arriving, BOTOX® may be the right choice for you.

      Should I expect any side effects after my treatment?

      BOTOX® is considered very safe as it is FDA-approved. However, injection site side effects can include: minor bruising, pinpoint bleeding, redness. These symptoms generally subside within an hour or so. Some patients have reported a minor headache after neuromodulator injections, usually short-lived.

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