October 9, 2020
Reveal Plastic Surgery
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: (408) 356-4241
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Women and men in San Jose get BOTOX Cosmetic injections to reduce frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles and lines that can make them look old, angry, and tired.
Is BOTOX Right for You?
BOTOX is the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment, so most men and women can benefit from BOTOX treatments. The patients who come to our practice for injectable treatments such as BOTOX and fillers are typically concerned about early signs of aging, including wrinkles and lost facial volume. BOTOX can be used to treat the following concerns:
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes
- Vertical worry lines (sometimes called the “11s”) between the eyes
- Bunny lines (wrinkles at the bridge of the nose)
- Fine lines around the mouth, including “smoker’s lines”
- Wrinkled chin
- Neck bands
Good candidates for BOTOX are people whose skin retains much of its elasticity. Patients with loose or sagging skin may benefit from other cosmetic treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing or surgical facial rejuvenation.
BOTOX or Fillers?
Often the answer to this question is “both.” That’s because BOTOX and injectables treat different types of wrinkles. BOTOX is made using a purified protein from the botulinum bacterium and works by temporarily relaxing specific facial muscles, allowing the skin to smooth out gradually. “Dynamic” wrinkles and lines caused by the repeated movement of these muscles differ from “static” wrinkles, caused primarily by the natural aging process and exposure to the sun. Fillers address static wrinkles, smoothing skin and restoring volume to areas of the face, including nasolabial folds and sunken cheeks.
What to Expect
For men and women in San Jose, BOTOX treatments can take as little as 10 minutes and will be performed right in our office. With a tiny needle, BOTOX will be injected into the muscles that are causing your dynamic wrinkles. Most patients feel only a slight pinch similar to an insect bite. The entire process can be completed well within your lunch hour, and you will leave our office ready to return to work or your regular activities. Temporary side effects are mild and may include redness or bruising at the injection site.
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Your New Look
In several days, you will see that your wrinkles are significantly reduced, creating a smooth, younger-looking brow. When BOTOX Cosmetic is administered by a skilled professional, your facial expressions will remain unaffected, so you won’t look “frozen.” Results typically last up to 4 months.
Our Plastic Surgeons
Our board-certified plastic surgeons have decades of combined experience performing cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Their expertise, superior care, and impressive outcomes draw patients from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Their caring, down-to-earth personalities cultivate lasting doctor-patient relationships.
Is BOTOX safe?
BOTOX is a remarkably safe and effective treatment, with a long track record of providing great results with few serious side effects. Minor or moderate side effects, such as redness or bruising at the treatment site, are temporary and resolve on their own.
What does BOTOX cost?
The cost of BOTOX can vary depending on the number of areas treated and the amount needed to produce the desired results. We provide specific price quotes for patients who come in for consultations.
Can BOTOX be used to prevent wrinkles?
It’s more accurate to say that BOTOX injections can delay the onset of wrinkles and fine lines. We’re seeing more patients in their mid to late-20s coming in for BOTOX treatments as a way to postpone wrinkles because BOTOX temporarily immobilizes facial muscles, which helps to reduce the onset of wrinkles.
Is BOTOX used for concerns other than wrinkles?
BOTOX is among the most versatile treatments available. In addition to multiple FDA-approved uses of BOTOX®, plastic surgeons commonly use BOTOX in what are considered “off-label” ways. These are treatment areas that may be under study by the FDA. We carefully considers these off-label uses to ensure that they are the best, most effective approach for specific concerns. For example, our providers can soften the appearance of masseter muscles using BOTOX injections, as seen in these before-and-after photos of one of his patients. These injections can also treat teeth-grinding and jaw-clenching.
We also use BOTOX to treat excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis, which frequently occurs in the underarms, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. Injections can provide temporary relief from what can be an embarrassing condition for people who are reluctant to raise their arms in social or work situations.