What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is made with a clean strain of botulinum toxin type A that temporarily stops contractions in the muscles that drive certain facial expressions. The crevices that develop as a result of these repetitive facial expressions are known as dynamic because they're caused by voluntary muscle movement. Over time, these creases stay put, even when the underlying muscles are at rest. BOTOX can dramatically soften the appearance of these wrinkles by restricting these muscle contractions and giving the facial tissue on top of the muscles the opportunity to relax.
Managing the effects of aging is quick and worry-free with BOTOX injectable treatments at Sereno Santé. Quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, BOTOX is safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). In addition to cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used to treat medical problems, including excessive sweating, facial spasms, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines. Dr. Maia Chakerian is excited to offer BOTOX to her San Jose, CA area patients.
Is BOTOX right for me?
BOTOX injections are ideal for men and women who want to soften the visibility of fine to moderate lines, wrinkles, and folds on their face with an effective nonsurgical treatment. It's terrific for those with obvious forehead wrinkles, parallel lines between the brows (also known as glabellar lines), or Crow's feet around the eyes. BOTOX is also recommended for younger people who want to prevent the development of fine lines and facial wrinkles. If you have deeper lines, you may want to choose an injectable filler in addition to your BOTOX treatment. Schedule a consultation with us so that Dr. Maia Chakerian can determine whether BOTOX is right for your unique aesthetic goals.
Our BOTOX Injection Technique
If it's your first time visiting us in the Greater San Jose, CA area to get BOTOX, we often perform the treatment on the same day as your initial consultation. We'll ask you to first make multiple facial expressions that will help Dr. Chekerian determine where the injections need to be placed. We'll clean and sterilize your face to remove any makeup or oils. Then, we'll inject BOTOX using a fine needle and follow it with a cold compress to help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually isn't needed. BOTOX injections are most commonly placed between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and across the forehead. BOTOX treatments typically take about 10 – 15 minutes.
What to Expect after BOTOX
After your BOTOX injection, we encourage you to return to your usual routine, although you should skip strenuous activities like exercise for at least 24 hours. You'll need to sleep with your head propped up for at least one night and avoid touching your face, as doing so could accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injection sites may appear bruised, red, or swollen for 2 – 3 days. In most cases, it takes about a week before the full effects of BOTOX are visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to Dr. Chakerian about when to schedule your next appointment for BOTOX injections at Sereno Santé to refresh your results.
Just Express Yourself with BOTOX
With BOTOX, you can make any facial expression you want without worrying about it causing dynamic lines and wrinkles. BOTOX can also be effectively combined with other cosmetic treatments to boost your results. To smooth these stubborn lines across your face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chakerian at Sereno Santé in Los Gatos, CA to discover more about this revolutionary nonsurgical wrinkle relaxer for adults.