Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines, worry lines, crow’s feet, neck bands and laugh lines. These are called “dynamic wrinkles” as they occur when the muscles under the skin contract when we frown, smile and laugh.
Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
Botox® works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This weakens and reduces muscle activity that causes the persistent lines to form and as a result, the wrinkles diminish.
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
Botox® treatment can also be used for excessive underarm perspiration (Hyperhydrosis) to reduce underarm moisture for up to a full year.
Botox can also be used effectively to ease out and eliminate lines in the lower parts of the face and neck. Botox injection can be used for lines around the mouth (lipstick lines or smoker lines, which are typically resulted from years of bunching lips as if smoking a cigarette or applying lipstick). When performed skillfully, there is often no interface with using mouth muscles for speaking or eating/drinking.
Another usage of Botox is for treatment of lines that appear on the neck following contraction of the neck muscles (usually, the platysma muscle). Following relaxation of platysma muscle, the muscles in the face can lift the skin upward, resulting in tighter skin around the jaw and neck and better-toned and defined jawline. This procedure is also known as the Nefertiti neck lift, borrowing its name from the beautiful ancient Egyptian queen with her well-defined and sharp jawline.
Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox® will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Discomfort related to Botox® injection is usually minimal and brief. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the office without downtime following Botox® treatment.
Botox® Cosmetic in Orange County
If you’re developing little lines around your eyes, brows, or on your forehead whenever you look worried, it might not seem like a big concern at first. “Worry lines” or “frown lines” might sound like just that – the outward indication that a person is worried or sad – but don’t let the name deceive you. Actually, lines like these are the result of modern life taking its toll on your face. What’s more, these pesky lines can show even when you are talking or laughing, undermining your youthfulness and natural beauty. Commonly known as dynamic wrinkles, these skin lines and wrinkles occur during our normal facial expressions when facial muscles contracts and fold the nearby skin. Unfortunately, these dynamic lines and wrinkles may turn into permanent (or static) wrinkles if left untreated. Getting Botox in Orange County is a great way to stop the progress of lines like these before they permanently alter your appearance. Dr. Jafari is the Medical Director of Amoderm Cosmetic and Wellness Medical Center in Irvine, the leading medspa for procedures like Botox in Orange County.
Aging is a natural process, but people who opt for Botox injections and other facial fillers like Dysport, Juvederm and Radiesse can have dramatic effects on improving and reversing the effects of aging on your outward appearance. Simply halting the skin on your face from bunching up with Botox is a quick and temporary effective procedure that can reduce the lines on your face that wouldn’t be there if not for the worries and stresses of a career and family in this day and age. If you had been born in another era, the “natural” wrinkles of your face wouldn’t be so pronounced. Undo what modern life has done to your face, and return to how you should look.
Making the lines and wrinkles on your face magically disappear, effectively shaving years of aging with the most natural looking appearance, is not the only magic that Dr. Jafari at Amoderm does with Botox. Many people suffer from an uncomfortable and sometimes even embarrassing condition of excessive sweating in the underarms, palm of hands or sole of feet. Technically known as hyperhidrosis, this annoying condition usually causes distress and discomfort and may even interfere with the social life of individuals, thanks to annoying problems like always wet armpits, sweaty hands and unpleasant odors. While there are several medical conditions that could cause excessive sweating, requiring a complete medical evaluation with endocrinologists and other medical professionals to diagnose and treat any potential underlying cause, when there is no underlying medical reason for hyperhidrosis, Dr. Jafari can skillfully and effectively reduce perspiration and excessive sweating using Botox injections. Utilizing carefully placed injections with very fine needles, Dr. Jafari uses Botox to temporarily block the nerves that activate the sweat glands excessively and unnecessarily. The result is reduced perspiration and a life without the constant hassle and stress of excessive sweating for months.
The clinicians and staff at Amoderm are some of the most caring and compassionate medical professionals offering medical procedures like Botox in Orange County. There’s no overstating Dr. Jafari’s experience in treating facial conditions with Botox injections. Additionally, head scientist at Amoderm, Dr. Javid has an extensive background in related areas such as antiaging skin care products and keeps Amoderm at the forefront of dermatological science. To learn more about Botox treatment, contact Amoderm to schedule an appointment.
Call us today at 949-266-7346 to make your appointment for free consultation with Dr Jafari to explore all the cosmetic services with Botox injection.
Minimum units apply to all treatment appointments for Botox (20 units), Jeuveau (20 units), Xeomin (20 units) and Dysport (50 units). In case the needed number of units is less than the minimum number indicated here, the cost of treatment will be based on the indicated minimum units and not the actual number of units injected.