What is Botox?
Botox® Cosmetic is protein serum (botulinum toxin) administered by physicians to treat and prevent wrinkles on the face caused by underlying muscle contraction. Botox injections are one of the best non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation available today and are capable of producing dramatic results in little to no downtime. Botox is a simple, injectable treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet near the eyes, and surprise lines across the forehead. Botox can also produce a lift in brow height too.
Botox injections are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment!
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is generally the first step in an anti-aging treatment program, because results are quick, it is effective for a majority of patients, and affordable. In one 10-minute visit—with just a few tiny injections—Botox provides noticeable improvement within a couple of days. The injections involve several small intramuscular injections designed to temporarily weaken certain muscles that cause skin wrinkling from regular use. Weakening of the injected muscles usually becomes apparent after 2-3 days with the peak effect being reached after 7-14 days. Results usually last 3-4 months, but may shorter or longer for each individual.
What Areas Does Botox Treat?
Botox is most commonly used to treat areas including the vertical and horizontal forehead lines, and lines around the eyes, often referred to as “crow’s feet.” Botox can be very effective as a preliminary treatment and actually prevent the development of these lines in individuals who are beginning to the see early signs of wrinkling. If administered judiciously, in some cases, Botox may be used to treat lines around the mouth. Botox will not improve sagging skin, damage from sun exposure, or lines not caused by muscle contraction.
How much Botox Do I Need?
There are certain amount of units recommended for treatment, per area, for Botox injections. The numbers listed below may provide a good outlook, however, it best to consult with our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Peter Karlsberg or his highly trained physician assistant, Dr. Michele Ayans, for the best treatment plan.
- Botox for Forehead Lines: 10-30 units
- Botox for Frown Lines: 10-25 units (crease between the eyes)
- Botox for Eybrow Lift: 2-5 units
- Botox for Crow’s Feet: 5-15 units (per side)
- Botox for Nasolabial Lines: 5-10 units
- Botox for Smile Lines: 3-6 units (corners of the mouth)
- Botox for Dimpled Chin: 2 – 6 units
Botox is for Men Too!
Botox is not just for women! Male aesthetics are on the rise and botox injections for men are a quickly-growing sector in aesthetic medicine. In fact, Botox is the #1 most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedure for men and has seen a huge increase just in the last five years. Men everywhere are seeing the benefits of improving the look of frown lines and preventing deepening lines.
Why Choose VIDA for Botox?
Botox treatments for men and women are Dr. Karlsberg’s most popular treatment, and our providers are known for being among the best Botox injectors in Ventura County. Dr. Karlsberg and his team have over 20 years experience with anti wrinkle & dermal filler treatments and have earned their Diamond Status with Allergan — a prestigious award reserved for the top 1% of injectors of Botox and Juvederm as well as additional Allergan products like SkinMedica and Latisse. The award symbolizes their depth of knowledge and experience in helping patients look their very best with these products and treatments. Don’t trust your face to just anyone – see what a difference a great Botox injection makes.