Botox Specialist

Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts

Cosmetic Dermatologist and Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon located in Ventura, CA & Camarillo, CA

If wrinkles are making you look tired or fatigued, you don’t have to live with them. Since 1995, Peter Karlsberg, MD, has been offering Botox® to help his patients get rid of wrinkles. At Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts in Ventura and Camarillo, California, he offers this quick, convenient procedure to smooth your wrinkles in minutes. To learn more about Botox, call either office or schedule your appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is an injectable treatment that eliminates dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that result from repeated facial expressions like smiling or furrowing your brow. 

Botox gives temporarily freezes the muscle underneath the wrinkle, the underlying cause of the wrinkle itself. Even a tiny amount of Botox injected into that targeted muscle paralyzes the muscle for months, smoothing the skin above it. 

As a result, Botox is a highly effective treatment for:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead wrinkles

If you’re living with wrinkles between your brows, on your forehead, or around your eyes that make you look old, tired, or harsh, don’t hesitate to talk to Dr. Karslberg about Botox.

Is all Botox the same?

No. Botox is technically the brand name for a certain type of injectable treatment for dynamic wrinkles, much like people colloquially refer to facial tissues as Kleenex® or adhesive bandages as Band-Aids®. 

In addition to offering brand name Botox, Dr. Karlsberg also offers two other types of injectable treatments for dynamic wrinkles: Dysport® and Xeomin®. 

Although Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all work similarly, there are slight differences among price, results, and longevity. Dr. Karlsberg talks with you about your cosmetic goals and select the right cosmetic injectable for you. 

What should I expect during and after Botox?

Whether you choose Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to erase your wrinkles, the process is the same. After identifying the wrinkles you want to eliminate, Dr. Karlsberg prepares your treatment and injects it in targeted locations. 

Most people report that the injections themselves are relatively painless. They’re also extremely quick. In fact, your entire appointment should only take 30-60 minutes.

Afterward, you can continue with your day. There’s absolutely no downtime with this treatment. You’ll see some results from your injection(s) right away and will continue to see improvements over the next couple of days. 

The results from Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin last between three to six months. Whenever you need a touch-up treatment, you can head to Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts for another set of quick, convenient injections. 

Don’t let wrinkles leave you looking less than your best. Call Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts, or book your Botox appointment online today.