BOTOX Specialist

Focus Derm Institute

Medical Spa located in Alhambra, CA

Wrinkles and fine lines are a natural part of the aging process, but you don’t have to let them affect your self-confidence. At Focus Derm Institute in Alhambra, California, the experienced providers offer the popular Botox® injectable treatments to eliminate fine lines and smooth wrinkles for effective skin rejuvenation without the risks of surgery. Trust your Focus Derm Institute provider’s aesthetic experience to help you achieve the results you want. Schedule a consultation online or by calling the office.

BOTOX Q & A

Focus Derm Institute

What is Botox?

Botox injections are ideal for men and women who want to enhance the appearance of their face by reducing lines and wrinkles. It is a safe and effective injectable containing botulinum toxin that your provider injects into the muscles you use for expression, typically around your eyes and on your forehead.

The prescription medicine temporarily paralyzes the muscle contractions that cause frown lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. It effectively smooths your skin, giving you a fresher, more youthful appearance.

What happens during a Botox procedure?

Your Focus Derm Institute provider can evaluate the health of your skin and review your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for Botox treatments. The provider also discusses your cosmetic goals to ensure Botox is the right treatment for the results you desire.

You relax in a comfortable office environment during the injections. Your provider can use a topical anesthetic to numb the injection site and prevent discomfort during treatment. Injections only take a few minutes, depending on how many areas you are having treated.

Following your procedure, you can expect to return to work or your normal activities without limitation.

How long do the results of Botox last?

Following injections, you can expect to see immediate results with less visible lines and wrinkles around your face. Over the next week or two, you should begin to see optimal results. Your skin appears smoother and your facial movements still look natural.

The enhancing effects of Botox can last three to 12 months, depending on the areas your Focus Derm Institute provider is treating. They may recommend periodic injections to maintain your results, which you can schedule every four months based on your needs.

Does Botox have any side effects?

While generally safe, Botox injections can cause minor side effects, including pain, bruising, and swelling at the injection site. You can treat these symptoms with cold compresses, and they should go away in a day or two.

What are the benefits of Botox?

Botox helps rejuvenate the appearance of your face without any surgical risks. You enjoy a younger-looking appearance without any need for anesthesia or recovery.

Other benefits of Botox include:

  • No downtime
  • Minimal side effects
  • Fast treatment times
  • Long-lasting results

Your Focus Derm Institute provider can even complete your treatment during your lunch hour so you can go right back to work.

To learn more about the benefits of Botox, book a consultation online or by phone.

*Individual results may vary.