BOTOX IN ORANGE COUNTY
For years, physicians have used Botox as a means to treat facial creases and wrinkles. Botox consists of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is a toxin that is capable of blocking the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles. This ability to block these signals causes the muscles that are responsible for the creation of certain wrinkles and creases to become paralyzed.
Once these specific muscles are paralyzed, they are unable to contract. This softens and relaxes the wrinkles that these particular muscles create. Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a board certified plastic surgeon who frequently helps people diminish the signs of aging with Botox treatments at his office in Orange County.
REASONS INDIVIDUALS IN ORANGE COUNTY CHOOSE BOTOX TREATMENTS WITH DR. ESMAILIAN
Individuals who reside in and around Orange County choose to have these treatments to lessen the appearance of the lines and wrinkles caused by their underlying facial muscles. Botox is very successful in treating forehead creases, the lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) and frown lines. Botox can also be used to help improve the appearance of neck bands, lines around the mouth (“smokers lines”), as well as help with reducing the jawline.
PREPARING FOR A BOTOX TREATMENT IN ORANGE COUNTY
PRIOR TO BOTOX TREATMENT:
Individuals should have about a 30 minute downtime after the procedure, so that the bumps that are the result of the treatment subside.
Anti-inflammatory medications and aspirin should be avoided if possible. Avoiding these medications reduces the incidence of bruising following the treatment.
BOTOX TREATMENT IN ORANGE COUNTY WITH DR. ESMAILIAN – THE PROCEDURE
At Dr. Esmailian’s office in Orange County, a Botox treatment takes just a few minutes.
- Anesthesia is not required, nor is it necessary, because these treatments are very well tolerated. Throughout the treatment, individuals only experience mild discomfort.
- Dr. Esmailian uses a very fine needle to inject Botox into the specific muscles that are causing the lines and/or wrinkles being addressed.
Placing ice on the area helps decrease the discomfort during the injection.
FOLLOWING A BOTOX TREATMENT – WHAT TO EXPECT
Although some results are evident immediately following treatment, the full results are usually achieved within 2-7 days of the Botox treatment. Because muscle reaction will gradually return, the results attained from a Botox treatment last approximately 4 months; however, individuals who continue receiving Botox treatments for some time will notice that when their wrinkles and lines do begin to reappear, they are less severe. This happens because the muscles causing these wrinkles and lines actually begin to shrink and eventually become ‘trained’ to stay in the positions achieved with treatment.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS FROM BOTOX
The side effects are minimal, with the most common side effect being temporary bruising.
OTHER POSSIBLE, BUT RARE, SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE
- Headaches (for the first 24 to 48 hours following treatment)
- Eyelid drooping (typically subsides within three weeks)
Eyelid drooping is usually caused by the Botox moving into other areas. For this reason, individuals are advised to avoid rubbing the areas treated for at least 8 hours following their procedure; in addition, patients need to avoid lying down for approximately four hours after their treatment with Dr. Esmailian in Orange County. Eyelid drop although rare, can easily be treated with eye drops until the botox effects subside.
BOTOX is an extremely popular cosmetic injectable. It primarily treats the upper third of the face, eliminating or reducing wrinkles in the forehead as well as crows feet.
While BOTOX is often associated with collagen or other facial fillers, it actually holds a different function. It is a purified protein that actually reduces activity of wrinkle-forming muscles. By partially paralyzing muscles in the forehead or next to the eyes, the skin no longer has an opportunity to wrinkle, creating a smoother, more refreshed appearance in the face.
In addition to its cosmetic advantages, BOTOX also provides relief from migraine headaches, as well as excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. While this is not the primary treatment purpose at Dr. Esmailian’s office, we do provide it for patients in need.
The effects of BOTOX are temporary, and will wear off after four to six months. For this reason, it is recommended that patients receiving BOTOX come in for follow-up treatment. In this way, we can prevent the formation of fine lines caused by facial muscles.
CONTACT OUR OFFICE TODAY!
If you are interested in learning more about the nonsurgical and surgical procedures available in Orange County,contact Dr. Farbod Esmailian’s office today. We look forward to meeting you.