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 in Orange County.

Botox® Cosmetic

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 crow's 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 the 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.

How long does it last?

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 in Orange County come in for follow-up treatment. In this way, we can prevent the formation of fine lines caused by facial muscles.

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.

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Preparing For A Botox Treatment In Orange County

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.

Who is a Candidate For BOTOX?

BOTOX treatments are for men or women who would like to achieve a more youthful appearance by smoothing or preventing wrinkles. Candidates for Botox treatments should meet the following requirements:

  • Have no active skin outbreaks or rashes in the treatment area
  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Are not pregnant
  • Have no history of neuromuscular diseases

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.

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 drooping although rare, can easily be treated with eye drops until the botox effects subside. The side effects are minimal, with the most common side effect being temporary bruising.

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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.

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Why Choose Dr. Esmailian?

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a double board-certified plastic surgeon whose precise technique and finesse make him an ideal choice for BOTOX treatments in Orange County. To get ideal, natural-looking results, BOTOX must be applied only to the specific muscles that are causing the wrinkles to appear. 

Dr. Esmailian is highly experienced in helping patients achieve youthful rejuvenation with carefully-applied injectable treatments. His focus is on achieving natural results that never make it appear that any “work” was done.


Is BOTOX only for women?

Will it look natural?

Is it painful?

Is it safe?

Is BOTOX only for women?

BOTOX is an ideal treatment for both men and women. Men who would like to prevent the onset of wrinkles or smooth wrinkles away can enjoy the same benefits as women do.

Will it look natural?

With Dr. Esmailian, you never look “frozen” or unnatural after BOTOX injections. He ensures your results appear natural by only injecting precisely muscles, which allows you to make natural expressions.

Is it painful?

BOTOX injections don’t require anesthetic because the treatment is easily experienced. The needle Dr. Esmailian uses is extremely fine, making the injection as minimally painful as possible.

Is it safe?

BOTOX is an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive, safe treatment. BOTOX is particularly low risk when injected by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Esmailian.

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