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What is Botox?

Repetitive facial movements lead to fine wrinkles and deep creases in the skin, making us appear angry, worried or tired. Over time, we begin to look older on the outside than we feel on the inside. Botox is an extremely effective treatment that diminishes frown lines, forehead furrowing, and wrinkles around the eyes by inhibiting the muscle contractions that cause them. Botox can also lift the eyebrows, a treatment strategy termed a “chemical brow lift.” Other effective uses of Botox include treating “bunny lines” on the bridge of the nose, vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines), and dimpling on the chin. It has a long history of safe use for both medical and cosmetic purposes.

Recovery Facts

Results of Botox injections will begin to appear in 2-3 days and improve over the first week. The beneficial effects of Botox will last three months or longer. Botox injections should then be repeated to prevent lines from reappearing. With regular treatments, the muscles will weaken and less frequent visits will be required.

Part of a Comprehensive Anti-Aging Program

Regular treatments with Botox are an important component of Dr. Daines’ non-surgical strategy for facial rejuvenation, known as Rejuvenation Lite. While it is an effective treatment when used alone, it produces the best results when used in conjunction with dermal fillers, chemical peels or advanced skin care. Due to its ability to lift the eyebrows, Botox is also a key ingredient in Dr. Daines’ approach to a liquid facelift which also includes targeted filler injections to lift the cheeks and enhance the jawline.

During your consultation with Dr. Daines, he will determine if you are a good candidate for Botox and will design a personalized treatment plan to help you look and feel your absolute best. Call 949-397-6499 to schedule a consultation.

Our Botox post-treatment care patient handout can be downloaded here.

I was in town visiting from NC. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr Daines was great and very personable. I was a Botox virgin and he made me feel completely at ease about the procedure. My forehead is smooth as glass now and my NC friends are very jealous. I’d definitely recommend him and will definitely go back next time I’m in California.

Procedure Details

Botox is administered by injecting a few drops with a tiny needle into very specific muscles. It then binds to the nerve endings supplying the muscle and blocks the nerve impulses necessary to make the muscle move. The muscles aren’t completely paralyzed, but relaxed enough to temporarily eliminate or reduce skin creases caused by movement of the muscle. Some very deep wrinkles may require the addition of dermal fillers for optimal results.

Before administering the injections, Dr. Daines will identify the locations of the muscles he wishes to address. Patients may experience brief stinging or burning during injection. An ice pack will be used prior to treatment to numb the area and make the procedure more comfortable. The procedure only takes a few minutes to complete and patients are able to return to regular activities as soon as treatment is over.

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