Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Orange County | Fullerton, CA

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX Model

While some lines and wrinkles develop as a result of age or sun damage, others form due to repeated facial movements. Facial expressions, such as smiling or frowning, cause crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead creases to develop. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical injectable treatment that effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and nose. By interfering with muscle contractions, BOTOX® Cosmetic offers men and women the chance to experience smoother, more youthful skin as well as improved confidence and self-esteem.

While BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most well-known injectable neurotoxin that paralyzes nerves to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau™ are also neurotoxin products we offer that work equally.

What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Achieve?

Youthful Eyes

Repeated muscle movements around the eyes and forehead contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. These are known as dynamic lines and are only worsened by the natural aging process and sun damage. They can age your appearance and make it difficult for you to express certain emotions properly. BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines for a rejuvenated appearance.

Enhanced Confidence

Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth can cause men and women to develop insecurities about their facial appearance, leading to a diminished sense of confidence. BOTOX® Cosmetic smooths out lines that may be making you self-conscious. Regular BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can provide lasting results and help increase your confidence in both social and professional settings.

Non-cosmetic Aid

BOTOX® was initially created and FDA-approved for non-cosmetic purposes such as chronic migraines, severe underarm sweating, overactive bladder, cervical dystonia (neck pains and muscle spasms), blepharospasms (eyelid spasms), strabismus (problems with the eye muscle), and upper limb spasticity. Although BOTOX® Cosmetic is now more commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the upper region of the face, BOTOX® is still available to treat these medical conditions.

Your BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment

During your consultation, Dr. Wald will examine the current condition of your facial skin to determine the best placement for the injections. Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic must be at least 18 years of age with moderate to severe dynamic lines around their eyes.

Procedure

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved neuromodulator derived from botulinum toxin type A.
  • A topical anesthetic cream is applied to ease any discomfort during the injection.
  • Strategic injections are made around the treatment area with a fine needle.
  • The fluid injected blocks nerve impulses to temporarily relax the facial muscles.
  • The immobilization of the muscles inhibits the muscles’ ability to create unwanted facial lines.
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment sessions typically take around 10 minutes to complete.

You’ve Just Had BOTOX® Cosmetic, Now What?

Immediately After

While there is no downtime associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, many patients experience slight redness and swelling at the injection site which may persist for a few hours. Patients can return to work and their normal activities immediately following the treatment but should refrain from going to the gym or participating in sports for a few hours to minimize the risk of headaches.

24 to 48 Hours

Most BOTOX® Cosmetic patients begin to see their results once the muscles start to relax, usually within 24 to 48 hours. Wrinkles and fine lines will continue to diminish over the following weeks. Patients can expect smoother, more youthful skin at this time.

3 to 6 Months

BOTOX® Cosmetic offers temporary relief from wrinkles and fine lines. Eventually, muscle movement and fine lines and wrinkles will return. Most results last between 3 and 6 months. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic traditionally last longer after several treatment sessions.

Questions and Concerns

Dr. Wald and his team at The Aesthetic Institute are available to answer your questions and help with any concerns that you may have. Schedule a consultation today to begin your cosmetic journey toward a more youthful and confident appearance.

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Robert Wald, MD
100 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, Suite 300
Fullerton, CA 92835


Phone: 714-312-3549
Fax: 714-738-1862