Crow's feet, frown lines, and persistent expression-wrinkles are common, but that doesn't mean you have to live with them. BOTOX is the nation's most popular option for smoothing away dynamic wrinkles.
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BOTOX Cosmetic in San Diego & Carlsbad
Looking to smooth away forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around your eyes? You may be the perfect candidate for BOTOX! At our San Diego and Carlsbad medspas, BOTOX patients to leave these wrinkles in the past and achieve fresher, younger-looking skin.
It only takes a few quick injections to enjoy wrinkle-free skin for months at a time. With the help of our experienced injectors, you’ll be in and out in just minutes and on your way to a brighter, more rejuvenated you.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
BOTOX is a prescription neurotoxin used to temporarily smooth lines. It works by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions. Once the treated muscles weaken, the pull of the muscles relaxes and the skin flattens.
Neurotoxin injections are incredibly popular, with millions of treatments in the United States every year. When performed by a qualified provider, injections are a safe and effective way to refresh your appearance.
What Areas Can BOTOX Treat?
BOTOX can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
Skin bands on the neck
It also works beautifully for a nonsurgical brow lift by relaxing the muscles that pull down the outer corners of the eyebrows. For lines and shadows caused by volume loss, dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® are an excellent option.
How Much Does BOTOX Cost in San Diego?
At our La Jolla and Carlsbad med spa locations, the cost of BOTOX is typically $12.95 to $16.50. We always price BOTOX by the unit, GLAMfam members pay just $12.95 per unit and non-members pay $14.50, so you know you’re getting exactly what you pay for. Additional information about costs can be found on our pricing page.
LJC is happy to accept payments through several affordable financing plans. Learn more on our financing page.
Other Uses for BOTOX
BOTOX is so safe and versatile, it has even more uses than treating signs of aging such as:
BOTOX Lip Flip
BOTOX can be injected into the muscles that control the upper lip to provide subtle lip enhancement. The result is the upper lip turning slightly upward to expose more of the red vermillion and upper teeth.
Jelly Roll BOTOX
Low-dose BOTOX injections into the muscle just under the lower eyelid can smooth out a jelly roll bulge and under-eye wrinkles.
Masseter Reduction (Jawline Slimming)
Over-developed jaw muscles can be relaxed with BOTOX injections to create slimmer lower face contours. These treatments can also relieve pain due to TMJ.
BOTOX injections effectively reduce excessive sweating in the armpits and hands (hyperhidrosis).
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Other Options for Neurotoxins
BOTOX isn’t the only neurotoxin option out there. In fact, there are a few different brands you can choose from. Here are LJC, we offer BOTOX, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®.
The different brand name products are very similar, but each has a unique formulation that may be more closely suited to your needs. We will happily help you determine which product is the best fit for you.
The BOTOX Buyer’s Guide
There’s so much to know about buying BOTOX, from safety concerns, to proof of authenticity, to how many units you’ll need per area, and more. Get answers to all your questions (and then some!) in this handy guide.
BOTOX injections are done in our office by appointment. BOTOX is freshly prepared on the day of injection. Once prepared, the medication needs to be used within 12 hours, as the potency diminishes with time.
Your injector will administer small amounts of BOTOX into specific facial muscles using a very tiny needle. The whole thing only takes about 15 minutes, and you can return to your normal routine right away.
Enjoy Pain-Free BOTOX Injections With PRO-NOX™
You deserve a comfortable experience, so we now offer PRO-NOX as an add-on during injectables and other medical spa services.
What Is PRO-NOX?
PRO-NOX is a self-administered nitrous oxide (laughing gas) system that allows you to be in full control of your comfort. If at any point you feel you need something to take the edge off, simply breathe through the PRO-NOX mouthpiece for instant relief from pain and anxiety.
Unlike oral pain medication, PRO-NOX takes effect in seconds, but wears off minutes after your treatment, leaving no trace of the chemical in your body. You can safely drive and return to your normal routine without worrying about side effects.
Ask us about adding PRO-NOX to your treatment at your consultation!
What To Avoid Right After Treatment
While no downtime is needed after a BOTOX treatment, take the following precautions for optimal results:
Avoid lying down for 4 hours after treatment.
Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours following treatment.
Do not touch or rub the injection sites.
Avoid sleeping face down the first night.
Hold off on strenuous activity and sweating for at least 12 hours.
Evening & Same-Day BOTOX Appointments
When you reach out to schedule your BOTOX appointment, you may be able to come in on the same day you call! We reserve time in our schedules for all filler and BOTOX appointments. We can also see you during your lunch break, or in the evening on certain days of the week.
BOTOX vs. Dermal Fillers
When it comes to injectable anti-aging treatments, BOTOX and dermal fillers are unmatched! But how do you know which one you need?
BOTOX treats dynamic wrinkles by interrupting signals telling specific muscles to contract.
Dermal fillers add volume beneath the skin to enhance contours and fill in sunken lines and folds.
They both have plenty of indications for all areas of the face. They work especially well together for a nonsurgical or liquid facelift!
Lifts the brows and smooths away crow’s feet.
Turns the top lip up and out with a “lip flip.”
Slims the jawline by relaxing an overworked masseter muscle.
Smoothes dynamic lines and wrinkles, such as forehead lines and frown lines.
Fills in hollow tear troughs and disguises bags.
Adds volume and reduces vertical lip lines.
Sculpts and shapes the jawline by adding precise volume.
Smoothes volume-related wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds.
Preventative Wrinkle Treatment With BOTOX
BOTOX isn’t just for reducing existing wrinkles. It’s also for preventing future wrinkles! When you start using BOTOX as soon as you begin to notice faint dynamic wrinkles (or even before that), you can prevent future lines from forming or existing lines from becoming more deeply etched into your skin. It’s not uncommon for people to start BOTOX in their 20s to get a jump-start on anti-aging and preserve their wrinkle-free complexions.
BOTOX FAQs With Lauren Amico Reed, PA-C, MMS
Our Director of Aesthetic Services, Lauren Amico Reed, PA-C, MMS fields a lot of questions about neurotoxins like BOTOX. As a state-licensed, certified physician assistant, Lauren has extensive training in performing cosmetic injections. Check out Lauren’s answers to the most common questions our BOTOX first-timers ask us.
Q: Do BOTOX injections hurt?
A: We use a very tiny needle to inject each unit of BOTOX. Most people say they feel a slight sting or pinch, but not very much pain.
Q: When can I return to work, resume normal activity, driving, and exercise?
A: You can resume normal activities immediately after treatment; however, we advise you not to participate in strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Q: How long will it take to notice the final results?
A: On average, you’ll notice full results within 14 days.
Q: How long can I expect my BOTOX results to last?
A: The benefits from BOTOX will vary from person to person. Results typically last 3 to 4 months.
Q: Will BOTOX make my face look frozen?
A: Although you’ll notice smoother skin, BOTOX won’t radically change your facial appearance. When you have your treatment done by an experienced injector, you’ll still be able to show full expression, just without wrinkles and creases.
Q: Are there any long-term side effects of BOTOX?
A: There are no known long-term side effects from BOTOX injections. Side effects are generally temporary and well-tolerated. Common side effects include bruising, swelling, and headache. Eyelid and eyebrow droop are rare temporary side effects.
Q: Are BOTOX parties safe?
A: Do your research before attending “BOTOX parties” or using deals found through online coupon sites. These may seem like a good way to get BOTOX at a bargain, but if the practitioner isn’t adequately trained in giving injections, your results may be subpar and your risk of experiencing side effects may increase. Stick with an experienced injector you trust.