Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery in Temecula offers Botox injections for patients with noticeable lines wrinkles and folds that give their face an aged appearance. Botox injections offer a quick non-surgical way to reduce the appearance of these aesthetic flaws and restore the youthful appearance of the face.
How Does Botox Work?
Muscles contracting are what cause the wrinkles that form between the eyebrows, on the forehead and on the crows feet. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause these wrinkles. That does two things. It can eliminate existing wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles and it can prevent the development of more wrinkles because you won’t be contracting that muscle for a few months.
The Benefits of Botox Injections
Botox Cosmetic injections allow patients to have a fresher, rejuvenated, less tired look. The beauty of minimally invasive skincare is that these services can be conveniently performed (by Dr. Balikian or his Aesthetic injectors) right in the office with little or no downtime.
Botox can be used to treat multiple areas of the face like the forehead, brow, around the eyes, cheeks, around the mouth and lips, chin, jawline, and neck. Botox Cosmetic is a safe, effective proven method of treating fine lines and wrinkles like:
- Crow’s feet
- Brow furrows
- Forehead wrinkles
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
Botox Cosmetic can also be used to slightly elevate the eyebrows to give a refreshed, less tired appearance, without leaving a “surprised” look. Botox Cosmetic is a superb option for patients who do not want surgery, but want the same improvement of the deep creases and furrows of the face. The results can be remarkable when performed in the proper hands.
Botox is also FDA-approved to treat several medical issues. Botox injections are commonly used to reduce excessive underarm sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Botox treatments can slo be used for chronic migraines.
The Expertise of Dr. Balikian
As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Balikian is uniquely trained in the location and activity of the muscles of the face. Dr. Balikian is highly trained in Botox injections and teaches other doctors and nurses throughout Southern California on proper injection techniques. Dr. Balikian recognizes that each patient is different, and therefore individualizes his injection for what each patient needs. Often Dr. Balikian will have patients whose eyebrows are not symmetric, and one hangs lower than the other. By creating a specific injection plan for each individual, Dr. Balikian can artistically place more Botox Cosmetic on one side versus the other to regain symmetry between the two sides of the face.
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Recovering from Your Botox Treatment
Dr. Balikian and his Aesthetic injectors use exceptionally small needles, about the thickness of a human hair, and they use a gentle touch to minimize discomfort and prevent bruising. There is no down time for Botox Cosmetic injections. Makeup can go on right away and you can return to work or go to dinner that night without worry.
We advise patients to avoid using blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Omega-3 Fish Oils for one week before any injection to help decrease the risk of bruising. In addition, avoiding alcohol a few nights before injection and taking the herbal medication arnica may help decrease the risk of bruising which is minimal.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about Botox Cosmetic, or to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Balikian or his Aesthetic injectors, please call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery in Temecula today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.