What Is The BOTOX Procedure?

Would you like to erase those lines in your brow or around your mouth, but shy away from surgery? You are not alone. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, minimally-invasive injectable cosmetic treatment BOTOX is the top cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. With over 6 million treatments reported yearly, BOTOX surpasses all surgical and non-surgical procedures by a large margin, as it is the only advocated treatment on the market.

What Does BOTOX Treat?

BOTOX is most frequently used to treat individuals with moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the forehead, eye area and/or around the nose and mouth.. However, it can also diminish the appearance of wrinkles in other areas of the face. Dr. Delgado and his team use BOTOX to treat the following:

  • Furrowed brow (glabellar lines)
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow’s Feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Bunny lines (crinkle lines on the bridge of the nose)
  • Lines around the mouth (perioral lines and to help lift the mouth)
  • Neck wrinkles (platysmal bands)

The Ideal Candidate

You may want to consider Botox injections should you have undesired facial wrinkles. BOTOX is not solely for the middle-age demographic. This FDA-approved treatment is gaining ground as a preventative measure to assist in delaying the appearance of wrinkles. Younger individuals are also making BOTOX treatments part of their anti-aging strategy. It is advised however, individuals with a history of neuromuscular disease and certain allergies are not eligible for BOTOX treatments, and should consult with their doctor in regard to alternate treatment options.

How Much Does BOTOX Cost?

With results lasting up to 4 months on average, BOTOX is considered one of the more affordable and competitive cosmetic treatments, especially on packages of several office visits. Certain BOTOX providers price their product fees by area treated, others by volume, others by units. The most reliable method is by units. Dr. Delgado and his team will discuss in depth how many units will be placed in each of the targeted areas.

Before and After BOTOX Treatment

BOTOX is a straightforward treatment not requiring preparation. At Dr. Miguel Delgado M.D.’s Novato Medical Spa, he and his team of trained nurse injectors, perform all BOTOX injections. Once administered, the active ingredient in BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) temporarily blocks the nerve impulses that trigger your facial muscles to contract. This relaxes muscle movement, thus inhibiting the formation of permanent expression lines. To minimize bruising at the injection site, you may want to avoid aspirin and other blood-thinning products prior to injections. After a treatment, no downtime is needed. The benefits of BOTOX can typically be seen for 3-4 months.

Your Botox Consultation in Novato and Marin County

During your consultation, Dr. Delgado and his team will evaluate the overall condition of the skin and determine the best customized rejuvenation strategy for you. Although BOTOX treatment is a common procedure, only highly skilled and qualified professionals should perform the injections. Dr. Delgado and nurse, Ariel Kirk, have been administering BOTOX to their Marin County patients for many years. If you’re interested in rejuvenating your appearance and achieving natural results with BOTOX, our practice warmly welcomes you as a new patient. Schedule your personalized consultation at the beautiful and friendly Novato Medical Spa today!


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