Every time you laugh, smile or frown you create dynamic wrinkles. They are caused by contraction of delicate underlying facial muscles and after many years become permanent. Now thanks to BOTOX® injections, these dynamic wrinkles can be dramatically softened. Worry lines, frown lines, "crow's feet" and other dynamic wrinkles are all improved by the use of BOTOX® injections.
BOTOX® blocks the nerve impulses to the tiny facial muscles that cause these facial expression lines. BOTOX® relaxes the muscles and prevents or lessens their contraction. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles retain their ability to contract in a normal fashion. Normal facial expression is unaffected, while "unhappy" muscle contractions are minimized or eliminated.
The Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center of San Diego has developed a more comfortable injection procedure. Our BOTOX® procedure is now performed with a dramatic decrease in patient discomfort. Our patients who have received BOTOX® elsewhere always comment on how easy our BOTOX® injections are tolerated. For those patients who are truley super sensitive to pain, we now offer Nitrous Oxide sedation.
BOTOX® is very safe and has been used effectively since 1970. Dr. Splinter began using BOTOX® in 1979 to treat many ophthalmologic and neurological disorders. Many thousands of patients receive BOTOX® treatments each year for a multitude of conditions and its biggest use now is for reversing the visible signs of aging. It is now the single most popular cosmetic treatment worldwide.
The duration of BOTOX® varies from patient to patient. The initial treatment usually lasts 2 to 4 months, each subsequent treatment lasts longer, and it is not unusual for a patient to go six months or more between treatments.