Botox Injectables in Mountain View
Also Serving San Jose, Sunnyvale, & Bay Area Patients
At Pearl Plastic Surgery Center, serving Los Altos, Sunnyvale, San Jose and Bay Area residents for over twenty years, we offer a variety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical alternative Palo Alto and Bay Area locals may consider when deciding on the appropriate cosmetic enhancement procedure for their needs and desired results. BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinim Toxin) is most effective in treating the type of lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contraction during facial expressions such as frowning or squinting. Common areas for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and "crow's feet" around the eyes. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles in these areas to reduce their activity. Usually within a few days after your injections, the expression lines in the treatment areas will appear noticeably softer. Recently, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been additionally used to elevate the corners of the mouth, flatten lines around the mouth and improve early neck bands. The lateral portion of the brows can gently be elevated and the overall shape improved with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact our cosmetic surgery center, proudly serving Mountain View and the entire Bay Area.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
Usually 15-50 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic is typically injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and often disappear. Established furrows will be improved but will not be erased. A cream with local anesthetic will be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied upon completion of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Our knowledgeable professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have about the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure. Potential patients can call to set up an informative consultation today.
Safety of BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 20 years and for wrinkle therapy for over 8 years. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the only side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection. Sometimes the brow and forehead feels heavy and droopy. Occasionally bruising occurs at the sites of injection. You may have a headache immediately after treatment that usually responds well to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®).
Dr. Pearl and staff will inform you of the possible complications of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Be sure to raise any questions you may have about the safety of the procedure.
By carefully following our advice and instructions - both before and after surgery - you can minimize some of the risks.
As with any cosmetic procedure, an experienced doctor is the key to optimal results. Dr. Pearl and his skilled team have been catering to the plastic surgery needs of Palo Alto and the entire Bay Area for over twenty years. They have the extensive knowledge and expertise to give you the safe, effective BOTOX® Cosmetic experience you deserve.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
BOTOX® Cosmetic has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation producing phenomenal improvements with a minimum of risk. The duration of its effect, which is 2-4 months, is its only drawback. Dr. Pearl's comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy and the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure ensures the best results possible.
If you are contemplating BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact the experts at our cosmetic plastic surgery center right outside Palo Alto, California.
Return Visits with Dr. Pearl
After your initial BOTOX® treatment, Dr. Pearl will ask you to return in 2-4 weeks for re-evaluation. Occasionally small amounts of additional BOTOX® Cosmetic will be recommended to achieve your ideal result. Patients will frequently repeat 2-4 treatments in a year to maintain their new look.