The use of botulinum toxin is one of the most cost-effective and safe rejuvenation treatments available in the market currently. We usually refer to it as Botox for short, even though that is only one of the available brand names for this product. Other names include Xeomin and Dysport.
How does it work: Botox is injected into specific muscles to keep them relaxed. The muscles in charge of creating unwanted wrinkle patterns are targeted and those lines will fade or even go away. Everybody is different and every muscle is different, and because of that the dose required for each patient is different and the amount of botulinum toxin required is customized to each patient.
Results: You will be able to see results around 7 days after treatment. Unfortunately, the effects are not immediate but is worth the wait! We always start with a standard dose known to work for a specific area, 7 to 10 days later we meet again and we evaluate the results. If needed, we gradually inject more in order to achieve optimal wrinkle treatment without overdoing it.
The effects will last approximately 3 months.
Perfect timing: Schedule your treatment on a day without any important social or work events. We have patients that feel very comfortable going shopping or to a restaurant after receiving injections on the face, others prefer to stay home for the treatment and after it. Let us know what you prefer, home concierge visits are available!
If you are doing Botox for a special occasion, plan your treatment at least 3 weeks prior to your special day. This should allow us enough time for your initial treatment and tweaking. If there is any bruising, 3 weeks will allow enough time for it to resolve.
Safety: This procedure performed correctly has a low risk for complications and if any happen, most complications are temporary. This is one of our favorite treatments because of the results you can achieve and the high safety profile, especially if performed by a professional doctor such as Dr. De La Rosa.
Please read the care instructions pre and post-treatment and informed consent on this section for more specific information and prevention of complications.