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Are Botox Injections Effective?

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If you are a Costa Mesa resident seeking an effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, ask your dermatologist about Botox injections. Many people, regardless of gender, age, or skin type, can find improvement in the appearance of the skin with Botox injections.

You can feel safe about receiving Botox in Costa Mesa at your dermatology clinic as Botox is an FDA-approved treatment and has been used successfully since 2002 in patients throughout the United States. Botox works by the use of a muscle relaxant that affects the motor nerve ending in injected patients. This relaxing action of the motor nerve endings is effective in reducing forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, and other facial wrinkles and imperfections.

Your dermatologist can help you decide whether you are a good candidate for Botox injections. You should be in good health and not pregnant or breast-feeding to be a good candidate. Patients who have conditions such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, or other neuromuscular conditions should check with a doctor before having Botox treatments.

There is not very much discomfort with Botox injections, but if it makes you more comfortable, you can be partially sedated during the procedure. The doctor will numb the area to minimize your discomfort. The Botox is then injected with small needles under the skin where the wrinkles are to be removed.

Expect to have some slight bruising and a little swelling when you first try Botox in Costa Mesa. This will disappear after a few hours, or at the longest, a few days after the procedure. You could also have a slight headache and perhaps some stomach upset. One other side effect that you should not be alarmed by is a slight droop in your eyelids. This is only temporary and will disappear soon after the procedure.

After a few days of recovery, you can expect to start seeing an improvement in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles in the facial area. One treatment can last as long as four months. At that time, you can discuss whether you want to continue Botox treatments with your Costa Mesa dermatologist.

If you have been afraid of having Botox at a Costa Mesa dermatology clinic, you can relax, as it is a safe procedure and you have nothing to worry about. Botox is merely a non-surgical, non-invasive way to improve the appearance of your skin. Your dermatologist can give you more information about the effectiveness of Botox treatments and help you schedule your appointment.

Botox Costa Mesa - If you are considering Botox in Costa Mesa, Dr. Sexton can evaluate your skin condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Call Dr. Sexton’s dermatology practice at 949.679.6900 or visit for more information. Dr. Sexton’s office is located at 15825 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 203 in Irvine, CA.

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