If you’re frustrated with crow’s feet around your eyes and other age-related skin flaws, it might be time to consider the benefits of Botox® therapy. At Peninsula Healthcare & Wellness Center, Kevin Calhoun, MD, Shelly Calhoun, FNP-C, and the team offer comprehensive skin evaluations to determine if Botox injections are right for you. They design a treatment plan to smooth out moderate to severe lines across your brows and the crinkles around your eyes to enjoy a fresher-looking appearance. To find out how Botox can work for you, call the office in Torrance, California, today or book an appointment online.

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What is Botox®?

Botox is a prescription medication that temporarily paralyzes muscles in your face that contribute to wrinkles and lines. It’s the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved injectable to treat moderate to severe frown lines across your brow.

Botox comes from a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, a bacteria that plays a role in food poisoning. In cosmetic treatments, the injectable medication blocks nerve signals from your facial muscles so they can relax.

Injections of Botox across your brow and around your eyes help smooth out deep-set frown lines and crow’s feet. These cosmetic issues develop over time from years of squinting, frowning, and other facial expressions.

Am I a candidate for Botox?

You may consider Botox therapy if you’re unhappy with your appearance because of age-related wrinkles and lines but aren’t ready for surgery.

The Peninsula Healthcare & Wellness Center team provides comprehensive skin assessments and reviews your medical history to determine if Botox is right for you.

In addition to Botox, they also offer a number of popular injectable fillers like Juvéderm® to plump your lips and correct areas of lost facial volume. The team can use Botox and dermal fillers to rejuvenate your facial aesthetic, so your skin looks fresher and more vibrant.

What happens during Botox therapy?

Before starting your treatment, the Peninsula Healthcare & Wellness Center team customizes a Botox therapy plan to your unique needs. They target only the muscles that form facial wrinkles and lines and ensure that your results look natural.

To keep you comfortable throughout your treatment, you can receive a topical anesthetic over the injection site. The team delivers a series of injections into specific points of your face to relax the targeted muscles. After your treatment is complete, you may have some mild swelling or bruising. These issues resolve within a few days.

You may notice that your skin looks smoother immediately after your injections. However, it can take several days before you see the final results of your treatment.

Botox results can last 3-4 months before you may need maintenance injections to keep your skin smooth and young-looking. The team can determine how often you need maintenance injections based on your overall skin health.

To schedule a Botox consultation, call Peninsula Healthcare & Wellness Center today or book a skin evaluation online.