Aging is unavoidable. You may be able to slow down its effects with exercise, a healthy diet, sun protection and hydration, but at some point, your skin will start to develop lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkles develop for a wide variety of reasons throughout your life. You may be genetically predisposed to early skin aging. Take a look at some of your family photos — you may notice family members with the same set of wrinkles around the eyes, or who have deep forehead creases.
Whether you are in your mid-20s and have superficial fine lines around your eyes or find yourself later in life with deeply-etched, visible creases appearing around your eyes, on forehead, or between your eyes, there is no magic age when it’s time to seek treatment to maintain your youthful look.
BOTOX is very versatile. It is one of our most widely used injectables we provide at our private San Francisco clinic to smooth and refresh the look of a wide range of patients. Also known as a purified protein called botulinum toxin, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, BOTOX is FDA-approved for use in smoothing facial wrinkles, lines, and creases.
Using a fine gauge needle, the protein is injected into the targeted area with minimal pain and discomfort. BOTOX temporarily weakens overactive facial muscles for a more relaxed, rested and youthful appearance. It is a safe, non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that in a fast treatment, will take years off your appearance.
If you have one or more of these types of wrinkles, you may be a great candidate for BOTOX in the Bay Area:
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- “Crow’s feet” (around eyes)
- Horizontal creases on forehead
Unlike dermal fillers, which immediately add volume to a patient’s face, BOTOX injections require approximately 24 to 48 hours before the desired result appears. During that time, your facial muscles will begin to relax, and the wrinkles will fade away.
Depending on your genetics and how well you care for your skin, the effects can last from four to six months. Keep in mind that results with BOTOX are temporary, so repeat treatments are necessary to maintain your fresh, youthful look. When your fine lines begin to reappear, you can easily schedule your next BOTOX treatment. As a non-invasive procedure, BOTOX injections are often combined with other cosmetic treatments.
Located in San Francisco, Dr. Kong is committed to providing the very best patient care available and performs all BOTOX treatments herself. You deserve the personalized attention and care – and exceptional results – created by Dr. Sheena Kong.
The goal is to provide you with the individualized care you deserve and to ensure you have a comfortable and rewarding experience. If you think you are ready to learn more about BOTOX or our wide array of anti-aging treatments , make an appointment and visit with us so you can learn more about who we are and how we can help you look and feel your best, no matter your age.