Non-surgical procedures can produce significant and long-lasting changes without the cost or recovery. Chances are, you've heard of BOTOX, one of the most popular products for smoothing lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and mouth. If you've ever considered BOTOX, you should speak with Dr. Sheena Kong, an experienced San Francisco BOTOX administrator who is known for her natural, artful results. Please contact our medical spa located in the heart of downtown San Francisco today to schedule a consultation to discuss your personal skin care and anti-aging needs.
Your Face is Your Calling Card
Your face tells a story, whether good or bad. As the years pass by, fine lines, wrinkles, and creases begin to appear, giving your face an aged appearance. BOTOX is one of the most widely-used of all injectable products. For people who want to present a fresher, more youthful face to the world, San Francisco BOTOX injections can do wonders, leaving it looking smoother and fresher.
Your facial appearance impacts how people respond to you, both personally and professionally, as well as how you feel about yourself. You may feel young, strong, and powerful, but your face may tell a different story. BOTOX injections make it possible to smooth creases and wrinkles. The skill and care with which the product is injected could not be more critical to the result.
Dr. Sheena Kong has a deep understanding of facial muscular structure and function, and is passionate about creating a smooth, natural-looking result for her patients. It is imperative that BOTOX treatments are performed by a credentialed medical professional who has extensive experience with the product. Less qualified people could make an error when choosing the injection sites – with very unhappy results. In skilled hands, the results of BOTOX injections can be truly remarkable, leaving you looking relaxed, rested, and more youthful.
What does BOTOX do?
Dr. Kong administers arguably the best BOTOX San Francisco has to offer. With this powerful injection, patients can treat a wide range of problematic areas for facial rejuvenation. Common BOTOX treatment areas include frown lines, forehead lines, crow's feet, wrinkles on the nose, wrinkles on the lips, dimpling on the chin, neck lines, as well as overly active sweat glands. Dr. Kong also uses BOTOX to treat bulky masseter muscles to slim one's face, as well as provide a nonsurgical neck lift called Nefertiti Lift.
How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX, a purified neurotoxin, erases lines and creases by weakening wrinkle-producing facial muscles. It must be artfully injected into specific points around your face in order to avoid paralyzing the wrong facial muscles and producing a "frozen" look. This requires the skill of a skincare professional such as Dr. Kong, who has years of experience administering this product.
You may have seen other people who have had a facial treatment from an injectable product and look unnatural, and present a stiff, wooden appearance. This is the result of BOTOX injections performed incorrectly. The response to treatment should be, "you look great!" rather than secretly thinking you have had work done. It requires real skill and artistry to use the product correctly, and create a smoother, fresher, younger appearance.
The Signs of Age: Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Creases
Every person has a distinctly unique skin quality. Our heritage, overall state of health, and time spent in the sun's rays all have an impact on how quickly the skin begins to lose its flexible, supple quality. The facial muscles are constantly in motion as we move throughout our days, smiling, frowning, concentrating, or laughing. As the muscles crease the skin, eventually lines appear, which become wrinkles, and finally creases, all of which are the signs of age. When it happens varies from person to person, but typically starts in our mid- to late twenties. BOTOX can ward off the signs of aging by halting the constant motion of certain facial muscles.
A BOTOX Treatment Session
During BOTOX treatment, Dr. Kong uses a very thin needle to carefully inject small amounts of BOTOX into specific facial muscles. The BOTOX blocks the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and produce wrinkles. The number of injections that she administers depends on several factors, including the severity of your wrinkles. Light crow's feet usually require two to three injections, whereas deeper furrows above the brow can require five or more.
Our BOTOX San Francisco treatments are not painful and do not require anesthesia, but Dr. Kong may apply topical numbing cream or ice to eliminate any discomfort. You may notice some redness at the treatment site, but this is temporary. You will be free to resume your normal activities immediately after treatment. It is important to remember not to rub or massage the treated area after your procedure, as this may cause the BOTOX to migrate and produce complications.
The results of Dr. Kong's BOTOX treatments are usually noticeable within a few days, but it can take up to a week to see your final results.
Benefits of BOTOX Treatment
BOTOX is administered in the comfort of Dr. Kong's office, rather than an operating room. Treatment does not require anesthesia (only topical anesthetic in some cases), and there are no surgical incisions or scarring. The effects last for three to four months and can be maintained with repeat treatments.
Learn more about BOTOX
If you would like more information about wrinkle reduction with Bay Area Botox physician Sheena Kong, one of our staff members can answer your questions.415-673-7600