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 BOTOX administrator who is known for her natural, artful, and arguably the best results in BOTOX San Francisco and the Bay Area have to offer. 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.
What is BOTOX?
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.
Benefits of BOTOX Treatment
BOTOX has many benefits, including:
- Lasts for months
- Smooths lines and wrinkles
- Creates a more youthful facial appearance
- Short Procedure
- Side effects are rare, and BOTOX is extremely safe
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, our Bay Area 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 physicians 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.
Dr. Kong administers BOTOX for all of her San Francisco patients. 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.
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.
BOTOX 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.
BOTOX for a More Youthful Appearance
Dr. Kong has a reputation for creating beautiful and natural results. She has worked with patients of all ages to smooth facial lines, creases, and wrinkles with BOTOX in the Bay Area.
Dr. Kong’s artistry allows her to inject the correct quantity of the product in the perfect areas to create a younger look that appears fresh and natural. Dr. Kong focuses upon creating results that enhance and rejuvenate the face, for a smoother, fresher, more youthful appearance.
There is no downtime with BOTOX injections, a convenient and effective anti-aging treatment we perform at our private, discreet San Francisco medspa. You should be able to resume your daily routine immediately after the treatment is completed. Avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours to allow product to slowly diffuse into the treatment area.
The smoothing effect of BOTOX does not appear immediately; it typically requires from 24 to 48 hours for the effects to begin to appear, with full results in about one week. Look younger, more vital, and rejuvenated with a treatment millions of people trust to produce beautiful results.
How Long Does BOTOX Last?
The smoothing effect on wrinkles, lines and creases lasts from three to six months. Every patient is slightly different. The treatment takes only a few minutes to perform and has consistently been the most popular of all anti-aging facial treatments available worldwide.
As BOTOX treatments are non-invasive and involve no recovery time, many of our patients plan on regular BOTOX treatments as part of their beauty regime. Dr. Kong will work closely with you to understand your aesthetic vision. She offers a full range of non-surgical face and body enhancements at her beautiful San Francisco medspa.
Cost of BOTOX
Factors that could affect how much BOTOX is used depends on the severity of facial wrinkles and the goals patients wish to achieve from their treatment. Since every individual is different, the cost of BOTOX varies from patient to patient based on the quantity used during treatment. And while no two patients are the same, the same rule applies to the applicator. Dr. Sheena Kong and her team proudly offer patients a very competitive price of Botox per unit for the Bay Area. Learn how she can help you obtain your cosmetic needs through BOTOX today!
Are BOTOX injections painful?
BOTOX can keep you looking younger for years longer. Many of our patients choose regular BOTOX treatments to ward off the development of wrinkles, lines, and creases. No anesthesia is needed, and the injections take only a few minutes to perform and are relatively painless. During treatment, the sensation feels like a slight pinch and is easy to tolerate. BOTOX contains lidocaine, a numbing agent that increases patient comfort.
Will My Face Look Uneven or Unnatural?
Effective BOTOX injections will leave you looking younger, with lines and wrinkles smoothed. If your face looks uneven or unnatural, it is usually the direct result of treatment from an inexperienced injector. It crucial that your BOTOX injections are performed correctly, injected at the right depth, into the correct muscles, and in the right quantity. When searching for a BOTOX provider, you should avoid cut-rate spas, as it is unlikely that the provider has the skills or experience with BOTOX you will find at Dr. Sheena Kong’s private medspa in San Francisco.
How Many Injections Will I Receive?
The number of injections of BOTOX you will need will be based upon the areas you want smoothed with the product. For frown lines, your injections may vary between three to five injections. Around the eyes (for crow’s feet), you may require three or four injections per eye. Every person has a unique facial structure, and only an evaluation by skilled BOTOX injector, Dr. Sheena Kong, will reveal exactly how many injections you will need.
What are the Common Side Effects of BOTOX?
BOTOX, when correctly injected, should not create any side effects, other than minor redness at the injection site for a few minutes. When injected in too large a quantity or in the wrong muscle strands, the side effects could be simply, a poor result. Choose your BOTOX injector carefully so you achieve the youthful, smooth look you envision, rather than facing the problems associated with poorly-performed injections.
Can Men Have BOTOX Injections?
More and more men are discovering BOTOX and are willing to try injections and see if it makes a difference. Once they have had BOTOX injections for the first time with Dr. Sheena Kong, they often become regular patients – the age-defying results are that dramatic. Why not look as young and vital as you feel? Men are welcome at Dr. Sheena Kong’s private medspa in San Francisco.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
You need only a few minutes to get BOTOX injections. While the injection session is very brief, you will need a few days for the BOTOX to affect the muscles and achieve the smoothing effect.
Dr. Sheena Kong: Beautiful Results with BOTOX
Our San Francisco BOTOX injections are performed by Dr. Kong herself in our private, luxurious medspa, where we cater to the needs of our patients. BOTOX injections are an incredible anti-aging treatment when you can fully trust your doctor; Dr. Kong’s San Francisco Medspa was built around a positive, empowering patient experience. Your visit with us will be a pleasure, and you will never be rushed – we care about our patients and take all the time they need.
Choosing Dr. Sheena Kong’s Medspa
BOTOX can create a dramatic improvement in facial appearance – when the injections are performed by an experienced doctor who has a reputation for excellence in aesthetic procedures. Dr. Sheena Kong performs BOTOX injections with a meticulous approach, so her patients can experience the most beautiful results.
Dr. Kong treats every patient herself to ensure the BOTOX injections create an age-defying, fresh, smoothing result – rather than a frozen, unnatural look. The strategic injection of the product into the correct muscle strands is the most critical point when seeking facial rejuvenation with BOTOX.
Learn more about BOTOX
If you would like more information about wrinkle reduction with BOTOX physician Sheena Kong, one of our staff members can answer your questions.415-712-0634