Habib Dalhoumi, MD
Lifestyle Medicine located in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
Botox® is the most popular wrinkle relaxer in the world, and for good reason. It effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles to give you a refreshed, more youthful appearance. At Inspire Wellness, Dr. Habib Dalhoumi is an experienced aesthetic specialist when it comes to applying Botox, so you look natural and radiant following injections. Call our office in the Mission Valley area of San Diego for your Botox injections or book an appointment online.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is derived from Botulinum A toxin. It’s highly purified and effective in temporarily reducing activity in the muscles that create fine lines and wrinkles. After receiving Botox injections, you experience skin that is smoother with diminished lines and wrinkles.
What areas can Botox affect?
Botox is FDA approved for frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, and for crow’s feet around the eyes. Years of smiling, frowning, and being expressive can etch lines into these areas and make you look worried, angry, or old. Botox releases these lines so you look like you again.
In some cases, Dr. Dalhoumi may use Botox to lift the corners of your mouth and soften lines around your lips.
The depth, length, quality, and location of wrinkles vary according to each patient, so Dr. Dalhoumi tailors the dosage and injection locations for every person.
Do Botox injections hurt?
During the administration of Botox, you may feel a slight pinch as the needle breaks your skin. Most people tolerate the treatment quite well, but if you’re concerned about discomfort, talk to Dr. Dalhoumi about using topical numbing creams or ice to ease sensation.
When will I see the results of Botox injections?
Botox injection results are noticeable within a few days following your treatment. You may have a slightly reduced ability to move muscles in your forehead, but you continue to look natural and don’t lose all expressiveness.
How long do the effects of Botox last?
Botox can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles for 3-4 months. To maintain your new look, Inspire Wellness can help you set up a schedule of repeated appointments.
Does Botox have any side effects?
Botox injections are considered safe and have few side effects. In the hours following treatment, you may have mild swelling and redness at the injection sites. This can be easily covered with light makeup.
You may resume all of your normal activities following treatment, but limit intense exercise for a few hours.
Learn all about Botox and how it can help enhance your look by calling Inspire Wellness or booking an online appointment.