It can be frustrating when fine lines and wrinkles make you appear older than you are.
BOTOX Cosmetic can smooth facial wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming after an easy procedure that takes just 10 minutes.
See how patients achieve smoother, clearer skin in a relaxing environment when they choose Full Spectrum Dermatology in Fullerton, CA.
What Is BOTOX
and How Does It Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic, commonly referred to simply as "BOTOX," is an injectable treatment made up of botulinum toxin. Once injected, this protein relaxes the muscles to smooth wrinkles and prevent them from forming. It even prevents muscles from contracting involuntarily, allowing you to enjoy a softer, more youthful appearance in about a week. Botulinum toxin can be used to treat:
- Crow's feet
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Drooping eyebrows
Achieve Youthful Beauty With Our Help BOTOX Makes It Easy
At Full Spectrum Dermatology, we understand how the appearance of your face can have a significant impact on how you feel about yourself. If you have signs of aging like crow's feet, forehead lines, or laugh lines, board-certified Dr. Baugh can provide you with safe and effective botulinum toxin injections that take years off your appearance.
If you think BOTOX Cosmetic could help you achieve your aesthetic goals, fill out our contact form or call our office serving Fullerton, Orange County, and beyond:
"BOTOX relaxes the muscles to smooth wrinkles and prevent them from forming, allowing patients to enjoy a softer, more youthful appearance in about a week."
Qualifying for BOTOX
Be In Good Overall Health
Patients must be healthy enough to undergo treatment and not have certain medical conditions (like a neurological disease) that could cause complications. Additionally, patients must not be pregnant, breastfeeding, or allergic to cow's milk protein.
Have Realistic Expectations
Though BOTOX can help you smooth facial lines and wrinkles, the results you can achieve are less dramatic than plastic surgery. We ask that patients have a clear understanding of what BOTOX can accomplish before their appointments.
Understand the Risks
BOTOX can come with some risks, like headache, eye dryness, and drooping eyelids. Though temporary, these symptoms can be uncomfortable. When you choose a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Baugh, your likelihood of encountering uncomfortable symptoms is lower.
Your BOTOX Appointment What You Can Expect in Fullerton, CA
Your BOTOX appointment will last about 10 minutes. It will involve a few steps:
"Board-certified Dr. Baugh can provide you with safe and effective botulinum toxin injections that take years off your appearance."
Side Effects After Treatment
When administered by an experienced doctor like William Baugh, MD, BOTOX is considered a safe treatment; however, patients may experience side effects like:
- Mild bruising
- Drooping eyelid
- Drooping eyebrow
Fortunately, these side effects are temporary. Many can be managed with over-the-counter medication or concealed with makeup.
Maintaining Your Appearance After BOTOX Treatment
Sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher will protect your skin from the sun and slow the aging process. Regular use can help prevent wrinkles, melasma, and elasticity loss.
Retinol products exfoliate the skin and improve collagen production. They can be incorporated into anyone's skincare routine to slow the signs of aging.
Attend Touch-Up Sessions
Many patients find it useful to visit Full Spectrum Dermatology two to three times a year for touch-up injections that maintain their results. Consistently receiving BOTOX Cosmetic injections can encourage longer-lasting benefits.
Our Fullerton, CA, office also offers dermal fillers for patients who want more well-rounded treatment. Fillers can add youthful plumpness to areas of the face that have lost volume due to the aging process.
Other Uses for BOTOX
BOTOX can also be used to treat certain medical conditions, such as:
- Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
- Migraine headaches
- Muscle spasms
- Overactive bladder
Though our Fullerton, CA, office doesn't treat overactive bladder, migraine headaches, and other medical conditions, we can use BOTOX to treat hyperhidrosis. If you want to control excessive sweating, request a consultation with Dr. Baugh.
Understanding the Differences Between BOTOX and Dysport
BOTOX and Dysport® are both botulinum toxin injections, but they do have some key differences. Whereas Dysport is typically only used to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines, BOTOX is approved to do much more. Our Fullerton, CA, office likes the versatility of BOTOX, so it's our botulinum toxin of choice.
"At Full Spectrum Dermatology, we understand how the appearance of your face can have a significant impact on how you feel about yourself. We can help reverse the signs of aging."