Simon Med Spa
Simon Lee, MD
Aesthetics located in Milpitas, CA & Burlingame, CA
Botox is a safe, quick, convenient, and effective treatment to diminish unwanted wrinkles and fine lines. Simon Lee, MD is a diligent cosmetic specialist and friendly physician providing Botox for men and women at Simon Med Spa in Burlingame, California. Botox is an invaluable nonsurgical, anti-aging tool that can resolve many of the signs of aging skin. Call Simon Med Spa or schedule online for the benefits of Botox.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a medicine that’s made from the clostridium botulinum bacterium that produces the botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin weakens muscles and blocks certain signals from your nerves to your muscles.
Dr. Lee injects Botox into specific muscles in safe, diluted, small doses to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. When Botox is injected into the face, the muscles can’t contract, causing your wrinkles to relax, soften, and diminish.
When is Botox used?
Most commonly, Botox injections are used to reduce wrinkles, such as crow's-feet, frown lines, and forehead furrows. Simon Med Spa offers Botox to resolve a number of cosmetic concerns, such as:
- Fine lines
Dr. Lee also offers Botox to help make the face more heart-shaped and less square-shaped, and to make the muscles on the leg or shoulder appear smaller and slenderer.
Dr. Lee uses a fine needle to inject Botox. A Botox treatment takes a few minutes in-office.
Who is a suitable candidate for Botox?
During your consultation, Dr. Lee can help you decide on the best cosmetic treatments for you and if you’re a good candidate for Botox.
Most adults are suitable candidates for Botox. If you’re a suitable candidate for Botox, you should avoid aspirin for two weeks and avoid alcohol at least for a few days before your treatment to reduce the chance of any possible bruising.
If you have a neurological disease or you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you’re not a suitable candidate for Botox right now.
What can I expect after my Botox treatment?
One of the many benefits of Botox is no downtime. You can get back to your day immediately. Most people don’t report any symptoms. You might notice a mild headache that soon subsides or mild bruising that usually resolves within a day or so. Don’t rub or irritate the treated area for at least 12 hours following your treatment.
Botox helps you get younger-looking skin and still express your facial emotions. Your Botox results should be noticeable within 24 to 48 hours. Botox results can last for four months or longer.
Your muscle function does return with time and your wrinkles might also return. To maintain your results and smoother, firmer skin, you can opt for additional Botox treatments. Botox is so effective that even when wrinkles return, they’re never as noticeable as they were prior to your Botox treatments.
If you’re interested in Botox, call Simon Med Spa or use the convenient online scheduling tool.