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At Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery, we use BOTOX to reduce signs of aging, and may also use it to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). BOTOX works by reducing muscle activity at the site where it has been injected. Our experienced RN staff as well as our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience performing BOTOX injections, ensuring patients have a great outcome. 

Is BOTOX Right for Me?

BOTOX is a great option for those who have minor to moderate fine lines and wrinkles. When you are considering BOTOX, you are likely far from considering surgical work such as a petit facelift or other, more lasting wrinkle reducing solutions. Oftentimes, people choose BOTOX as a preventative measure to keep deep set wrinkles from forming. In very little time, you can achieve a natural, more youthful appearance without elective surgery.

Why Choose Ranch & Coast for BOTOX? 

Although they are reversible, BOTOX injections aren’t always straightforward. As such, it is critical you choose a qualified plastic surgeon who will thoroughly discuss the benefits, risks, and cost of BOTOX. We emphasize this because BOTOX is offered so frequently, but people often don’t assess the heightened risk associated with bargain BOTOX. By coming to Ranch & Coast in Del Mar, you get peace of mind knowing that our trained medical providers know exactly what they are doing.

Our Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Paul E. Chasan, has over two decades of providing his patients with successful outcomes in San Diego. He created Ranch & Coast as a cosmetic haven, allowing patients to find relief from a variety of unwanted signs of aging. If you are interested in non-surgical rejuvenation with BOTOX, your next step is a private consultation with our surgeons or one of our aesthetic providers. Call our office to schedule an appointment. 

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What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is an FDA-approved injectable product that is derived from the botulinum neurotoxin—which is secreted by a naturally-occurring soil bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. Neurotoxins block communication between the nerves and the brain. As a result, BOTOX causes reduction in nerve activity where it’s injected, preventing the surrounding muscles from contracting.

While BOTOX is mostly used to treat wrinkles and fine lines in the face, it is also used to treat many other medical conditions. According to a 2017 article put out by Medical News Today, “BOTOX is used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscle disorders, and bladder and bowel conditions.” Small amounts of BOTOX are injected to treat lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.

Many patients opt for BOTOX because it only takes a few minutes, is less painful than cosmetic surgery, and less expensive than surgery. An article on WebMD reports patients can expect BOTOX injections to last from “three to six months.” Repeated treatments will shrink the muscles and further reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Considering BOTOX

While BOTOX serves many cosmetic and functional purposes, it also has some possible side effects and risks you should be made aware of prior to treatment. BOTOX is relatively safe for most people, but it is imperative you use a qualified plastic surgeon or nurse for your treatments. Great outcomes most frequently come from experienced professionals, and similarly, bad outcomes often come from less experienced or budget-rate treatment services.

The minor and most common side effects of BOTOX treatment are bruising, swelling, and pain where the injections were administered. A 2018 Mayo Clinic article reports that in rare cases, patients can experience crooked or droopy facial muscles, drooling, and severe allergic reactions. However, you can reduce your chances of these side effects by using a qualified plastic surgeon. Administering BOTOX safely and effectively is both an art and science. Our providers have an intimate understanding of where to apply treatment in a way that minimizes these side effects and creates a long-lasting positive outcome.

What is the Cost of BOTOX?

BOTOX is a popular aesthetic and functional procedure because it is less expensive than many other treatments. The average cost of cosmetic surgery on the face can range from a few thousand dollars to over $20,000 for a facelift.

An article published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports, “the average cost of BOTOX, Dysport, or Xeomin injections is $385” per session. But the cost of BOTOX treatments varies according to how much and how often you want injections. The same article states, “the price of BOTOX depends on the severity of your wrinkles and how aggressively you want them treated.” Because BOTOX is a temporary treatment, you will require repeated injections to maintain your results.

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BOTOX Results and Reviews

Many people are happy with their BOTOX results and use the injections continuously to treat lines, wrinkles, and medical conditions. If for some reason you are unsatisfied with the results of your BOTOX injections, the effects will wear off after a few months and you haven’t made any lasting changes to your appearance. If you are nervous about your first BOTOX treatment, just remember that the results have some great potential upsides, but also the results are temporary. Most of our Del Mar patients are quite happy with their results and continue treatment for some time.

In conclusion, BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin are medicines used for aesthetic and functional purposes. There are few risks and side effects associated with BOTOX, especially when compared to plastic surgery and other medical treatments. However, it is important that you hire a reputable plastic surgeon or registered nurse for your BOTOX treatment, as it can be a very satisfactory outcome when done well.

At Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar, we’re always happy to help with BOTOX injections or provide a private consultation. Please feel free to reach out to get in touch with one of our trained professionals.

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Every time you use an Allergan product, you will receive points. Points can be used for discounts on future services and even used for gift cards! Enjoy exclusive savings on injectables such as BOTOX, Voluma, Latisse, SkinMedica, and Juvederm every time you visit our office.

Additional Reading and References

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: What is Botulinum Toxin Type A? 
HealthGrades: Are You a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
Mayo Clinic: BOTOX Injections
Medical News Today: Everything You Need to Know About BOTOX
MedlinePlus: BOTOX
Today Show: Wish We’d Known: 10 Things No one Told Us About Getting BOTOX
WebMD: Cosmetic Procedures of BOTOX

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