How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX, a widely recognized cosmetic treatment, is a purified protein derived from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When strategically injected into targeted facial muscles, BOTOX temporarily blocks nerve signals, inhibiting muscle contractions. This process smooths wrinkles and fine lines by reducing muscle activity, resulting in a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. BOTOX is particularly effective in treating dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions, and its precise application by skilled professionals like Dr. Bolitho ensures natural-looking results.

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Quality Results in Any Cosmetic Procedure Start with Experienced Professionals

Dr. Glynn Bolitho is dedicated to using his expertise to achieve your desired rejuvenated appearance.

  • Quadruple board-certified in plastic surgery
  • More than 20 years of experience
  • Only highly skilled, credentialed aestheticians
  • Patient safety and care is of the utmost importance
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Who is BOTOX For?

Individuals seeking a non-surgical solution to address wrinkles and fine lines resulting from repeated facial expressions often seek BOTOX in La Jolla. Commonly, people seek BOTOX to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance without the need for invasive procedures.

Benefits of BOTOX treatment include:

  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Smoother and more relaxed facial appearance
  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Quick and minimally invasive procedure
  • Little to no downtime is required
  • Natural-looking results when skillfully administered 
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What Areas Can Be Treated With BOTOX?

BOTOX offers notable benefits to the face by temporarily reducing muscle activity, leading to smoother and more youthful-looking skin. Common signs of aging on the face addressed with BOTOX include:

  • Forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Crow's feet around the eyes
  • Vertical lip lines (smoker's lines)
  • Dimpling of the chin (“peau d'orange”)
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Neck bands (platysma bands)

How BOTOX is Administered

Dr. Bolitho conducts a thorough assessment of your facial expressions and anatomy during a the consultation step to determine the most suitable areas for BOTOX treatment. Based on your individual concerns, he will create a customized plan to achieve refreshed, natural-looking results.

The application of BOTOX involves the following steps:

  1. Marking: Precise points for injections are marked on the targeted areas.
  2. Cleansing: The skin is cleansed to ensure a sterile treatment environment.
  3. Injections: BOTOX is skillfully injected into specific muscles using fine needles.

What to Expect After Treatment

After receiving BOTOX treatment, individuals can generally resume their regular activities immediately, as there is little to no downtime involved. While minimal discomfort, bruising, or swelling at the injection sites might occur, these typically subside within a few days. Results become noticeable within a few days to a week and typically last for about three to four months. It's important to note that BOTOX is not a permanent solution, and subsequent treatments are recommended to maintain the desired outcome. 

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Is BOTOX Right for You?

Dr. Bolitho will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy and discuss your aesthetic wishes during a personalized consultation. He will assess the areas of concern and determine if BOTOX is a suitable option to address your specific needs. With his expertise, he will recommend a tailored treatment plan to ensure optimal results and meet your expectations.

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Why Choose Dr. Bolitho for Your BOTOX Treatment?

With over 20 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Bolitho's expertise is unparalleled. He holds the distinction of being quadruple board-certified in plastic surgery in the U.S., South Africa, the U.K., and Canada, a testament to his commitment to excellence. Dr. Bolitho's educational journey includes residencies and fellowships at prestigious institutions worldwide, including the University of Cape Town, Radcliffe Infirmary, Emory University, and UCSD. He brings a dedicated approach to patient care, valuing safety above all, with a state-of-the-art operating suite at Scripps Memorial Hospital meeting stringent national standards. Dr. Bolitho's personalized consultations, attentive care, and long-term client relationships underscore his commitment to helping you achieve your desired results while prioritizing your comfort and well-being.

Curious About Results You Can Attain with BOTOX? 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolitho at our La Jolla Offices. He will go over all the details of the BOTOX procedure and help you visualize what outcome is possible for you.

What is Botox Recovery Like?

  • Immediate Post-Treatment: Expect some redness, swelling, or bruising at injection sites, which usually subside within a few days.
  • Activities: Avoid strenuous exercise and excessive heat exposure for about four to six hours after treatment.
  • Results: Effects typically appear within 24 to 48 hours, reaching maximum effect in about two weeks.
  • Follow-Up: Your healthcare provider may schedule a follow-up appointment to assess results and make any adjustments.
  • Long-Term Care: Maintenance injections may be needed every three to four months for lasting results.
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