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Botox Specialist

Point Loma Cosmetics

Medical Spa located in San Diego, CA

Fine lines and wrinkles can lower your self-esteem and make you feel older than you are. With Botox®, you can look and feel your best without invasive surgery. At Point Loma Cosmetics in San Diego, California, the team performs Botox and Xeomin® injections on-site. Botox and Xeomin can both smooth out fine lines of wrinkles without vastly changing your natural appearance. For smooth, natural-looking results, call Point Loma Cosmetics, or schedule an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a temporary injectable that reduces the wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, and other areas of your face. Not only is it minimally invasive, but Botox also treats both moderate and severe lines. If you have fine lines, Botox can prevent them from progressing into deeper wrinkles.

How does Botox work?

Botox is derived from a substance called botulinum toxin. When injected directly into a muscle, Botox temporarily paralyzes it and prevents it from contracting. Along with relaxing the muscle itself, Botox causes the skin that sits atop that muscle to soften, smoothing out creases and wrinkles.

Botox both treats and prevents wrinkles. Whether you have existing wrinkles or faint, fine lines, Botox can help you look and feel your best.

What is Xeomin®?

Xeomin is an injectable neuromodulator that’s similar to Botox. The only real difference is that Xeomin is 100% botulinum toxin. Botox is unique in that it’s surrounded by a protein structure. 

The difference in chemical make-up also affects product storage. Botox requires refrigeration, while Xeomin is safe to store and use at room temperature.

What can Botox and Xeomin treat?

Because it relaxes your muscles, Botox and Xeomin are the perfect treatment for dynamic wrinkles, which form due to repeated muscle movement. Botox and Xeomin are not an ideal treatment for static wrinkles, which develop from gradual volume loss.

You might benefit from Botox or Xeomin injections if you have:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Bunny lines
  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Lip wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds

Botox and Xeomin can also help relieve headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain. For migraine pain, Point Loma Cosmetics can administer injections at intervals of about 12 weeks around the head and neck to reduce future headache symptoms.

What is the Botox and Xeomin process like?

Whether you have chronic migraines or deep wrinkles, Point Loma Cosmetics encourages you to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals. Your provider can show you exactly where they plan to make your injections for the best results.

At your injection appointment, your provider numbs the injection site with a local anesthetic before administering your Botox or Xeomin treatments. These injections should only take a few minutes with minimal discomfort.

What happens after Botox and Xeomin?

You should avoid rubbing the treatment site after your injection. However, Botox and Xeomin don’t require any downtime, so you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment. If you receive an injection between the eyebrows, make sure you don’t bend over for 3-4 hours to avoid complications.

How long do Botox and Xeomin last?

Botox and Xeomin last for about three to four months before gradually wearing off. Because the treatments are minimally invasive and need no downtime, you can return to Point Loma Cosmetics for maintenance treatments to improve your results as you age.

To find out if Botox or Xeomin is right for you, call Point Loma Cosmetics, or schedule an appointment online today.