For an appointment, contact your Newport dermatology doctor, Stefani Kappel at (949) 239-0494 today. Appointments are scheduled as quickly as possible. Address your skincare needs without delay including lip augmentation and Botox – Newport Beach.
Should you get Botox in Newport Beach?
With years of specialized training and experience, I am known to be one of the most innovative and comprehensive Newport dermatology doctors to address your skincare needs. Benefits of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures:
• Little/No Downtime
• Minimal Risk/Safety
• Quick/Immediate Results
• Can Perform in Stages, If Desired
• Variety of Options/Flexible
• Fewer Follow Ups
• Can Fine Tune
• Office-Based Appointments
In an ever-increasing world of cosmetic procedures, this is a question which is asked often. Know that it is quite natural to question the risks versus the benefits. Botox has been approved by the FDA for many decades now. Botox is safely used as a medical treatment in many specialties. Hundreds of units are used to treat children with muscular dystrophy, dentists use it to treat TMJ, neurologists use it to treat migraines and urologists use it for bladder spasticity. Despite the known safety of neuromodulators, if you have never had a Botox treatment, it can be nerve-wracking to think about. Botox is, in fact, called “Botulinum Toxin.” In essence, it is an injectable product made for cosmetic and medical use.
The area being treated will be precisely and gently injected with small amounts of Botox. The Botox works by safely relaxing the muscle activity in the area treated. There is little/no recovery time needed and the possible side effects are very minimal, if any. It may take up to 2 weeks to see results. The results often last 3-4 months. Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the US today.
Botox for Your Face
In addition to softening wrinkles that already exist, Botox can also be used to prevent wrinkles from forming. The first signs of aging can start as early as our 20s with small wrinkles around the eyes or frown lines between the eyebrows. Skin is like cardboard. The more it folds on itself with repetitive facial expression, the deeper those creases get. Premature aging can now be prevented. This was not an option years ago prior to the use of Botox. The most common area to inject Botox is the face, which focuses on forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Are there any negative effects? Minimal, and these often occur with inexperienced injectors. There have been cases where the individual has a “frozen” or expressionless look. I bring this up because in doing your research, you will come across this as a side effect. However, since 2002 there has been steady progress in both products and procedural expertise. Therefore, because of the continuous improvement in this field, you can now expect to receive results which are exceptionally subtle and natural-looking. Treatment by a board-certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon with a solid understanding of facial anatomy is of utmost importance.
Not Just for Wrinkles
In addition to treating, preventing and softening of facial wrinkles, botox can also be used to smooth out a dimpled chin, sharpen the jawline, sculpt the sides of the face for a more feminine contour, tighten loose neck bands, soften lip lines and upturn the angles of the mouth for a more youthful look.
As stated above, Botox is used effectively to treat an extensive variety of medical conditions, such as:
- Migraine Headaches
- Severe Underarm Sweating
- Overactive Bladder /Urinary Incontinence
- Excessive Squinting, Blinking, Lazy Eye and Crossed Eyes
- Cervical Dystonia (a neuromuscular disorder of the head and neck)
- Some Neurological Conditions (such as cerebral palsy)
If you have considered Botox Newport Beach treatments for either cosmetic or medical use, please contact me for a consultation. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that it is a safe and effective treatment, especially in the care of a skilled and qualified doctor. I will review your medical history, talk about any risk factors involved, provide desired results, and advise the best course of action. I am more than happy to spend the time with you to provide education and answer all of your questions.
I encourage you to browse my website for information on my location, credentials, training and other treatment options I provide including Voluma, an injection used to add volume under the skin’s surface in order to lift and contour the cheek area. Please also peruse my section on Lip Injections – Newport Beach.