Botox for the First Time

Have you started to notice frown lines or crow’s feet on your face, and are eager to do something about it? An option to slow these signs of aging could be Botox, but you aren’t sure what to expect…

It is very common to have questions before undergoing any procedure, and we want you to know that we are always here to help! Let’s start by clearing up some of those questions you might have:

What is Botox?
Botox is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate and severe facial lines in adults. It works beneath the skin and is injected into your muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to see results within 24 to 48 hours, and it can last up to 4 months.

Does Botox hurt?
Many people say the injection feels like a pinch. We may desensitize the treatment area with ice or a numbing cream for your comfort.

How long is the process?
Botox is quick – typical injections take just about 10 minutes. However, it largely depends on the areas you want treated, among other factors. We will discuss this with you during your initial consultation.

Will I look different right away?
Initially, you may not notice any difference, but give it 24-48 hours and you will begin to notice your fine lines begin to disappear. You will still look like yourself, but without the heavy wrinkling. Even better, you will feel like your youthful self again!

What is the recovery process?
This treatment is called a “lunchtime procedure” because it doesn’t require a lot of downtime, and you are able to go about your day-to-day routine right after you leave the doctor’s office. In fact, many people go right back to work to finish out their day.

If you are interested in Botox and have more questions you would like to ask, call us at San Francisco Office Phone Number 415-781-4725 and schedule a consultation.