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Many men and women develop lines and wrinkles in the upper part of the face when they are in their mid-thirties. These lines, which are commonly referred to as worry lines, frown lines, or crow’s feet, make the individual look older and can give a tired or angry appearance. If you would like to restore the youthful appearance of your face, ask Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis about BOTOX® in Oakland, California.

What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a minimally-invasive procedure that stops muscle movement in specific areas to relax the face and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and lines. In addition to being used for lines and wrinkles, Botulinum Toxin, or BOTOX, can be used in clinical treatments for spastic muscle disorders or excessive underarm sweating (Hyperhidrosis).

What is the procedure?
BOTOX stops the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles. In this way, it keeps the muscles from working for a period of time. Our plastic surgeon is knowledgeable about the anatomy of the muscles of the face and knows which muscles to treat and at what dosage.

Do the injections hurt?
BOTOX injections are delivered through very fine needles. Because of this, most patients tolerate the injections very well. If you are sensitive to needles, ask our plastic surgeon about a local anesthetic cream that can be applied one hour prior to treatment.

How long until I see results?
BOTOX results usually start becoming apparent in three to five days. However, results may take up to a week. Fine winkles tend to disappear right away and deeper ones take more time.

To learn more about BOTOX and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, feel free to contact our office today. We are excited to help you reach your goals for your appearance and to improve your confidence!

Dr. Joseph Togba contributed to this particular article.