Injectables in Oakland: BOTOX®

We all want smooth, toned skin, unmarred by lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, we’re also affected by the signs of aging and the ups and downs of life, as well as sun damage. All of these factors create lines and wrinkles that detract from our appearance.

Fortunately, some wrinkles and lines can be smoothed away by non-surgical means. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, board-certified plastic surgeons in Oakland, offer BOTOX®, which will temporarily reverse facial wrinkles. The result will be a younger, rejuvenated, and better feeling you.

BOTOX in Oakland

Some lines and wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle contractions. These can take the form of telltale frown lines between the eyes, worry lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet, and bunny lines on the bridge of the nose.

Luckily, BOTOX in Oakland, California, can help. BOTOX is an injectable chemical – Botulinum Toxin Type A, also known as a neuromodulator – that acts directly on these muscles. It prevents the targeted muscles from receiving chemical stimulation from the nerves. The muscles are temporarily paralyzed and therefore relax. With the skin no longer contracted, lines and wrinkles are smoothed away.

BOTOX must be injected precisely into these muscles and should be injected by highly trained, experienced physicians and/or their experienced nurses. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis – board-certified plastic surgeons in Oakland – use extremely fine, tiny needles to target each specific muscle.

BOTOX can help with other symptoms as well – something many people are unaware of. It is effective at treating migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis (very heavy sweating under the arms), as well as very heavy sweating of the hands.

How soon does BOTOX work?

The results of BOTOX will be visible in four to five days. The muscles begin to relax and – the big benefit – BOTOX patients look naturally rested and healthier.

How long does BOTOX last?

The results of BOTOX injections last from three to four months, and sometimes longer. After this time, the BOTOX has been absorbed and the muscles are again able to receive the chemical signals that make them contract.

Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Procedures

Many of Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis’s patients have BOTOX done in conjunction with other minimally invasive treatments to rejuvenate the skin and reverse the appearance of aging. These include:

For a more permanent option to tighten and smooth facial skin, patients should consider cosmetic surgery like a facelift or neck lift.