Botox ® Cosmetic, or Botulinum Toxin, is traditionally used to remove or reduce facial lines or wrinkles such as frown or worry lines of the forehead, lines between the eyebrows, crows feet, laugh lines or other wrinkles. Dr. Rajagopal is a platinum injector and trainer for Allergan. Mentoring and training several protégés, who have built flourishing careers of their own thanks to her guidance and tutelage.
Soften your look
Botox is one of the most widely prevalent methods used for regaining smooth, younger-looking facial skin while helping to combat the signs of aging and wrinkles.
Common uses for Botox
Muscle contraction causes wrinkles, lines, creases, Crow’s feet around the eyes, etc., which increases as you age. Botox, a protein complex, has the ability to slow down the rate of contractions. Commonly used in the ’11’ lines or frown lines. It can also be used to lift the eyebrow, which can help your eyes to open wider, causing you to look more rested and awake. As well as used to plump your lips, giving you a much sought after pout. Botox has many uses and is administered in the form of injections and is often used for cosmetic purposes.
What do Botox injections entail?
Botox is injected into specific facial muscles with the aid of a tiny, sophisticated needle. Although this technique doesn’t cause enough pain to require an anesthetic, you tend to experience a stinging sensation due to the needles. However, the target areas are cooled with ice or numbing cream before the injections to reduce discomfort. The effects might be noticeable from the next day itself, but in most cases it takes about 4 to 7 days.
Dr Usha Rajagopal is a Platinum Injector and Trainer for Allergan!
We are proud to have prominent San Francisco Plastic surgeon Dr. Usha Rajagopal on board. Usha Rajagopal, MD. is a platinum injector and trainer for Allergan. (The makers of Botox) When you visit Dr. Rajagopal, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. With more than 20 years of experience she has treated thousands of patients to date.
At the San Francisco Botox® Cosmetic Center, our product is guaranteed to be fresh and concentrated, not diluted, and most importantly from the U.S. and not illegally imported.
The Best Candidates For Botox® Cosmetic
The best candidates for the procedure are those between ages of 25 and 65. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are not caused by muscle pull but rather sun damage; however, each person is different and must be evaluated.
Botox® for jaw line reduction (Parotid hypertrophy)
Dr. Usha Rajagopal, Plastic Surgeon of the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, performs non-invasive facial and jaw line contouring and slimming by using BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Angular jaw lines and round faces are very common facial features, especially in Asian ethnicities and particularly in individuals of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese decent. In Asia, jaw bone reduction surgery has been increasing in popularity for slimming down prominent, round faces. However, BOTOX® Cosmetic, which is well known for treating wrinkles and frown lines, can alternatively be used for facial contouring. Instead of undergoing invasive and complicated jaw bone reduction surgery with a plastic surgeon, using BOTOX® injections to contour the face and jaw line requires no downtime afterward and it is safer, faster, and less expensive. The full slimming effect becomes apparent approximately two weeks after the treatment and these results can last anywhere from four to eight months. The cost for using BOTOX® for facial slimming can range from $800-$1200.
Watch the first treatment for BOTOX® facial slimming / jaw bone reduction:
*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
Dr. Rajagopal discusses Botox for Face Slimming on KRON 4:
The Procedure For Botox® Cosmetic
The procedure works by physiologically weakening the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to expression lines. The contractions of those muscles result in wrinkles. Botox® Cosmetic works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles thereby relaxing them. The result is that the underlying facial muscles relax, resulting in a smooth, unwrinkled look.
No sedative or local anesthetic is used because the pain associated with the procedure is minimal. A small amount of discomfort is felt when the needle is inserted and the liquid injected. This sensation lasts approximately 5 seconds. Because we use a very concentrated form of Botox® Cosmetic, the pain amount is lessened and the chance of diffusion to unwanted muscles is greatly diminished.
Botox® Cosmetic is injected into various locations on the face. The needle is extremely small and only a tiny amount of liquid is injected at one time.
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Botox® Cosmetic For The Underarms (Axillary Hyperhydrosis)Botox® Cosmetic can also be used for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, that can not be managed with topical agents. Usually about 100 units are used in treatments performed on the underarm area (and results can last 6-9 months). Botox® Cosmetic provides lasting duration with consistent control and compelling results.If you have any questions regarding Botox® Cosmetic, or wish to schedule a consultation, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.