Botox San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area Botox Platinum Injector Dr Usha Rajagopal’s center is located in downtown Union Square in San Francisco.

Botox® Cosmetic, or Botulinum Toxin, is traditionally used to eliminate 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.

As seen on Channel 5 Eye on the Bay:

Botox® Cosmetic can also be used to:

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:

Botox for face slimming before & after photos:
Before 3 months after
After photo taken three months after first treatment. There are still three months left until the face slimming procedure will be complete.
Before 6 months after

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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After Your Botox® Cosmetic Treatment

Patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure, although some people experience a mild headache after the procedure. Acetaminophen may be recommended if this should occur. Dr. Rajagopal also recommends that the patient not lie down for five hours following treatment, and to avoid exercise or heavy lifting for 24 hours. Most of all, the area must not be massaged for 24 hours. Some facial exercises may be helpful. The treatment takes three to eight days to take effect. The benefits will last for an average of three months.

When the toxin begins to wear off, the wrinkles begin to reappear; however, they frequently are not as deep as the original ones. It usually take two or three injections each year to maintain the smooth, youthful appearance year round that is desired. With repeat treatments, the effect may last longer.

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.

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Usha Rajagopal, MD
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