Our Orange County BOTOX Cosmetic® and XEOMIN® injections are popular options with both women and men for restoring a refreshed, more youthful appearance without surgery. The beauty of these anti-aging treatments is that they require almost no recovery time and deliver subtle but significant results. Dr. Timothy R. Miller uses XEOMIN and BOTOX at his Aliso Viejo office in Orange County, CA to soften lines and wrinkles, elevate the eyebrows or corners of the mouth, and reduce the prominence of neck bands.
If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Miller to learn more about whether BOTOX or XEOMIN treatments are right for you, give us a call at 949-482-1752 or request your consultation online. Dr. Miller sees patients for XEOMIN and BOTOX treatments from Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Mission Viejo, and the greater Orange County area.
Dr. Miller's Approach to BOTOX Cosmetic & XEOMIN
Today, surgery isn't the only option when it comes to looking younger. Within the past several years, non-surgical treatments have seen a tremendous growth in popularity, particularly due to their convenience and affordable price point. BOTOX and XEOMIN are high-performance wrinkle reducers that allow for effective correction of dynamic wrinkles (those that are caused by repeated facial movements). Many patients are unaware that these treatments have been proven to actually delay the progression of lines and wrinkles, if used consistently. Each treatment takes only minutes, requires no time away from work, and provides results that last for 3 months or more.
These products are excellent anti-aging treatments on their own, but they are even more powerful when combined with other treatments, such as fillers, laser resurfacing, or aesthetic surgery. I often use BOTOX or XEOMIN in conjunction with dermal fillers or laser skin resurfacing for more complete facial rejuvenation. This allows me to address the multiple causes and signs of aging, thereby delivering more comprehensive results that leave the patient looking natural and refreshed.
The Benefits of BOTOX Injections
BOTOX is a popular minimally-invasive treatment with both aesthetic and medical benefits. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), botulinum toxin Type A was the number one minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S. in 2016, with 7 million procedures performed.
Cosmetic benefits of BOTOX injections include:
- Non-surgical reduction of dynamic lines and wrinkles of the face
- Smooths frown lines on the forehead, at the base of the nose, and between the eyes
- Lifts the brow for a more refreshed appearance
- Fades crow’s feet and wrinkles in the corners of the eyes for a more youthful appearance
- Rejuvenates an aging neck by reducing vertical neck bands
- Minimizes embarrassing, excessive sweating
No Downtime with BOTOX:
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One of the reasons BOTOX is so popular is that there is virtually no downtime with this treatment. The procedure can be performed in a matter of minutes, and patients are typically able to return to their normal activities immediately afterwards. For many patients, this gives BOTOX a distinct advantage over invasive, surgical treatments with more extensive recovery times.
Common Questions or Concerns
Is BOTOX Safe?
Yes. BOTOX and XEOMIN have undergone many years of rigorous clinical studies, and have been used for various indications for decades. They are FDA-approved and deemed safe when used correctly by a trained medical professional in a medical office.
Will I Look Unnatural?
No. An unnatural appearance is not directly caused by BOTOX or XEOMIN, but is more likely the result of an inexperienced injector. Dr. Miller is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with in-depth experience performing these treatments. His understanding of facial anatomy and precise injection technique ensure that you look like a more refreshed version of yourself.
What is the Difference Between BOTOX and XEOMIN?
BOTOX and XEOMIN are made from the organic molecule botulinum toxin A, a protein that relaxes muscles and inhibits their movements that cause dynamic wrinkles. When used correctly, these products are used to soften facial expression lines, but there are some slight differences between them. Some variations between BOTOX and XEOMIN include price, onset of results, longevity of results, and dosing. Dr. Miller will discuss the advantages and tradeoffs of each during your personal consultation.
Is BOTOX Used in a Liquid Facelift?
Yes, BOTOX is often used in what some people refer to as a liquid facelift or what we call a non-surgical facelift. This is a customized procedure which combines injectable wrinkle treatments and fillers, and sometimes energy treatments such as Ultherapy®, to address specific age-related concerns without incisions, anesthesia, or significant downtime. Dr. Miller often incorporates neuromodulators (BOTOX or XEOMIN) to relax wrinkles around the eyes, to add subtle lift to the brows or the corners of the mouth, or to soften prominent neck bands.
Step-by-Step Procedure Facts
- Dr. Miller will strategically place BOTOX or XEOMIN using controlled, precise injections.
- You will be able to return to work or home immediately with no special aftercare.
- It takes several days for the muscles to relax; full results usually appear within 3 to 10 days.
What are the Side Effects?
Typical side effects include redness, soreness, or very rarely light bruising at the injection site. These issues usually resolve within a few hours or days.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
People generally consider Botox if they have unappealing facial wrinkles. You will know whether or not you’re a good candidate for BOTOX at your initial consultation with the surgeon. Generally speaking, good candidates for BOTOX include:
- Those with moderate to stern facial wrinkles
- Individuals with wrinkles in areas which can be treated with BOTOX, e.g. between or around the eyes, in the neck area or on forehead
- Patients with realistic goals and expectations from the procedure
- People with good general health
What are the Typical Costs Involved in a BOTOX?
The standard cost incurred for botulinum toxin vaccinations is $385 (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2016 statistics). However, the expenses incurred in a BOTOX treatment can vary and usually depend on factors like the severity of the facial wrinkles, the goals of the patient and hence the extent of product required.
When Can the Patient See Results?
BOTOX injections typically start working after a couple of days following the treatment. The effects could last for up to 3 months or even longer, depending on the patient’s individual problem. Routine follow-up injections are needed for maintaining the effect of BOTOX.
How Many Injections are Given During a BOTOX Treatment?
BOTOX involves the insertion of a very fine needle to transfer botulinum toxin substance into the patient’s muscles or skin. The count of injections required varies depending on multiple factors such as the amount of area under treatment. These injections are usually administered in the physician’s office.
How Long Does the BOTOX Treatment Take?
As opposed to the invasive facial cosmetic surgeries like facelift, our Orange County BOTOX treatment takes just a few minutes to be completed. Further, there is nearly zero downtime involved in the procedure.