BOTOX® Cosmetic in Orange County
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
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? Are There Risks or Side Effects?
Yes! BOTOX and other neuromodulators, such as Xeomin, are exceedingly safe and cleared by the FDA for cosmetic treatments. The risk of side effects are extremely rare especially in the hands of experienced injectors. Dr. Timothy R. Miller has been injecting BOTOX for nearly 20 years.
The most common side effect, which is rare with Dr. Miller, is bruising. This can be substantially reduced by avoiding herbal supplements (e.g., fish oils), aspirin and ibuprofen one week prior to your treatment. Dr. Miller uses special, tiny needles to reduce the discomfort and possibilities of bruising during the procedure.
Will it Look Natural?
Yes. Unusual looks are uncommon with BOTOX and typically occur with inexperienced injectors, at “BOTOX” parties, salons, and other non-medical offices. Dr. Miller is well known for delivering natural, refreshed results with BOTOX.
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. A liquid facelift is a common term whose definition may differ depending on what office you are having a treatment. Generally, a liquid facelift refers to the use of fillers (e.g., Juvederm, Radiesse) or bio-collagen-stimulators, such as Sculptra to refresh the face through volume augmentation. BOTOX does not add volume but the relaxing and smoothing of specific muscles can have a synergistic effect with a liquid facelift.
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.
How Many Injections Are Given in One Treatment?
The number of injections are dependent on the areas or muscles being treated. The number can range from 2 to 8 or more.
Who is the Best Candidate for BOTOX?
The best candidates for BOTOX are patients with lines and wrinkles caused by muscle activity. A facial map of the more commonly treated areas, and the “units” used to treat them can be found here.
When Will I Start Seeing the Results?
Typically, patients will start noticing the effects of BOTOX in 2 to 4 days. Some patients will notice the effects sooner and a few by one week. The smoothing effects continue to improve for up to 4 weeks.
Can Men also Receive Treatments for BOTOX?
Yes. Men are having BOTOX more than ever. Men prefer BOTOX because it’s quick, has no downtime or post-treatment regimen, and the results are natural.
How Long Does the BOTOX Treatment Take?
As opposed to facial cosmetic surgeries like facelift and blepharoplasty, our Orange County BOTOX treatment takes just a few minutes to be completed. Further, there is nearly zero downtime involved in the procedure.
How Long Do the Results Last?
In general, the muscle relaxing portion of BOTOX lasts 2.5 to 3.5 months with the smoothing effects of the lines and wrinkles lasting up to 6 months for some patients. Most patients will benefit from BOTOX, including its preventative effects, by having treatments 3 to 4 times a year.