Take Care of Your Whole Face

Facial skin is the first part of the body to show signs of aging because it’s constantly exposed to the sun and other environmental pollutants. As you grow older, the overuse of facial muscles leads to the permanent development of frown lines, forehead lines, and other wrinkles, making you look old and tired.

At West Coast Eye Institute, we provide Botox injections in Bakersfield for cosmetic reasons to rejuvenate your facial skin and prevent the formation of new wrinkles.

What is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable made of the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A. It’s commonly used to correct forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and other types of dynamic wrinkles. This is the most effective means of softening your facial wrinkles, making you look younger with a few strategic injections. The results last for 3 to 4 months, following which you need maintenance treatments.

Am I a suitable candidate for Botox?

You can consider Botox if you have wrinkles and lines in your face and neck, such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. However, you should be between 18 and 65 years of age and have realistic expectations from the treatment. Our medical professionals will review your medical history and discuss your expectations to determine if you’re the right candidate for Botox in Bakersfield.

woman after BOTOX in Bakersfield
woman after BOTOX in Bakersfield

How does Botox work?

Botox belongs to a category of cosmetic injectables known as neuromodulators. It’s composed of the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin protein that blocks the transmission of signals from nerves to muscles. Dynamic wrinkles appear due to the overuse of certain facial muscles to produce expressions, such as laughing and frowning. Botox temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles responsible for these dynamic wrinkles, thereby softening the lines and wrinkles on your face. You can also start taking Botox at an early age to prevent dynamic wrinkles from forming.

Botox treats:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Nasolabial folds or laugh lines around the nose
  • Marionette lines or smoker’s lines around the mouth

How is Botox administered?

Botox is administered via ultrafine needles. The cosmetic provider will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to ensure comfort. The appropriate Botox dose will be injected into the targeted areas using ultrafine needles. The number of injections depends on the dynamic wrinkles you want to soften. Furthermore, we also calibrate the dose according to your specific goals to ensure soft and subtle results with no obvious signs of cosmetic work.

Recovery after Botox treatments

Botox in Bakersfield is a safe procedure with minimal side effects. You may experience mild redness, swelling, irritation, and bruising around the treatment areas, but there are no harsh complications. The side effects dissipate in a few days, and you can conceal the bruises with makeup. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, but you should avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours. You should also keep your head elevated for a few hours.

What are the Botox results like?

Botox results start appearing after 2 to 3 days, with continued improvements over 2 weeks. The final results appear after 1 to 2 weeks. The creases and wrinkles on your face will smoothen, making your face look younger. The results last for 3 to 4 months, following which you need additional sessions to maintain the results. Our medical professionals will curate the ideal treatment plan to maintain your results.

Botox FAQs

What exactly does Botox do?

Botox in Bakersfield is a cosmetic injectable that temporarily relaxes facial muscles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by facial expressions, such as frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.

Will Botox injections make me look "frozen"?

When administered properly, Botox should not make you look frozen or expressionless. A skilled practitioner will aim for natural-looking results, preserving facial movements and expressions.

What is the average cost of Botox?

The cost of Botox injections varies depending on factors like the treatment area and the number of units required.

How long will the results last?

Botox results are temporary, typically lasting around 3 to 4 months. The duration may vary among individuals, and regular maintenance injections are necessary to sustain the effects.

What if I don't like the results from Botox?

If you are unsatisfied with your Botox results, don’t worry. The effects are not permanent, and over time, they will gradually wear off. Discuss your concerns with the provider.

How long does it take to see results?

Botox in Bakersfield results are not immediate. The effects usually take 3 to 7 days to become noticeable, with the full impact visible within 2 weeks after the treatment.

Are there long-term effects of Botox?

When administered by a qualified professional, Botox is generally safe with minimal long-term effects. Some individuals may experience mild side effects, but serious complications are rare.

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Schedule your Botox treatment in Bakersfield

West Coast Eye Institute is an ophthalmology practice led by medical professionals specializing in eye surgeries and cosmetic injectables. We understand that everyone has unique needs and goals, so we calibrate all Botox treatments according to your specific expectations. Please schedule an appointment to explore your treatment options with Botox in Bakersfield, CA.