At Allura Skin & Laser Center, Inc. in San Mateo, BOTOX Cosmetic is administered only by physicians. We have been one of the top providers of BOTOX for Palo Alto, Burlingame and other Bay Area women and men for over 15 years.
Our dedication to excellent skin care and rejuvenation is the foundation of our practice. If you're considering BOTOX treatments in our San Mateo center, request an appointment online or call our office at (650) 344-1121 and a member of our team will help schedule an appointment.
We use BOTOX treatments to temporarily smooth out fine lines and creases that are caused by repeated contractions of facial muscles. The goal is to provide a more youthful, relaxed, natural appearance by softening:
BOTOX is in a class of treatments, along with Dysport®, called neuromodulators. These treatments work by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, causing the muscles to relax. Once the facial muscles stop contracting, the associated wrinkles gradually smooth away. This effect begins within 5 days of treatment and lasts for 3 to 6 months.
In addition to effective wrinkle correction, BOTOX treatments can provide a variety of cosmetic benefits, including:
If you're looking for other benefits, such as maintaining your skin's healthy glow and texture, you may want to consider our Clear + Brilliant® laser treatment.
BOTOX treatments are simple, quick injections that cause minimal discomfort and require little to no downtime. We offer numbing cream and ice if desired, though most patients do not find it necessary. It is best to avoid aspirin and non-steroidal medications for at least a week before if possible to minimize the risk of bruising.
While BOTOX and Dysport are FDA-approved products used for similar purposes, there are differences between them, including:
As experienced cosmetic treatment providers, we are qualified and experienced in using both products. We will help you understand if either product is better suited to your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
BOTOX and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments that can help you look younger and rejuvenated. These treatments differ in the way they work and the improvements they provide. BOTOX treatments provide results indirectly, by temporarily stopping muscle contractions. Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® provide instant results. They are used to physically fill in wrinkles, folds, and other areas from within the skin. Filler treatments can soften smile lines (nasolabial folds) and plump up thinning lips. In general, wrinkles that do not respond to BOTOX may be corrected with dermal fillers.
Our goal is to give you a natural look, and to do this we must ensure that you have expression. It is the primary reason to rely on our expertise and experience.
We use a fine needle for injections, and most patients feel minimal stinging. This can be reduced with the use of ice or a numbing cream, but most patients do not find this necessary.
Cost will vary by the amount of BOTOX used. Each patient is evaluated individually to determine the optimal placement and amount needed for the desired effect. This is where our expertise and experience come in.
The duration of BOTOX results varies between individuals and treatment areas. In general, if you've never had a treatment with BOTOX or other neuromodulator, we recommend returning about every 4 months for maintenance treatments. After 3 or 4 treatments, many people find that their results last longer and they can space out their treatments more.
Yes. When used properly for cosmetic indications, side effects are uncommon and are limited to the area treated. Serious side effects are extremely rare. Less serious side effects include bruising, asymmetric effect, and eyelid droop (uncommon). These side effects are temporary.
Do not use BOTOX if you:
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