Erase Signs of Aging at
desert bloom plastic surgery

As the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world, injections of Botox® have helped both men and women look and feel younger for decades. Botox smooths fine lines and wrinkles, giving patients a refreshed, youthful appearance without the need for invasive surgeries. Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer Botox injections as part of their non-surgical cosmetic treatment offerings. Patients who want to erase wrinkles with non-invasive procedures are encouraged to call our office and learn more about Botox.


Botox and similar injectables have an active ingredient naturally found in honey called Botulinum. When injected into facial muscles, this compound causes muscle relaxation for a period between three to four months. Dynamic wrinkles caused by expressions and muscle contractions melt away, making patients appear youthful and vibrant. When injected by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Botox creates a naturally youthful appearance without the frozen look associated with these types of treatments in the past.


The Procedure

The administration of Botox is quick and performed in a few minutes during your normal day. The needles are very small, and most patients find they cause little to no discomfort. If needed, a topical anesthetic is available to make sure the process is as comfortable as possible. Dr. Wallin will inject the solution into areas where a more youthful appearance is desired. The entire procedure should take no more than twenty minutes. After your appointment is complete, you will be free to go about your daily routine, although Dr. Wallin occasionally advise patients to avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day. Some minor redness, bruising, or swelling may appear at the injection sites, but these can usually be covered with makeup and subside within a day or two.


Combining Injectables with
Other Treatments

While Botox can create smooth, youthful-looking skin, it cannot address other signs of aging, such as loss of volume, excess fat under the chin, or dull skin that has lost its radiance. To create a comprehensive facial rejuvenating effect, Dr. Wallin may suggest combining Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau with other treatments, such as dermal fillers (to restore volume), Kybella® (to dissolve under-chin fat). Aesthetic treatments such as chemical peels or HydraFacials™ to even out skin tone and reveal brighter skin may also be recommended. These procedures can be completed at the same time as an injectable treatment and, depending on your treatment plan, may not require additional downtime.


Recovery and Results

Recovering from a Botox treatment is pain-free and involves minor rest on the day of treatment. Patients can easily go about their day immediately. Full results from Botox injections start around three days and for most patients reach their full effect at one week and last anywhere from three to four months. Depending on your results and goals, Dr. Wallin will provide advice on touch-up appointments and whether other treatments can complement your results from Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau

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