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BOTOX is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments available today. Quick, non-surgical and highly-effective, it smooths away the fine lines and wrinkles that develop after years of repetitive facial expressions.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a Botulinum Toxin Type A treatment that targets the cause of fine lines and wrinkles. It is administered by injection preventing the communication between your nerves and your muscles. BOTOX causes specific facial muscles to relax, knocking out those stubborn wrinkles, including frown lines, furrows between the brows, and crow’s feet.

Dynamic Wrinkles: Why They Develop and How to Minimize Them.

Laughter, sadness, anger and surprise – your face shows all of your emotions to the world. And a lifetime of emotions means your facial muscles have been put to the test, leading to wrinkles, crow’s feet, and laugh lines. This natural aging process can make you look older than your actual years. Fortunately, BOTOX visibly improves facial wrinkles and provides smoother, more youthful skin for up to four months.

Our Difference: The Benefits of BOTOX at Esthetica

At Esthetica, we pride ourselves on delivering the best BOTOX experience to our La Jolla clients. When your injections are done by one of our trained and experienced providers, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • Quick and comfortable 10-minute procedure
  • Natural – never frozen – aesthetic enhancement
  • Completely personalized treatment experience

What is the average cost for BOTOX?

The average cost of BOTOX varies, person to person. Typically you will be charged by unit or by the area being treated. The average cost is about $550, but could be less or more, based on how many units are needed in your case.

I always have such a great experience with the team members of Esthetica San Diego, especially with Dr. Kouli. I see Dr. Kouli for all of my botox and injectable needs. I would highly recommend him, and there is no one better! I appreciate how honest he is, never trying to over-sell his patients (which a lot of doctors tend to do in my experience) and does just enough for you to look natural.

Brittany W.

What can BOTOX do for you?

BOTOX injections can revitalize the face and take years off your appearance. Here’s a closer look at how we use BOTOX to combat aging on your most important facial features:

The eyes

Dynamic wrinkles around the eyes are very common. Fortunately, artfully placed BOTOX injections are highly effective in smoothing away crow’s feet in this delicate area.

The brows

After years of laughing, frowning and moving your face, wrinkles inevitably appear in between the eyebrows. These stubborn furrows are a telltale sign of aging that can make you look years older than you feel. Fortunately, a quick BOTOX treatment can dramatically minimize these wrinkles and restore your youthful expression.

The forehead

Creases and wrinkles on the forehead can be easily smoothed away with BOTOX injections at our San Diego area medical spa. The medicine temporarily relaxes the underlying muscles that are causing the lines, thus softening them on the skin’s surface.

The jaw

Jaw contouring is a recently discovered benefit of Del Mar BOTOX injections. If you have oversized jaw muscles, BOTOX can subtly sculpt the area and create the soft, oval face shape you desire.

Are you a Candidate?

Men and women of all ages are discovering the power of BOTOX.

In general, ideal candidates for BOTOX injections are:

  • 18 to 65 years of age
  • Interested in treating dynamic wrinkles
  • Not allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX
  • Realistic about what the injections can accomplish
  • Not currently breastfeeding or pregnant

What Areas Can Be Treated with BOTOX?

BOTOX is FDA-approved for the treatment of:

  • Frown lines which appear between the eyes on the forehead
  • Crow’s feet which appear on the outer edges of the eyes
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Horizontal bands on the neck
  • Smile lines

The Risks

BOTOX is an extremely safe treatment, especially if the injections are done by a trained and experienced provider. However, there are some potential side effects to be aware of.

They include:

  • Numbness or tingling in the treatment area
  • Mild swelling or bruising
  • An allergic reaction
  • Temporary headache or nausea
  • Drooping eyebrow or eyelid
  • Flu-like symptoms


Is There any Recovery Following BOTOX Injections?

There is no recovery time associated with BOTOX injections. You may experience mild redness and swelling at the treatment site, easily hidden with makeup. This is temporary and should resolve within a couple of hours. You should not touch the area, bend forward, or lie down within four hours of treatment with BOTOX.

Discomfort following BOTOX injections is rare, but can be treated with Tylenol if necessary. You should avoid using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, as these may increasing bruising. You may find that over-the-counter gels containing Arnica or Bromelain to be helpful as they reduce pain and bruising.

Does BOTOX Prevent Wrinkles?

Yes. Laughing, smiling, grimacing, and frowning all utilize facial muscles hundreds of times through your day. BOTOX contains a highly-purified toxin which temporarily paralyzes these muscles, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By preventing these muscles from moving, you are also preventing new lines from forming and existing lines from becoming deeply etched into your facial skin. An investment in BOTOX is an investment in the youth and beauty of your face.

Will BOTOX Make my Face Look Frozen or Unnatural?

No. When administered correctly, BOTOX can lift your brow and awaken the appearance of your face. When you are seeking BOTOX injections, it is imperative that you select a surgeon who has training and experience in the artistry it requires. In the hands of our expert injectors at Esthetic of San Diego, BOTOX will refresh the look of your face, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you looking younger, well-rested, and rejuvenated.

How Long Do BOTOX Injections Take?

At our offices in Del Mar BOTOX injections can be completed in as little as ten minutes. We will talk with you about your vision for BOTOX injections, and advise you of what you can expect with treatment. The treatment itself, although requiring little time, requires skill and accuracy to produce superior results.

When Will I See Results?

You will see results within three to four days following your BOTOX injections. These results will continue to improve over the course of the following two weeks. Once they have taken their full effect, you will continue to enjoy the smoothing results of BOTOX for three to four months, or even longer in some cases!

Is BOTOX Painful?

Most of our BOTOX patients tolerate their injections very well. If you are concerned about pain or have sensitive facial areas, we are happy to apply an ice pack or anesthetic cream to ensure your comfort.

Why Choose Esthetica Center for Cosmetic Surgery for BOTOX Injections?

When you choose Esthetica Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we are proud to have become the leading destination for discerning clients who demand superior results. BOTOX injections should leave you looking younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated, not overdone. Our expert injectors are heads above in training and experience, for results you will love.

BOTOX San Diego

BOTOX is a safe, effective and non-surgical way to take years off your appearance. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation, and prepare to rediscover your youthful glow.

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