BOTOX ® Injections
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are used by Dr. Alexandra Chebil to reduce or eliminate facial lines that occur due to aging. Call our private Orange County medical office in Irvine to learn more about Botox and schedule an appointment.
Why Botox Cosmetics?
As we get older, there is a natural loss of volume in the collagen and fat layers of the skin. As a result, the underlying muscles pull more strongly on the skin resulting in deep lines that give a tired appearance.
Even in younger patients, facial muscles are repeatedly used for expression of emotions such as concentration and worry. Smiling, whistling, or drinking from a straw will also cause creases to deepen and become permanent. Some facial lines like those between the eyebrows may make a person appear angry.
Botox doesn’t just fill in the creases, it actually prevents the crease from occurring by blocking the underlying muscle.
Am I a candidate?
These prescription grade products are ideal for both men and women over the age of eighteen who want to prevent wrinkles from occurring. They also work in older patients who want to regain a more youthful appearance.
Facial Areas that Benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetics
These products can temporarily reduce or eliminate the frown lines between your eyebrows, the crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes, and the horizontal worry lines in your forehead. Research suggests that they may also reduce neck wrinkles (necklace lines) and smokers’ lines around the mouth.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have also been approved by the FDA for migraines and the reduction of severe underarm perspiration with results lasting up to one year.
Treatment takes just a few minutes, with results starting between five and fourteen days. The duration of the effect varies between individuals, usually between three to four months.
Botox Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox?
Botox® is a dilute variation of botulism which Dr. Alexandra Chebil injects in facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
Is it approved by the FDA?
Yes, Botox has been approved by the FDA since 1989. It is widely used by both men and women.
Does it hurt?
You will feel a slight pinch during the injection that disappears very quickly. We offer a topical anesthetic and ice pack to reduce the discomfort. Dr. Alexandra Chebil in Irvine is an experienced Botox doctor with a large following of Orange County patients.
Does Botox work?
Yes, it prevents the muscles from pulling on your skin so the facial wrinkles are reduced or eliminated.
Can I drive after treatment?
Yes, you can drive right away after your injection. No recovery time is required.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Yes, Botox will not make you look un-natural or frozen. The lines between your eyebrows will appear softer and less deep. You will still be able to frown and look surprised after the treatment.
What are possible side effects?
You may experience mild pain, redness and bruising at the site of the injection. Very rare complications include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Experience with injection is very important, and this is one of the reason many patients visit us for Botox in Orange County CA.
When should Botox not be used?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used if there is an infection in the area to be injected, if a patient is allergic to the product and if a patient has neurological diseases like ALS or myasthenia.
You may not be a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetics if you:
- Have severe allergies to bovine products
- Have neurological diseases
- Have skin infections in the areas that need treatment
- If you have sagging, drooping or very sun-damaged skin
- Blood thinners and fish oil supplements may increase your chance of bruising.
If you’re looking for the best Orange County Botox doctor, call us in Irvine CA and schedule your Botox injection appointment today.