It’s hard to imagine many of my BOTOX® Cosmetic patients in San Mateo being happier or more satisfied with their outcomes. This powerful product, which was approved by the FDA in 2002, temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkling. Although BOTOX can create some beautiful results all on its own, I’ve found that it often delivers a beautiful, comprehensive outcome when combined with other procedures.
When I administer BOTOX in the same session as an injectable dermal filler, such as JUVÉDERM®, the results can provide a subtle boost in volume in addition to wrinkle reduction. When youthful-looking volume in the lips or cheeks is combined with the wrinkle-reducing properties of BOTOX, the results can be impressive while still looking very natural. Many patients even use this combined approach as a non-surgical alternative to having a face lift.
Laser treatments and other light therapies can also be useful additions to BOTOX. Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is regularly used to remedy the appearance of discoloration, spider veins, and enlarged pores. When combined with BOTOX, the result is an overall improvement that addresses several signs of aging.
If you’re considering getting BOTOX Cosmetic in addition to other treatments, consult with a board-certified dermatologist first. He or she can closely evaluate your skin’s type and condition to make a customized treatment recommendation that addresses each of your concerns and maximizes your comfort.