Botox® treatments are a safe and effective way to reduce signs of aging, improve your confidence, and help you look and feel younger. Board-certified family medicine physician John R. Toth, of Concord, California, offers Botox injections from the comfort of his office so you can diminish your lines and wrinkles without surgery or downtime. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox® is the most popular aesthetic treatment in the United States. Using an injectable form of the naturally occurring neurotoxin Clostridium botulinum, Botox treatments temporarily paralyze the muscles that lie just beneath your fine lines and wrinkles. 

Botox is an FDA-approved method for improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines associated with smiling, frowning, squinting, stress, and worry. As the muscles below the skin relax, forehead creases, crow’s feet, and frown lines soften and fade. 

Botox is a safe and effective alternative to surgery, with the bonus of no downtime after treatment.

What kinds of wrinkles respond well to Botox?

Facial and neck wrinkles typically respond well to Botox. Botox can target:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical creases between the eyes
  • Frown lines around the mouth
  • Lip lines
  • Chin dimpling
  • Marionette lines between the nose and mouth
  • Neck wrinkles

You can treat more than one area at a time, allowing for a more uniform transformation.

When do I see results from my Botox treatment?

You see a significant improvement to your fine lines and wrinkles within 24-48 hours, and results may continue to improve for up to seven days. Some people experience swelling, bruising, tenderness, or redness after treatment, but these side effects usually fade quickly.

The effects of Botox injections typically last three or four months, but some see positive results for up to a year. To maintain your new, younger appearance, you may need to repeat your treatment every few months, depending on your problem areas.

What does Botox treatment entail?

Your Botox treatment lasts only about 15-20 minutes. You rest comfortably while your Botox technician thoroughly cleans your skin and uses a small needle to inject the treatment.

People usually describe the experience as feeling a small pinprick. If needed, your technician provides ice or numbing cream to lessen the sensation. Most people find the treatment quite tolerable.

After your treatment, you can return immediately to your regular activities, including work, school, or exercise. There is no need to schedule downtime.

For a consultation about how Botox can help you look and feel younger, call or book an appointment online with Dr. John R. Toth today.