Botox And Fillers Specialist

Samuel E.  Salcedo, M.D. -  - Plastic Surgeon

The Plastics Doc

Samuel E. Salcedo, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA & Riverside, CA

Feeling more comfortable and confident in your own skin is certainly one of the best perks of aging, but every time you add a well-earned candle to your birthday cake, chances are you also see another wrinkle or two in the mirror. While you may expect wrinkles and fine lines, you don’t have to live with them: At The Plastics Doc in Beverly Hills and Riverside, California, Dr. Samuel E. Salcedo offers Botox® Cosmetic treatments and dermal fillers to diminish the appearance of age-related wrinkles and keep your skin looking fresh. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein that’s used to help temporarily reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines. It acts to block the nerve signals that cause your facial muscles to contract, leaving your skin looking naturally smoother.

During the quick in-office treatment, Dr. Salcedo injects small doses of Botox into specific locations of your facial anatomy. As the protein begins to relax the underlying facial muscles, it successfully softens wrinkles and creases. Botox Cosmetic is also effective for correcting facial asymmetry, relaxing tight neck bands, and softening a prominent jawline.

What types of wrinkles does Botox target?

Botox Cosmetic is the go-to solution for dynamic wrinkles or the deep lines that are caused by repeated facial muscle patterns and everyday facial expressions. It’s FDA-approved to treat:

  • Angry 11s, or the vertical furrows between your eyebrows
  • Worry lines, or the deep furrows across your forehead
  • Crow’s feet, or the smile lines at the corners of your eyes

Although Botox can noticeably reduce the appearance of static wrinkles, or the fine lines caused by factors like sun damage, genetics, and smoking, these more superficial wrinkles tend to respond better to dermal fillers or therapeutic laser skin resurfacing treatments.  

How long will my results last?

Botox ranks as the No. 1 cosmetic injectable because it delivers beautiful, natural-looking results almost immediately — most people begin to see smoother skin within 24-48 hours.

Botox also carries few potential risks or side effects and requires little to no recovery time afterward. Each treatment lasts an average of three to six months, but you can maintain your refreshed, younger-looking skin with periodic Botox boosts.

What are the therapeutic uses of Botox?

Besides being an effective anti-aging treatment, Botox also has a wide array of therapeutic uses. Dr. Salcedo offers Botox therapy for the following health conditions:

Hyperhidrosis

Botox is an effective medical treatment for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It works by temporarily blocking the nerves that stimulate your sweat glands. Although it’s typically used to treat excessive underarm sweating, Botox can also help alleviate hyperhidrosis that affects your face, hands, or feet.

Although most people require 20-50 injections to effectively treat underarm hyperhidrosis, it’s a quick and relatively painless process that requires no downtime or follow-up. Botox can help alleviate excessive sweating for up to 12 months.

Chronic migraines

When skillfully injected into specific muscle areas, Botox can help reduce the occurrence of chronic migraines or tension headaches. During a migraine treatment session, Dr. Salcedo administers Botox injections into key muscle areas of your head and neck.

Research shows that having just one 15-minute Botox treatment every three months can help prevent up to nine headache days per month.

How are dermal fillers different from Botox?

Both Botox and dermal fillers are minimally invasive injectables, but dermal fillers use substances that naturally occur in the body to address fine lines, improve the appearance of scars or plump problem areas — the lips or hollow areas of the face, for instance.

To speak with Dr. Salcedo about the many benefits of Botox and dermal fillers, call The Plastics Doc or schedule an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary