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If you spend a lot of time concentrating, frowning, or squinting, then you have probably started to notice wrinkle lines in between your eyebrows. As you perform these activities, the muscles between your eyebrows flex, eventually causing residual wrinkles that never completely disappear even when you are not making the motion that created the crease. These lines are otherwise known as glabellar lines, or 11’s, referring to the number they imitate. They are very common and can start to appear at any age. Luckily, if you are between the ages of 18 and 65, there is an easy treatment to reduce or eliminate their appearance.

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If you are consideringour San Diego BOTOX cosmetic treatments, speak with our medical spa founder, Dr. P. Alexander Ataii, M.D. at Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a speaker and trainer for Allergan, the company that produces BOTOX, and has achieved the distinguished Black Diamond Status from them, ranking him in the top .001% of providers nationwide. You will love the relaxing atmosphere and exceptional service we provide all of our patients. You deserve the best, and at Laser Cliniqúe, we are committed to providing outstanding patient care and beautiful results.

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BOTOX Treatment for a full jawline

A jaw that is too full or square can detract from the feminine facial appearance. A square jawline is more common among men, and generally considered a masculine characteristic, while the feminine jawline tends to curve inward to the chin.

In some people, the lower face becomes heavier as they grow older. One reason this occurs is that the angle of the jaw has become squarer and fuller. This can happen when the masseter muscles – the muscles used for chewing and closing the mouth – become enlarged because of genetic predisposition or from grinding or clenching the teeth.

Our BOTOX San Diego injections are an effective way to safely reduce the masseter muscles. Because BOTOX weakens the muscles, they become smaller over time. Weakening these muscles can also break the teeth grinding habit which causes them to become enlarged. BOTOX injections in the masseter muscles on both sides of the face can significantly reduce jaw muscle mass, for a more shapely and feminine lower face.

BOTOX Treatment for Migraines

Patients with chronic migraines may also benefit from BOTOX injections. Each treatment involves 31 injections with tiny needles in the shallow muscles of 7 key areas of the head and neck. This treatment can ward off migraines and headaches before they begin.

BOTOX FAQ's

What is BOTOX made of?

BOTOX is a prescription drug called OnabotulinumtoxinA. It is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria strain of Clostridium botulinum. It is FDA approved for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles and lines and is completely safe.

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX is a neurotoxin that, when injected into muscles, relaxes them from motion for a period of time. When used cosmetically to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it does so by temporarily blocking the nerve activity in the muscles surrounding the wrinkle, preventing the muscle from forming the motion that created the wrinkle or crease. The result is a smoother, wrinkle-free skin surface.

Is BOTOX a wrinkle filler?

No. BOTOX only prevents the muscles from forming the wrinkle in the skin. Facial fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane are a different type of injection in which an injectable gel is gently injected inside the wrinkle area, filling in the wrinkle by plumping up the skin and making the wrinkle disappear. BOTOX and facial fillers work together; the filler fills in the wrinkle while the BOTOX keeps the wrinkle from reforming.

Will BOTOX results show right away?

No. Patients that receive BOTOX injections start noticing a difference in their facial muscles about two to seven days after the injections. Full effect of the BOTOX injection can take up to two weeks.

How often do I need BOTOX injections?

Typically, when you begin BOTOX injections at our San Diego medical spa, you will need to repeat the process every three to four months. Patients report that with repeated injections they can go longer in between treatments. Some patients have their BOTOX injections once per year because they have been getting this highly effective wrinkle treatment on a regular basis.

Meet Dr. Ataii

Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe

P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.

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