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Botox is the most popular treatment for smoothing lines, such as crow’s feet, brow lines and other wrinkles caused by facial expressions, with nearly 8 million Botox procedures performed in 2019. Dr. P. Alexander Ataii, founder of Laser Clinique in San Diego, is a consummate specialist in anti-aging treatments of the face and skin.

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"Dr. Ataii is a Perfectionist When It Comes to Injections."

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The Best Botox in San Diego? Here’s what sets Ataii apart:

  • A Top 5 Provider for 15 Years
    Being one of the Top 5 providers in a 50-mile radius of San Diego for the past 15 years has set us apart. Truly master the art of injecting Botox for patients of varying anatomy takes skill and repetition.

  • A Less is More Approach to Beauty
    Botox Black Diamond injector Alexander Ataii uses the motto that less is more. “I strive to achieve natural results without freezing the patient or making them look unnatural in any way.”

  • Nothing En Masse, Everything Personal
    Dr. Ataii invests considerable time into reviewing a patient’s anatomy and understanding how their muscles move to determine the exact amount of product required to make the patients look natural. He also uses the tiniest needles in the industry to eliminate the pain and anxiety of having an injection.

  • Fall in Love with Looking Natural
    Our patients love their results and love how natural they look. Friends and associates notice the difference but can’t tell they’ve “had something done,” and patients often say they look like a better rested and younger version of themselves.

  • Age in Reverse, With a Doctor in the Family
    “I love treating patients with Botox because I get to catch up with them and their life every 3 - 4 months,” says Dr. Ataii. “My patients become like family because we share stories and I see them aging in reverse over time.”

How much do BOTOX injections cost?

Laser Cliniqúe is an established professional Medical Spa offering Botox injections at $12.49 per unit. (Price wise, that’s about as close to “discount Botox” as one can get, without any of the risks of untrained injectors or diluted formula, and all of the beautiful benefits!) We also regularly offer Botox specials you can view here.

The cost of BOTOX is based on the number of "units" or vials required for the intended treatment area and outcome, with the ‘typical cost’ ranging from roughly a few hundred dollars to $900.

The cost varies depending on the intended treatment location and extent of the treatment.

For instance, Allergan recommends 4 units of Botox into each of the 5 areas of the forehead, totaling 20 units for forehead lines. The cost per unit can range from $12-$20, bringing forehead wrinkle treatment to a cost of roughly $240-$400, depending on the exact unit price.

Monthly Specials

Dr. Ataii strives to provide the best value for cosmetic enhancements and offers monthly specials! Visit his Specials page here to check for Botox discounts and other special offers.

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Client loyalty program

Dr. Ataii has many loyal patients, and due to that, he created a Laser Cliniqúe Loyalty Program.

You can earn points for money spent, and cash them in for Botox injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels and more! Learn about his Loyalty Program here.

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Important questions to ask your Botox injector

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends asking these questions when choosing a Botox injector:

Why Choose Dr. Ataii for Botox?

Dr. Ataii personally administers all Botox injections, meaning you are getting injections from a top tier Botox provider. Many practices have RN’s perform Botox injections, not the doctor themself, but that is not the case with Dr. Ataii’s office.

Dr. Ataii is highly qualified to deliver Botox injections, having achieved Black Diamond Status (only granted to the top .001% injectors in the nation) and having performed over 25,000 Botox injections.

Dr. Ataii is a skilled skin specialist who is dedicated to providing you with the best results for your needs, be it Botox or other skincare treatments. Find out about how you can earn free Botox with our Client Loyalty Program!

Your Consultation with Dr. Ataii

During your Botox consultation with Dr. Ataii, you can go over all the areas you wish to address. You can discuss the options, your desired results and more. He will go over medical history to ensure it is a safe treatment for you. You can ask any questions you may have and get answers straight from the doctor. Dr. Ataii wants you to feel fully educated in all aspects of the procedure, before starting treatment!

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What areas can Botox treat?

Botox is FDA-approved to treat frown lines and crow’s feet. It can be used to:

  • Smooth crow’s feet
  • Smooth forehead furrows
  • Smooth frown lines
  • Smooth lip lines and bunny lines
  • Reduce neck bands
  • Lift the corners of the mouth
  • Improve chin dimpling
  • Correct a gummy smiles

It has many other uses, including:

Treat bruxism

Unconsciously grinding or clenching the teeth, either asleep or awake, is known as “bruxism.” This habit can cause severe dental problems, as well as earaches, headaches, facial pain, and migraines. It can also cause enlargement of the masseter muscles, affecting the appearance of the lower face. Dental problems caused by bruxism include loss of tooth enamel, chipped or flattened teeth, and tooth sensitivity.

Fortunately, Botox injections can control bruxism symptoms. Small doses injected directly into the masseter muscles weaken those muscles sufficiently to stop teeth grinding and jaw clenching from occurring. This treatment can help reduce wear and tear on the teeth, minimize temporomandibular joint (TMJ) damage, and reduce a jawline that is too square or full.

Treat a square or harsh 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.

Botox 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.

Treat 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.

Treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition that is estimated to affect 4.8% of people.

Some people have a problem with excessive sweating in their underarms, while others have it on their palms, feet or other parts of their body. Experts aren’t sure if it is neurologic or metabolic, but whatever the cause, it can be embarrassing in social situations and hinder your confidence.

Botox is FDA-approved to treat hyperhidrosis of the underarms. It works by temporarily blocking the neurotransmitters that stimulate the production of sweat. It can be used wherever there is excessive sweating on the body, with repeat treatments needed approximately every 3 to 6 months.

Botox vs Dysport

You may have heard of Dysport, and possibly even seen it referred to interchangeably with Botox. Like Botox, Dysport is a type of botulinum toxin used for treating moderate to severe wrinkles.

So what’s the difference between the two?

Botox:

Results may take longer to show up but can last longer. Cost can be slightly higher. It is primarily used for treating forehead lines and crow’s feet.

Dysport:

Results may show up faster but may not last as long. Cost can be slightly lower. It is primarily used for treating glabella lines - the area between your eyebrows that extend upward toward the forehead, which often crinkle when you frown.

If you’re interested in learning which is right for you, set up an appointment with Dr. Ataii to discuss your particular concerns and aesthetic goals.

BOTOX FAQ's

When will I see results from Botox?

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 long do Botox results last?

Botox results generally last 3-4 months. Some patients experience results lasting 4-6 months, while others may see results lasting closer to 2 months. It is also commonly noticed that first-timers’ results don’t last quite as long, with results generally lasting longer after the second treatment.

Most patients prefer to have follow-up treatments every 3 or 4 months to maintain their results. Over time, the need to have lines and wrinkles routinely treated diminishes.

How frequently should I get Botox?

Typically, when you begin Botox injections, 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.

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.

When should I start getting Botox?

As a general rule, if you begin to see lines and wrinkles that are visible when your facial muscles are relaxed, it is probably time to start Botox treatments. For some, this may be as early as the mid-20s, while for others, the lines and wrinkles become evident in the mid to late 30s. The effects of aging on facial skin appear at various times, based upon genetics, ethnicity and environmental factors such as wind, cold weather and sun exposure.

Does Botox work to prevent signs of aging?

Because Botox works to inhibit muscle motion, the skin no longer creases. This means the skin can stay smooth and unlined for far longer, making Botox useful as means of warding off wrinkles and creases.

Women as young as twenty-five are choosing BOTOX treatments to prevent the development of lines and wrinkles. Those who have had extensive sun exposure, such as skiers, boaters, or swimmers, will be more likely to develop wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin earlier in life, and may be appropriate candidates for treatments in their mid-twenties.

Botox Recovery

Botox treatments require no patient recovery or downtime, and patients can return to their normal social or professional activities immediately post treatment.

As BOTOX is one of the simplest and least-invasive cosmetic procedures, it also requires no anesthesia and its side effects are usually very mild, though some patients may experience a slight temporary local numbness or tingling around injection sites, which readily dissipates.

What’s next?

Dr. Ataii would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals! If you are looking to get Botox injections with Dr. Ataii, the first step is to schedule your consultation. Reach out to our office using our online form, or give us a call.

Meet Dr. Ataii

Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe

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

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