There are very few phenomenons in our lives that can be as frustrating as the natural aging process. On the one hand, we know it is a privilege to grow old and experience those more advanced years, and, in many ways, they are often more enjoyable than the earlier times when you were still trying to figure out yourself and your life.

That doesn’t mean we can’t be frustrated with the development of conditions like fine lines and wrinkles throughout our face. Even when we feel our best, the degradation our bodies go through begins to betray the youthfulness we feel on the inside. Despite how many intense skincare regimens you have employed, there is little you can do to prevent these features from developing.

But that doesn’t mean you are entirely alone — Botox has quickly become one of the most sought after treatments for addressing facial wrinkling because of how effective it is at erasing existing wrinkles while preventing any more from developing in the future.

If you are interested in learning more about how Botox can help restore the youthful glow you once had, give Senza Aesthetic Medicine a call at (909) 254-4692. Together, we know we can help your outer appearance reflect how you feel on the inside.

What Is Botox?

Botox is ranked highly among the most popular and reliable injectable cosmetic treatments on the market. In fact, procedures that use botulinum toxin type A — the active ingredient in Botox — are actually  the most commonly performed cosmetic treatment performed. There were close to 7.7 million of these procedures done throughout 2019 alone, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

And the trends don’t show any sign of slowing down anytime soon. But how does Botox work exactly, and why is it so popular?

The answer is pretty simple: it is popular because it works. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means that it causes that specific muscle to lose communication with the rest of the nervous system when it is injected into targeted muscle groups. As a result, daily expressions and facial movements will no longer trigger that muscle to react.

When performed by a highly trained professional, like those at Senza Aesthetic Medicine, extremely specific muscles can be targeted to prevent areas of wrinkling from forming on the face.

Reclaim Your Youthful Appearance with Botox in the Inland Empire

If you are ready to get back that vibrant, taut facial appearance you had before the signs of aging began to set in, give our office a call at (909) 254-4692 or fill out our online contact form. We are a short drive away from anyone who lives in Redlands, San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton or Riverside.   

We look forward to being a resource to anyone looking for Botox treatment in San Bernardino County.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Botox FAQ's

Am I a Candidate for a Botox?

Botox is best used to treat wrinkles in the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet and bunny lines. If you are experiencing any of these conditions, then you are likely a candidate for Botox treatment since there are very few limitations placed on who is suitable for these injections. As with any procedure, those who do not smoke or have pre-existing conditions that could put you at risk during the procedure are better candidates.

Keep in mind, though, that having realistic expectations about what Botox can achieve will prevent you from having any feelings of regret in the future when the treatment does not live up to any unrealistic hopes or desires. The best way to temper your expectations is to do plenty of research, look at a lot of before and after photos of Botox treatments and by asking plenty of questions throughout the consultation process.

How Should I Prepare for Botox?

The first step in the Botox (and any cosmetic procedure) process is scheduling a consultation with our Redlands office. During your consultation, one of our medical staff will review your unique conditions and medical history (when necessary) and listen to your aesthetic goals. Once this has been completed, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan and approach that will best serve your needs.

You may be given a full list of instructions to follow in the time leading up to your treatment, but you should always generally avoid excessive sun exposure and refrain from smoking as much as possible. Following this list and these pieces of advice can have substantial impacts on your final results.

What Should I Expect from a Botox Procedure?

When you walk back into the office to begin your procedure, a topical numbing agent may be applied to help alleviate the already minor discomfort that some patients experience. Once the anesthetic has kicked in and the skin’s surface has been thoroughly cleaned, one of our medical professionals will then administer Botox directly into the targeted muscles.

Most patients experience minor discomfort or pressure during this treatment. The entire procedure can be performed in under 15 minutes in many cases, but this depends entirely on your specific condition and the extent of your treatment. In the most extreme cases, it could take up to 45 minutes to complete.

The short time span makes this treatment wildly popular for people who have hectic schedules and need to get back to their routines in the matter of an afternoon.

What Should I Expect During Botox Recovery?

There are a few different minor side effects that you can experience during your Botox recovery, including:

  • Headaches
  • Bruising
  • Subtle eyelid drooping
  • Eye dryness or tearing
  • Mild pain
  • Minimal swelling
  • Upset stomach
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness

Keep in mind, though, that side effects such as these are always temporary and mild in severity. Some of these symptoms may last up to a few weeks, but an overwhelming majority of our patients have these issues resolved within three to five days.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Botox?

There is a very reasonable concern about Botox results looking overly done or preventing you from showing any emotion. After all, Botox treatment targets the muscles that are used in everyday emoting and facial expressions. But in the hands of our professionals, you do not need to worry about an appearance that looks lifeless or blank.

We can pinpoint specific areas in the face to prevent movement while preserving the overall function and ability to continue to use your facial expressions for communication. Whether you are looking to address forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet or bunny lines, you can expect a noticeable improvement in any of these areas.

Can I Combine Botox with Other Procedures?

Since Botox is a minimally invasive procedure, you can easily combine it with other treatments to achieve an even more dramatic improvement of your appearance. Some of the popular combinations include:

How Much Does Botox Cost?

The cost of your Botox will depend primarily on two factors: the experience and expertise of your medical professionals and your unique conditions and treatment. It isn’t the best idea to seek out practices that offer treatment at a fraction of the typical cost because you might end up getting a fraction of the proficiency.

Your treatment plan is also a main factor in the price, and while most patients need injections every three to six months, this can increase or decrease depending on how your body reacts to the treatment. Accurate price estimates will be provided during your consultation with Senza Aesthetic Medicine.