Every day, the muscles in your face get an intense workout as you smile, frown, laugh, think, and make other facial expressions. Over time, some muscles will remain contracted all the time, causing the skin over the muscle to develop deep lines and wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular injectable treatment for dynamic wrinkles that temporarily relaxes the affected facial muscle to smooth the overlying skin. BOTOX can be used to relax frown lines between the eyebrows and crow's feet on the outer corner of the eye for a softer appearance. At the Tahoe/Truckee area MedSpa of board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden, Bella Lago Aesthetics, Registered Nurse Christine Geis performs BOTOX consultations and treatments. With years of experience and certification as an Allergan® master injector, Christine is able to make patients look refreshed and younger, not frozen or unnatural. In only 10 minutes, a few tiny injections of BOTOX can relax the facial muscles for up to four months.
Since BOTOX is a part of the Allergan company of cosmetic products, patients can get exclusive savings and earn rewards through the Brilliant Distinctions Program. As a participating practice, Bella Lago Aesthetics can help Tahoe/Truckee, California area patients sign up for the Brilliant Distinctions Program and start earning points. For more information about the Brilliant Distinctions program, ask a member of our staff or visit their website.
The best candidates for BOTOX injections are in good health who show the following signs:
- Dynamic wrinkles
- Smile and/or frown lines
- Lines around the eyes ("crow’s feet")
What to Expect
The injector will look at the quantity, depth, and location of your dynamic wrinkles to mark the areas of the muscles of the face that will be treated. With an ultra-fine syringe, BOTOX will be carefully injected into the marked areas. Most patients report mild discomfort when the needle pierces the skin, but numbing creams and cold compresses can be used to make your treatment more comfortable.
Besides some swelling and redness for 3 – 4 hours, you should be able to return to your regular activities after the injection. We encourage all of our BOTOX patients to avoid exercise for 24 hours and to sleep upright the first night after the treatment. Complete results after BOTOX are visible (smoother forehead and diminished wrinkles) in about 5 – 7 days. Many patients feel that BOTOX treatments make their skin look radiant, they feel younger, and look well rested.
Plan Your Service
- Average Cost
- From $14
- Recovery Time
- 15 minutes
BOTOX has transformed the lives of millions of people, and you can be one of them. Many of our patients enjoy the benefits of BOTOX as it safely and effectively decreases facial wrinkles and age lines. We invite you to contact our office with your questions and to make a consultation appointment for your personalized treatment recommendations.