Botox in Santa Cruz, CA
Frequently asked questions
What is botulinum toxin?
It is a natural purified protein used to relax overactive facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are some commonly used forms of botulinum toxin that are FDA-approved.
Will it dramatically change my appearance?
You can expect a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your lines and wrinkles. Overall, you’ll look more relaxed and refreshed while maintaining a natural look.
What can I expect during and after treatment?
It is a 10-minute procedure consisting of a few tiny injections. No anesthesia is required, and discomfort is minimal and brief. Typically, there’s no discomfort immediately after treatment and patients can resume normal activities.
When will I see results? How long does it last?
Effects are noticeable in two to three days and last approximately four months, after which lines gradually reappear. It is recommended that you do not wait until all the effects completely disappear before getting re-treated. A more relaxed appearance is noticeable in two to three days and dramatic improvement of your lines and wrinkles are seen in one to two weeks. The effects from treatment will last approximately four months then lines will gradually reappear as the botulinum toxin protein gets metabolized. With repeated treatments, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe over time as the muscles are being trained to relax.
Dr. Small has the experience and expertise to treat individual facial anatomy because there is no one else exactly like you. We are serving the communities of Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville, Capitola, Soquel, Scotts Valley. Call 831-475-1077 to book your appointment today. Your skin will thank you.