Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin, commonly used for the treatment of wrinkles on the forehead, as well as muscle spasms and hyperhidrosis. At Sacramento Surgical Arts PC, Dr. Heir may recommend Botox for treating conditions such as:
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s Feet
What to Expect During Botox Treatment
Before injecting Botox, the doctor must determine the proper dosage and the areas chosen for wrinkle reduction. The areas are cleansed thoroughly before the injection, which is placed in tiny facial muscles that cause muscle contraction and the formation of dynamic wrinkles. Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine, which effectively stops muscle contractions for several months.
After Your Botox Treatment
You will be able to return to work or your normal routine immediately. Dr. Heir may advise you to avoid alcohol and sun exposure, and remain upright for about six hours. The results of your treatment with Botox in Sacramento will take effect in four to eight days. Your wrinkles will flatten out and become less apparent.
Botox Specials and Deals in Sacramento
We frequently have great deals on Botox through rebates and promotions from Allergan, or our own specials. Be sure to check our specials page for more information about Botox specials in Sacramento. For more information about Botox in Sacramento or Yuba City, contact Sacramento Surgical Arts PC at 916.419.4588 to schedule a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
Will my facial expressions look normal?
With a proper dose and a proper injection technique, there should be no visible change in your facial expressiveness. Always seek a trained medical professional for your Botox treatments.
What is the proper dose for Botox? Is it the same as Dysport?
The dosage depends on your facial anatomy. Because Botox works by temporarily paralyzing small facial muscles, the size of the muscle will affect dosage to some extent. Men in particular often require a larger dose for this reason. Botox and Dysport are NOT interchangeable products. Ask Dr. Heir about the key differences between these two products.
What is a glabellar line?
Glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, reside between the eyebrows, on the smooth part of your forehead. They are vertical lines, which people have frequently called the “angry 11s.”
Are there possible side effects with Botox?
Side effects occur infrequently, but may include redness, bruising, stinging around the injection site(s), nausea, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, headache and eyelid droop.
Brilliant Distinctions is a customer loyalty program from Allergan, the makers of Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. When members of the Brilliant Distinctions program choose Allergan treatments with Dr. Heir, they can earn points. These points can then be used toward future Botox or Juvederm treatments, or to purchase Latisse.
You can register for Brilliant Distinctions on Allergan's website. Be sure to select Dr. Heir as your provider and let Dr. Heir's staff know you are a member when you book your next treatment.