Did you know that millions of Botox® treatments are performed every year in the U.S.? A record breaking 7.4 million botulinum toxin treatments were performed in 2018, a number that is predicted to continue growing year after year. Botox® is one of the most exciting and revolutionary anti-aging products available today and is a top treatment at our Newport Beach plastic surgery practice. Millions of men and women trust Botox® for flawless facial rejuvenation. Are you ready to find out what this powerful treatment is all about?
Botox® treats wrinkles with a powerful neuromodulator called botulinum toxin type A. The purified form of neuromuscular toxin literally stops wrinkle-forming muscles in their tracks, giving you a tight, smooth facial appearance that looks years younger. Some patients have gone so far as to compare the results to those of brow lifts or eyelid rejuvenations. Treatment is quick and convenient and can often be scheduled during a lunch break.
Pair your injectable botulinum toxin treatment with facial fillers such as Juvéderm®, Voluma, Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse® or Belotero to improve and erase the appearance of wrinkles and lines and make you look younger and more beautiful. Botox® will smooth dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles caused by squinting or scowling. Fillers add volume and soften creases elsewhere on the face. On its own or paired with fillers, Botox® offers powerful rejuvenation and natural looking results.
Dr. Ali Sajjadian is one of the most experienced and sought-after cosmetic injectable providers in the Orange County area. With his artistic eye and technical acumen, he can be trusted to deliver results that always look natural and beautiful.
“I have worked out all my life, and after 2 children, I couldn’t work off the fat despite consistent exercise. I had never had a surgery like this before. When I came to Dr. Sajjadian, he instantly made me feel comfortable. Almost 4 months later I feel happier and I see the results, with minimal scarring. My stomach looks like it did before I was pregnant.”
“Dr. Sajjadian takes the time to make sure you understand what he’s doing and why. He’s a conservative doctor who doesn’t like to rush thing, because he wants the best results for you as possible. He’s kind, caring, and thorough. I would recommend Dr. Sajjadian to anyone who is interested in considering getting a tummy tuck.”
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“I trusted Dr. Sajjadian as I was able to see some of his cases beforehand, and the results were amazing. The Dr. made me very comfortable with what I wanted done. When it came to the surgery, I had very little bruising and swelling, and within 3/4 days I felt great. I have been back to the office since and would use Dr. Sajjadian again if I need any more work done.”
What Happens During Botox® Treatment?
Our injectable treatments are usually performed in our office, in a comfortable and private treatment room. We begin the process with a short evaluation to ensure that Botox® treatment is a safe and effective option for you. If you have any questions about your treatment, let us know and we’ll be sure to answer them before your procedure. Dr. Sajjadian is passionate about patient education and wants each patient to be actively involved and informed throughout the treatment process.
To ensure patient comfort, we usually apply a topical numbing agent prior to performing the injections. This numbing agent is applied to the skin and starts working quickly. It will not impede your ability to drive yourself home and wears off quickly. Treatment usually lasts about 20 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area and the amount of product needed.
Dr. Sajjadian will evaluate your facial structures to determine where to place each injection. First, he cleanses the area and prepares it for treatment. He uses a very fine needle to inject small amounts of Botox® into the muscles that contract to form wrinkles and fine lines. The botulinum toxin in the product blocks the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract. By blocking these contractions, the lines and wrinkles can smooth and fade away. Since this treatment works by relaxing muscles, it only works on dynamic wrinkles including wrinkles around the lips, nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, lines between the brows, and forehead creases. Dr. Sajjadian can recommend other treatment options for any wrinkles that don’t fall into this category. We offer both surgical and non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation.
Botox® results are temporary, and you’ll need to return to our office every few months for a touch-up treatment. We have an easy and streamlined process for reoccurring treatments to help patients stay on track and always look their best.
Depending on the areas of your face that need rejuvenation, Dr. Sajjadian may inject the product between your eyebrows, along your forehead or around the outside of your eyes (into the crow’s feet). Dr. Sajjadian is a highly experienced injector and knows how to precisely target facial muscles while retaining a patient’s ability to show emotion and make facial expressions.
After administering the injections, Dr. Sajjadian may provide an ice pack to soothe any discomfort or prevent swelling. Patients leave our office very shortly after treatment and are immediately able to return to work and most other activities.
Recovery and Aftercare
After your Botox® treatment, you may experience minor redness or swelling, but these side effects will quickly subside. You will be able to return to your normal activities almost immediately, although it’s best to refrain from strenuous activity or exercise for the rest of the day. You will also need to avoid massaging or rubbing the treated area, as this could cause the Botox® to spread to other areas of your face and cause complications. We provide detailed recovery instructions. Our patients love that Botox® recovery is quick, easy, and requires no downtime.
Meet Dr. Sajjadian, Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, CA
Dr. Sajjadian is one of few plastic surgeons in the United States who holds Double Board Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Board-certification is a difficult process, requiring advanced training and specific knowledge in areas of medical specialty. Doctors with board-certification demonstrate their commitment to providing the best, most knowledgeable care to their patients.
Maintaining Your Results
Botulinum toxin treatment results typically last three to five months; after the effects of your treatment wear off, you should schedule repeat treatment. If you are happy with your results, we can help you get on a schedule of regular treatments so you look fresh-faced and relaxed all the time! Since each treatment requires only a short, in-office visit and no downtime, maintaining your looks isn’t difficult.
Botox® Cost and Financing
The cost of Botox® treatments depends on the size of the treatment area and how many vials of the product you need to achieve the desired results. Dr. Sajjadian will give you a more accurate idea of current pricing after examining your face and talking about your aesthetic goals. Also, we can go over the available financing options if you are interested.
If you have questions about any of our non-surgical injectable cosmetic treatments, call our office at 949-515-0550.
The injections are not typically painful, though you may feel a slight prick. Most patients find the treatment very tolerable, especially since the injections take only a few minutes, from start to finish.
Results begin to appear approximately 2-3 days after injections. The changes are subtle at first and improve with time.
Sajjadian is well known for creating some of the most natural looking results in Southern California using cosmetic injectable treatments. Laughing, smiling, and other facial expressions can be made while showing fewer wrinkles. Our Botox® treatments will enhance your natural beauty.
Botulinum toxin injections do not require any downtime or recuperation time. You are free to resume your routine activities right away. One word of caution: following the wrinkle treatment, don’t touch or massage the treated regions since this may cause the botulinum toxin to travel to another part of your face.
People who are physically fit, have no history of neuromuscular illnesses (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis), are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and are at least 18 years old are the ideal candidates for Botox® treatments.
Botox® is an outpatient procedure, which means our patients may return home or to work after the treatment. After your Botox®/Dysport operation, the only limits are that you should not lie down for four hours and that you cannot exercise in a sauna or steam room for six hours.
For prevention :
There are several drugs you should consider quitting one week before your visit (with your doctor’s permission). These drugs thin your blood, making it more difficult for it to clot, increasing your chances of bruising after your treatment. This list includes the following items:
- John’s Wart
- Fish Oil
- Vitamin E
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Aleve, Advil)
There should be no alcoholic beverages or green teas served 1-2 days prior to the injection, and after injections, stay away from alcohol for 1-2 days.
For 1-2 days, avoid strenuous exertion.
To reduce swelling and bruising, ice packs are often utilized. Because the cold constricts blood vessels, blood flow to the damaged area is slowed. As a result, using ice packs before and after the Botox® treatment reduces the risk of bruising.
At first glance, there seems to be no real difference between Botox® and Dysport. Both have the same active component (Botulinum toxin Type A) and can help with wrinkle reduction. Botox® and Dysport are not the same things since their formulations are different. Dysport is a diluted version of Botox® that is just as effective. As a result, you may require more Dysport units than Botox®.
Xeomin® contains no additives, which is a significant distinction between these two botulinum injections. This might indicate that, unlike other injections, Xeomin® will not cause your body to develop a resistance. On the other hand, Botox® requires refrigeration, but Xeomin® does not. While refrigeration by itself may not make one product superior to another, it may make Xeomin® more accessible. Otherwise, they function similarly, temporarily relaxing specific muscles in the treatment region.
- Frown lines
- Bunny Lines – Lines over the bridge of the nose that resemble Bunny Lines.
- Crow’s Feet — Lines on the lateral eye’s top two-thirds.
- ‘Dents’ in the chin due to Mentalis Dysfunction.
- Brow Lift – Makes the brows seem to be lifted.
- Gummy Smile – A smile with the top teeth and gums exposed too much.
- Aging muscular neck lines/bands are known as platysma bands.
- Excessive sweating in places such as the palms of the hands and underarms is known as hyperhidrosis.
- Migraine treatment
Botox®’s effects might last anywhere from three to four months. As a result, therapy is needed every three to four months. However, if your facial muscles begin to teach themselves to contract less, this might prolong the duration between treatments beyond three or four months.
To avoid the feared “frozen appearance,” Botox® can be used in a stylish manner. We use modest quantities of Botox® to keep your brows and forehead moving while decreasing horizontal lines and smoothing your face. The most crucial thing is to see a competent physician injector and discuss your aims with them prior to the treatment.
Schedule your Botox® treatment in Newport Beach to enjoy smoother skin and fewer wrinkles without surgery or downtime.