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BOTOX® Cosmetic

What is BOTOX®?

Botox ModelBOTOX is a trade name for the neurotoxin protein known as botulinum toxin. Injections of highly diluted botulinum toxin, or BOTOX Injections, have become one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed in the country, and certainly a favorite at Plastic Surgery Specialists. BOTOX Cosmetic Injections help our Marin, Napa, and Sonoma County patients significantly soften crow's feet, forehead lines and frown lines that appear on the face as we get older. They do this by blocking nerve impulses and thereby weakening the muscles into which the facial injections are introduced. However, because of its ability to rebalance facial muscles, BOTOX should be thought of as facial shaping rather than simply wrinkle removal. Less well known but also important is the fact that BOTOX Injections can be used successfully to offset hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that causes excessive (and sometime unpredictable) sweating.

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Best Candidate for BOTOX Injections

The ideal candidates for BOTOX Injections are men and women who are in good health and who are concerned about lines and wrinkles appearing on their foreheads or around their mouths or eyes but don't feel ready and/or inclined to have Brow Lift or Facelift surgeries at this time. Some people may be allergic to Botox, and some may have severe skin laxity issues that will benefit best from other procedures or other procedures in combination with BOTOX.

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Dr. Stanley G. Poulos and Dr. Yngvar A. Hvistendahl combine the surgical skills and aesthetic perspective that are the hallmarks of a world-class plastic surgery clinic in Marin County, CA.

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Meeting with your surgeon to consider your areas of concern and go over your medical history can ensure that Botox injections are appropriate for you. Patients from Greenbrae, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Santa Rosa, and San Rafael who consult with our board-certified plastic surgeons about BOTOX injections will decide if the procedure is the best treatment for their cosmetic issues.

BOTOX Injections Procedure

BOTOX is injected directly into the areas of the facial muscles to be targeted through a very fine needle. A topical anesthetic can be applied to ensure comfort.

BOTOX Injections that achieve the desired results require experience and a comprehensive understanding of facial muscles and anatomy.

Post Botox Injections Procedure

If you work in Mill Valley or Greenbrae, your BOTOX procedure will be quick enough to accomplish during your lunch hour. It only takes a short time and most people can return to normal activities right away. In about a week, you will begin to experience a more youthful appearance.


For more information on BOTOX, please visit our 3D Education Center. Visitors who searched for BOTOX may also be interested in Facial & Dermal Fillers and Fat Transfer.


Schedule a consultation today with Plastic Surgery Specialists. Contact us at (415) 925-2880.

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