Botox in Newport Beach & Fullerton, CA
Jennifer Armstrong MD is your state-of-the-art center for high-quality medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her expert medical team members are proud to offer a wide range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that provide patients with their healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. We are proud to offer Botox® to men and women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, and the neighboring communities in Orange County, California.
What is Botox®?
Botox® has become a household name over the years – and for good reason! Botox® is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles along the forehead, between the brows, around the eyes, and across the bridge of the nose. Botox® is often referred to as a neurotoxin, as its chemical composition temporarily relaxes the muscles in the treated areas to reduce repeated muscle movements caused by facial expressions. This differs from dermal fillers like Juvederm® and Teoxane which simply replenish volume in the skin that has thinned over time. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team may also recommend using Botox® to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. Botox® is best used to treat large or prominent muscles prone to a lot of movement, such as the masseter muscle along the jaw, the calf muscles, and the trapezius muscle along the neck. The goal is to shrink the treated muscle through a process called atrophy. Atrophied muscles appear smaller than normal which can be aesthetically pleasing and may help with pain and discomfort.
What are the Benefits of Botox®?
There are many benefits to receiving Botox®, including:
- Minimally invasive cosmetic treatment
- No anesthesia, cutting, or scarring
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles along the forehead
- Reduces frown lines between the brows
- Smooths away crow’s feet around the outer eyes
- Treats bunny lines along the bridge of the nose
- Treats hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating
- No downtime or recovery period
What Can I Expect During my Botox® Treatment?
Your Botox® treatment will be performed by Dr. Jennifer Armstrong in our state-of-the-art facility. Before your Botox® treatment begins, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your treatment area. This is to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. Once numb, Dr. Armstrong will begin carefully and strategically make a series of Botox® injections into your desired treatment area. The entire treatment process typically takes less than 20 minutes to complete, making it the perfect treatment to get between errands or while on a lunch break.
What Can I Expect After my Botox® Treatment?
Most patients don’t report much discomfort following Botox®, however, mild swelling, tenderness, and bruising are normal and typically resolve on their own within a day or two of treatment. Because the compounds in Botox® need time to take effect within the body, you may not see the results of your Botox® treatment until three to 14 days later. The results of your Botox® treatment will typically last about three to six months, so Dr. Armstrong and her expert medical team may recommend regular treatments every three to four months to maintain your desired look.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
If you are unhappy with the fine lines and wrinkles around the upper third of your face, Botox® may be right for you. Ideal candidates for Botox® are in general good health and have realistic expectations of their results. If you’re unsure whether Botox® is right for you, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Armstrong. She’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your skin, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of your Botox® treatment will depend on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. To get a better idea of how much your Botox® will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Armstrong. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options through CareCredit® and special in-house membership programs that allow you to save money on your treatments.
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team of medical professionals are proud to offer a variety of advanced non-surgical dermatologic services to residents of Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and the neighboring communities of Orange County, CA. Contact us to schedule your private medical or cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Armstrong today.