Botox® injections in San Diego CA- What makes our treatments specialToday's cosmetic patient expects the highest level of care and treatment outcomes. Rightfully, people want results that are both natural and enhancing. We have dedicated ourselves to meeting this demand by not only providing excellent care but also leading the way with innovative applications and teaching others in our specialty- with the ultimate goal of advancing the entire field. The key to a natural and effective treatment outcome is based on experience, judgment, and a thorough understanding of the injectable product like Botox that is being used. Dr. Karam has extensive experience in advanced and innovative non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques using Botox and other injectables. He is frequently invited to lecture at national training courses on the latest uses on injectable products and is a speaker and national trainer for Allergan the makers of Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse. He frequently trains physicians and other health professionals around the country on the safe and effective use of non-surgical injectable approaches to facial rejuvenation. He has become the trusted source for excellent and consistent outcomes, with patients consisting of other cosmetic professionals, physicians and industry leaders. His patients travel from throughout the country for their treatments. Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery, located in San Diego California is among the highest volume providers of cosmetic injectable treatments, earning the Platinum Provider status, by Allergan.
Why Use Botox®?In short, Botox can not only enhance your appearance by softening your expression lines, but it also prevents aging of skin of the upper face.
How Does it Work?Botox works by decreasing the strength of muscle contraction. Essentially, when botox is injected into a muscle the muscle is not as strong. So, how is Botox used to enhance your appearance and to slow the aging process? To understand this, we first need to understand how a wrinkle is formed. Anatomically, our facial muscles exist under the facial skin. When the muscle contracts during facial expression, the skin moves and a crease is formed. Normally this is not a problem, but as we age, the skin thins and the elastic property of skin diminishes. So, with each expression, a line starts to form which gets deeper and deeper with time. This is the evolution of a wrinkle. The upper face is the best example of this process, as most of the wrinkles in this region occur as a direct result of muscle contraction. So, when Botox is injected and the muscle is weakened, the skin never creases and a wrinkle is never formed. This is analogous to a shirt that is hung versus crumpled into a ball. Botox keeps your skin wrinkle-free by keeping it hung (in a sense!). This preventative process has been well-established in an identical twin study. One twin received Botox starting in her mid-thirties while the other did not. 13 years later, there was obvious difference in the presence of wrinkles between the twins confirming the preventative value of Botox ( ref: Long-term effects of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) on facial lines: a comparison in identical twins. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006 Nov-Dec;8(6):426-31).
Commonly asked questions about Botox in San Diego California:1) If I inject Botox, will I look frozen or expression-less? The answer is no. If Botox is injected in a well-thought out way by an experienced injector, the dose and distribution can be controlled so you get a softening of the expression but not a complete loss. This is the real goal of advanced Botox injections. When done well, no one will even know that Botox has been injected. 2) So, where can Botox be injected? Glabella. Botox is FDA approved for injection in the Glabella (the vertical lines between the brows that appear when you frown). This is perhaps the most common area of injection. When this area is injected with Botox, the expression appears more relaxed, calm, and pleasant.
"Dr. K is the Best in the San Diego Area! - Carmel Valley, CA" dr. k is a wonderful doctor! he and his staff are professional, yet they are warm and care about my well being. i get botox and restylane from dr. k and i love his "less is more" approach. also, even though i only get botox and restylane at this point he always does them himself and makes me feel just as important as those that see him for more major and costly procedures. thank you carmel valley facial plastic surgery!