At La Jolla Dermatology, BOTOX Cosmetic treatments help San Diego-area women and men significantly diminish signs of aging on the face such as furrows, crow's feet, and laugh lines. Dr. Susan Stuart's patients are enjoying looking the way they look now, only younger. What's stopping you from looking and feeling better than you have in years?Request Your Complimentary Consultation
Dr. Stuart has helped thousands of men and women through quick, simple BOTOX treatments to achieve a more youthful look, the kind that family, friends, and colleagues can't help but compliment. And it's their little secret. She can help you too. Request a complimentary consultation today or call (858) 997-0096 to schedule your appointment.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart specializes in cosmetic skin treatments and procedures.
BOTOX Cosmetic has revolutionized non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatments. It can effectively diminish crow's feet, laugh and frown lines, and other dynamic wrinkles caused by facial movement. With continued use, this FDA-approved injectable can even completely eliminate some fine lines and wrinkles.
At Dr. Stuart's office, BOTOX is used to treat dynamic wrinkles in the following areas:
When the muscles in these areas contract — whether it's due to squinting, frowning, puckering your lips, or another repetitive movement — the skin wrinkles. Over time, these wrinkles become deeper and more permanent. To visualize this process, imagine a piece of paper being folded over and over again. BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles that cause this movement, allowing the skin to lie flat and undisturbed for an extended period of time. By allowing the muscle and skin to rest, the look of wrinkles is reduced.
BOTOX Cosmetic is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. Injections, especially when administered by a qualified professional such as Dr. Stuart, are safe, reliable, and repeatable. Since the FDA approved BOTOX Cosmetic injections in 2002, millions of treatments have been safely administered across the country.
At La Jolla Dermatology, your treatment starts when Dr. Stuart gently cleanses your skin. She then applies a topical anesthetic for your comfort during the procedure. Dr. Stuart uses very fine needles, and most patients feel only a minor sting during the injection, a sensation comparable to an insect bite. Your treatment can last for as little as 10 minutes, so you can schedule a lunchtime treatment, fit one in while you're out running errands, or stop by on your way home from work.
Because Dr. Stuart is a dermatologist, she can also help you with all of your skin care needs and may suggest additional treatments to prevent skin damage and address your current skin care issues. For San Diego patients, BOTOX Cosmetic is also an excellent treatment to combine with microdermabrasion or Fraxel® to give patients an overall facial rejuvenation that keeps them looking and feeling younger than ever before.
Because BOTOX Cosmetic injections are so simple and easy, returning to work or normal social activities is no problem immediately following treatment. You should keep your head elevated for at least 4 hours after the treatment and avoid rubbing or touching the treatment area. This allows the product to disperse properly for more consistent results. Rarely, slight bruising or swelling may appear at the injection site. Using a cold compress can reduce this effect.
Your BOTOX Cosmetic results will usually be visible within 3 to 5 days of treatment and results can last for up to 3 months. Once you see your treated wrinkles begin to reappear, you may make an appointment for a touch-up treatments to maintain your results as long as you'd like. If regular treatments are continued, your results may last longer between treatments. Dr. Stuart can help you better understand the results you can expect during your first visit.
XEOMIN is very similar to BOTOX, but may be preferable for certain individuals. Like BOTOX, the active ingredient in XEOMIN consists of a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, but XEOMIN is free of some of the additives in BOTOX. It temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that cause permanent lines and wrinkles on the brow (glabellar lines) and around the eyes (crow's feet) to erase years from your appearance. Dr. Stuart or her colleague, Dr. Chaffoo, will evaluate your aesthetic needs and your history with other products to determine the best treatment plan for you.