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As we age, the skin on the face begins to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, often resulting in laugh lines, crow’s feet or facial creases. While these issues may not necessitate medical concern, they can leave the individual feeling self-conscious, uncomfortable, and just generally dissatisfied with his or her appearance. Fortunately, there is a way to address many of these issues without undergoing cosmetic surgery.

What is BOTOX?

Everyone is susceptible to wrinkles. Maybe you have started to notice vertical “frown lines” between your eyebrows, horizontal creases across your forehead, “crow’s feet” around your eyes, or laugh lines around the corners of your mouth. These types of wrinkles are known as dynamic lines, and they are caused by the contraction of muscles that are attached to the overlying skin. 

BOTOX is an FDA-approved, injectable treatment that helps smooth the “11 lines” between the brows, banish crow’s feet around the eyes, and correct creases around the nose, mouth, and chin. BOTOX in Ladera Ranch provides enhanced youthfulness and rejuvenation for approximately 3-4 months.

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*New BOTOX patients will get their first free touch-up after first service, if needed, and must be completed between 10 and 21 days after their treatment. Touch-up will only treat areas treated in the first service.

*Existing BOTOX patients can receive up to 8 units maximum free units for their touch-up. Additional units will be at normal cost.

The Difference at South Coast Plastic Surgery 

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, we offer treatment with the state-of-the-art neuromodulator BOTOX, which is administered by our Injection Specialist, Aesthetic RN Megan, or Dr. Mark E. Song, M.D. With more than 14 years of aesthetic injectable experience, Dr. Mark Song, M.D., has the technical skill, medical acumen, and genuine artistry to deliver the results you desire when it comes to non-surgical wrinkle correction.

Areas Treated by BOTOX Include:

  • HORIZONTAL FOREHEAD LINES
  • GLABELLAR LINES
  • FROWN LINES
  • CROW’S FEET
  • BUNNY LINES
  • CHIN CREASES
  • CORNERS OF THE MOUTH
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How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX is made from a low, safe amount of purified botulinum toxin. This substance temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles. When injected into the targeted area, wrinkles and lines are smoothed immediately. There is no downtime or recovery after this short, simple injectable treatment. You can simply enjoy a smooth, youthful appearance.

What to Expect on Treatment Day

We will start with a consultation with Dr. Song, who will examine your skin and discuss your aesthetic goals. Once you are ready to begin, Dr. Song will carefully inject BOTOX into the targeted areas of your face that you would like to smooth. He will focus only on the wrinkle-producing muscles, preserving facial spontaneity and avoiding any sign of a frozen appearance.

BOTOX treatments typically take fewer than 20 minutes to perform. During the injections, there may be some mild discomfort, but because the needle is so thin, most patients report little to no pain.

Am I a Candidate for BOTOX?

Because BOTOX is such a non-invasive, safe treatment, most people are candidates. BOTOX in Orange County is best for patients who would like to achieve a more youthful appearance and reduce the signs of aging in the face. Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • THEY ARE OVER 18
  • THEY WOULD LIKE TO REDUCE FACIAL WRINKLES AND LINES
  • THEY ARE PHYSICALLY HEALTHY
  • THEY ARE NOT PREGNANT
  • THEY HAVE NO HISTORY OF NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES

What Happens After my Treatment?

There is no recovery or downtime after a BOTOX treatment, which is why this neuromodulator is often called a “lunchtime lift.” You can stop in for a treatment and be on your way again within thirty minutes, returning to work or your usual activities with a smooth, rejuvenated, and more youthful look. This is one of the reasons why BOTOX is so popular. 

Some patients will notice small red bumps just after their treatment. These bumps will disappear in about half an hour. Do not massage or manipulate the areas that were treated, as this could cause the BOTOX to migrate. We advise waiting for 24 hours after your treatment to exercise or drink alcohol.

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How Much do BOTOX Injections Cost? 

BOTOX prices vary depending on how much of the substance is needed. Because each patient’s individual requirements and facial structure is different, the cost of BOTOX in Irvine is different from person to person. The number of units needed to achieve the desired results and the number of areas that are treated will factor into the price. Patients with a SOCO Club Membership will enjoy savings of 10-20% on their BOTOX treatments.

Is BOTOX Safe?

One of the reasons why injectable facial treatments like BOTOX are so popular is because they are generally considered very safe. While there are common side effects such as swelling or redness at the injection sites, neuromodulators are low risk — particularly when performed by an experienced, reputable doctor or esthetician. 
BOTOX and facial fillers are FDA-approved, simple, short treatments that have provided safe, relatively painless, and near-immediate results for millions of people.

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