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Botox Specialist

Orange Coast Dermatology

Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Specialist located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA & Mission Viejo, CA

As you age, your skin becomes drier and less resilient, leading to wrinkles, loose skin, and other signs of aging. At Orange Coast Dermatology in Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo, California, the team offers Botox®, Juvéderm, Restylane®, and Radiesse® injections to reduce your wrinkles and revitalize your appearance. Call Orange Coast Dermatology or schedule a consultation online today to find out how Botox and dermal fillers can enhance your appearance and self-confidence.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved injectable cosmetic treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead. 

The injections temporarily paralyze the tiny facial muscles that pull your skin into folds when you smile or frown. As these muscles stop moving, the skin covering them relaxes, and your wrinkles fade away. 

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are another type of injectable cosmetic treatment. The team at Orange Coast Dermatology uses FDA-approved Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse fillers to reduce the appearance of deep folds and loose or sagging skin. 

Dermal fillers use substances like hyaluronic acid and collagen stimulators to replace volume lost to the aging process. The team uses fillers to plump your lips, fill in nasolabial folds, and restore the contours of your cheeks. 

What happens when I have Botox or dermal fillers?

The team begins with a consultation to determine the best treatment to resolve your skin concerns. They plan the precise locations for your injections. 

Botox and dermal filler treatments are relatively quick outpatient treatments. The team can complete your Botox injections in as little as 10 minutes. 

Dermal fillers take a little bit longer. The team injects the filler a little bit at a time and massages it into place to ensure a naturally youthful result. 

Depending on your skin concerns, you can combine Botox and dermal fillers. Your provider might recommend additional therapies, including chemical peels or radiofrequency resurfacing treatments, in addition to injectables. 

Injectable treatments aren’t painful. You might feel a slight pinch from the needle. If you have sensitive skin or are nervous about needles, ask your provider about a numbing cream. 

When should I start to have Botox or dermal filler treatments?

When to begin having Botox or dermal filler treatments is a personal decision. Some patients start treatments when they are unhappy about the appearance of their wrinkles. Other patients start to have Botox before lines appear to prevent them from forming in the first place. 

The team at Orange Coast Dermatology offers Botox and dermal filler treatments for anyone 18 or older. During your consultation, you discuss your skin concerns, and the team recommends the best therapies to help you achieve your desired results. 

Call Orange Coast Dermatology or make an appointment online today to learn more about Botox and dermal fillers and how they can enhance your appearance and confidence.