Botox Specialist

Institute for Health Management Aesthetics

Aesthetic Physicians & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Petaluma, CA

Botox Q&A

Botox, Dysport, Xeomin (BTA)

BTA procedure are performed to improve frowns and wrinkles in your face.  The goal of BTA treatments are to improve the look of your skin by reducing the amount of wrinkling, which will lead to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.  It works by reducing muscle movement in the face, thereby reducing the amount of wrinkling.

Where should I use BTA?

BTA can be used to treat any wrinkle in the face caused by muscle action under the skin.  The most common places targeted include horizontal forehead lines, between the brows, crows feet and lip lines.  It can also be used to raise eyebrows, raise the corners of the mouth, and soften chin dimples.


How long does a BTA treatment last?

It generally takes 3-10 days before you begin to see the effects of your BTA treatment and effects are expected to last between 3 to 4 months.


Is BTA safe?

BTA is very well tolerated and safe when used for cosmetic treatments.  While BTA does “paralyze” the muscles in the face, the effects are temporary and do not cause permanent problems.


Is it a painful treatment?

Patients uniformly tolerate these injections quite well.  We offer topical anesthetic and ice to alleviate pain.   A very small syringe is used for the injections, so only expect a very light pain.  It is possible to have some bruising afterward.

Pricing:

$12/unit

Number of units to treat an area requires an in person consultation.