Botox In San Diego

In San Diego and La Jolla Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that removes wrinkles by temporarily prohibiting muscle contractions. Botox binds where the muscle receives the activation signal to prevents that particular muscle from moving. This causes skin wrinkles to relax and also it prevents new wrinkles from forming.

What is Botox

Patient recieving Botox in San Diego
San Diego Botox consultation with Dr. Malone
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La Jolla facial plastic surgeon Dr. Melanie Malone

Botox is one of the most powerful treatment modalities available to us in aesthetic medicine. It is used by almost all of our patients-from those in their 20s to those in their 80s. Time and time again, Botox has been shown to be a very safe and effective treatment for the prevention and reversal of aging signs.

The use of Botox mitigates and softens these harsh muscular contractions from repeatedly creasing the skin, thereby can prevent or eliminate a permanent skin wrinkle. Botox is well studied and has been used safely and effectively to treat wrinkles.

  • “Frown” lines between your eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet and the fine lines under and around your eyes
  • Botox Brow Lift or Botox Eyelid Lift to give the wide eyed look of youth
  • Botox Facelift
  • Lines around the eyes or “lipstick lines”
  • Lines in the neck

The repeated flexing of your facial muscles causes wear and tear of the facial collagen and elastin networks. These lines of emotional expression, such as crow’s feet or frown lines, are created by contracting the muscle underneath the skin. It happens automatically when we frown, smile, laugh or even squinting our eyes when walking in the sun. This causes repeated creasing of the skin, which over time, damages the skin’s collagen and elastin network creating permanent wrinkles on your face.

What are the Benefits of Botox?

Here are some of the benefits of Botox in La Jolla:

  • No downtime
  • Quick procedure
  • Non-surgical solution to fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and in the forehead and neck
  • Lifts the brow so you look less tired
  • Give you a more youthful appearance
  • Decreases the amount of sweat you produced, especially under the arms
  • Can reduce migraine headaches by inducing muscle relaxation
  • Can lessen chronic eyelid spasms that make the eye appear lazy

What are the Risks?

Botox injections are a safe and well-tolerated procedure.

Am I a Candidate for a Botox?

The best candidates for Botox in San Diego are people who are physically healthy, with no history of neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis), who are not pregnant or nursing and who are at least 18 years old. You may want to consider Botox injections if you have unwanted facial wrinkles, moderate to severe facial wrinkles, or wrinkles located in areas that Botox can treat such as around/between the eyes and on the forehead.

What is the Recovery Like?

Most patients report little to no discomfort, and often patients do not even request numbing cream prior to injection. During treatments with Botox San Diego facial plastic surgeon Dr. Melanie Malone uses micro needles special ordered from Japan, the smallest manufactured needle available. Patients often report feeling little to no discomfort. There is generally no swelling or bruising associated with this treatment. Patients can resume their normal activities after treatment. The effects of Botox are not immediate and the maximum results can be seen usually between 5-14 days after treatment. These results can last three to six months depending on each person’s individual metabolism.

San Diego Botox consultation with Dr. Malone

Dr. Malone uses Botox in a targeted way in order to open the eyes, lift heavy eyebrows, smoothes the fine lines around the eyes, and smooth the neck and jawline. Many patients, who do not feel ready for an involved procedure, use a Botox Facelift or Botox Brow Lift as a subtle and natural refresher. The procedure is quick and requires no downtime. During your consultation, ask Dr. Malone if you are a good candidate for Botox in La Jolla. Share any concerns you may have about Botox and what it can do for you.

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Botox is a purified protein produced in nature by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. When used therapeutically, micro doses of this purified protein are injected into selected muscles to prevent the repeated contraction of these muscles that can wear ragged the overlying skin and soft tissues. The effect is temporary and usually wears off anywhere between 3-6 months after injection.

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San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr Melanie Malone MD, FACS

Dr. Malone's approach in La Jolla is all about personalization, tailoring treatments specifically to address your unique concerns and aesthetic goals. Our goal is to bring out a rejuvenated appearance that mirrors the vitality you feel within. Dr. Malone's expertise ensures seamless enhancements, avoiding any unwarranted attention. She achieves the subtle refreshment that helps bring back what a restful night's sleep used to give. Dr. Malone's aesthetic is characterized by its natural, gentle, and harmonious qualities, empowering you to confidently present your best self. Her aspiration is to assist every patient in achieving a naturally balanced aesthetic, ensuring you always project your most confident self.

Dr. Malone holds prestigious Fellow status in The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American College of Surgeons. This remarkable honor is granted to a select group of surgeons based on their exceptional training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical standards.

Committed to perfecting her craft and achieving technical excellence, Dr. Malone successfully completed her fellowship under the mentorship of the esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono. Dr. Jacono is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in advancing the deep plane facelift technique, which not only minimizes noticeable scarring but also revitalizes the underlying facial tissues. This innovative approach steers clear of the artificial results commonly linked to traditional facelift methods. Leveraging Dr. Jacono's pioneering technique, Dr. Malone offers her patients remarkably natural and authentic outcomes in facial rejuvenation.

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