Botox & Dysport in Alameda, CA
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Botox treatments have been around in the United States since 2002. Despite over a decade of use, many people may not be familiar with the procedure, and how it’s used on patients. Its portrayal in the media can be hit and miss depending on the genre. Botox is an FDA approve treatment of wrinkle lines in the face. The Urgent Care Center of Alameda is equipped to provide Botox treatments for anyone in the Alameda, CA area.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox temporarily erase muscles by relaxing the muscles and the area around them. This relaxation is achieved by injecting a toxin produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. In a sense, we are paralyzing the small muscles that are contracting to cause the wrinkles.These injections help with lines around the eyes, mouth, chin, and forehead. It is important to remember that this treatment does not work for wrinkles caused by the sun or gravity.
How long is the procedure and how long does it last?
All in all, most procedures last only a few minutes in the doctor’s office.Our board-certified providers will use a very fine needle to inject specific muscles with the Botox.Some patients may feel some minor discomfort, but most don’t feel a thing.Most patients must wait three to seven days before the procedure takes full effect.Most doctors recommend patients stop drinking alcohol a week before the procedure and avoid anti-inflammatory medications for fourteen days before treatment. These steps will help reduce the chances of bruising at the injection site.
A standard treatment will last for three to four months.After that, wrinkle lines will gradually begin to reappear. In many cases, lines that reappear will be less severe because the muscles are trained to relax.
Are there side effects? Who shouldn’t take Botox?
The most common side effect is bruising at the injection site and headaches in some patients. Eyelid drooping can occur when the Botox moves around at the injection site and is often the result of rubbing the area with your hand. You should not have a Botox treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease. Also, Botox may not work for everyone, so it is essential that you consult with one of our doctors first to make sure Botox is right for you.
Will my insurance pay for a Botox treatment?
While the Urgent Care Center of Alameda accepts most major insurances, a Botox treatment for cosmetic purposes is rarely covered by insurances. Call our friendly staff today at 510-241-4043 to check on the details of your insurance regarding this treatment. We can also go over the general pricing we have for Botox treatments, but the overall cost very much depends on your treatment from one of our doctors. Come into our walk-in medical clinic today to consult with one of our providers to see if Botox is right for you!
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