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Botox Specialist

YCO Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Encinitas, CA

Your face shouldn’t give away your age, and with the help of Botox®, it won’t. At YCO Facial Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, California, you can meet with Mario Yco, MD, to start your personalized anti-aging Botox treatment. Find out if Botox is right for you by booking a consultation online. You can also call the office to speak directly with a team member.

Botox Q & A

What does Botox do?

Botox is one of the original FDA-approved anti-aging injectable treatments. As the pioneer of reversing the effects of aging, Botox can quickly:

  • Smooth out crow’s feet
  • Minimize the effects of forehead wrinkles
  • Diminish the appearance of frown lines between your brows

When injected into facial muscles that repeatedly twitch and contract during facial expressions, Botox immediately interacts with muscle activity. Even though you’re still going to be able to make the same facial expressions, your muscles are going to be more relaxed. As a result, your skin naturally smooths out, and imperfections gradually fade away.

YCO Facial Plastic Surgery also offers Dysport™, which is a prescription injection that can temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows in adults usually younger than 65 years of age.

When will I have results after Botox?

One of the many reasons Botox and Dysport injections are often so in-demand at YCO Facial Plastic Surgery is because results are almost immediate. Many patients leave the clinic looking years younger after their Botox treatment.

In some cases, Botox and Dysport injections do cause a little swelling or redness, which is often linked to the thin needle itself. If you experience these minimal side effects, they generally fade quickly, and you should experience optimal benefits within 48 hours.

Do Botox injections hurt?

Typically, any time you get a shot of some sort, you’re going to feel some stinging. The same is true for Botox. But the Botox needles are so fine and thin that you should only feel a slight pinch, not pain or severe discomfort.

If needed, Dr. Yco sometimes recommends applying a topical numbing cream or an ice pack to your treatment area about 20-30 minutes before your visit. This can help lessen any sensation you feel, so you can lie back and relax comfortably.

How long does Botox last?

Botox is only temporary, so you’re going to need to schedule regular treatments at YCO Facial Plastic Surgery to help maintain your smoother skin. You should experience optimal results for up to four months before needing another treatment.

If you have deeper grooves and wrinkles or more dramatic volume loss, your dedicated aesthetic specialist may suggest pairing your Botox injections with other facial fillers and injectables such as Juvéderm® or Restylane®. Combining Botox with plumping facial fillers can help your younger-looking skin last even longer.

Reverse the effects of aging by booking your Botox consultation at YCO Facial Plastic Surgery today. Use the online scheduling tool or call the office today.

*Individual results may vary