Have Santa Bring You Some Botox

Botox San Diego, CAWe all have lots of holiday parties to attend. Some seem like we’re under a microscope, such as when attending a spouse’s/partner’s office Christmas party. While you may not enjoy the small talk, at least you can leave a great impression through your lack of wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead.

People will think you look younger than you really are. You’ll know it’s because you decided to bring Botox to the party with you.

Now is the perfect time to get a little Botox injected by Dr. Kearney before your holiday festivities.

Botox is more popular than kittens

Every year since 2002, the year the FDA approved Botox for the aesthetic treatment of wrinkles on the upper third of the face, Botox injections have been the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure. That would be 16 straight years. Quite a run.

The reason is obvious — Botox works. It effectively erases wrinkles and lines on the upper third of the face. Because of this, Botox is more popular than a tee time at Torrey Pines. Than an odds–on favorite at Del Mar. Than a soft taco at La Puerta. OK, we get it. It’s popular!

How it works

Botox works its magic by basically putting muscles to sleep temporarily. On the upper third of the face, the expressive area of the face, we create muscle contractions when we make certain expressions such as frowning, showing surprise, or squinting. As our skin becomes less elastic with age, these repeated contractions under the skin begin to form wrinkles on the surface skin. These become crow’s feet, the 11s between your eyebrows, and forehead lines and creases.

When Botox is injected into a muscle that contracts and forms these wrinkles, it blocks the messages sent from the nerves servicing that muscle to the brain. Since the brain never receives the nerve signal to contract the muscle, it never initiates the process. The muscle stays at rest, and the wrinkle that forms above it doesn’t form.

Botox relaxes these muscles for around four months. At that point, the body will absorb the now-inert botulinum toxin that is Botox, and the muscle will begin to contract again. That’s when it’s time to come see Dr. Kearney again to maintain your results.

One thing about Botox injections — although the sessions take just 15 minutes or so, Botox doesn’t work immediately. It takes from 4-6 days in most people for the botulinum toxin in Botox to fully immobilize the muscles it is injected into. So, if you’re planning to have some Botox injected before a big party or event, give it at least a week or so prior for your Botox session.

Want to bring Botox to your holiday soirees? Call Dr. Kearney at (858) 677-9352 to schedule your appointment.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
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