If you are looking for a BOTOX® specialist in South San Jose, CA, look no further than Dr. Grace Kim, MD and her experienced team at ShotDocMD. BOTOX® treatments are a proven way to eliminate wrinkles and restore your youthful appearance. Our board-certified providers at our clinic have years of experience with this common and FDA approved procedure. We are ready to help you. Visit our clinic in San Jose today for a one on one consultation and let’s work together to achieve your goals!
What is BOTOX®? What does it treat?
For almost two decades, BOTOX® has been approved to treat a variety of conditions in patients. It is an injection that can only be prescribed. There is no over the counter version of BOTOX® available for the general public. BOTOX® has been proven to be very useful in treating wrinkles and facial lines in patients. The FDA has approved it to help reverse the signs of aging like frown lines and crow’s feet. It can also be used to treat people suffering from excessive underarm sweating, also known as axillary hyperhidrosis.
How does BOTOX® work when I get an injection? What should I expect when I visit ShotDocMD?
Wrinkles and lines can form on your face in several ways. One of those ways is when your muscles in your face do not relax and remain contracted. This is common in older patients who have spent years smiling and laughing. BOTOX® treats this by relaxing and releasing those muscles and in turn, cause lines and wrinkles to fade. As a result of these now relaxed muscles, your youthful appearance will return!
When you visit our center, you’ll meet one on one with our experienced providers. Together, you will discuss your overall aesthetic goals and medical history. We want to make sure a BOTOX® treatment is right for you and will achieve the results you are looking for. Once approved, we will schedule a future appointment!
Our highly-experienced staff will administer your treatment at an injection site identified during your consultation. A small amount of BOTOX® will be injected to relax the targeted muscles. Most patients do not feel anything during the treatment session or only experience minor discomfort. It is important to remember that BOTOX® does not numb an area, but relaxes the muscles. A typical treatment session takes a few minutes to complete a BOTOX® treatment. While results can take up to two weeks to appear, most of our patients report seeing a difference within three to seven days.
What is the treatment like at ShotDocMD? Are there side effects?
You will be in and out quickly at our facility! A BOTOX® usually only consists of a few small injections. You can rely on our experience to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment. No anesthesia is needed for this procedure, however, if discomfort is a concern, please let us know during your consultation. We can use some numbing cream or ice to reduce the sensation during your treatment. Some patients do report some temporary side effects such as tenderness, redness, or swelling. If they do appear, they should subside after a few days. Patients should also avoid laying down for several hours after treatment or putting pressure on the treatment area. This can cause BOTOX® to shift and affect muscles that were not meant to be targeted.
What areas of the face have benefited from BOTOX® treatment?
We have seen great results using BOTOX® to treat wrinkles and lines along the neck, chin, nose, eyes, mouth, and forehead. It has also been used to treat excessive sweating.
How long should I expect a BOTOX® treatment to last?
How long your treatment lasts depends on a variety of factors including the areas treated, the amount of BOTOX® used, and your body’s metabolism. However, we generally see results last four to six months. When wrinkles do return, we often see that they were less pronounced then they were before. To maintain your results, a visit to ShotDocMD two to three times a year is recommended.
Who should not have BOTOX®?
A BOTOX® session is not recommended for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to albumin, or have a neurological disease. Please be sure to tell your provider during your consultation if any of these conditions apply to you.
ShotDocMD is located at 2242 Camden Ave. Unit 105 San Jose, CA 95124. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Our services, including BOTOX® treatments, are also available on Saturdays by appointments only. Do you have questions about BOTOX® or would you like to make an appointment? Call our friendly staff today at (408) 840-4561.
We look forward to meeting you!