Botox® in San Francisco, CA
Self-conscious about the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, lip lines, and other creases on your forehead and face? Botox® may be able to help. This FDA-approved procedure has been used successfully for more than a decade to treat a variety of conditions and is performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock right here in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is an injectable product used to paralyze the muscles that cause facial wrinkles and creases in the forehead and between the eyebrows, neck bands, lip lines, and crow’s feet.
Dr. Aycock offers a personalized Botox® treatment program that relaxes the muscles and the skin for a smooth appearance. The effects of Botox® Cosmetic usually last for three to six months and can be repeated as needed.
Botox® Cosmetic is a product that has been safely used to treat various conditions for more than ten years. Botox® Cosmetic is now FDA approved for the reduction of frown lines.
Dr. Aycock and his staff may use a local anesthetic cream or ice to minimize discomfort during the injection process, depending upon your preference.
Dr. Aycock is a trainer for Botox® Cosmetic and dermal filler injections.
Benefits of Botox®*
Botox® offers a number of benefits including the following:
- Minimizing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles and creases that form only when you do certain facial expressions, such as furrow your brow or frown.
- Increasing your self-confidence, improving the tone and texture of your skin, and improving your self-esteem.
How Is Botox® Administered?
Botox® is an injectable and should only be injected by a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Aycock. Using a very fine needle, Dr. Aycock or one of his trained and license registered nurses injects the Botox into certain muscles of the face. Botox® prevents the muscles from contracting, which smoothes out wrinkles.
Preparing for Botox®
You may be asked to have lab testing or a medical evaluation done to rule out any external issues that may interfere with your treatment. You may also be asked to start, discontinue, or adjust your current medication schedule. You’ll recover more quickly if you stop smoking, and you should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, or any herbal supplements as these can increase bleeding.
Ice or a local anesthetic cream may be used to help ease any discomfort at the injection site. You may feel a slight headache or discomfort at the injection site. Rarely (in less than 1% of cases), some drooping of the eyelids may occur, causing the brows to return to their normal position within a few months of treatment. You’ll ideally want to repeat your Botox® procedure every 3-6 months for lasting results.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of Botox® in San Francisco varies depending on the area being treated. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending®; to help cover the cost of your treatment, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.
Is Botox® Right for Me?*
Botox® may be the ideal procedure for you if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You have fine lines or wrinkles on your face and you want to soften their appearance.
- You are bothered by crow’s feet, creases in the forehead, or other facial creases.
- You want to smooth the skin in your face without the need for more invasive procedures.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your treatment procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your treatment.
Additional Injectable Fillers
Botox® is a very popular procedure for men and women alike who want to take years off the look of their skin around their face, eyes, and mouth. Contact Dr. Aycock’s office today for a free consultation and learn how this safe, effective treatment can make a difference in your look!
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.