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Facial Relaxers/Botox

FountainGrove MedSpa is Sonoma County’s choice for BOTOX® and DYSPORT® injections. We serve residents from around the county at our Santa Rosa offices!

We merge the art and science of beauty, providing results-oriented cosmetic treatments and procedures. We hope you notice the difference!

Facial Relaxer treatment areas

Which is right for you?

History of BOTOX®

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 treatment for dynamic wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows (the “11’s or worry lines) and the forehead. Quickly becoming a favorite treatment among women and men who are looking to improve their appearance. BOTOX has a long history in ophthalmology and was first used for spasms around the eyelids in the 1980s until the cosmetic effects of wrinkle reduction were noticed. Many ophthalmologists and other specialists have used Botox to reduce wrinkles on the face, primarily around the eyes and forehead.

Important Considerations

Since its FDA Approval in 2002 for cosmetic use, Botox has become the number one non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the country. At the same time, the number of people injecting Botox has risen exponentially with many clinics and spas having technicians, nurses, or even doctors with little or no formal training in its use. Therefore, it is essential to clarify who will be conducting your treatment. A technician with little to no formal training or a board certified surgeon – well versed in facial anatomy performing your injections. Ophthalmic cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Swati Singh are among the most experienced and highly trained doctors in the use of Botox for removing wrinkles, lines, and contour irregularities.

It is also important for you to know how much Botox is being injected. A reputable center does not dilute or store reconstituted Botox for long periods as this can result in decreased effect and inferior results. Most patient use an average of 50 Units. 10 units by each eye, 20 units between the eyebrows and 10 units on the forehead. However, your treatment is customized to your specific wrinkle pattern. Dr. Singh injects Botox by unit, so the patient gets exactly what they pay for. Extensive records are kept of your injections to use as a reference for your future procedures.

BOTOX or Fillers

Some confusion exists between the use of Botox and the use of facial fillers such as Juvederm, Vollure, Voluma and Bellafill.

Botox decreases muscle contraction which helps reduce dynamic wrinkles which are wrinkles caused by movement. Dynamic wrinkles appear temporarily when a muscle contracts during facial expression (i.e. smiling, frowning). Botox is usually most effective around the eyes and forehead. Facial fillers help “fill” volume deficits and smooth out static wrinkles – wrinkles caused by volume loss and gravity. Fillers are generally most useful around the mouth and in the mid face, but can be used to define the jawline and nose as well. Often, a combination of Botox and facial fillers are required to achieve the best results.

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