BOTOX® Cosmetic

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BOTOX Cosmetic for wrinkles


BOTOX consists of a highly diluted and purified injectable protein.

At Shaft Medical San Diego, we use BOTOX injections to relax muscles and smooth wrinkles in specific facial areas, such as vertical forehead frown lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" around the eyes.


We also use BOTOX to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) and to alleviate migraine headaches. Both of these indications are FDA-approved.

Remarkable and long lasting results …


BOTOX Cosmetic is not a permanent solution to wrinkle reduction.  The effect from treatment usually lasts for three to four months, and can safely be repeated when needed.

Safety with little risk …

BOTOX Cosmetic is a procedure that has been safely used to treat a variety of conditions for more than 15 years - in more than 75 countries.  It is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world; with proven results in over 11 million men and women.

Once the injection is complete you should experience no lingering discomfort - though mild swelling or redness at the injection sites is common and tends to fade within minutes. Complications or undesired results are rare and resolve quickly on their own.


With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.







Q – How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the  moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.


Q – When will I see results from a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment?

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.


Q – How long does BOTOX Cosmetic last?

Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.


Q – Is treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician will numb the area with anesthetic cream or a cold pack. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX Cosmetic treatment.

Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.


Q – Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.




Shaft Medical San Diego specializes in the very latest advanced aesthetic medicine procedures.


As San Diego’s leading provider of Automated FUE Hair Transplantation, our practice offers NeoGraft “No Linear Scar” Hair and Eyebrow Restoration, MiXto SX Micro Fractional Skin Resurfacing Laser for acne scars and skin rejuvenation, PureLight Cellulite Heliotherapy, Alma Accent XL Radio Frequency Laser for skin tightening, QuadraSculpt Liposuction Body Contouring Surgery, Prolite IPL Laser for hair removal and facial rejuvenation, Laviv Personal Skin Cell Cloning Therapy and NeoGraft LTS Cold Laser for acne and enhanced hair growth, as well as Botox, Dysport, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Latisse for eyelash growth, and varicose vein and spider vein treatment.


Shaft Medical’s modern and highly discrete La Jolla office serves clients throughout Southern California including San Diego, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, and the Palm Springs area.




Call us today at (858) 240-2924 to schedule your personal consultation!