Skin aging is manifest by the effect of underlying muscles, which produce  unwanted facial creases, wrinkles, and lines. BOTOX® injections from Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lavinia Chong can reduce signs of aging, smooth your skin, and make your face look naturally younger.

What Is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved neuromodulator that temporarily blocks nerve signals and relaxes muscles. For facial aesthetics, BOTOX relaxes specific muscles that, after repeated contractions, create facial lines, such as crow’s feet, lines along the brow, and frown lines.

How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX works by minimizing the movement of targeted muscles. Dr. Chong strategically injects the formula to relax and soften muscles without freezing them and preventing your natural facial expressions. As your facial muscles relax, so will unwanted fine lines, creases, and wrinkles.

The Benefits of Getting BOTOX

The muscle-relaxing properties of BOTOX provide non-surgical treatment for enhancing the natural beauty of your face. It is also helpful for decreasing chronic pain.

Facial Aesthetics

The treatment enhances these areas of your face and neck:

  • Sagging eyebrows – Lifts the eyebrows and reduces upper eyelid heaviness.
  • Crow’s feet – Softens the lines around your eyes when you laugh, smile, or squint.
  • Bunny lines – Relaxes the lines and creases in your nose when you sniff, squint, or smile.
  • Lines around the mouth – Hides signs of aging when you smile, laugh, or pucker your lips.
  • Cheeks, chin, and jawline – Softens lines, reduces sagging skin, and slims your facial profile.
  • Neck bands – Relaxes jaw muscles, lifts the neck, and makes neck bands less visible.

Dr. Chong may combine BOTOX with dermal fillers to completely rejuvenate your facial appearance. Generally, you will notice results one to three days after treatment. Results last three months or more, and you can maintain your smoother facial appearance with regular follow-up treatment.

Reduce Chronic Pain

The muscle-relaxing properties of BOTOX can also reduce chronic muscular pain and discomfort, including:

  • Chronic migraine headaches
  • Muscle spasms such as bruxism or teeth grinding
  • TMJ disorder

Botox is manufactured for cosmetic uses by

  • Allergan (onobotulinum toxin + albumin);
  • Ipsen (abobotulinum + lactose);
  • Merz (incobotulinum + galactose);
  • Revance (daxxibotulinum + peptides)

Are You a Good Candidate for Getting BOTOX?

  • Non pregnant, non lactating females;
  • No neurological disorders such as myasthenia gravis, Lou Gehrig’s disease;
  • BOTOX is most successful in certain  facial areas. Other aesthetic units may require dermal fillers or a combination of dermal fillers and BOTOX;
  • Safe, successful results can be produced with a reliable provider like Dr. Chong but maintaining BOTOX results requires regular follow-up treatment;
  • If a patient isn’t willing to commit to maintenance, Dr. Chong can explain alternative treatment options;
  • During a consultation Dr. Chong will listen to your aesthetic goals, examine the areas of concern, and determine whether BOTOX is the optimal treatment for you.

Dr. Chong has created customized treatment plans for Newport Beach patients for more than 20 years. Patients throughout Orange County come to her office confident in her experience and commitment to quality patient care. She invites you to request a consultation today.