A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center

James Andrews, MD

Primary Care located in San Jose, CA

As one of the most versatile aesthetic treatments, Botox® is most commonly used to reduce lines and wrinkles in your face to make you appear younger. At A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center in San Jose, California, James Andrews, MD offers Botox® treatments at a reasonable cost for patients who want to appear fresh and rejuvenated. If you’re interested in learning more, call to schedule a free consultation today!

Botox Q & A

How does Botox work?

Botox is a naturally-occurring bacterial substance that also acts as somewhat of a miracle treatment for many conditions, aesthetic and otherwise. Botox works by stopping nerve signals from reaching muscles; it works in the area in which it is injected to prevent unwanted muscle spasms and contractions that cause wrinkles and other issues. With Botox, muscles become less stiff, acting as they did when they were younger or healthier.

During a treatment session, Dr. Andrews will inject Botox into the area you would like treated. You should see its effect within 72 hours of your injection. If you’re pregnant, you should wait until after you give birth for treatment.

What are some uses for Botox?

Though Botox can be used to treat a number of conditions, Dr. Andrews uses it solely for aesthetic purposes. If you’re looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles on your face, Dr. Andrews can use Botox for forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.

What are the risks?

Botox treatments are generally low risk. However, there are a few potential side effects that you should be aware of if you’re seeking the treatment. Risks of Botox include:

  • Bleeding
  • Dry mouth
  • Flu-like sickness
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Mild pain
  • Swelling
  • Temporary paralysis of muscles near the injection site
  • Headache

If you experience these or other symptoms after injection, be sure to tell Dr. Andrews. While most are temporary and harmless, he can ease your mind and monitor you to ensure that you’ll feel better shortly.

If you’d like to appear younger, call to schedule an appointment at A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center in San Jose, California, and find out if Botox would work as a treatment for you.