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Aesthetics Med Spa located in Orange County, Lake Forest, CA


As one of the most versatile aesthetic treatments in the world, Botox® is most commonly used to reduce wrinkles and lines in your face to make you appear younger. At American Beauty Med Spa, the team of providers with over a decade of experience offers Botox, fillers, and other injectables for patients who want to appear rejuvenated, fresh, and youthful. If you’re interested in learning more, call the Lake Forest, California office to schedule a consultation. Or request one online today.

How does Botox work?

Botox is a naturally-occurring neurotoxin that also treats many conditions and works by stopping nerve signals from reaching muscles. It prevents unwanted contractions and muscle spasms that cause wrinkles, headaches, and teeth grinding, among other issues.

During a treatment session at American Beauty Med Spa, Botox is injected by highly skilled providers who have over a decade of experience.

Botox smoothes wrinkles by relaxing muscles associated with laugh, smile, and frown lines. You’ll likely notice its effect as early as 72 hours of your injection however full results are typically seen in 2 weeks.

What are some uses for Botox?

Botox can be used to treat several conditions such as reducing or alleviating headaches or migraines, Hyperhidrosis (a medical condition that causes excessive sweating), TMJ that is caused by grinding teeth, and facial jaw slimming. 

Botox can be an excellent solution for undesirable frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet if you want to minimize wrinkles and smooth fine lines on your face.

What should I expect when receiving Botox injections and injectables?

Before receiving Botox and other injectables, your American Beauty Med Spa provider cleans your skin and numbs the treatment area if needed to ensure optimal comfort. 

They gently inject Botox, fillers, or combinations of injectables into the treatment areas. Each injection takes a minute or two, making injectables an excellent lunchtime procedure.

Is Botox safe?

Botox treatments are generally low-risk, safe, and well-tolerated by most people. However, there are a few potential side effects that you should be aware of if you’re seeking the treatment, like:

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

If you experience these or other symptoms after injection, be sure to contact the medical providers. While most side effects are harmless and temporary, they can ease your mind and monitor your symptoms to ensure you’ll feel better shortly.

Botox, fillers, and injectables are noninvasive treatments that don’t require downtime, and you can expect superior, long-lasting anti-aging results.

Call American Beauty Med Spa to schedule a visit to determine if Botox is a good treatment option for your needs and goals. You can also request an appointment online, which is fast and easy.