Walking into your first BOTOX Cosmetic or dermal filler appointment doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. If you have researched your options, prepped your skin, and… Continue Reading
While locating a BOTOX provider in Newport Beach, Temecula, and other Southern California communities is not difficult, it’s rare to find board-certified plastic surgeons who perform these injections themselves. Dr. John Larson and Dr. Phuong Pham provide personal care in every way. They perform BOTOX injections at their intimate, boutique-style practice to give each patient refined results and optimal safety.
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What does BOTOX do?
BOTOX is an injectable cosmetic treatment classified as a neurotoxin because it prevents nerves from communicating with muscles. BOTOX smooths out wrinkles caused by facial muscles (called dynamic wrinkles) by stopping them from contracting. After treated muscles are at rest for a few days, lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin gradually go away.
What does BOTOX treat?
These treatments rejuvenate the face by smoothing out dynamic lines and wrinkles, which commonly include:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes
- Lipstick lines around the mouth
Younger people who want to prevent lines and wrinkles can have preventive BOTOX injections.
Meet Our Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Larson and Dr. Pham are experienced, highly trained board-certified plastic surgeons united in their dedication to superior patient care and surgical outcomes. They are committed to each patient from the initial consult to surgery to a personal phone call after surgery and beyond.
John V. Larson, M.D.
Board-Certified PLASTIC SURGEON
Phuong M. Pham, M.D.
Board-Certified PLASTIC SURGEON
Is BOTOX better than dermal fillers?
It depends on what you want to address. BOTOX is better for smoothing out dynamic wrinkles, making it a good choice for most wrinkles in the upper face. Dermal fillers add volume under the skin’s surface, making them better for filling in hollows around the eyes and temples, restoring fullness to the cheeks, and smoothing away smile lines and other facial folds. Our surgeons often recommend a combination of BOTOX and fillers for complete facial rejuvenation.
Is it painful to get BOTOX?
Our surgeons make the injections with a short, fine needle, so there is little discomfort. They can apply topical numbing cream to calm your nerves if you’d like.
How long until I see BOTOX results?
Expect to notice your lines beginning to fade within 3 to 5 days of treatment and achieve the full benefits in about 10 to 14 days.
Will my BOTOX results look natural?
BOTOX results depend highly on the injector, so it is a good idea to have a plastic surgeon perform this treatment. Dr. Larson and Dr. Pham have expertise in facial anatomy and how it is affected by BOTOX. They are trained to provide the beautiful results you want without unintended consequences.
How long does BOTOX last?
The smooth, refreshed look from BOTOX lasts about 3 to 4 months. People who have regular treatments may be able to extend this timeline. If you do not have maintenance BOTOX treatments, your lines will gradually return.