Choosing A Specialist

At Allura Skin & Laser Center, Inc. in San Mateo, BOTOX Cosmetic is administered only by physicians. We have been one of the top providers of BOTOX for Palo Alto, Burlingame and other Bay Area women and men for over 15 years.

Injected into the targeted area with a tiny needle, Botox Cosmetic takes less than 30 minutes in the office. Prior to a treatment, Dr. Vitenas will determine if you are a good candidate for Botox, which areas of the face will be targeted, and how much will be needed. Virtually painless, Botox Cosmetic does not require an anesthetic. Patients normally report a slight pinch during each injection. When a Botox is administered around the mouth, for such areas as Lipstick Lines, the use of a local anesthetic is recommended.

Botulinum toxin has a light chain and a heavy chain, each of which contributes to the toxicity. The heavy chain allows the protein to bind to and enter a neuron. After the heavy chain allows entry, the light chain acts like a protease and cleaves proteins that would normally allow neurotransmitters to leave the cell. This is essentially a disruption of exocytosis or the release of neurotransmitters ( #Dong et al. 2007 ). The blocked neurotransmitter , Acetylcholine , normally transmits a nerve impulse to a muscle, signaling the muscle to contract. By blocking this neurotransmitter , botulinum toxin causes its characteristic flaccid paralysis ( #Madigan and Martinko, 2006 ).

Halting the movement of wrinkle-causing muscles shouldn’t result in a frozen” face. Dr. Buford is experienced in creating subtle results, ensuring a natural though impactful outcome. By blocking the signal between the nerve and muscle, effectively halts muscle movement for between four to six months. The result? A beautifully smooth upper face that still leaves room for you to express yourself.botulinum toxin type b

Key complications are reoperation, implant removal with or without replacement, implant rupture with silicone-filled implants, implant deflation with saline-filled implants, and severe capsular contracture (severe scar tissue around the implant). Other complications include asymmetry, nipple/breast/skin sensation changes, scarring or wrinkling/rippling. Talk to your doctor about other complications.

Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) is licensed for the treatment of blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, idiopathic cervical dystonia, focal spasticity, the prophylaxis of headaches in adults with severe migraine, bladder dysfunction, and also in the management of severe axial hyperhidrosis. BTX-A is also used in aesthetic dermatology to temporarily improve the appearance of facial lines. Botulinum toxin type B (BTX-B) is licensed for the treatment of cervical dystonia.

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