SKIN Medical Spa is a leader in San Francisco for BOTOX® and Dysport® injections. As one of the oldest medical spas in San Francisco, we have treated thousands of patients with great results. All of our injectors have years of extensive training and experience to ensure the absolute best results.
Dr. Colvin has been a certified injector trainer for Medicis Pharmaceutical (maker of Dysport® and Restylane) and continues to train physicians and nurses in San Francisco and northern California for Allergan Cosmetics (maker of BOTOX® and Juvederm). His passion is to give the patient a natural aesthetically pleasing look.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® is a FDA-approved cosmetic procedure used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which when injected, relaxes the facial muscles.
How Does Botox® Injections Work?
The neuromodulators work by relaxing the facial lines that create wrinkles, leaving the skin looking smoother and younger. It also prevents new lines from forming by blocking muscle contractions beneath the skin that causes wrinkles to form. Without these muscle contractions, your skin appears smoother and more youthful.
Botox® Injections Benefits
Not only is BOTOX® used to remove wrinkles, it is also used to treat severe underarm sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. Effects can typically last 6 months or longer when used for hyperhidrosis. In addition, BOTOX® can be used to treat overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back, and jaw pain, and migraines.
Common areas treated:
- Forehead furrows
- Glabellar (between the eyes)
- Crows feet (around the eyes)
- Underneath the eye
- Frown lines
Can Men get Botox Injections?
This wrinkle treatment has become extremely popular amongst men and women. The injections for men and women will be similar but the amounts may vary. Men usually have larger and stronger muscles and may require more units. With this treatment, you can reduce signs of aging and look years younger!
Botox® Cosmetic Procedure
During your consultation at SKIN Medical Spa, our team will determine how many units are needed to treat the desired area. Different areas require different amounts of units. Typically, the area between the eyebrows and around the eyes will require more than the forehead. The number of units and not the volume injected determines the effectiveness of your BOTOX® or Dysport® injections.
Botox is not reversible, but it also is not permanent. Everyone’s onset of action may be slightly different, but results begin to show in a couple of days and develop gradually over the course of two weeks. Results will vary but BOTOX® and Dysport® will typically last 3-4 months.
BOTOX® Side Effects
Side effects of BOTOX® are typically mild and temporary. You may notice slight redness and swelling at the injection site. This looks similar to a mosquito bite and usually resolves in 5-10 minutes. Small bruises are possible but not frequent.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?
At SKIN Medical Spa we charge based only on the units used and not by the area. We have found this to be the most beneficial and cost-effective method for the patient.
An alternative to Botox Cosmetic is Dysport injections. Some things to keep in mind when choosing Dysport over Botox injections are:
- Dysport may not last as long as Botox
- You need more Dysport to get the same results as Botox
- Dysport has a slightly quicker onset and spreads to a wider area.
What are Dysport Injections?
Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A that is injected to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other overactive muscles of the face, like forehead lines and crows feet.
Can anyone get BOTOX® or Dysport®?
Most anyone can get BOTOX® or Dysport®. However, we will not perform the procedure if you are pregnant, actively trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. There are other neurological conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton-Lambert Syndrome or ALS that will prevent you from receiving this treatment.
Schedule a consultation
If you would like to learn more about Botox or Dysport, call (415) 409-6500 to schedule a consultation at our medical spa in San Francisco. To find out how you can save on this treatment, check out the information below about our rewards program.
*Please note that each individual is unique, during your consultation at SKIN Medical Spa we will help you determine the best procedure to obtain your desired results.
SKIN Medical Spa BOTOX® / Dysport® Rewards Program
We would like to reward our loyal BOTOX® / Dysport® clients with this fabulous new program.
Here are the Details:
- Receive any BOTOX® or Dysport® treatment within 4 months of your last visit (18 weeks or less) and you will get 10% OFF.
- This is an ongoing program, and as long as you receive 3-4 treatments per year, or 12-18 weeks apart you will receive this fabulous discount.
- This new program CAN be combined with the following for additional discounts:
- Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions Program
- BOTOX® or Dysport® manufacturer rebates
- Client referral credits
- This program CANNOT be combined with the following:
- Any additional specials, promos, or discounts.
- Any vouchers or deals
Register for the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program, access your account and learn how to earn points, review your points and reward history, and create and redeem coupons for instant savings, all with this easy-to-use app!