Botox And Filler Injections

Botox And Filler Injections Specialist
Eventually, those unwelcome lines and creases creep up on all of us. But you can slow down time without invasive, painful surgery. At Associates in Family Medicine in Clairemont, San Diego, Dr. Michelle Hamidi rejuvenates your appearance with safe and innovative treatments. Botox® and dermal fillers soften and fill lines and wrinkles without downtime or side effects. To learn more about how Dr. Hamidi can help you look as vibrant and youthful on the outside as you feel on the inside, call or click to schedule an appointment today.

Botox and Filler Injections Q & A

by Michelle Hamidi, MD

What is Botox?

Botox injections use a safe form of botulinum toxin to paralyze muscle activity. Botox injections are primarily used to relax your facial muscles and soften the wrinkles they cause.

Dr. Hamidi recommends Botox injections to noticeably reduce the appearance of crow’s-feet around your eyes, forehead furrows, and frown lines between your eyebrows. She also treats many other conditions with Botox injections, including:

  • Chronic migraines
  • Excessive sweating
  • Eye twitching
  • Lazy eye
  • Muscle contractures
  • Overactive bladder

What does Botox treatment involve?

Before injecting Botox, Dr. Hamidi reviews your health history, including your medications because certain drugs may increase the risk of side effects like bleeding or bruising. She also answers any questions you have about your treatment.

Dr. Hamidi numbs the treatment area. Most men and women tolerate the injections without any discomfort. She then injects Botox into the skin or muscles. How many injections you need depends on the treatment area and condition.

Botox begins working within a few days and results last up to three months or more. After your treatment, you resume your regular activities right away. Remember not to rub or massage the injection site, which can cause the toxin to migrate to other areas.

What are facial fillers?

Like Botox injections, facial fillers are an outpatient cosmetic treatment used to soften the look of wrinkles and fine lines. While Botox relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles, facial fillers add volume to wrinkles that form after your collagen breaks down.

Dr. Hamidi primarily uses fillers to treat facial wrinkles, including smile lines around your mouth. Fillers can also add volume to your cheeks, lips, hands, and recessed scars.

Hyaluronic acid is the most commonly-used filler because it occurs naturally in your body, it’s safe, and it’s highly effective for softening creases and adding fullness.

What does filler treatment involve?

Facial filler injections are very similar to Botox injections. Dr. Hamidi reviews your health history, medications, skin health, and aesthetic goals before creating your treatment plan.

Dr. Hamidi cleans and numbs the treatment area before gently injecting the filler. The treatment takes about 15 minutes, and Dr. Hamidi may recommend scheduling additional treatments, depending on your cosmetic goals.

Call or click to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hamidi at Associates in Family Medicine to discuss the best injectables for your anti-aging needs.


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