What is Botox®?

Botox® is an injectable treatment that uses a specialized neurotoxin to temporarily relax facial muscles. By relaxing targeted muscles, it can smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in areas like the forehead, brows, and eyes. Botox® continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed each year in the United States and can easily be combined with other aesthetic treatments for maximum effect.

Who is a Candidate for Botox®?

Botox® is a great option for virtually anyone looking to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look. If you’re beginning to see signs of aging like crow’s feet, forehead lines, or frown lines, Botox® can help. You should be in good health and not pregnant or breastfeeding. Certain bleeding disorders, medical conditions, or future plans to become pregnant may mean you are not a good candidate for Botox®. During a consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable clinicians, our team can help you determine if Botox® is right for you.

The Treatment

Botox® treatments are very quick and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. To begin, you will discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations with our licensed clinicians. We will help you develop a personalized treatment plan with Botox® and ensure you understand what to expect. If you would like a topical numbing cream for the injection process, we can provide one. Your skin will be cleansed and made ready for treatment. Then, a very fine needle will be used to inject the product into the appropriate muscles of the face. Once your treatment is complete, you can go about your day.


There is no downtime required after Botox®, but we recommend some small restrictions for best results. Make sure to avoid elevating your heart rate, bending over, or laying down for the first four hours. You may also have some minor redness and sensitivity at the injection sites. Avoid rubbing or massaging the area for the first few days.

Botox® can take 1-2 weeks to produce full results, although you may notice improvement within a few days. After two weeks, you may return for a touch-up with additional units if needed. Botox® lasts for 3-6 months and our clinicians will help you understand when to return for your next Botox® appointment.

Schedule a Consultation

Botox® can help refresh your look with minimal downtime. To learn more about Botox® and our many injectable treatment options, contact VitaLab Wellness in San Diego, CA to schedule a consultation. Our team of experts can help you develop a personalized treatment plan of medspa and wellness services that helps you reach your cosmetic goals and feel like your most confident self.


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