What is BOTOX?
Rejuvenate your facial skin with BOTOX injections to smooth wrinkles and fine lines in the upper section of your face. Men and women in San Francisco, CA seek out our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Charles K. Lee. He performs each BOTOX injection with skill and precision — just like he would in surgery. Dr. Lee will provide the highest level of precision, expertise, and care during your injection session. BOTOX injections are not as simple as they seem, and Dr. Lee will create results you love with his understanding of the surgical and 3D anatomy of your face and nerves. BOTOX can be placed between the eyebrows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and across the forehead.
BOTOX offers facial rejuvenation with proven results for men and women. BOTOX can make a dramatic improvement to ease lines and wrinkles, which are made from making expressions with the contracting muscles on the upper face. These facial lines may or may not go away as the face relaxes. BOTOX is a clean and purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily freezes the movements of the muscle. Find out more by calling our L Plastic Surgery office for an appointment.
"Initially I was very timid about going "under the knife," but after getting several botox treatments from Dr. Lee I have the utmost confidence that under his care, I will always be in great hands. So after staring in the mirror at my monolids and careful consideration, I decided to go back to see him for a consultation for Asian Eyelids. Boy did I make the right decision. If you're looking for THE Asian Eyelid surgery expert, Dr. Lee is the one to go to. Knowing my worries about doing any type of surgery, Dr. Lee thoroughly explained the procedure, showed me before and after photos of his "masterpieces", and assured me that he will take care of me. I am now a few months out from surgery and I love how my eyes came out. I understand that it takes time to heal, but I love the results so far. I know that Dr. Lee did surgery on my eyes, but I feel like getting this procedure done has brightened up my whole face and a better version of myself has come out to light. Again, thank you Dr. Lee!"- B.D. / Yelp / Dec 21, 2017
"I found Dr. Lee through a friend who recently received botox from him and how great he was. I scheduled a consult to get my veins removed on the behind the knee area which bugged me for years since it was blue and I did not like it at all. The office is located at St. Mary's hospital and the front desk staff was very welcoming. When I met with Dr. Lee he was very honest about my veins and advised me that it was very minimal which it was not necessary to get it removed since it is so small and pointed out that he can barely see it. Dr. Lee could have went ahead to schedule the procedure and charged me instead he was honest and actually made me feel better about not going through with it since it was not noticeable as I though it was. I would definitely go back to him for other procedures since he is very honest."- F.L. / Yelp / Aug 10, 2017
"Dr. Lee is terrific. He removed a cyst from my neck and a large lipoma from my arm and both experiences were excellent. He's friendly, explains things well, and is obviously at the top of his field. I also see him for regular Botox and I always appreciate his conservative approach and gentle hands!"- N.L. / Yelp / Oct 28, 2016
"I am in my late twenties, 29 to be exact. I started noticing some wrinkles on my forehead that I never had before. I came in for consultation with Dr. Lee for Botox for my forehead. He was very helpful and patient with listening to my concerns. I liked that he advised me to do a more natural look, and not the kind where I won't be able to move my eyebrows .... Definitely not what I wanted. The procedure was short and fast and he talked me through it the whole time to calm my nerves, since it is my first time getting Botox. In the end, I am super happy and glad i went to Dr. Lee. He and his staff was so warm, nice, professional, and patient with me. I can't wait to see them again for my touch up!"- N.P. / Yelp / Jul 16, 2016
"I have the distinct pleaure to have known Dr. Lee both professionally and personally for almost two years.I was greeted warmly and felt instant rapport at our first meeting during a reconstructive plastic surgery case he was performing.He is both an amazing reconstructive microsurgeon and aesthetics plastic surgeon.Because I have witnessed the reconstructive surgeries he has performed to make a person's body whole again after a traumatic event or disease state, I was totally confident of his ability to perform aesthetic procedures on me.I have had Botox injections in my forehead and Juvaderm injections in the nasolabial folds to fill them out. His Botox injections are so precise that my forehead is smooth, but I can still move my eyebrows!The other procedure I have had is the Fraxel laser for the entire face, neck and chest. This laser helped to repair the sun damage and remove the small fine wrinkles around my eyes and corners of my mouth. He is definitely my plastic surgeon of choice in the bay area. And now he has a surgical suite so many of the minor surgical procedures from liposuction to blepharaplasty can be done as an outpatient procedure."- D.D. / Yelp / Oct 05, 2008
Do I Qualify for BOTOX?
BOTOX is great for patients who wish to soften the appearance of lines on their upper face without surgery. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive anti-aging treatment even if you do not show signs of aging — think about how often you tend to make facial expressions. BOTOX is an effective noninvasive treatment if you have forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows. It is also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you experience deeper lines, an injectable filler may be more suitable. Dr. Lee may suggest both.
Furthermore, if you are over the age of 50 with moderate to severe skin laxity, you may opt for a facelift or a surgical procedure. A more intensive approach would deliver a dramatic result and can last years.
Dr. Lee's Injection Technique
BOTOX injectable treatments are performed here in our office at L Plastic Surgery. If it is your first time to visit our office for BOTOX, we commonly perform the injection on the same day as your consultation with Dr. Lee. He will perform the injections himself. You will be asked to make a number of expressions using your upper face, like squinting, frowning, etc., to help us to determine where the injections are best placed. The face will be cleaned and BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help decrease swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you can return to your normal activities with no required recovery period.
Your BOTOX Results
Following the BOTOX injection, you may get back to your typical routine, but strenuous exercise should be skipped for a minimum of one day. You will be advised to sleep upright for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The treated areas of your face can become bruised, swollen, or red for a few days, but you should not experience any serious or lasting side effects. In most cases, it typically takes around 5 – 7 days before the final results of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your BOTOX injector about when to make touch-up appointments at L Plastic Surgery to refresh your results.
How long will my results last?
Improvements from BOTOX can last up to four months. Usually, patients make an appointment every season to refresh their results, but you may come back earlier. If you are using BOTOX as a preventive wrinkle treatment, you may be able to schedule visits further apart. After listening to your concerns and creating your BOTOX plan, Dr. Lee will be able to estimate when you should schedule your next injection session.
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport are brands of injectable wrinkle relaxers that contain botulinum toxin (type A). All three relax facial muscles to soften wrinkles; however, each formula is made to treat specific areas and needs. Some of the small differences between them include the amount in each dose, treatment spread, and how long the results last. Dr. Lee will choose the formula and dosage to match with your goals.
Is BOTOX safe for me?
Your injector is paramount to your safety when it comes to BOTOX injections. It is so important to seek out the skill of an expert injector like Dr. Lee. How your BOTOX is applied and how much is injected takes skill and experience. When applied properly, BOTOX rarely causes any complications. Dr. Lee only uses safe, proven products to treat his patient's skin. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments, it is considered safe and has earned approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to cosmetic uses, BOTOX is also used to treat medical problems such as facial spasms, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines.
Ask About Our BOTOX Injections
Our BOTOX injections can be a beneficial addition to your anti-aging beauty routine. You can schedule an initial consultation or maintenance injections for BOTOX with Dr. Lee at L Plastic Surgery. He will take the time to explain how BOTOX will improve your appearance and how many injections you would need to accomplish your look.