John G Alevizos, DO -  - Hormone Replacement Therapy

Alevizos Medical

John G Alevizos, DO

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Family Practice located in Irvine, CA

Botox® treatments are an effective solution for crow’s feet and frown lines that delivers natural-looking results. If you’re concerned about the signs of aging, John Alevizos, DO, of Alevizos Medical in Irvine, California, can help. Using Botox, Dr. Alevizos expertly rolls back the years to make you look younger and more vibrant without anyone guessing you’ve had treatment. Find out how Botox injections could help revitalize your appearance by calling or requesting a visit online today.


What is Botox?

Botox comes from botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring toxin that’s effective as both an aesthetic and medical treatment. Cosmetic Botox injections act on the nerves in your face, preventing them from sending chemical signals to your muscles.

The nerves and muscles Botox targets are those that create frown lines and wrinkles, so after a Botox treatment, these areas of your face relax and soften. The result is a smoothing out of the skin that makes you look younger and revitalized.

Botox injections are most effective when problems like frown lines and crow’s feet first form. Regular treatments can also slow down the development of wrinkles, as you aren’t contracting the muscles that cause the lines to become permanent.

Does Botox cause any side effects?

Botox has FDA approval for cosmetic and medical uses, having undergone extensive testing. It’s been in use longer than any other aesthetic injectable, with millions of people benefitting from its use without any adverse effects.

However, it’s essential that you only receive Botox injections from a qualified, experienced provider like Dr. Alevizos. Botox could cause problems at the wrong dose, and you’re also unlikely to get the best results if you choose an underqualified provider.

Long-term use of Botox is also safe, so you can continue to have regular treatments for many years. If you choose to stop having Botox injections, your skin simply goes back to the way it was before you began your treatments, with no adverse effects or accelerated aging.

What happens when I get Botox treatment?

Botox treatment takes just 10 minutes on average. Dr. Alevizos performs the procedure in his 

office, using a fine hypodermic needle to inject precise quantities of Botox into your face. 

Before he starts, he marks the points where he needs to inject the Botox after assessing the treatment areas.

At each Botox session, you get between three and five Botox injections. The procedure shouldn’t be painful, but if you’re worried about any discomfort Dr. Alevizos provides ice packs or anesthetic cream to numb the injection site.

Does Botox treatment require much downtime?

As soon as you’ve had your Botox injections, you’re free to go about your day as normal. This is one of the appeals of Botox, as it’s something you can fit into a busy schedule.  

You should see a difference in your lines and wrinkles within a couple of days. The effects last for about three to four months. To maintain the results, you need to return for further treatments three or four times a year.

For a fast, safe, and effective solution to facial lines and wrinkles, call Alevizos Medical or book an appointment online today.