BOTOX® Cosmetic has a unique formulation and is the only FDA-approved treatment designed to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adults. Benefits also include:
Dysport® is a prescription injection that delivers naturally looking results and has been shown to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines that appear between the eyebrows. It does not change the look and movement of the rest of your face. Benefits include:
Belotero Balance® is a filler that is injected into the facial skin and is used to smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles on your face. When it is first injected, it works quickly and evenly to integrate into your skin. Benefits include:
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At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology in San Ramon, it is our goal to help our patients figure out what is the best treatment for their desired results. We know how to give our patients glowing skin and can seemingly turn back time. Our team of professionals is dedicated to using tested and trustworthy treatments that are personalized to your specific needs. We pride ourselves in delivering excellent, safe, and effective service, so you can relax knowing we have your back. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, give us a call at (925) 275-9333.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling treatment of its kind*:
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When you choose BOTOX® Cosmetic, you can trust in its established track record. Backed by over 15 years of clinical studies, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind, approved for use in 96 countries. The safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic has been described in more than 495 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
Compare the before and after pictures of real patients in our gallery, and see the difference for yourself.
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist can instead apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
The injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with your specialist, he or she will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Remember, only BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved to treat all three of these areas.
For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.
For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
For the forehead lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into a muscle in your forehead.
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide and talk to your specialist.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is an injectable filler that is used to smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles on your face.1 Upon injection, it quickly and evenly integrates into your skin.2,3
No, BELOTERO BALANCE® acts in a totally different way. It fills in areas within the skin to reduce the depth of wrinkles, lines, and folds. The skin remains mobile and flexible, with a natural look, feel, and movement.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler designed to integrate into facial skin tissue. The unique manufacturing process for BELOTERO BALANCE® yields a soft and cohesive gel that, once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles.4,5 While the product is versatile enough to handle moderate nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), it may be an ideal option for treating delicate areas such as etched-in smile lines and vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above and around the lips).5
Immediately upon treatment, BELOTERO BALANCE® helps smooth etched-in lines and wrinkles, such as vertical lip lines above and around your lips.5
Individual results may vary, but BELOTERO BALANCE® may last about 6 months or more.5 Some factors that affect how long it lasts are the amount of product used and the area it is injected into. In areas that experience a lot of movement due to eating, talking, and smiling, the product may not last as long as other less active areas.
Just as wrinkles and folds vary from face to face, so does the amount of BELOTERO BALANCE® needed per treatment.1 It’s very individual—it depends on the amount of correction desired, the number of areas to be treated, and other factors. Your healthcare provider can better estimate once you have a consultation about your individual needs.
As with all injectable treatments, there can be discomfort associated with the procedure.1 If you have concerns, discuss them with your healthcare provider, because there are effective ways to manage this during treatment.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is made of a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA)1, a natural component of skin. HA binds to water, making it an ideal product for correcting wrinkles and folds, as it binds with the skin’s own water.6 The HA in BELOTERO BALANCE® is specially formulated in a proprietary process to create a uniquely smooth and cohesive gel.5 This injectable gel blends into the natural structure of your skin, gently filling etched-in lines and wrinkles and creating a smooth, natural look and feel.2,3
BELOTERO BALANCE® is injected into the skin in a simple, quick treatment performed by a licensed healthcare provider using a fine-gauge needle. You can either sit or recline during treatment and the aftercare is minimal.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is FDA approved and clinically proven safe and effective.1 Hyaluronic acid products for wrinkle correction have been available for a long time and used in thousands of treatments.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is FDA approved and has undergone testing in a clinical study to nstrate its safety. Hyaluronic acid products for wrinkle correction have been available for a long time and used in thousands of treatments.
Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist for more than 7 days, contact your healthcare provider immediately.1
There is very little to no downtime associated with a BELOTERO BALANCE® treatment. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans during a consultation with your healthcare provider.
Dysport® is a prescription injection administered by a licensed healthcare professional to treat moderate to severe frown lines (those wrinkles between the eyebrows).
Medically, it’s a botulinum neurotoxin (abobotulinumtoxinA), an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent. It temporarily prevents specific muscle movements that cause frown lines.
Administered by a licensed healthcare professional, Dysport® is supplied as a single-use, sterile 300-unit vial. The dose of Dysport® for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines between your eyebrows) is a total of 50 units injected equally among the specific muscles. The dose of Dysport® is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used.
Although office visits can vary, the procedure generally takes 10 to 20 minutes.
Though results vary, there is typically a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within 2-3 days.1-3*
*A secondary endpoint based on Kaplan-Meier estimates of cumulative rate of time to onset of response. The median time to onset of response was 3 days in GL-1 (Dysport 55/105 [52%], Placebo 3/53 [6%] and GL-2 (Dysport 36/71 [51%], Placebo 9/71 [13%]), and 2 days in GL-3 (Dysport 110/200 [55%], Placebo 4/100 [4%]).1-3
One treatment of Dysport® can last for up to 4 months,† so the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport® may be comparable to the first use.
†GL-1 and GL-3 evaluated subjects for at least 150 days following treatment. Based on investigator assessment, response was maintained for up to 4 months in both GL-1 (Dysport 24/105 [23%], Placebo 2/53 [4%]) and GL-3 (Dysport 58/200 [29%], Placebo 1/100 [1%]).2-4
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.
Dysport® and Botox are both made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. However, the dose of Dysport® is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used.