Botox

Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeons located in San Luis Obispo, CA

Botox® is one of the original injectable aesthetic treatments for reducing lines and wrinkles, and it’s still one of the most popular. Gary Donath, MD, and Danielle E. Giacona, DO, at Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery in San Luis Obispo, California, are highly experienced cosmetic surgeons providing expertly administered Botox treatments to patients living in the San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara counties. Call the office to schedule your Botox treatment session, or book an appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable aesthetic treatment for the temporary reduction of lines and wrinkles. It’s been in use for many decades and remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures.

Botox is a form of purified botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring substance that’s refined for both medical and aesthetic uses. Our providers uses several products with different forms of botulinum toxin, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®.

When used for wrinkle reduction, Botox affects the neuromuscular junction, blocking the signals from the nerves to your facial muscles. It’s the contraction of facial muscles that cause lines to develop, so when the muscles are unable to contract, lines and wrinkles smooth out.

Can Botox be used on all parts of my face?

Botox has received FDA approval for treating forehead furrows, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet beside the eyes. You’ll get beautiful results in any area of your face that’s treated by an expert practitioner.

During your evaluation at the Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery, our providers can give you the information and advice you need to decide which of these applications is going to produce the results you desire.

What happens when I have Botox treatment?

In some respects, the procedure is simple, taking just a few minutes and not requiring any anesthetic or special preparation. However, Botox treatment should be administered by an experienced professional like Dr. Donath or Dr. Giacona to assure your safety and give you the best possible results. 

He has an in-depth understanding of how each facial muscle works, so he knows how to inject the right quantity of Botox into exactly the right place to give you a natural, flawless result.

Our providers use a small gauge needle to inject the Botox. The number of injections used varies depending on what area he is treating. After your treatment, which takes an average of 15 minutes, you can carry on with your day as usual, avoiding strenuous physical activity for 2 hours after treatment. 

You should see a difference within 7 to 10 days. Results typically last three to four months, after which time you’ll need to return for further treatments to maintain the effects.

Find out more about the benefits of Botox treatments by calling Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery today, or book an appointment online.