Botox Specialist

Laser Advantage of East County

Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Antioch, CA

Botox® is the most common aesthetic treatment in the United States due to its effectiveness and safety. At Laser Advantage of East County in Antioch, California, James Edwards, MD, offers expert injections of this wrinkle-reducer to help you look younger and brighter. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn how Botox can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Botox Q & A

What are Botox injections?

Botox is a purified neurotoxin, made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When Botox is injected into key muscles of the face, it temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by expression.  Botox softens your look and eases facial creases, but doesn’t make you look as if you’ve had a lot of work done.

Laser Advantage of East County is best known for their Botox service and top quality work. Dr. Edwards has extensive experience with Botox procedures and is a top specialist in Contra Costa County (Bay Area). 

How safe is Botox?

Botox is used by millions of people around the world in more than 98 countries. Botox is FDA-approved and has more than 500 studies that stand behind its safety and efficacy.

Where is Botox effective in reducing wrinkles?

Botox is applied to areas that commonly show age. These include:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet around your eyes
  • Worry lines between your eyebrows – also known as the 11s

Dr. Edwards has extensive training and experience administering Botox injections. You can trust him to help you achieve a youthful, smooth complexion.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

Botox treatments effectively smooth wrinkles and fine lines for 3-4 months. To maintain your results, schedule follow-up treatments. The friendly staff at Laser Advantage of East County can help you get on a regular schedule.

How soon are the effects of Botox injections noticeable?

Botox injections’ effects appear within 24-48 hours. It typically takes about 7-10 days for full results to set in, however.

What should I expect during Botox injections?

Appointments for Botox are quick, lasting just 15-20 minutes. Dr. Edwards cleanses your face and identifies the location of the relevant muscles that cause wrinkles in your forehead and around your eyes. You will feel a pinch when the needle pierces your skin, but most people find it quite tolerable. If you’re concerned about discomfort, talk to Dr. Edwards about using a topical numbing cream prior to treatment.

Is downtime necessary following Botox treatments?

Botox treatments don’t leave any notable side effects or require downtime. You can go back to work or school right after treatment. Some people experience very slight bruising or swelling at the injection sites following treatment, but these effects fade quickly and can be covered with makeup.

Laser Advantage of East County is a top medspa and laser center in Antioch, California and performs top quality work for Botox. To learn how you can get a younger look with Botox, call Laser Advantage of East County or schedule online.