BOTOX is a prescription-grade injectable medication that is administered directly in the muscles of the face to relax them and decrease wrinkles, lines, and creases. Dr. Marguerite Bernett, premier Irvine cosmetic surgeon, works closely with patients considering BOTOX and helps them to achieve their esthetic goals through precision and care. Common injection sites for BOTOX are between the brows, around the mouth, and around the eyes. With extensive experience in administering this treatment, Dr. Bernett injects the BOTOX carefully, without leaving the patient's face "frozen".
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"It is hard to put into words how very happy I am now that I have had the Mommy Makeover. After all of the exercising and dieting I did after my last pregnancy, the loose tummy skin and drooping, smaller breasts and stubborn fat, uhhh so frustrating. So with Dr. Bernett's s t outstanding treatment and very caring manner, I feel like a new person! There is no other way to describe it. I am happy being a mom of course even before the surgery, but now I am so very happy with my improved look : )"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 31, 2015
"I feel like a new person after my Mommy Makeover! I recently was treated by Dr. Bernett, and I couldn't be happier. After my last pregnancy my body changed a lot, not only weight gain, also drooping breast and the loose tummy skin. I did a good amount of exercise and was careful with my diet, but the drooping, and loose skin did not improve much. Plus some areas of fat are just darned stubborn! Now that those trouble areas are lifted and tightened, I truly feel so much better. Dr. Bernett really took care of me and was careful and caring all the way. Everything looks great, and I am feeling so much better !!!"- H.M. / Wellness / May 30, 2015
"I am very happy with the procedures Dr. Bernett did for me. I had a face and neck tightening procedure which removed some fat and tightened my skin. As I am getting older, I also gained a little weight. My cheeks and chin were sagging, and I was getting a double chin. Now, I look ten years younger and feel better, too! I did a laser firming treatment for my entire face and my skin looks really beautiful. Several of my colleagues from work also went to see Dr. Bernett after they saw my results and were very satisfied. She is professional, very thorough and what I really love is that she takes her time and she cares."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2015
"I went to Dr. Bernett to have my implants replaced with smaller ones and a lift. I was never fully happy with my first results 10 years ago and felt m ..."- J.C. / Vitals / Mar 12, 2015
What to Expect
During the initial consultation, the forehead will be assessed so that the appropriate amount of BOTOX can be determined. Wrinkle location, depth, and quantity will help determine the appropriate dosage. Most patients require anywhere between 1-3 syringes of the medication. During the same in-office appointment, the forehead will be marked with ink so that during treatment it will be known where the injections will go. The patient will feel a small prick as the injection is made through the skin by a fine syringe. Discomfort is minimal, but it is controlled with cold compression.
After their BOTOX treatment, patients are able to return to their normal activities. There will be some mild swelling and redness, but this is minimal and goes away within 3-4 hours. It is important for patients to sleep upright the first night following their injections, and exercise should be avoided for 24 hours. Results following BOTOX are most apparent around day 5-7. At this time, patients will notice that their foreheads are smoother and that wrinkles will have decreased significantly. They will feel younger and feel that their appearance has a new, brighter glow!
Most plastic surgery practices charge about $350-$400 for one full syringe of BOTOX. Some patients will require multiple syringes depending on the severity of wrinkles, so the price will vary by patient. In addition, it is important to note that the majority of our patients return for additional treatments about every 3-4 months.
Get Your Facial Glow Back!
BOTOX is a fantastic way to look softer and younger without surgery. Men and women who wish to decrease facial wrinkles and lines may be candidates for this treatment. Results typically last for several months, and sometimes longer for many of our patients. If you are ready to try out the injection that has changed the lives of millions of people, call our office today and talk to our staff about the wonders of BOTOX!
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