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BOTOX® Cosmetic

If your brow and forehead are permanently furrowed and you look like you are frowning even when you’re perfectly content, you may be giving the wrong impression to others around you. There are several options for correcting forehead wrinkles, including surgical brow lift.
However, if you don’t think you need a brow lift, or are not quite ready to consider surgery, Dr. Ramin Behmand offers his Walnut Creek and San Francisco patients an alternative: BOTOX® Cosmetic.

A treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent facial wrinkles caused by
hyperactive muscles beneath the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been widely tested and is approved by the FDA. BOTOX® Cosmetic has several advantages over traditional surgery; without scarring or downtime, patients are able to receive treatment and return immediately to their everyday lives.

BOTOX® is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Once injected, BOTOX® works by blocking
transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles in the area. BOTOX® effects are confined to the injection site and do not travel throughout the body.

Walnut Creek plastic surgeon Ramin Behmand finds that BOTOX® is popular among both men and women who have the following conditions:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Forehead creases
  • Crow’s feet near the eyes
  • Bands or cords in the neck, known as platysmal bands

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The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure

BOTOX® is administered directly to the target areas through a series of small injections. Discomfort is minimal and brief; however,
if you are concerned or have had a previous uncomfortable experience, Dr. Behmand will apply a topical anesthetic or ice packs prior to the procedure to make the injection of BOTOX® a comfortable experience.

After consultation with you, Dr. Behmand will determine where to place the BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for the best results. The
entire procedure takes about ten minutes. Significant side effects are rare; some people might bruise slightly at the injection
site, but this effect is easily covered with makeup.

Dr. Behmand recommends that San Francisco and Walnut Creek BOTOX® Cosmetic recipients refrain from heavy physical exercise or facial massage for at least 24 hours after treatment.

Within a few days of your BOTOX® injections, you’ll see a marked improvement in your frown lines which may continue to improve for as long as a week and can last up to four months. If you live in Walnut Creek or the surrounding San Francisco communities and would like to find out if BOTOX® can help you look and feel your very best, contact the Behmand Institute of Plastic Surgery today.

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Ramin A. Behmand, MD, FACS
1776 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 108
Walnut Creek, California 94598
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Phone: (925) 939-9200

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