Botox Specialist

Delta Aesthetics

Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Clinic located in Antioch, CA

Botox® injections can rejuvenate your skin and erase wrinkles. At Delta Aesthetics in Antioch, California, Andrew Ness, MD, provides a variety of skin-enhancing treatments, including Botox. A board-certified physician and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ness has the expertise you need to achieve the best results from your Botox injections. Let Dr. Ness help you enhance your natural beauty and boost your self-confidence. Call Delta Aesthetics today or request an appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that helps erase fine lines and wrinkles. Botox serum contains botulinum, a toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Botulinum is a neurotoxin which blocks nerves and prevents muscles from contracting.

When injected into the face, Botox relaxes facial muscles. Botox injections can diminish the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and fine lines, including:

  • Crow’s feet around eyes
  • Frown lines between eyebrows
  • Smile lines around the mouth
  • Forehead wrinkles

Contrary to popular belief, Botox doesn't "freeze" your face or prevent you from making facial expressions. Correctly-applied Botox injections smooth away wrinkles while preserving your natural expressions.

Is Botox safe?

Many patients are concerned about the safety of Botox. The idea of injecting a known neurotoxin into your face may seem frightening, but Botox injections are FDA-approved. The serum is developed in a secure laboratory setting that observes the highest industry safety standards.

Side effects and adverse reactions to Botox are rare, but it's essential that Botox patients receive their injections from a qualified medical provider. Cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Ness purchase their Botox from reputable sources. They also administer the injections in a sanitary clinical setting.

Getting Botox injections from a "pop-up" salon or spa may not be safe and could put you at risk for complications. Instead, it's best to receive Botox treatments from a licensed physician like Dr. Ness.

What happens during a Botox procedure?

Before undergoing a Botox procedure, you meet with Dr. Ness to discuss your treatment goals. He examines your skin and reviews your medical history to determine whether Botox is right for you.

Most Botox treatments take less than 30 minutes. During the procedure, you may receive injections in many different parts of your face. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Ness and his staff apply a numbing cream to the skin to help reduce any discomfort.

Afterward, you may experience some minor stinging or swelling, but these side effects usually disappear within a day or two.

What results can I expect?

Results generally appear within 48 hours to two weeks. Botox results last 3-4 months. After that, you may need additional injections.

For patients seeking more dramatic results, Dr. Ness offers additional fillers and facial treatments including Juvéderm®. Combining treatments can provide an additional boost and produces firmer, younger-looking skin.

Curious to know if Botox is right for you? Call Delta Aesthetics today or request an appointment online!