BOTOX® Cosmetic therapy has been used for over 22 years in millions of patients. More than four million treatments are typically performed annually. Its safety in long-term use has been well-established. BOTOX treatments in Palm Desert can give you smooth, younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin – entirely without surgery.
At The Medical and Skin Spa, our team is led by Richard M. Foxx, M.D.. He has been specializing in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine since 2001 and is well-known for his ability with laser treatments, dermal fillers, and other cosmetic procedures. Under Dr. Foxx's guidance, we consistently provide gentle, effective care in a lovely spa environment. Contact us at or send us an email to request your complimentary consultation and to learn more about BOTOX in the Palm Springs area.
BOTOX Cosmetic works locally, injected through an extremely small needle directly into the desired treatment area, rather than through the body in the manner of a systemic drug. Each injection blocks the conduction of nerve impulses at the point where the nerve joins the muscle. This results in a weakening of the contractile ability of that muscle. Since dynamic wrinkles form in response to the contractions of muscles underlying the skin, the process of weakening the contractibility of these muscles decreases their associated wrinkles.
Since the treatment with BOTOX in Southern California is nonsurgical, there is no downtime and patients may immediately return to their daily activities. The majority of patients experience only minor discomfort during the procedure. Effects of BOTOX Cosmetic typically become apparent two to three days after the injection is administered and begin to wear off after about four months. At that time, the injection should be repeated.
Side effects such as bruising, temporary eyelid heaviness, headache, and flu-like symptoms are rare, but have been reported in some patients. Southern California BOTOX Cosmetic injections are contraindicated in pregnant and nursing women, in the presence of certain neurological disorders, for patients who are taking aminoglycoside antibiotics, and in patients who are allergic to the substance.