How Botox Works


Maybe you’ve spent a little too much time in the San Diego sun without sunscreen. Or maybe you’re inspired by the flawless faces of your best girlfriends, perfect Southern California beauties with not a fine line or wrinkle in sight.  Whatever the reason, you’re curious about Botox, how it works, and whether it’s a good choice for you, right? 

You’re not alone.  Today, 13 years after the FDA approved BOTOX Cosmetic for the treatment of frown lines, it remains the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure. In 2014, doctors, nurses, and clinicians performed 3,588,218 procedures with botulinum toxin, more than double the second most performed procedure. 

What is BOTOX and how does it work?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a trade name for botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin.  In very small concentrations, botulinum toxin can be injected into humans and used to prevent the contraction of muscle cells by blocking signals between the nerve cells and the muscles. In other words, it acts as a paralytic agent. 

For cosmetic purposes, this is done very strategically so that the muscles in a person’s brow area or around the eyes (crow’s feet) cannot tighten, scrunch up and wrinkle. This results in those smooth expanses of skin you may have noticed on girlfriends’ faces. 

What to expect during a BOTOX procedure

At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, we purchase our BOTOX biologic through Allergen, whose products are guaranteed for quality. Even if it is your first time, you can breathe easy knowing that you will receive a product of guaranteed quality and uncompromised safety. 

On the day of your appointment, once you are comfortable, one of our highly trained nurses will use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of BOTOX Cosmetic into your skin. The number of injections will depend on many factors.  We’ll discuss your specific case with you ahead of time so you know what to expect. 

And then, believe it or not, in as few as 10 minutes, you’ll be up on your feet ready to take on the rest of your day. There is no downtime. It is important not to rub the site of the injections, but otherwise, there’s very little else you’ll need to remember. 

The procedure will begin working a few days after your treatment and will last up to 3 or 4 months.  Yes, just 10 minutes for a smooth, youthful appearance that will last for as many as 120 days!  No wonder BOTOX is still the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to fight signs of aging.  

Still intrigued? Come see us in San Diego!

Another great thing about BOTOX (besides the fact that it works wonders) is that it doesn’t require a huge commitment. If you’re not as excited about the results as we think you will be, you don’t have to have the procedure more than once. After a few months, your muscles will regain their movement, and you get to say you tried it. 

But if you do like it…well, then give us another 10 minutes, and we’ll set you up for another 3 to 4 months. No problem. 

At Siti Med Spa, we want you to feel as great as you possibly can.  And if you think diminishing those fine lines and wrinkles that the San Diego sun left on your face will help you feel confident and beautiful, then we say go for it!  

Come on in. Let’s get your consultation scheduled.