If you want to regain your youth in a physical sense, there is a way--Botox. Botox is a brand name for the neurotoxin. When this is injected into the face it relaxes certain muscles of the face which cause signs of aging such as crow’s feet, wrinkles, and laugh lines. The most commonly treated area is the area between the brows known as the glabella which can make someone look very angry or worried or tired.
Botox is created with botulinum toxin A, which blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The relaxed muscle can no longer contract making deep lines and wrinkles therefore making the skin appear smoother and younger. It works best on wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows (called the glabella), and crow’s feet (around the eyes). Dr. Lee also injects Botox around the mouth to help relax the vertical lines around the lips caused by tight clenching and pursing of the lips. She also injects Botox into the neck to help with platysmal bands that form when someone clenches their neck and jaw too tight. The effects of Botox initially last about four months. The effects gradually wear off and then need to be retreated. As patients do Botox on a regular basis the effects can eventually last longer due to the muscles being trained to relax.
The effects of Botox can be controlled by adjusting the amount or concentration of Botox injected. Some patients want to have complete relaxation of the muscle which requires using higher concentrations. Other patients may desire a more natural look and only want partial relaxation and retain more muscle movement which would require a lower concentration. Using a lower concentration also makes the effect wear off faster and therefore would have to be redone sooner.
Botox is done in an in-office visit with Dr. Christine Lee, where she will first discuss the problem areas that you want to address on your face. Whether its laugh lines, frown lines, wrinkles, or other areas that are experiencing deep wrinkles or creases that are of concern to you, Botox can help. The Botox is then injected into these areas to help soften the lines. Many individuals are able to leave the office and continue on with their day after the appointment without any downtime such as that required when undergoing surgical procedures such as facelifts or brow lifts. This makes Botox Walnut Creek and Botox East Bay a great lunch-time treatment that allows you to get in, get out, and get on with your day!
Botox is used for other medical conditions that are not purely cosmetic. It is an extremely effective treatment for excessive sweating (known as hyperhidrosis) of the hands, feet, and underarms. It stops sweating for about 6 to 9 months. Botox is also used for treating certain types of migraine headaches. For headaches, injections are given about every 3 to 4 months depending on the patient and when the effects start to wear off. Botox is FDA approved for treatment of both hyperhidrosis and migraines.
Considering such as Botox to help give you a more youthful appearance? Talk to Dr. Christine Lee today to find out if Botox is right for you!
M Christine Lee, M.D.
Definitely no one better in the bay area. I have been so impressed with her bedside manner and most of all with her results. If you want results then you should make an appointment right away.
Reviewed by ~ Michael M. Best in Town
Words can not describe how grateful I am to Dr. Lee for saving my face and honestly I would say my life. She's an absolute master and genius at what she does. I wouldn't even be able to show my face in public now if it weren't for her. I had the worst scars on my face that were so bad they scared other people. These scars were caused by a doctor who burned my face with a laser. I would have been happy just looking a little better but Dr. Lee was able to make my face look almost normal again. I can cover most of what's left with make-up now and most people can't tell what had happened to me. I still have internal scars from what that other doctor did but at least the outside scars are pretty much gone. I wish I had never had to go thru all this but I'm just grateful that there was someone like Dr. Lee who could help me get my face back.
Absolutely the best results. I wish I had gone to her first instead of wasting my money with no-nothing nurses are doctors who talk a good game but are merely dabblers. I got the results I needed and now look 15 years younger. She is a miracle worker!
~ Sue R.
She's the best doctor!
Dr. Lee treated my moles and also the moles on my 2 young girls with laser. They were very scared but Dr. Lee did a great job getting them to trust her. She was very patient and kind. AFter the first time, my daughters thought it was no big deal and were no longer scared. She did a great job removing the moles and we're all so happy! I wouldn't trust anyone else to treat me or my family. She's the best!
~ Tiffany Z.
The only doctor who helped my rosacea
I have really bad rosacea and sensitive skin and haven't been able to find any doctor who can help me...that is, until I found Dr. M. Christine Lee. I've seen several other very well-known derms and spent tons of money trying to get my rosacea under control. I've had fotofacials, IPL, VBeam, you name it, I've had it. Nothing has really made a difference. I almost gave up until I found out about Dr. Lee from the online rosacea support group. I heard great things about a laser procedure she developed. I started seeing her over a year ago and have gone thru several treatments and I am THRILLED!!!! I feel like a normal person for the first time in my life. No more redness and burning. Her treatment has been a miracle for me. All I can say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
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M Christine Lee, M.D.Rating: 5
Dr. Lee is the absolute best at Botox! I've been doing it for years and Dr. Lee is the only one who has never caused bruising. She has also helped me with the sun spots with some fantastic laser treatments. I have never met anyone more knowledgeable then her.
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