Botox® Treatments Orange County

Known for his artistic and professional expertise, Dr. Furze personally performs each Botox injection. He draws on his extensive experience as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon to rejuvenate faces without pain or surgery

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is the first botulinum toxin to receive FDA approval for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows and moderate to severe lateral canthal lines in adults, ages 21 and older. Dr. Furze injects BOTOX in areas where it will be effective for the patient and gives maximum results.

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) works in moderate to severe crow’s feet.

BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the release of acetylcholine, so the muscle contractions are reduced. Dr. Furze of Orange County California can temporarily decrease muscle activity to help reduce the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet (canthal lines).

Dr. Furze can temporarily create an improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet associated with increased activity of the muscles around the eye (orbicularis oculi) in adult patients.


How long does BOTOX® last?

BOTOX® can last up to four months for glabellar lines, depending on how much movement the muscle goes through after Dr. Furze injects the BOTOX to the treatment areas. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a blocking agent that inhibits the contraction of the muscle in which it is injected.

Dr. Furze injects BOTOX into the forehead (glabellar) area to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe forehead (glabellar) lines associated with the contraction of the muscles in the forehead area in adult patients.

Face muscle Before and After BOTOX® procedure

Interested in BOTOX? Just contact either one of our convenient Orange County, CA locations in Newport Beach or Los Alamitos at 800-498-FACE for your free consultation with Dr. Alexis Furze. Dr. Furze will ensure that he uses the right product and precise injections to provide you with the most natural-looking and elegant results. Dont wait, contact us today for a more youthful you!

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

One of the main causes of Crow’s feet, the lines that appear around the eyes, and frown lines are repeated muscle contractions from squinting and frowning over time. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by reducing the muscle activity in these areas. BOTOX® Cosmetic inhibits the release of neurotransmitters in the area where it is injected, preventing the muscles from contracting. The relaxing of these muscles smoothes the lines around the brow and eyes.

What kinds of wrinkles are treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Wrinkles that are created by repeated muscle movement are called “dynamic wrinkles”. These types of wrinkles are not as noticeable when the muscles are relaxed and therefore are reduced with the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Such wrinkles normally include frown lines and crow’s feet, the lines around a person’s eyes. In contrast, “static” wrinkles, which are visible even when the face is relaxed are not usually improve with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Who is a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a minimally invasive procedure and thus it is ideal for people who would prefer non-surgical anti-aging treatments in specific areas. BOTOX® Cosmetic’s area of treatment generally includes the space between the eyebrows, the forehead and the side of the eye often referred to as “crow’s feet”. It can also be used to treat wrinkles in the upper lip and on the top of the nose area. Furthermore, it can be used to slightly raise the eyebrows and the corners of the mouth. While generally there are no medical contraindications for receiving a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection, you must be 21 years or older. In addition, it is not recommended to take any blood thinning medications prior to the treatment as it can increase possible bruising. It is also highly recommended to speak with a skin care professional prior to getting a treatment.

How many injections does it take to see results?

While the number of injections per session depends on the patient and the recommendation of the skin care professional, patients usually see results after the first session. These results normally last from 3 to 5 months, depending on the severity of the wrinkles. In terms of actual injections during the treatment, the specialist injects 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye, to reduce lines around the side of the eye. For the area surrounding the frown lines, the skin care professional usually administers 5 injections into the forehead, 1 in the procerus muscle and 4 in the corrugator muscles.

How long does a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments take?

While the treatment is relatively quick, your skin care specialist should take some time to discuss the right treatment for you depending on the results you are looking to achieve. After speaking with the specialist and a facial analysis is performed, the actual procedure can take as little as 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The total time of the treatment can depend on the number of areas being treated in a single session.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Botox® Cosmetic

Q Why do I have wrinkles?

While a large percentage of wrinkles are attributed to genetics, sun-damage and aging, there are other inevitable factors that create unsightly facial folds. Dynamic wrinkles are a category of fine lines and furrows that are created naturally by repetitive facial gestures and movements. Whenever you smile, frown, concentrate or squint, facial muscles contract and fold, thereby creating wrinkles. Dr. Furze uses Botox® Cosmetic to safely target frown lines and crow’s feet, reduce muscle activity and create visibly smoother results with little to no down-time.

Q Are there side-effects associated with Botox® Cosmetic?

While Botox® is fairly safe when administered by a qualified physician, there are risks involved with any injectable procedure. Possible temporary side-effects may include:

  • Slight numbness or swelling in the injection area
  • Mild bruising or tingling around the treatment region
  • Headache(short-lived)
  • Nausea (short-lived)
  • Drooping eyelid or brow
  • Botulism Poisoning
  • Partial Paralysis

The majority of side-effects can easily be avoided by receiving injections from a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Alexis Furze. His precision and advanced techniques reduce Botox® injection risks and help create more successful results. We recommend patients refrain from massaging or touching treatment at least 12 hours after Botox® injections at our Orange County, California facilities.

Q How should you prepare for your Botox® Cosmetic Injections in Newport Beach?

Though your Botox® session is complete in just a few minutes, thorough preparation should begin weeks in advance for optimal results. Dr. Furze advises that patients refrain from using blood-thinners, certain pain medication and cigarettes prior to injections. At your consultation, make the doctor aware of supplements you’re taking, allergies and any medical conditions you have. Taking precautions and being transparent with your physician tends to minimize risks and bruising associated with Botox® Cosmetic.

Q Does Botox® Cosmetic hurt?

Our highly-trained plastic surgeon is determined to make your treatment session as comfortable as possible. Patients have expressed that being injected with the FDA-approved OnabotulinumtoxinA is well tolerable and feels like a slight pinch. Dr. Furze administers Botox® Cosmetic utilizing ultrafine needles that promote comfort throughout the procedure. The Botox® expert offers ice packs and a topical anesthetic to minimize swelling and bruising once your session is complete.

Q Where should I get Botox® Cosmetic injections?

Dr. Furze is a skilled plastic surgeon who has years of experience injecting the most popular dermal filler on the market. At Facial Plastic Surgery OC, we order Botox® Cosmetic straight from Allergan, to ensure high-grade product for each patient. Selecting a board-certified doctor is key to obtaining smooth, wrinkle free results from your Botox® injections. The aesthetic and reconstructive expert has a unique understanding of facial anatomy and has perfected the placement of the injectable to achieve remarkable results in Orange County, CA.

When considering dermal injections, remember that not all doctors are alike. Dr. Furze specializes in Botox injections in the California area and creates symmetrical results. Though most practices feature nurse injectors, Dr. Furze carefully evaluates each patient and performs every Botox® Cosmetic treatment himself.

What Our Patients are Saying

“I am a rhinoplasty surgery patient and it took me 9 years to finally choose a surgeon to trust with my nose”

Dr. Alexis is a pleasant young doctor who is knowledgeable and willing to take the time to answer your questions and cover all your concerns so that you feel good when you leave his office. I definitely recommend him if ever need his services.

Dr. Furze is easy to communicate with, and is meeting all my post op needs. Of course this is after a successful surgery that I fully understood and was scheduled on my terms as immediate as was needed.

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Last updated: Wed 13 March, 2019
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