When prospective clients come in for a treatment of BOTOX® Cosmetic at my San Diego clinic, they often ask what they should expect following the procedure. I tell all my patients that the recovery period is one of the best features of BOTOX® Cosmetic, because it’s practically non-existent.
The procedure itself takes just a few minutes. I choose which specific muscles should be targeted by the injections in order to get the optimum results, and administer each shot accordingly. This is an outpatient procedure, and patients can leave the office immediately following their round of BOTOX® Cosmetic. My San Diego patients are usually eager to return to their normal routine, and BOTOX® Cosmetic is so minimally invasive that they can do just that. The one thing to keep in mind is not to massage or rub the treated areas, since this could cause the injections to be redistributed to different areas of the face. You should also avoid laying flat for a few hours. There is occasionally redness at the injection site, but this is only temporary and should fade rapidly.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is called a “lunchtime treatment” for good reason. The procedure itself is very simple and lets you get right back to your regularly scheduled life without a long recovery period. Yet, the results of this process can eliminate years off your appearance, and can last for several months.
Dr. Alexander received his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, one of the country’s first medical schools, and then had five years of intensive general surgery training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, serving as chief resident in 1993-1994. There he was one of two residents honored “Outstanding Teacher” by the Whitehead Society.
After becoming Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Alexander attended the University of California San Francisco, one of the premiere Plastic Surgery programs in the United States. There he completed two additional years of residency training in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Alexander is double board certified in Surgery and Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Alexander specializes in facial rejuvenation, and was the first surgeon in California to perform the QuickLift,™ a revolutionary surgical procedure that takes years off the face with less downtime than traditional facelifts. He is a specialist in chemical peels and laser surgery and was selected to author the chapter “Facial Resurfacing” in Plastic Surgery, the premiere textbook of the specialty. He also specializes in facial cancer reconstruction and endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedures, publishing his own original research about endoscopic plastic surgery. He lectures in medical forums and has presented his results at both national and international surgical meetings.