What is Botox?

Botox is an injection using Botulinum Toxin Type A to treat wrinkles.  It was originally designed to treat neurological disorders, but is often used today for wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

What is the Procedure?

Botox is injected into muscle tissue that is surrounding a wrinkle.  It relaxes the tissue and blocks the nerve impulses that go to that area.  It will be noticeable within a couple of days and can last for several months, but will need to be performed again.

Can I Get a Botox Injection?

Women who are pregnant or nursing should not have the procedure due to unknown side effects.  Certain medications such as antibiotics and aspirin will increase bruising.  The ideal candidate is a younger person with a few wrinkles.  You will have to talk with a cosmetic surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.

What Are the Side Effects of Botox?

Botox is considered a safe procedure, but it does have a few side effects.  These include: temporary bruising, numbness, swelling, and a tingling sensation. Patients should not rub the area during the first 12 hours to help reduce the possibility of side effects.

Can I afford It?

Our doctors provide a variety of financing options available to help almost any candidate achieve the look they desire.


Meet Dr. Hongshik Han

Dr. Hongshik Han, M.D., is a Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgeon who is affiliated with Clovis Community Hospital, St. Agnes Hospital, Valley Children's Hospital, and local surgery centers.

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