Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Botox Injections In San Francisco


About Botox Injections in San Francisco

Dynamic lines and wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying muscles every time we smile, laugh, or frown. Over time, constant and sustained contractions of these muscles usually leads to the development of more profound lines and creases.*

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

Dynamic lines can be dramatically softened now with regular Botox injection treatments. This procedure involves the injection of a purified toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (botox). Although this toxin is the same as the one that causes a serious form of food poisoning (botulism), the amount used in cosmetic surgery is so small that a general reaction is unlikely to be seen. Results will vary in each patient.*

Botulinum toxin has been used very successfully and safely since 1982 by ophthalmologists to treat nervous twitching of the eyelid and lazy eye. In fact, each year thousands of patients receive Botox treatments for a variety of other conditions. For the last ten years, it has become an extremely popular treatment for reducing the signs of aging.*

When injected into a given area, Botox injections temporarily block the impulses from the nerves to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Because of this, the muscles cannot contract and therefore tend to relax. When these muscles relax, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles continue to contract, which allows normal facial expression to be unaffected.The ultimate goal is to give you smoother, tighter, and younger skin that at the same time looks very natural.*

Botox is usually performed on the upper face.  The most common areas requested are the forehead lines, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes.  While it would probably work around the mouth and chin, it would more than likely weaken the smile. Smile lines are normally either treated by injectables such as Juvederm, Voluma or even fat transfer.  Dr. Javaheri has extensive experience with this procedure and will discuss with you which areas he feels would most benefit from the treatment.  Based on your goals and his expertise, he will design a customized treatment plan specifically for you.* 

Are You a Candidate for Botox?

At the time of your consultation, Dr. Javaheri will ask you about your general medical history, specifically pertaining to any medical conditions that could cause problems during or after your procedure.

Botox is tolerated extremely well by most people, but patients who are pregnant or have a neurological disease should not be treated.*  

About the Botox Injection Procedure

The procedure is simple and safe. Botox is injected with an ultra-fine needle into the desired areas. Depending on the areas treated, between four to ten injections are usually necessary. Any discomfort is usually minor since the needle is very fine and only a small amount of liquid is used. Each injection will feel like a slight sting for just a few seconds. Once the injection is complete there is usually very minimal discomfort.*

The treatment is considered to be a lunch-time treatment, recovery is fast. Occasionally, some patients experience a slight temporary bruising or redness at the injection site, which can be covered with makeup. After your procedure, you can resume normal activities.* 

How Long Does It Last?

The full effects of Botox treatment are not apparent for three to seven days. As mentioned, the effects are temporary, and the toxin is slowly metabolized by the body in approximately three to six months.* 

Possible Complications

There are very few side effects related to this procedure. While an allergic reaction to any medicine is possible, it is extremely unusual with Botox. In some cases, patients may experience a very small amount of brow drooping if injected in that area. This can be avoided in most cases by not treating the one centimeter area just above the patient’s eyebrows. Due to the non-permanent nature of Botox, any potential side effect is always temporary. In the unlikely circumstance a droop were to occur, it would last approximately two to three weeks, which is significantly less than the full dose of Botox normally lasts.*

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

For more information on Botox®, click the PDF files below.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Safety Information

Summary of Information about BOTOX® Cosmetic

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  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

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  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

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    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

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