Botox FAQ

We always seem to miss the ever-elusive fountain of youth with each passing year of our lives.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if the fountain of youth found us? It would present us with a way to erase fine lines and wrinkles on our faces and reverse the clock on our age.

Botox is that fountain of youth and Dr. Jack Friedlander is ready to assist you on your journey to turn back the hands of time in Sacramento and Roseville. 

If you have questions regarding Botox, read on to learn more about Botox and how it may change how you look and feel.

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved neuromodulator that is injected directly into the muscles of the face. Botox injections are minimally invasive, meaning they do not require surgery. Botox works to prohibit the targeted facial muscles from contracting. It is the constant contraction of the muscles that applies pressure to the surface of the skin causing it to crease or fold between the muscles. Over time, the creases become more prominent and permanent, resulting in wrinkles and lines on the face. Botox eliminates the contractions, which in turn, eliminate the creasing of the skin. 

How long does Botox last?

Botox injections can last up to 6 months. Some patients may experience a shorter or longer timeline as each patient’s reaction to Botox is different. However, patients may return for follow-up injections to meet their aesthetic goals. 

Where can I have Botox injected?

Botox Cosmetic is FDA-approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, in between the eyebrows, and crows feet around the eyes.1 Have other areas you may need addressed? Contact NorCal Liposculpture today to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Is there a generic version of Botox available in Roseville, CA?

There is no generic of Botox on the market. According to Botox Cosmetic, the FDA has deemed Botox as not interchangeable with any other product. This means there is no substitution for Botox. It has been deeply studied and has many quality assurance measures in place to ensure quality and product integrity. 

How long does it take to recover from Botox injections?

After receiving Botox you can return to your daily activities immediately! The minimally invasive procedure is a quick, in-office treatment that can meet your aesthetic goals without monopolizing your day. 

How much does Botox cost in Roseville?

Botox injections are a highly customized procedure. Because of this, cost will be individualized, as well. The only way to receive a final cost for Botox is to attend a private consultation at NorCal Liposculpture. 
Dr. Friedlander does not want your goals to be out of reach because of cost. He has partnered with several companies to offer special financing for your cosmetic procedure(s). Be sure to look into these financing options to learn if one will work for your specific case to make your aesthetic goals a reality. 

Is Botox safe?

Botox has been extensively studied over time. Botox is FDA-approved for treating the lines between the eyebrows, lines on the forehead, and lines around the eyes. When administered by a trained medical professional in a medical setting, Botox is completely safe. During your consultation, you will need to disclose any allergies. Please inform Dr. Friedlander if you have had any adverse effects from Botox or other neuromodulator. This will help him determine your candidacy for Botox. 
Botox has not been studied in pregnant or breastfeeding individuals. Adverse effects are extremely rare. They may include rash, itching, burning at injection sites, headache, back pain, dry eye, issues with swallowing, and difficulty breathing. This is not an all-inclusive or exhaustive list. Adverse effects should be reported to Dr. Friedlander immediately by calling (916) 347-7755 or contacting emergency services.2

What happens during a Botox injection appointment in Roseville?

During your appointment for Botox injections, your skin may be numbed using a topical anesthetic. From there, your skin will be cleansed and you will be asked to tense the target muscles. The prescribed amount of Botox will be injected into the facial muscles responsible for the visible creases on your skin. The skin will be cleansed following injection and you will be allowed to go on about your day! 10-20 minutes is all it takes!

How long does it take to see results from Botox?

You will begin to see results within 24 to 48 hours following injection. The procedure is fairly quick and there is no downtime. 

Can I have dermal fillers at the same time as Botox injections?

Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, are minimally invasive injections used to smooth depressions in the skin. These may be lines and wrinkles, hollows of the face, such as around the eyes, or atrophic scarring. Juvederm may also be used to fill the lips to increase volume. 
There is nothing barring you from having Juvederm and Botox administered in the same appointment. However, it may be best practice to complete one treatment and return for the next treatment once the final results are realized. For example, it may take up to a week to see final results from Botox injections. A week after Botox, you may return for Juvederm. This would be to prevent any overcorrection that may occur. If you have questions about utilizing the duel action of Juvederm and Botox, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Friedlander today!.

Does NorCal Liposculpture participate in National Botox Cosmetic Day?

Dr. Friedlander is all for patients looking and feeling their best throughout the year. To assist you on this journey to the fountain of youth, Dr. Friedlander offers Specials on a number of procedures available at NorCal Liposculpture. Check the Specials page often to see what Dr. Friedlander may be offering at any given time during the year! 

Am I a candidate for Botox?

Botox is available for any adult individual in relatively good health, who is not allergic to any of the contents of Botox. Additionally, patients may be unhappy with the lines that have appeared on the upper face. If you are a candidate for Botox injections near Sacramento, contact NorCal Liposculpture today to schedule your consultation!

What can I expect after receiving Botox injections?

Following your appointment, you may notice reduced ability to contract the treated facial muscles. You may also feel tenderness and see some redness or bruising at the injection sites. These should resolve within a few days and your final results will begin to shine through. Wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes will be less noticeable for the next 3-6 months. 
As the ability to contract the muscles gradually return, you may schedule a follow-up appointment to keep your skin looking flawless!

Will my face become numb after getting Botox injections?

You will have a numbing cream applied to the treatment area(s) prior to receiving Botox injections. The cream should wear off 2 to 3 hours following application. Afterwards, you should be able to feel sensations on the skin as normal. If you experience numbness longer than 3 hours, pain, or any other adverse effects, be sure to call Dr. Friedlander at (916) 347-7755 or go to your nearest emergency room. 

How much Botox will I need?

Botox injections are tailored to the individual needs of the patient. The only way to determine if you would be a candidate for Botox and to estimate the amount of Botox you may need is to attend a consultation with Dr. Friedlander. If you have other specific questions about Botox, contact NorCal Liposculpture today for your private consultation. 

What do I do next?

Addressing your fine lines and wrinkles in 20 minutes or less is proving to be a benefit of Botox. Botox is available at NorCal Liposculpture and Dr. Friedlander is your guide on this epic journey of transformation! Botox can help you achieve your aesthetic goals in a timely manner with an FDA-approved, minimally invasive injectable. 
If you are ready to realize the fountain youth that is Botox, reach out to Dr. Friedlander today at NorCal Liposculpture in Roseville to schedule your Botox consultation!

Additional Resources

  1. Botox Cosmetic. (2019). Approved Uses. Retrieved from 
  2. Botox Cosmetic, (2019). Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from 
  3. Cleveland Clinic. (2019). Neruromodulators (Botox/Dysport/Xeomin). Retrieved from 
  4. Columbia University Department of Surgery. (2019). Botox Injection. Retrieved from 
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