Botox Specialist

Alexander D Stein, MD, FAAD, FASDS, FASMS -  - Dermatologist

Stein Dermatology and Skin Surgery

Alexander D Stein, MD, FAAD, FASDS, FASMS

Dermatologist & Mohs Surgery located in Chula Vista, CA

Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States. The cosmetic injection is quick, provides consistent results, and requires no downtime. Board-certified dermatologist Alexander Stein MD, FAAD, FASDS, and the team at Stein Dermatology and Skin Surgery in Chula Vista, California, offer BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. Call the office or book an appointment online to schedule your Botox consultation today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox, or botulinum toxin therapy, is a cosmetic injection FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines around the eyes. It also smooths lines on the forehead.

More than 7 million Americans use Botox every year to restore a more youthful look. At Stein Dermatology and Skin Surgery, the team uses BOTOX Cosmetic. 

How does Botox work?

Botox works by addressing one of the primary causes of your visible lines and wrinkles, repeated facial expressions.

As you get older, your skin produces less collagen — is a structural protein that keeps your skin healthy and resilient. 

When you squint or frown, the muscles under your skin create grooves that cause your skin to fold. Without collagen, your skin loses its ability to bounce back and smooth itself out after falling into the crease, leading to the more visible facial lines and wrinkles. 

Botox injections temporarily stop the muscle movement under your skin that causes the grooves and folding, allowing your skin to smooth out and the lines and wrinkles to fade away. 

What happens during a Botox injection treatment?

The team at Stein Dermatology and Skin Surgery develops an individualized Botox treatment plan specific to your needs and beauty goals. They review your plan at your Botox consultation so you know what to expect.

In most cases, Botox injections take only a few minutes, cause little to no pain, and require no downtime.

During your injection treatments, your provider inserts a thin, tiny needle into precise points on your skin and injects a small amount of the medication into your muscle. You may notice some redness at the site of your injections, but you can cover up any marks with makeup.

The team at Stein Dermatology and Skin Surgery recommends you avoid massaging the injections site and skip any strenuous exercise routine for at least two hours after your Botox treatments. 

How long does Botox last?

Your Botox injections at Stein Dermatology and Skin Surgery can keep your skin smooth and youthful for up to four months. The cosmetic specialists recommend you schedule your next set of injections as soon as you see your treatment results wearing off.

Repeating your Botox treatment not only keeps your current wrinkles away but may also prevent new wrinkles from forming.

To schedule your Botox consultation, call Stein Dermatology and Skin Surgery or schedule an appointment online today. 


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