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Facial Slimming Treatment

Did you know that Botox can be used as a fantastic non-surgical facial slimming treatment? Well, it can be! Many cosmetic patients are bothered by an overly wide face that can be attributed to hyperactive facial muscles. In particular, this is from a masseter muscle that is overly active and bulky. This is especially prominent in some female patients. In the adjacent photo diagram, you can see this for yourself where this female patient from... Continue Reading
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TMJ Treatment

Over the years, Botox has become increasingly popular as an adjunct treatment for San Diego patients who suffer from symptoms of TMJ. One of the stronger muscles involved in TMJ disorder is the masseter muscle - a rectangular-shaped muscle that sits over the side of the jaw as is shown diagrammatically in the adjacent photo. It is the masseter muscle that commonly contributes to problems related to TMJ disorder - which includes chronic, recurrent pain... Continue Reading
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Price in San Diego

At our San Diego medical spa, we get phone calls on a nearly daily basis asking about the price of Botox. In so many of these instances, prospective patients seeking Botox treatment are price-shopping to see who they can go to in order to get the cheapest price for Botox. Unfortunately, what so many of these patients don't realize is that Botox price is only one of the major considerations you should ponder before deciding... Continue Reading
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Get Your COVID Creases Treated

We are so happy to announce that our office is now back open and offering cosmetic Botox injections! Kellie, our amazing aesthetic RN, is available for all of you patients who have been anxiously waiting to get rid of those pesky 'COVID creases' that popped up during the quarantine! Of course, we have implemented many precautionary measures within the office to help combat the spread of COVID-19. We realize these added measures may be inconvenient... Continue Reading
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Coronado Botox Treatment

Do you live on Coronado island and get Botox treatment? Don't want to leave the comforts of the island just to get your Botox wrinkle reduction treatment? You are not alone! That is why Dr. Hilinski and his med spa staff are starting to cater to Coronado residents and workers who want a little Botox treatment. Dr. Hilinski is double board certified facial plastic surgeon and graduate of Harvard Medical School - making him one... Continue Reading
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Nefertiti Neck Lift

What is this Nefertiti neck lift that you see mentioned as a non-surgical option to enhance your jaw and neck line? San Diego's best Botox injector, Dr. John Hilinski, tries to explain it here. The Nefertiti neck lift is essentially a Botox injection treatment that is intended to target the muscles that pull the jaw and neck down. This primarily consists of the platysma muscle - which is a broad, thin muscle that spans the... Continue Reading

Mixing Botox and Dysport

We have had many patients in the past ask whether or not you can mix Botox with Dysport for wrinkle reduction. The answer is - yes! There is no scientific and/or medical evidence that suggests there would be any problem with mixing these two neurotoxins together. Both Botox and Dysport work in a similar manner to modulate the nerve endings so that muscle contraction is reduced in the area of excess wrinkle formation. As long... Continue Reading
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Brotox for Men

Here is an example of what Botox or Dysport can do in the average male patient - often times referred to as Brotox. This male patient disliked the wrinkle formation around the eyes (the crow's feet area) and in between the eyebrows (the glabella region or frown lines). Dr. Hilinski injected Dysport into both of these areas to help smooth out the wrinkles. Notice how he still looks quite natural - and masculine - following... Continue Reading

Choosing Your Botox Doctor

Why is it so important to choose the right medspa office for your Botox and/or Dysport injection? Because not all injectors of cosmetic neurotoxin and filler are equal. Over the years, we have heard so many of our patients talking about getting Botox, Dysport, Juvederm and Restylane injections done elsewhere in San Diego by various medspas - only to find out that there is much more to the art of cosmetic injectables than just sticking... Continue Reading

Botox for Men

What percentage of Botox patients are men? In our practice, it is about 20%, but rising every year! That is because Botox and Dysport treatment has become less and less taboo for men seeking to reduce unwanted fine lines and wrinkles in their face. If women can do it, why not men, right? The fallacy has been that Botox and Dysport will make a male face look 'off' somehow or another. But, the reality is... Continue Reading

Wrinkle-Free Wednesdays

Just a quick historical note on Botox. Years ago, Dr. Hilinski came up with a Botox promotional called wrinkle-free Wednesdays, which was intended to give special pricing to San Diego Botox patients who scheduled on Wednesdays. By having so many Botox patients come in on one day - our office schedule and flow was made much easier. Unfortunately, as the months went on, Dr. Hilinski realized that nearly every Wednesday, the schedule was simply too... Continue Reading

Avoiding the Spock Look

We here this all the time from new Botox and Dysport patients coming to our San Diego office. 'I don't want Spock eyebrows' they say. Well, no reputable cosmetic doctor wants to create the Spock eyebrow look. But, unfortunately, it can and does still occur when Botox and Dysport is injected by doctors and nurses who don't have a lot of knowledge and experience with forehead muscles and facial movement. The Spock eyebrow is an... Continue Reading

Exercising After Botox?

If you have been to our San Diego office and had Botox and/or Dysport injections you will likely have heard Dr. Hilinski recommend that you should refrain from exercising for at least 24-48 hours after the treatment. But why is this? Is it because of unwanted bruising after Botox or Dsyport? Nope. The main reason Dr. Hilinski recommends you avoid exertional activities for 24-48 hours is to minimize your blood pressure and heart rate from... Continue Reading

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