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Under Eye Wrinkles and Botox

Every once in a while you will hear someone say their under eyes are more wrinkled after getting Botox or Dysport in the crow's feet. When patients get Botox and Dysport in the crow's feet area, the intention is to stop that portion of the muscle to reduce animation lines and wrinkles - particularly when people are smiling. This graphic here helps to explain why the area under the eye can appear more wrinkled after... Continue Reading

Scheduling Botox Treatments

Botox Appointments Don't worry about missing your next Botox or Dysport appointment! For several years now, Dr. Hilinski and his staff have been sending out friendly reminders to all of our Botox and Dysport patients in San Diego. Currently, we use a system called PatientNow that helps us to keep you informed of when you need to come in for a Botox or Dysport treatment. Patients will typically get a text and/or email reminder sent... Continue Reading

Natural Looking Botox

Botox Natural Results The great thing about Botox and Dysport treatment is the simplicity of how both cosmetic treatments can create such natural looking results. Unfortunately, to many people (and doctors!) out there, if you have Botox or Dysport in your forehead your face will be frozen. That is  because so many people think that Botox and Dysport should freeze all of the muscles in your face. Knock on wood, that is NOT the expectation... Continue Reading

Great Botox Results in San Diego

Best Botox Results How does San Diego's leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Hilinski, get such amazing Botox and Dysport results on a such a consistent basis? First of all, Dr. Hilinski has unparalleled training here in San Diego when it comes to Botox and Dsyport treatments for unwanted wrinkles. He is a Harvard Medical School graduate with double board certification in the field. Dr. Hilinski knows the anatomy of how the face muscles move and work... Continue Reading

Reduced Pain with Vibrata

What can help with pain when getting Botox injections? One measure that San Diego expert injector, Dr. John Hilinski, uses to reduce pain associated with Botox and Dysport treatment is the vibrata device shown here. This is essentially a small vibrating tool that can be placed on the face during placement of the Botox or Dysport. By creating a buzzing sensation, this helps to distract your brain from the actual pain and discomfort of the... Continue Reading

Baby Botox?

So what is this new talk about 'Baby Botox'? Fortunately, it has nothing to do with injecting Botox into babies! Baby Botox is a new term that has been recently used to describe a technique for Botox and Dysport injections. This technique, however, is not really new. Dr. Hilinski and other Botox experts have been talking about 'Baby Botox' for years - but have often referenced this as 'micro Botox' injections. Simply put, Baby Botox... Continue Reading

Make Money Getting Botox!

Make money getting Botox and Dysport! OK, maybe it's not cash money. But it is credit and loyalty points that can be used like money towards future Botox and Dysport treatments. We have just updated our San Diego website to make it that much easier to earn credit with Allergan's Brilliant Distinctions and Galderma's Aspire Rewards programs. Just click on the Patient Info menu option on our homepage. You will see two quick links to... Continue Reading
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Botox Getting Even More Popular

Popularity of Botox Yesterday we posted on how popular rhinoplasty had become in 2017. But, according to a recent NewBeauty publication, the most requested procedure overall in cosmetic offices is still Botox and Dysport injection. Botox Use Going Up Since 2012, both Botox and Dysport treatments have gone up nearly 33%. That is a huge increase in popularity for these two wrinkle fighting treatments. Here in San Diego, Botox and Dysport remain at the top... Continue Reading
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Improving Response to Botox

Patients often ask if there is something they can do to make their Botox or Dysport injection work better. The answer is - yes! We do have some published guidelines on our website that help patients get the most out of their Botox and Dysport wrinkle treatments. Here is a link to those guidelines. Here are a few other suggestions we recommend to our own San Diego patients considering Botox and Dysport treatment for wrinkles... Continue Reading
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Botox by Dentists?

Would you go to your dentist for Botox or Dysport treatment? Probably not is what most people say. But the reality is that some dentists here in San Diego and Orange County now offer Botox and Dsyport injections for cosmetic indications. There are dentists that have injected Botox and Dsyport for TMJ problems - which really does fall into their primary line of work. But for cosmetic wrinkle reduction? A handful of these dentists are... Continue Reading
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Botox for Sweating

Did you know that Botox is commonly used for excess sweating? Most of our Botox patients in San Diego come to our office for treatment of unwanted face wrinkles and creases. This is far and away the most popular use for Botox (as well as Dysport). But, Botox is also regularly used for treatment of excessive sweating that can involve the armpits - also referred to as the axilla in medical terminology. Many patients, for... Continue Reading

What is the Difference Between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can both effectively minimize the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles for smoother, more youthful-looking skin. These popular injectables are neuromodulators that can temporarily inhibit the overactive facial muscles that often lead to unwanted wrinkles and fine lines. Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are nonsurgical treatments that can be used to treat the forehead, the lower face, and the area around the eyes. There are, however, a couple key differences. In... Continue Reading

Success with Botox & Dysport Injections

Patients ask me all the time - how do I get such consistently, great results with Botox and Dysport injections? Part of the reason why my patients continually coming back for repeat Botox and Dysport treatment rests on the fact that I keep a 'roadmap' of every patient's injection pattern. Meaning, I document in your chart the precise location and distribution of Botox and Dysport being given. A sample of this is shown here where you... Continue Reading

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