Hundreds of thousands of men and women each year are choosing to look younger with the help of BOTOX® Cosmetic. In Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Riverside, BOTOX is a common choice among people looking to revive a tired appearance and retain the look of youthful vitality. Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers this popular treatment to help minimize signs of fatigue and reduce the look of facial lines and creases.
Our passionate nurse injector, Peggy, is a sought-after instructor for injectable treatments. With her experience, you can reverse age-related concerns while maintaining a natural appearance. Request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364 to discuss your options for facial rejuvenation.
At Cosmetic Surgery Institute, our goal is to help you look and feel beautiful - however you define it. For some people, this may translate to a very subtle enhancement; for others, a more dramatic change is desired. Our dedicated nurse specialist will listen carefully to your concerns in order to craft results that align with your personal concept of beauty.
We believe that the results of BOTOX injections are only as good as the provider, and our nurse Peggy is a talented and experienced injector. Men and women searching for BOTOX Cosmetic or dermal filler injections from as far as the East Coast travel to Cosmetic Surgery Institute to seek out her services. Peggy frequently hosts training clinics in our office where practitioners from all over California come to learn her techniques.
To view real results from some our BOTOX patients, visit our photo gallery.
Where should BOTOX® be used?
To reduce facial aging, BOTOX Cosmetic is frequently injected between the brows, around the eyes, and on the forehead. BOTOX is not recommended for under-eye bags or puffiness, or for the correction of "laugh lines" in the outer corners of the mouth and cheeks (also known as nasolabial folds). For these concerns, a dermal filler such as JUVÉDERM® is a better option.
BOTOX can also be used to reduce excessive sweating of the palms, underarms or soles of the feet. Some people may also benefit from BOTOX injections near the temples to reduce migraine headaches.
Can BOTOX be combined with dermal fillers?
When used together, BOTOX and dermal fillers can provide substantial improvements in facial rejuvenation. Many of our patients combine these treatments in a "liquid facelift" procedure for the temporary reduction of skin laxity without surgery.
Do the injections hurt?
Because Cosmetic Surgery Institute uses a very fine needle for BOTOX injections, there is very little discomfort associated with treatment and most of our patients report a pain-free procedure. No anesthesia is needed, and mild discomfort is easily eliminated with over-the-counter pain medication. Some patients may request a topical anesthetic if necessary.
How can I avoid looking "frozen"?
An expressionless appearance is the result of poor injection technique. Our nurse, Peggy, is a highly trained and skilled BOTOX provider whose trusted injection techniques are sought out by professionals across California. She will discuss with you the appropriate number and placement of injections to ensure the most natural results.
About Our Doctors
Plastic surgeons Dr. Mo Zakhireh and Dr. Clark Taylor balance art and science using innovative procedures with skillful execution. Under their experienced direction, you can become the best version of yourself.
What to Expect
Prior to treatment, you may be asked to avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory medication for 1 to 2 weeks to reduce bruising. If a topical anesthetic is requested, your nurse will first apply the ointment to the treatment area. Then, using a very fine needle, small amounts of BOTOX are injected into the appropriate location. The procedure typically takes only a few minutes, and discomcort is minimal.
You can return to your day immediately after treatment. Some people may experience slight bruising, redness or puffiness at the injection site. These side effects are minor and should dissipate over the next few days.
Enhancing Your Look
BOTOX is often enhanced with injectable treatments such as JUVÉDERM, Restylane® or RADIESSE®. Many people also use BOTOX to maintain the results of their face lift, or in conjunction with laser treatments for more complete results.
For additional videos on specific procedures and the practice, please visit our Video page.