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Look naturally refreshed with Botox

Man Having Botox Treatment Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles. In capable, experienced hands, it allows you to age more gracefully, maintaining the best version of you. Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd, suggests that women and men in the Encinitas area and across San Diego county embrace Botox as a preemptive stance against signs of aging.

Strategic advantage

The old adage, “the best defense is a good offense” is based in military strategy. A proactive approach (rather than a passive attitude) hinders the enemy’s ability to attack. When the enemy is dynamic wrinkles, an early program of Botox is an ideal preventive strategy for:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Lines around the eyes
  • Lines on the upper lip
  • “Bunny lines” on the nose
  • Chin crease
  • “Gummy” smile
  • Neck bands

Botox Treatment


Botox Treatment - Encinitas CA
Encinitas dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd, recommends a preventive anti-aging strategy including Younger patients use it to prevent wrinkles, whereas older patients use it to prevent and treat wrinkles which are already there. Anyone can be a candidate for botox. If you are ready to make Botox a part of your anti-aging strategy, call Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas at (760) 642-6674 to schedule a consultation today!
What does Botox treat?
Botox both treats and prevents wrinkles. Typically it is used to treat and prevent wrinkles from the movements of facial expressions.

What location is Botox used to treat?
The locations most commonly treated with Botox include: The lines between the eyes, the forehead lines, the lines around the eyes.

More advanced techniques includes: the lines around the mouth, the upper lip, to make more of the pink part show, the chin to decrease the pebbling of the skin, the neck to get rid of the vertical and fine lines. Additionally, it can be used in the corners of the mouth to turn them up when they are downturned at rest.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?
Anyone is an excellent candidate for Botox. My younger patients use Botox to prevent wrinkles, whereas my older patients use Botox to both prevent and treat wrinkles that are already there.

Any caution relating to patients with neuromuscular disorders? Caution is advised in paints with neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis.

How does the Botox treatment work?
Botox works by binding to the receptor that causes the muscles to contract. This makes the muscles relaxed. The relaxation of the muscles allows the skin to recover and rejuvenate itself so that the wrinkles are no longer present. This helps to both treat and prevent wrinkles as the skin is not constantly being creased, creating the wrinkle.

How do you prepare for your Botox treatment?
There is little to no preparation for a Botox treatment. In order to decrease the risk of bruising, if you take supplements such as fish oil or Vitamin E, it’s recommended that you stop taking them one week prior to your appointment.

What happens on your treatment day?
Upon arrival to the skin & veins institute for your Botox appointment, you will be brought into the numbing room. There, I will discuss with you your treatment goals and how many units of Botox we will use. You will then relax for about 20 minutes while your skin numbs.

Is there any downtime?
After numbing, you will then be treated with Botox. It is virtually painless and well tolerated. Afterwards, there is little to no downtime and you are able to return to you regular activities.

What are the side effects?
There are very few side effects to Botox. On rare occasions, patients will experience a bruise and if that happens it is important for you to call the Skin & Vein institute so we can see you the next day and treat you with a laser so that the bruise resolves in24 to 48 hours. Rarely, the patient will experience a headache, which can last up to a week and typically resolves on its own. It typically only occurs with the first time that you receive the injections and does not occur at the further treatments.

Are there any precautions to consider?
A word of caution to patients looking around for Botox injection. Though the injections appear easy, it does take great skill and artistry to ensure that the eyebrow move evenly, there are no “Spock” eyebrows that the face moves in a coordinated fashion, and that there is no eyebrow or eyelid drooping. Therefore it is important to check the qualifications of your physician to ensure that they are an expert injector, and that you receive the very best care.

Is Botox safe and effective?
Botox is safe and effective for both the treatment and prevention of wrinkles. It is by far the best treatment out there for wrinkles created by the movement of muscles, and is definitely one of the safest treatments you can receive.

Why is Botox strongly recommended?
I strongly recommend that my patients add Botox to their skin care routine because it prevents new wrinkles from forming. It treats the wrinkles that are already there; it creates a natural refreshed look and keeps you looking youthful for your days to come.

Dr. Amanda Lloyd is a board certified dermatologist who practices the full spectrum of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and phlebology. Dr. Lloyd is a firm believer in providing her patients with the most effective evidence based dermatologic care in both the medical and aesthetic realm so her patients can look stunning, always!

Make Botox part of your anti-aging strategy with Dr. Amanda Lloyd

Make Botox part of your anti-aging strategy - Encinitas CA
Dr. Amanda Lloyd from Skin & Vein Institute Encinitas, CA says keeping up with the botox treatment once in six months will definitely prevent wrinkles from forming and let you live a youthful life. Watch the video to learn how Dr. Amanda Lloyd explains about the botox treatment.
Botox is a natural substance created by a bacteria which is formulated in a lab to relax muscles.

The importance of relaxing the muscles is that your skin is able to recover and regenerate itself.

Using neuromodulators to relax the muscles we treat the wrinkles and best of all it prevents wrinkles from forming.

Prevention is always better than treatment. Keeping up with the botox treatment at least every 6 months will prevent wrinkles from forming and help you to stay youthful and wrinkle-free.

What Is Botox Treatment?

What Is Botox Treatment - Encinitas CA
Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles. In capable, experienced hands, it allows you to age more gracefully, maintaining the best version of you. Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd, suggests that women and men in the Encinitas area and across San Diego county embrace Botox as a preemptive stance against signs of aging.
Botox is a natural substance created by a bacteria which is formulated in a lab to relax muscles.

The importance of relaxing the muscles is that your skin is able to recover and regenerate itself.

Using neuromodulators to relax the muscles we treat the wrinkles and best of all it prevents wrinkles from forming.

Prevention is always better than treatment. Keeping up with the botox treatment at least every 6 months will prevent wrinkles from forming and help you to stay youthful and wrinkle-free.

Botox in your skin care routine

Botox in your skin care routine - Encinitas CA
Dr. Amanda Lloyd explains how Botox can be used in your skin care routine to get young and flawless skin. Dynamic wrinkles form from repetitive frowning, squinting, and other facial animations. They cause skin to crease, leaving wrinkles over time. Small, periodic amounts of Botox provide great benefit. Just a few tiny injections decrease the release of the chemical that causes muscles to contract, resulting in less movement of the treated area.

I strongly recommend that my patients add Botox to their skin care routine because it prevents new wrinkles from forming, it treats the wrinkles that are already there, it creates a natural refreshed look and keeps you looking youthful for your days to come
Dynamic wrinkles form from repetitive frowning, squinting, and other facial animations. They cause skin to crease, leaving wrinkles over time. Small, periodic amounts of Botox provide great benefit. Just a few tiny injections decrease the release of the chemical that causes muscles to contract, resulting in less movement of the treated area. This gives the skin the time it needs to recover and the wrinkle to fade. It takes time for Botox to bind with receptors, so expect to see results in about two weeks and with a consistent treatment strategy the surface of skin will gradually smooth out and lines will fade.

Why patients love Botox

Why patients love Botox - Encinitas CA
Why patients love Botox - Encinitas CA

  • In Dr. Lloyd’s care, you simply look refreshed, well-rested, and natural – never fake or frozen
  • The effect typically lasts three to four months; longer with consistent treatment
  • There is no downtime and very few side effects
  • There are no special requirements – treatment is available anytime at Skin & Vein Institute
  • Botox is an excellent complement to an effective skin care regimen

Are you ready to learn more about making Botox part of your anti-aging strategy? Call Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas at (760) 642-6674 to schedule a consultation today.

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DR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS. Dr. Amanda Lloyd

Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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