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Look naturally refreshed with Botox

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
Patient having Botox Treatment
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 your 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 in 24 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
Hi, my name is Clint and I am 54 years old. I am a personal fitness trainer; I have been working out since I was 16 years old. I’m really into physical fitness and it’s so important for my level of happiness, and that is why I have been training all these years.

I have a multi-unit exercise machine which is consistent of pull-ups, dips and you can work your abdomen a bit. There is something called the pump – and when you get the pump you know you got a good workout. I am a competitive person by nature and my appearance is important to me.

Well I am 54 and my wife is commenting on these crow’s feet they were not fine lines anymore, they were deeper and more pronounced and my crow’s feet were really starting to bother me. My wife has been treated with Botox Cosmetic and she mentioned seeing a lot more men in the waiting at her doctor’s office, so I made my appointment to learn about my treatment options. My doctor said more men are starting to ask about Botox and like I said I am competitive, my wife can’t be the only one with the benefit from the treatment of Botox Cosmetic. It was important to me that I understood how Botox Cosmetics works – my doctor explained that Botox cosmetics works beneath the surface and addresses the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.

I am glad I went in for a Botox Cosmetic treatment, I wish I had not waited for so long, Because I’m happy with my results, I was surprised that the treatment was so quick, I thought it would be involved but it only took about 10 minutes, and I like the visible smoothing of the lines, but the results are subtle and I still have some character lines, once again my wife was right! I would ask my doctor again about Botox Cosmetic again.

Approved uses
Botox Cosmetics (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

Important safety information
Botox Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life-threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of Botox Cosmetic.

Problems swallowing, speaking or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.

Spread of toxin effects – the effect botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the inaction site and cause serious symptoms including loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness double visions, blurred vision and drooping eyelids. Hoarseness or change of loss of voice trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.

Botox Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as or comparable to any other botulinum toxin product.

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of Toxin effect when Botox Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat from lines, crow’s feet lines, or both at the same time.

Botox Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking Botox cosmetics. If this happens do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness, or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

Do not take Botox Cosmetic if you are: allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients), had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton Syndrome as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing, and difficulty breathing from typical doses of Botox Cosmetic.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions including plans to have surgery, had surgery on your face, weakness of forehead muscles, trouble raising your eyebrows, drooping eyelids, any other abnormal facial change – are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if Botox Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby), are breastfeeding or plan to (it is not known if Botox Cosmetic passes into breast milk).

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using Botox cosmetics, with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received Botox Cosmetic in the past.

Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin products in the last 4 months, have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc, Dysport, or Xeomin in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received) have recently received an antibiotic by injection take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine take a sleep medicine, take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.

Other side effects of Botox Cosmetic include discomfort or pain at the injection site, headache and eye problems, and double vision blurred vision drooping eyelids, and swelling of eyelids.

For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor. To report a side effect please call Allergan at 1800 433 8871. Please see Botox cosmetic full product information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide, on BotoxCosemtic.com.
Why patients love Botox - Encinitas CA
Hi so I am a patient of Dr. Lloyd’s and one of the procedures that she did for me was Botox, on my forehead and also around my eyes, and as you can see I can move and I can smile and it looks natural which is really important to me because it is a big secret to a lot of my family and friends that I even had it done but I fully recommend it because not only does it make me look natural but it looks like I have really great skin. So I highly endorse her and her clinic the Skin and Vein Institute.

  • 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 (new patients) or (760) 452-2080 (existing patients) to schedule a consultation today.

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd

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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