BOTOX® Cosmetic FAQ

In the Palo Alto and San Jose area, BOTOX treatments are among the most popular services we offer, and we have fielded a lot of questions about them over the years. BOTOX is the only treatment approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow's feet, and patients of Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman's practice consistently get beautiful results. Find our answers to common questions below.

If you have further questions or are ready for your BOTOX treatment, request your consultationrequest a consultation using our online form or call us at (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 371-1118 (Campbell) to schedule an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can BOTOX prevent wrinkles?

Yes. BOTOX Cosmetic works by targeting the repeated contractions of facial muscles that occur when you frown, squint, smile, or make any other expression. BOTOX softens and reduces these dynamic wrinkles, and it can also delay their development if started early. Patients in their 20s and early 30s get BOTOX treatments to prevent these types of wrinkles from forming.

How much does BOTOX cost?

The price of BOTOX varies widely. Some practices may quote prices per vial or unit used, or by the area treated, such as the forehead. In our region, total costs usually range from about $240 to $800 per treatment. We offer competitively priced injections based on your specific needs, and we are happy to provide you a detailed quote during a consultation. Although cost is a legitimate consideration, it should not be the primary factor when choosing an injector.

How should I prepare for my treatment?

You do not need to make any special preparations before your injections.

What do I need to do after treatment?

You can return to your regular activities right away, but there are a few tips you should follow in the hours after your treatment:

  • Do not massage or rub the injection sites.
  • Keep your head elevated until bedtime.
  • Wait 24 hours before exercising.
  • Be sure, as always, to wear sunblock.

We will give you more details during your appointment, but rest assured that the recovery process is simple and convenient.

Can BOTOX be combined with other cosmetic treatments?

Absolutely. Dr. Hoffman recommends a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation that uses different treatments to address specific aesthetic concerns. This non-surgical facelift combines fillers, fat transfer, and BOTOX injections and may include chemical peels and skin tightening laser treatments.

Are there any alternatives?

For patients who want long-lasting results and those who have more extensive wrinkles and loose skin in the area of the eyes and brow, a surgical approach may be a better choice. Dr. Hoffman performs both eyelid surgery and brow lift procedures for these common aging concerns. BOTOX injections are also a good choice after cosmetic surgery to help maintain the results.

What else is BOTOX used for?

BOTOX is approved by the FDA to treat a number of conditions, including muscle spasms, migraines, and excessive underarm sweating. BOTOX Cosmetic is formulated specifically for the treatment of wrinkles.

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Palo Alto Office

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
805 El Camino Real, Suite A
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 325-1118
Fax: (650) 321-8943

Monday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Campbell Office

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
3425 South Bascom Avenue #100
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 371-1118
Fax: (408) 371-1119

Monday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Daryl Hoffman MD