Botox Specialist

Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics

Family Practice Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in San Diego, CA

Dr. Maria Villa is pleased to offer a number of minimally-invasive weapons in the anti-aging battle that reduce wrinkles, add volume, and eliminate fat. These state-of-the-art treatments at Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics take years off your appearance. Whether you want to correct a double chin or get rid of a frown line, call her office in San Diego, California or book an appointment online, to learn more about the available aesthetic services.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox burst on the cosmetic scene 15 years ago as an effective solution for fighting wrinkles caused by aging. Botox is a prescription medicine that’s injected into your muscles, which blocks the nerve signals, immobilizing and relaxing the muscles responsible for your severe to moderate lines.

Botox is FDA-approved for the following two areas:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines between your eyebrows

The effect of the Botox isn’t permanent -- each treatment lasts up to four months. During your initial consultation, Dr. Villa reviews the areas you want to treat and recommends a course of action to suit your goals.

How do cosmetic fillers work?

As you age, your collagen and elastin production decreases, causing your skin to sag and lose volume. Cosmetic fillers work to reverse this process by adding volume to these affected areas. At her practice, Dr. Villa turns to Juvéderm®, an injectable filler containing hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in your body. Juvéderm is highly effective in:

  • Filling in the lines on either side of your mouth
  • Adding volume to your cheeks
  • Plumping your lips

After Dr. Villa injects the filler into your target areas, you see results immediately, and these results last from one to two years, depending on how quickly your body absorbs the hyaluronic acid.

How does Dr. Villa correct a double chin?

Rounding out her arsenal, Dr. Villa offers Kybella® to help eliminate submental fullness -- or a double chin. Double chins are caused when excess fat collects beneath your chin, which may be genetic or as a result of aging or weight gain.

Here’s how Kybella works:

  • Dr. Villa injects Kybella into the fat cells beneath your chin
  • The active ingredient in Kybella breaks down the fat cells
  • These fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat

Depending on the amount of fat you’d like to eliminate, Dr. Villa comes up with a treatment plan tailored to your goals, which may require one to six treatments. If you need more than one treatment, each session is spaced four weeks apart. Most patients achieve the desired results in two to four sessions.

To learn more about the wide array of services Dr. Villa offers at her aesthetic clinic, call or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.