Dr. David W. Kim in San Francisco is an internationally acclaimed Facial Plastic Surgeon who uses advanced techniques and procedures that are the safest and most successful.


Botox and Dysport

Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily lessen moderate to severe frown lines in the face. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

If you are considering Botox treatment in San Francisco, see the experts at Dr. David W. Kim’s office in San Francisco. Treatments only take about 10 minutes. A few tiny injections, and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crows feet, sagging eye brows. Results can last 4 to 6 months and reduce the need for a facelift or brow lift.

Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause the frown lines between the brows to form over time. The muscle relaxing property of Botox allows for treatment of a variety of problems associated of hyperdynamic muscle activity.

Botox not only leads to immediate benefits, it has a preventative role in decreasing formation of new lines and wrinkles over time. In addition, repeated treatments in problem areas of the face will allow for progressive recovery of the skin over time.

Botox before and after
Maximum frown before & after

Problems that can be treated with Botox in San Francisco at Dr. Kim’s office:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet or smile lines at the corners of the eyes
  • Droopy eyebrows
  • Lines at the top of the nose or “bunny lines”
  • Lower eyelid fine lines
  • Neck bands
  • Droopy corners of the mouth
  • Pebbly chin skin
  • Excessive sweating
  • Muscle spasms

In 2005 alone, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved Botox Cosmetic. For important safety information, see the
Botox Cosmetic Web site.

Botox FAQs

What is Botox?

Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected directly into the facial muscles to improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines. It is also used therapeutically for many patients to minimize migraine headaches, control excessive sweating and contour the jawline.

How much Botox do I need?

That really depends on the size of the treatment area, the goal of your treatment and your anatomy. Every face is different and every patient has a different look they are trying to achieve. This is important to our practitioners. Consultations with providers are a great way to discuss how much you need as an individual. Not everybody needs the same dose in the same area, and we tailor the dose accordingly.

On what areas can Botox be used?

Botox Cosmetic is commonly injected into the forehead, crow’s feet, jaw, chin, underarms and muscles around the mouth. Finding out whether you are a good candidate is best assessed during an informational consultation. Each area requires a different dose and anatomical considerations to be made that should be disclosed prior to treatment. Factors such as risks in specific areas, as well as expected benefits, can be discussed with your practitioner.

Botox treatments are administered by our Injections and Laser Specialist, Lisa Leung, RN, MS, NP.

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