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Botox Specialist

Open Canvas Laser

Aesthetic Medicine located in San Luis Obispo, CA

You can smooth out your skin and quickly look years younger with Botox® injections. With his expertise in the latest anti-aging injectables, Wilton McLeod, DO, and his team of aesthetic specialists at Open Canvas Laser can help restore your youthful glow. Book your Botox evaluation at this San Luis Obispo, California-based clinic today. Schedule online or over the phone.

Botox Q & A



What can Botox treat?

Each time you smile, frown, or squint, the muscles in your face contract. When you’re younger, your skin easily smooths out and bounces right back into place. As you age though, you start losing skin-firming collagen and elastin and over time, those lines that develop start to stay — permanently.

Botox relaxes your facial muscles by intercepting brain signals. While you can continue making your normal facial expressions, your muscles won’t contract as much and cause lines in your skin. Botox is an ideal solution for treating:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines between your brows

If you have deep grooves and wrinkles, it’s sometimes best to pair Botox with dermal filler injections (like Juvéderm®), to fill in areas where you have volume loss.

When will I have results with Botox?

Botox is fast-acting with little to no downtime. While slight swelling or redness at the injection sites are normal, these side effects start to subside within 24-48 hours. You should experience your optimal results within 48 hours of your Botox treatment.

How long does Botox last?

While Botox is long-lasting, its benefits are temporary. Depending on the severity of your lines and wrinkles, you can expect your Botox injections to last up to four months.* Because Botox is entirely safe, once you start noticing lines and wrinkles beginning to surface again, you can schedule another Botox treatment session at Open Canvas Laser.

Are Botox injections painful?

You might feel some minor pinching from the thin Botox needle, but it’s generally very well tolerated. Since the aesthetic team at Open Canvas Laser wants you to feel as relaxed as possible during your Botox session, they can apply a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort you do feel.

As an alternative, you can apply an ice pack to your treatment area before your session. Talk with Dr. McLeod during your Botox consultation about numbing solutions. He can let you know when to apply numbing cream or ice, so your injections are nearly pain-free.

Reverse the signs of aging by getting started on Botox treatments at Open Canvas Laser. Book your Botox appointment online, or call the clinic directly.

*Individual results may vary.