BOTOX® Cosmetic Bakersfield

The team at Southwest Eye Care and Laser is happy to offer BOTOX® Cosmetic to our Bakersfield patients. This simple injectable treatment provides a safe, quick, virtually pain-free method of correcting cosmetic flaws, as well as symptoms associated with certain medical conditions. For many individuals, this non-surgical solution is more than sufficient to satisfy their cosmetic needs, and it's particularly well-suited to the treatment of conditions such as migraines. With long-lasting results and zero downtime, treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is potentially ideal for individuals who want to rejuvenate their skin but are hesitant to undergo surgery.

If you have been considering BOTOX® Cosmetic but are uncertain how the treatment works, or if you simply have questions that you would like answered from a certified professional, Dr. Gregory Stainer would be happy to help. Ophthalmology was the first field of medicine to utilize BOTOX® injections, and Dr. Stainer has been administering treatment for medical purposes since 1994 - long before it was approved for cosmetic purposes. You are very likely to find that Dr. Stainer has more experience administering BOTOX® Cosmetic at his Bakersfield eye care center than nearly any plastic surgeon in the state does. To arrange a consultation, contact Southwest Eye Care and Laser today.

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Uses of BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® injections can be used both for cosmetic and medical purposes. At Southwest Eye Care and Laser, Dr. Stainer is able to administer treatment to meet both needs.

Cosmetic Treatment - Perhaps the most popular use for BOTOX® Cosmetic is the treatment of forehead wrinkles, laugh lines, crow's feet, furrowed brows, and unsightly lines around the mouth. These lines are caused by underlying facial muscles directly beneath the skin. With BOTOX® injections, which have as their primary active ingredient botulinum toxin, it is possible to temporarily inhibit this muscle movement, preventing the development of these unsightly lines for up to six months at a time. However, because BOTOX® injections are shallow, they do not affect normal muscle movement; individuals can laugh, frown, smile, and emote just as they normally would, with zero worry.

Medical Treatment - In addition to the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, we also utilize BOTOX® injections at our Bakersfield practice in the treatment of a range of medical conditions and symptoms, including migraines, blepharospasm (generally referred to as an eyelid twitch), hemi-facial spasms, repetitive neck spasms (cervical dystonia), and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). With BOTOX® injections, we can relax the muscles responsible for the spasms, helping to greatly alleviate or eliminate these symptoms. However, as with cosmetic treatment, it's important to note that the effects are temporary and further treatment will be required if the conditions persist.

The Injection Procedure

If you are considering BOTOX® treatment, you can expect a quick, pain-free procedure with zero downtime. Treatment typically takes less than 15 minutes per session, and there is no pain or bruising after the injection. At Southwest Eye Care and Laser in Bakersfield, Dr. Stainer administers every BOTOX® Cosmetic injection himself - he doesn't rely on assistants to complete this task as do so many other doctors. He will first apply a numbing agent to the treatment area - if the treatment area is small, ice may suffice; otherwise EMLA cream is applied - to ensure the patient's comfort during the injection process. Once this process is complete, Dr. Stainer is free to inject the necessary units of BOTOX® Cosmetic. For cosmetic purposes, 20 to 40 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic may be administered with up to 10 individual injections, each requiring mere seconds. For medical purposes, 15 to 20 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic may be administered, in 10 or more individual injections. Treatment is so quick that the team at Southwest Eye Care and Laser can easily accommodate individuals after business hours - typically, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are scheduled between 5PM and 6:30PM at our office.


Almost anyone is a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. All ages can be treated, and there are little to no side effects. If you would like to rejuvenate your appearance and eliminate unsightly wrinkle without having to undergo surgery, then BOTOX® Cosmetic is likely for you. You may also be interested in BOTOX® treatment if you suffer migraine headaches or routine muscle spasms, as BOTOX® injections can be used to treat these symptoms. Arrange a consultation or schedule an appointment for your first treatment today - you will not be disappointed.

Benefits and Considerations

At our Bakersfield practice, we inform our patients that the risks associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic are minor, and include eyelid droop, dry eye, a crooked smile, or cockeyed eyebrows. That being said, in the rare case that these symptoms do present themselves, you can rest assured that the effects will be temporary. Patients considering BOTOX® Cosmetic should know that it is a safe and proven treatment, and Dr. Stainer has nearly 20 years of experience administering these injections. We assure you that your procedure will go smoothly and that you will experience zero downtime. The benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic include:

  • A rejuvenated appearance
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • No downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Quick and affordable treatment
  • Effective solution for medical conditions such as migraines and spasms

If you are beginning to notice more conspicuous lines on your forehead or around the eyes and mouth, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-invasive solution, and the injection procedure can be completed in just fifteen minutes. Put simply, it is a highly effective, convenient, and affordable treatment for a number of cosmetic and medical ailments.

Reap the Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic - Contact Our Office

We would be happy to speak with you in person about the many benefits offered by BOTOX® Cosmetic. During your initial consultation, we can go into greater detail on what can be treated through BOTOX® injections, the cost of treatment, whether insurance coverage would apply in your case, and the number of units that will be required to meet your needs. And, of course, we can schedule your first appointment. Please don't hesitate to contact our Bakersfield office today to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic - we are confident that you will not regret your decision.

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