Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Cosmetic Lounge at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
At Sharp Chula Vista’s Cosmetic Lounge, we offer high-quality services from a team of specialists dedicated to your comfort, safety and optimal results.
Current services offered.
- Botox injections — $10 per unit (minimum of 10 units required)
Location and hours.
Cosmetic Lounge at the Specialty Clinic
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Open Fridays from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Free visitor parking is available in the parking structures and lots located in front of and behind Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
If you are unable to walk from your parking spot, call 619-855-1042 and request a shuttle ride to the medical center main entrance.
Check-in and arrival.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time at the medical center main entrance. For all in-person visits, we require that you wear a face mask. After checking in at the main entrance concierge desk, please follow signs to the Cosmetic Lounge, located on the medical center's first floor.
- In accordance with federal and state regulations, patients 18 and older will need to show a government-issued photo identification with a current address (such as a driver’s license or passport ID).
- Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test received within 96 hours of your appointment is required.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulator (form of botulinum toxin type A) that is injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle. It works by blocking the nerve signals needed for facial muscles to contract. The repetitious contraction of facial muscles is what causes expression lines and wrinkles. Once injected, the neuromodulator relaxes the muscles and decreases their movement to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles. Results will gradually appear 3 to 7 days following the injections.
What areas of the face can be treated with Botox?
Botox can be used to minimize lines and wrinkles on a number of different facial areas, including the forehead, eye area (crow’s feet), and lip lines. It may also be injected to soften dimpling of the chin. Currently, we do not offer Botox as a medical treatment.
What does a Botox treatment feel like?
Botox treatments are quick and have minimal discomfort. The treatment requires no anesthesia or recovery time. Many people get Botox treatments during their lunch hour and are able to return to work immediately following their appointment.
Does Botox hurt?
The procedure is not considered painful. Most patients report a brief period of discomfort during the injection, which does not persist once the procedure is complete.
How quickly will I see results?
It usually takes 3 to 5 days to see the effects of Botox, but each patient experience is different. For some, it may take up to 2 weeks to see the final results.
How long does Botox last?
The results of Botox typically last between 3 to 5 months from the date of injection. Over time, the body metabolizes the Botox, leading to the slow return of muscle movement in the treatment area. Patients can choose to maintain their Botox results for longer periods by undergoing periodic maintenance treatments every 3 to 4 months.
Is Botox safe?
Yes, Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for reversing lines and wrinkles. However, Botox contains albumin, a derivative of human blood, and it is not recommended for individuals with a known hypersensitivity to albumin. Also, patients who have certain neurological diseases should not receive Botox treatments.
Can I get Botox treatments if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Because it is still unclear whether or not Botox toxins can spread to a nursing child through breast milk or impact unborn babies during pregnancy, Botox therapy is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Should I do anything in preparation for the treatment?
A week before the treatment, most providers will advise patients to stop consuming alcohol or taking medications or supplements that thin the blood, like aspirin, ibuprofen, gingko biloba or ginseng. This will help minimize bruising after the procedure.
Are there side effects?
Side effects from a Botox treatment may include bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness around the injection site, all of which will resolve without intervention after a few days to a week.