Botox by Dr. Michael K. Lee

Dr. Michael K. Lee performs strategic BOTOX injections for his many patients, drawing on his meticulous attention to detail and finely honed dedication to aesthetic excellence.

Why choose Dr. Michael K. Lee?

Training and background

Double-Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Michael K. Lee underwent extensive fellowship training in the art and science of Plastic Surgery and today performs aesthetic procedures with the highest degree of precision and artistry. 

Born in Oahu, Hawaii, Dr. Lee obtained his medical degree at the John A. Burns School of Medicine before undergoing advanced training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He then completed an elite Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lee is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Elvin L. Shelton Award for Excellence and the Dr. Frank and Mary McDowell Award for Excellence in Surgery. 

Approach and Philosophy

BOTOX specialist Dr. Lee pursued plastic surgery because he relished the technical aspects of the field while also cherishing the difference he found he could make in his patients’ lives. He provides concierge-level service, focusing on achieving each patient’s unique goals for transformation. Dedicated, meticulously detailed, and passionate about excellence in all realms of service, Dr. Lee individualizes his approach, custom-tailoring each procedure for a naturally elegant, beautiful outcome. Dr. Lee takes great pride in actively listening to his patients’ requests, ensuring they feel heard, valued, and understood. He goes above and beyond to ensure a seamless result that exceeds expectations.

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What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is an injectable used to improve moderate to severe forehead lines, crow's feet lines, and frown lines between the brows. It is a brand name for botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin manufactured by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX Cosmetic works by temporarily incapacitating the muscles responsible for wrinkle formation, giving the skin a smoother and more youthful appearance.

BOTOX is among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country, with millions of treatments performed each year. It has been FDA-approved since 2002 for cosmetic purposes and has a long history of safe and effective use. BOTOX injections are most safe and effective when performed by a licensed healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon.

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Procedure details

Our sessions for BOTOX in Mission Viejo with Dr. Lee are relatively quick and simple, with minimal discomfort and no downtime. If needed, the skin can be numbed prior to injection. Patients usually resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic last for several months, after which time the injections will need to be repeated to maintain results.

Medical uses for BOTOX

While BOTOX is primarily used cosmetically, it also has a range of medical uses. It can treat a variety of conditions, including muscle spasms, chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and an overactive bladder. 

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What are the advantages of cosmetic BOTOX injections?

Patients receiving BOTOX near Ladera Ranch, Lake Forest, or Mission Viejo can expect to achieve some of the following advantages:

  • Eases the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines – BOTOX is used to minimize creases around the eyes, brows, and forehead.
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive – Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, with BOTOX injections, there is no need for incisions, anesthesia, or a lengthy recovery time.
  • Quick and easy – BOTOX injections can be performed in just a few minutes, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.
  • Minimal discomfort – While there may be some mild discomfort during the injection process, BOTOX is generally well-tolerated and requires no downtime.
  • Natural-looking results – When performed by a trusted, credentialed professional, BOTOX injections can provide nuanced beauty and elegance without overt signs of cosmetic intervention.
  • Long-lasting – While the effects of BOTOX injections are not permanent, they can last for several months, making it a cost-effective solution for those looking to maintain a youthful appearance.
  • Versatile – BOTOX can treat a variety of cosmetic concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and crow's feet, as well as to lift and contour the eyebrows.
  • Safe – BOTOX has a long history of safe and effective use and is approved by the FDA for cosmetic purposes.
  • Boosts confidence – Many find that their BOTOX results help to boost their self-confidence and improve their overall quality of life.
  • Can be combined with other treatments – BOTOX injections can be paired with other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers or laser resurfacing, to achieve more comprehensive results.

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What can I expect after my BOTOX session in Mission Viejo?

After your injections of BOTOX in Mission Viejo, patients can expect to see gradual improvements in the appearance of their wrinkles and fine lines over the course of several days to a week. The full effects of BOTOX treatment may take up to two weeks to become fully visible.

Patients may experience minor swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites, but these side effects are temporary and tend to disappear within a few hours or by the next day. Ice packs or over-the-counter pain relievers can help to alleviate any discomfort.

It is important to refrain from rubbing, massaging, or disturbing the treated areas for at least 24 hours after your appointment, as this can cause BOTOX to migrate to unintended areas. Patients should also avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption, and exposure to heat or sunlight for at least 24 hours.

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