Botox And Fillers Specialist

Emily Sarah Charlson, M.D., Ph.D. -  - Ophthalmology, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelid and Facial Surgery

Emily Sarah Charlson, M.D., Ph.D.

Ophthalmology, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelid and Facial Surgery located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Everyone wants to look their best, but choosing plastic surgery is a big decision. That’s why BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers are so popular: they fight all the most common signs of aging without the need for cosmetic surgery. In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California, Emily Sarah Charlson, MD, PhD, specializes in BOTOX and filler injections. From lifting and smoothing brows to restoring a youthful pout, find an injectable treatment plan that’s right for you by scheduling a consultation online or calling the office.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What can BOTOX treat?

BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the top cosmetic injectables available today. It was FDA-approved in 2002, and it’s best known for its ability to diminish stubborn facial wrinkles like crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines.

When treating vertical frown lines between eyebrows, Dr. Charlson can also lift brows in a procedure known as a BOTOX brow lift. You can achieve a lifted look without undergoing a more invasive lift procedure.

A BOTOX lip flip is an injectable treatment to relax the muscles around the lips, making them appear fuller and more visible without fillers. Dr. Charlson also uses BOTOX to treat the depressor anguli oris, or the muscle responsible for turning down the corners of your mouth. Depressor anguli oris BOTOX gives the corners of your mouth a subtle upward turn.

BOTOX injections around your lips can also improve the look of a gummy smile. Targeted injections in lip muscles can change the visible gum line revealed to improve the look of your smile.

Along with aesthetic benefits, BOTOX can reduce headaches. A particularly effective option for people who hold tension and stress between their eyebrows, targeted BOTOX can relax muscles and reduce the number of headache days you experience.

What can fillers treat?

While BOTOX works by relaxing muscles to erase wrinkles and treat cosmetic issues, dermal fillers take a different approach to cosmetic enhancements. Fillers fight common signs of aging by replacing lost volume to fill in wrinkles. 

Many fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a moisture-loving substance found naturally in skin. They work by replacing fat that’s disappeared with age, plumping skin to create a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Charlson specializes in treating a wide range of cosmetic concerns with fillers, including:

  • Sunken cheeks
  • Thinning lips
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Perioral lines (lip lines)
  • Tear troughs (dark circles)

Depending on your aesthetic goals, fillers can be combined with BOTOX for a liquid facelift effect. Dr. Charlson also offers KYBELLA®, an injectable treatment to minimize a double chin (submental fullness).

What can I expect when I get cosmetic injectable treatments?

Cosmetic injectables are popular because they minimize common signs of aging and address a range of other concerns without surgery or long recovery times. In most cases, your procedure takes less than 10 minutes, and your results are visible almost immediately.

When you come to the office for BOTOX or fillers, you can be confident in your care. Dr. Charlson herself administers all cosmetic injectables — not a nurse or physician’s assistant. She offers full-face BOTOX, a customizable solution to address cosmetic concerns across your face. 

Full-face treatments often include a BOTOX brow lift, BOTOX lip flip, and treatment for chronic headaches. Your treatment plan is developed with your unique concerns and aesthetic goals in mind.

Searching for a cosmetic injectable specialist? Look no further than Dr. Charlson. Get your personalized treatment plan by booking a consultation online or over the phone today.