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There’s a reason BOTOX remains to this day one of the most popular and prolific cosmetic treatments available worldwide. Millions of men and women turn to it to take control of their appearance. BOTOX helps you look like you, only with less noticeable lines and wrinkles. The result is a softer, more refreshed appearance free from deep lines around the eyes, nose and forehead. Benefits include:

  • First FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes, brows and nose
  • Incredibly safe and reliable and, when performed by a licensed provider, delivers natural, predictable results
  • Minimal downtime
  • Noticeable results within 24 to 72 hours

BOTOX eliminates wrinkles and fine lines

BOTOX Cosmetic is the only one of its kind and must be performed by a licensed and practiced clinician. Dr. Lacombe and the other providers at Artemedica have been administering BOTOX to Santa Rosa and Healdsburg residents for over 20 years. In fact, because of his expertise and excellent bedside manner, Dr. Lacombe has been recognized by Allergan as a TOP 100 Allergan Injector. He was also awarded the Black Diamond Injector award: an award given to only 1% of practices nationwide. Patients often come to Dr. Lacombe at Artemedica to treat:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the outer corners of the eye)
  • Glabellar lines (11 lines between the eyebrows)
  • Bunny lines (wrinkles on the sides of the nose)
  • Gummy smile
  • Neck bands (vertical lines on the neck)
  • Trapezius Muscles (TrapTox a.k.a. Barbie Botox)

Getting your injections at Artemedica

And when it comes to the actual procedure, you can be sure that when you receive your injections at Artemedica, it will be comfortable and the results stunning. Our providers use the smallest possible needle and a unique technique for a pain-free experience. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the procedure should take less than 15 minutes overall.

If you do feel any discomfort or anxiety before or during your treatment, you can always ask your provider about PRO-NOX.


Thanks to Dr. Lacombe’s special technique, recovery after BOTOX injections is fairly quick and any side effects will be mild. Patients may experience some temporary bruising and minor headaches but these should resolve within 24 hours. If you do experience any side effects, apply an ice pack to the treated areas to alleviate any inflammation and discomfort. Although it may seem like a good idea, avoid rubbing anywhere near the injection sites for the first 12 hours. You should also refrain from lying down for the first 4 hours. This is to prevent the BOTOX from migrating to unwanted areas.

BOTOX results

As for results, many patients begin to see an improvement within the first 24-48 hours. However, results won’t be final until roughly 30 days after your treatment. Results last up to 4 months depending on the severity of the wrinkles treated. Remember that results vary from patient to patient, and that you should discuss your ultimate cosmetic goals with your provider to create a treatment plan that works for you.

Artemedica is Your Santa Rosa and Healdsburg BOTOX Cosmetic Provider

Because BOTOX is a prescription medicine with serious side effects if improperly handled, it’s important you receive your injections from a board-certified and experienced professional such as Dr. Lacombe of Artemedica. Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 20+ year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.

If you are interested in BOTOX Cosmetic injections or other cosmetic injections, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 or Healdsburg (707) 415-8888 offices for your free consultation.

BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions

What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

Unlike other injections, BOTOX is not a dermal filler. It does not eliminate wrinkles and fine lines by filling in the underlying tissue. Instead, BOTOX uses an FDA approved drug called onobotulinumtoxinA to temporarily prevent targeted muscles from moving. More specifically, injections of botulinum toxin block certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract.

Is BOTOX safe?

Absolutely! BOTOX was approved by the FDA back in 2002, and since then it has been used in 98 different countries and has become the #1 selling product of its kind.

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX prevents targeted, overactive muscles from moving which is the underlying cause of moderate to severe wrinkles. More specifically, the botulinum toxin product blocks certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. As a result, wrinkles diminish because the muscles causing them to appear are no longer contracting.

How long will my results last?

Most patients begin seeing results within 1 to 2 days, but your results won’t be final until roughly 30 days after your treatment. In most cases, BOTOX lasts up to 4 months, although some patients have had results last up to 6 months. Most patients choose to schedule their follow up appointments around the 4 month mark in order to sustain their best results.

Do I need to wait until I’m 40 years old to get BOTOX?

It’s actually a pretty common misconception that only old women get BOTOX. In fact, BOTOX is FDA-approved for both women and men over the age of 18 years old. Wrinkles can happen at any age, and you shouldn’t have to wait until a pre-determined time to address your cosmetic concerns.

Will BOTOX make me look overdone? Will it be obvious I’ve had a cosmetic procedure?

Because BOTOX is not a dermal filler, it does not fill in the underlying tissue. So results are a softer, more refreshed appearance free from deep lines around the eyes, nose and forehead. Because BOTOX doesn’t add anything to your face the way dermal fillers do, results are 100% natural looking.

Can I get BOTOX and other injections/fillers at the same time?

Yes! In fact, we call this service a Liquid Facelift. By combining BOTOX and injectable dermal fillers like Juvéderm, you can get similar results to a traditional facelift without the surgery or downtime. And better yet, results are natural and long lasting: up to 1 year!

How much does BOTOX cost?

The total cost for your BOTOX injections will depend on how much product we use to achieve your desired results. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment plan so you know how much your unique procedure will cost and why. If you’re interested in saving money on your BOTOX injections, check out our blog for news about specials and discounts or sign up for an Allē rewards program account to earn points for BOTOX and other Allergan products like Juvéderm.

Why should I go to Artemedica for my BOTOX injections over other practices?

Artemedica is a first class plastic surgery provider with locations in both Santa Rosa and Healdsburg. Our in-office surgical suite has received the Joint Commission Accreditation, recognizing our commitment to the highest level of patient safety, patient care excellence and meeting all of the highest performance standards. Dr. Lacombe himself has received multiple awards recognizing him as a top provider for BOTOX and other injections including the Black Diamond Injector award (an award given to only 1% of practices nationwide) and the TOP 100 Allergan Injector award.

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Roderic Wallace Trusts Dr. Victor Lacombe

“Probably one of Dr. Lacombe’s greatest assets is his intuitive understanding of what it takes to create a very natural yet aesthetically pleasing result. In my case, a brow lift opened up my eyes, a subtle lift to the tip of my drooping nose dealt with the negative effects of gravity, a small chin implant balanced a newly sculpted neck and stronger jaw line… yes, a number of procedures done at one time, but oh so worth it in the long run. I can enthusiastically endorse Victor as one of the finest plastic surgeons around.*”

*Individual results may vary

Artemedica is committed to providing our patients with the most advanced services, performed by the most trusted providers. Artemedica offers cosmetic surgeries, non-surgical treatments and products that keep you looking & feeling your absolute best.

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