BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows. It has been approved for the treatment of several medical conditions since 1989. BOTOX has real noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors. Botox® is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. BOTOX® works by blocking the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract.
BOTOX® is injected with a tiny needle directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, temporarily relaxing them. Results begin to appear within seven days after treatment, although some patients see results much earlier. BOTOX® can last 3 to 6 months. Some areas that we use BOTOX® are frown lines, horizontal forehead, crows feet, lip lines, corners of the mouth, chin (golf ball chin), bunny lines (sides of nose) and neck bands (vertical cords). We also use BOTOX® for hyperhidroses (excessive sweating) with great long lasting results.
We use an excellent numbing ointment about fifteen minutes prior to the procedure so the injections are painless. There are about 2 to 6 injections per area which takes seconds to perform. Avoiding certain medications, herbs, fish oil, vitamin E, Aspirin and Ibuprofen about a week before treatment helps to prevent uncommon bruising.
We offer a free cosmetic consultation to see if BOTOX® is the best option for you. BOTOX® can be a great choice for a wide range of individuals including both men and women of a large age range. Our patients have been extremely pleased. To find out more about BOTOX® options in the Woodland Hills or Beverly Hills areas of Los Angeles, please contact us today.