At MedBeautyLA, Dr. Lori Aliksanian and her provider staff are experts at administering Botox® Cosmetic so you can get back to your busy life and look even more fabulous.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a neuromodulator derived from botulinum toxin and is a safe, effective way to address facial lines that occur from making repeated expressions. The treatment requires no downtime and results in very little discomfort, making it one of the country’s top cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation.
Why is Botox® so popular? This injectable is used to treat a variety of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, most often the following:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (11’s)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Bunny lines on either side of the nose
- Neck lines or bands
Unlike injectable fillers, which restore volume by “filling in” facial lines and creases, Botox® works as a neuromodulator, meaning that it relaxes the muscles that form your everyday expressions. When you smile, frown, laugh, or look concerned or worried, the underlying facial muscles contract; over time, the lines and creases that result from these expressions become permanent.
Because Botox® relaxes the expression muscles responsible for wrinkles, it not only corrects current lines but also helps prevent future ones from forming. This makes Botox a great preventative treatment for aging.
What to Expect From Your Botox® Procedure
Our expert injectors use ultrafine needles when administering Botox® injections, which helps limit pain or discomfort, and you can see noticeable results in anywhere from four to seven days after treatment. Since the procedure is fast (typically between 20-30 minutes) and requires no downtime, you can expect little to no interruption to your day.
There are few if any side effects and they usually subside in as little as one to two days. You could experience mild bruising, swelling, redness, soreness, and a mild headache. Within four to seven days after your Botox® injection, you’ll begin to look more youthful and rejuvenated. What’s more, Botox® is so versatile that it can also soften a wide, square jawline and correct excessive sweating, migraines, and various muscle spasms.
And here’s something else: despite the fact that Botox® doesn’t work like a filler, you may find that a combination of Botox® and fillers could enhance your look! Talk to our providers about this and see how it can work for you.
(Check out our blog entry, “The Truth About Botox — From Someone Who Gets It Regularly” for more on what to expect!)
Other Treatment Options for Facial Wrinkles
Though it may be the most popular wrinkle treatment on the market, Botox® is not the only neuromodulator that treats facial lines and wrinkles. Dysport® is another injectable that’s excellent for correcting forehead lines and crow’s feet. It’s known for delivering results slightly more quickly and spreading over a slightly larger area than Botox® in some patients.
Xeomin® is another injectable for treating facial lines and creases. Composed of a purer form of the botulinum molecule than Botox®, it offers a “lighter” feel that some patients find preferable. When visiting MedBeautyLA, we’ll provide a customized treatment and help you choose a neuromodulator that’s perfect for your specific needs, allowing you to look as youthful and as refreshed as possible.
For More on Botox® for Facial Wrinkles, Contact MedBeauty LA
To learn more about Botox® and how our injectors are uniquely qualified to administer the cosmetic treatments you need to rejuvenate your appearance, schedule your free consultation. And walk-ins are welcome!