It’s common to be bothered when early signs of aging appear here and there on your face. You might have noticed vertical “frown lines” between your eyebrows, horizontal forehead creases, or perhaps “crow’s feet” radiating from the corners of your eyes. If the thought of plastic surgery sounds extreme, it’s easy to refresh the look of your face with “just a little something,” such as Botox in Los Angeles.
Time, life, and gravity can be brutal on your facial features, combining forces to make you appear older than you are and lowering your enjoyment of your life. From fine lines to deep wrinkles, facial creases can be maddening. But now, there’s a way to control and even reverse those lines. “Perfect” may be unattainable, but “much better” is now well within your reach. Maybe it’s time to consider Botox injections.
Botox is an injectable drug that safely and effectively reduces facial lines and wrinkles.
Injections of Botox and similar medications have become the most-performed nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the U.S. It is not a dermal filler like Radiesse® or JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel; instead, Botox temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles every time they contract. Within a few days of treatment, targeted wrinkles begin to fade leaving skin looking smoother and more youthful.
Our skilled aesthetic professionals have restored a youthful look to the faces of many Los Angeles Botox patients. These quick, simple injections can effectively improve your facial wrinkles while maintaining your ability to make natural facial expressions, an essential part of what keeps you looking like you.
Botox temporarily blocks nerve signals to the muscles beneath your skin. The resulting facial relaxation smooths your face and reduces wrinkles by preventing targeted muscle contractions. Medically known as a neuromodulator, Botox is a safely modified form of botulism toxin.
Facial wrinkles appear over time due to repeated contraction of facial muscles. Genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors can accelerate wrinkle development. Reduce contractions, reduce wrinkles. Enter Botox! No one is immune to wrinkles. Just squinting in the bright sunlight or concentrating at a board meeting can create facial lines over time. This type of wrinkle, which is created by muscle movement, is called a “dynamic wrinkle” and Botox is designed to target the cause.
When considering treatment with Botox Los Angeles patients that visit us can expect the following advantages:
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For the most part, you are a good candidate for Botox if you desire wrinkle reduction or the elimination of facial wrinkles.
However, you may be disqualified if you have:
Doctors may recommend against Botox treatments if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients who have more advanced wrinkling or lack skin elasticity might be better suited for a facial sculpting procedure such as brow lift or facelift to achieve the improvements they desire. We will thoroughly explain all of your available options and help you choose the procedure that is best suited to your cosmetic goals.
Yes. Botox is also often used to treat:
Before you can be cleared for Botox injections, you will need to provide your full medical history. Disclose any previous Botox treatments. You will be directed to stop use of any supplement or medication—such as aspirin—that may promote bleeding.
We inject Botox into specific facial muscles, often close to the targeted wrinkles, using a fine needle. There is minimal pain that many Los Angeles Botox patients describe as a pinprick or bug bite sensation. Improvements usually last between 3 to 6 months, and can often be maintained with periodic touch up treatments. Multiple areas can be injected in a single session. The entire treatment rarely takes longer than ten minutes.
It won’t take long to start to see results! In fact, that should happen in five days or less. You’ll be aware of a facial relaxation that leads to a very evident reduction in wrinkles, a process that will be fully evident in two to three weeks and last for up to four months. Botox is a “technique-sensitive treatment.” That means the benefits, safety, and success of your procedure are dependent on the training, skill, and experience of your licensed medical provider. Luckily Dr. Stevens is highly experienced and considered one of the best providers of Botox Los Angeles and the surrounding area has to offer.
Marina founder Dr. Grant Stevens is widely recognized as one of the country’s top plastic surgeons and aesthetic treatment practitioners. Our team at Marina has treated patients from 63 countries and all 50 states. We are internationally renowned, but always personally focused.
At Marina Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we pride ourselves on taking a “highly personalized and meticulous approach.” Marina Med Spa is L.A.’s unquestioned leader in plastic surgery and aesthetic care. To learn more about Botox injections, skin rejuvenation treatments, and facial sculpting procedures, request a private consultation online and schedule your visit during one of the select times we have set aside exclusively for Web visitors. Call 877-298-9915 to schedule a Botox consultation.
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While Botox is not permanent, you can maintain results with repeat treatments, separated by at least three months.
You should not feel more than a slight pinch. And, remember, your provider will put a numbing agent on your face prior to your injections.
Yes, like any procedure, Botox comes with risks. In this case, risks include infection, bleeding, allergic reaction, and adverse reaction to anesthesia.
The most serious complication would stem from Botox spreading to unintended body areas. While extremely rare, such spreading would pose a medical emergency.
The most commonly reported side effects are hives, muscle weakness, and facial or throat swelling.
Let your provider know if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It has not been firmly established whether Botox can affect an unborn baby or a mother’s breast milk.
Results of research on Botox safety and efficacy have been published in more than 500 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. In addition, botox has been approved for use in 95 countries.
No. That’s an urban myth. If your injections are administered by a trained, skilled, and licensed medical provider, you will look smooth. You will not look “wooden” or stiff.
Our skilled aesthetic professionals have restored a youthful look to the faces of many Southern California women and men with Botox treatments. These quick, simple injections can effectively improve your facial wrinkles while maintaining your ability to make natural facial expressions, an essential part of what keeps you looking like you.
Indeed, Botox was initially considered a treatment for women. But now, millions of men have discovered the amazing benefits of Botox. Men report high satisfaction levels, and many say that Botox has helped them advance their professional and personal goals.
Try not to look at it that way. The issue is not your age; it’s the number and depth of your lines and wrinkles.
A growing number of women and men are starting Botox treatments in their 30s.
If your Botox treatment is purely for cosmetic reasons, your insurance will not cover the costs.
But Botox, as we’ve noted, frequently can have medical applications, in which case your insurance might pay for all or some of your treatment.
Ask your provider, and seek clarification from your insurance company before your treatment.
The cost of Botox will depend on the number, locations, and reasons for your injections, as well as the number of treatments you have. Discuss costs with your provider before treatment.
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