Botox injections are the most popular, non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the United States. Both women and men across California in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Culver City have Botox treatments to treat unwanted facial wrinkles caused by muscle movements.
Botox injections are simple and effective. Turn the clock back and regain the smooth face of your youth!
- 1 What is Botox?
- 2 Why is Botox Performed?
- 3 How is Botox Performed?
- 4 Benefits
- 5 Candidates
- 6 Personal Consultation
- 7 Before a Botox Treatment
- 8 During a Botox Treatment
- 9 After a Botox Treatment
- 10 When Will I See Results?
- 11 Side Effects of Botox
- 12 Rewards of Botox
- 13 Cost of Botox
- 14 Botox with Self Care LA
- 15 FAQs
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment. It is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles. Botox blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that cause muscles to contract, smoothing out the skin.
Why is Botox Performed?
Botox is not only used to treat medical conditions but is most popularly known for its use for cosmetic treatments. Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for fine lines and wrinkles. The constant contractions of muscles caused by facial expressions eventually begin to create dynamic lines and wrinkles. People usually seek out Botox when they are looking to reduce or eliminate:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet around the outer eyes
- “11” lines between the eyebrows
- Visible neck bandsLip lines
- Chin dimpling
How is Botox Performed?
Botox is performed by a highly-skilled, board-certified doctor or experienced nurse injector. A very fine needle injected into the muscle to directly deliver the Botox. Total treatment time will vary depending on the number of areas being injected, but an average session is only 10-15 minutes.
Be sure to inform your injector if you have had tolerance issues with Botox treatments.
Botox is simple, convenient and impressive.
We love Botox because it doesn’t eat into our patient’s schedules. Easy to do over a lunch break, no one will even know when you had time for this aesthetic treatment. Your results will be noticeable within a few days and will last you months. Maintenance appointments will be needed to keep your results looking their best. Our staff will notify you when to schedule your maintenance appointments. You will notice when to undergo a Botox treatment again because your wrinkles will gradually become present.
Botox helps our patients look years younger. This treatment is revolutionary because as long as Botox is present your wrinkles won’t get any worse and no new wrinkles will develop. This allows you to look younger in the long-run.
Botox smooths out wrinkles and helps our patients look young and refreshed. For a simple pick-me-up, consider Botox.
Men and women who are bothered by deep creases and lines along their faces are great candidates for Botox. Botox will reduce the visibility of frustrating wrinkles for a while. Whether you are bothered by deep forehead creases or smaller fine wrinkles, Botox will help alleviate them. Botox has even been known to help reduce sweating and migraines.
If you are looking for an anti-aging solution but are also concerned about migraines and sweating, ask our Botox specialist if Botox injections can help.
To know for sure if Botox is right for you, schedule a consultation with us.
A private meeting with one of our team members will allow you to learn all about Botox and how it erases wrinkles and lines. We will take this opportunity to learn more about you and your health. Botox will only be pursued as an anti-aging treatment if it is determined as a safe solution.
Before a Botox Treatment
Most people are able to tolerate the discomfort caused by the tiny needles. If you are sensitive to pain, an ice pack can be applied to the area prior to injection to reduce discomfort, but this is rarely needed.
During a Botox Treatment
During your treatment, your doctor or nurse will inject tiny amounts of the Botox substance into the skin and/or muscles being treated. The number of injections will depend on the extent of the area.
After a Botox Treatment
Make sure you do not rub or massage the treated area as it might cause the substance to migrate elsewhere.
An ice pack may be used after your treatment to reduce redness and temporary swelling to the injection sites. Once your treatment is completed, you can resume your normal daily activities.
Some individuals may experience mild bruising in the treated area, especially those who tend to bruise easily.
To avoid the chance of bruising, it is advised to avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before your treatments. Alcohol should also be avoided starting one week prior to your Botox treatment.
Most patients do not experience bruising from the tiny injections. If you do, it is recommended to follow these guidelines. If you do experience bruising, you can apply Arnica ointment to speed up the healing time.
When Will I See Results?
On average, it takes 7-10 days to see the results. After about 3 days post-treatment, you will start to see improvement in the appearance of any fine lines or wrinkles.
By selectively targeting and weakening the muscles, lines and wrinkles can generally be eliminated for 3-4 months without interfering with normal facial function.
To maintain your results, it is important to keep up with regularly scheduled appointments. Some people will come back in for touch-ups once they start to see lines forming again.
Side Effects of Botox
A very small percentage of patients may develop a droopy upper eyelid when treated in the forehead/brow area. While this resolves within a matter of weeks, this happens when the Botox migrates down towards the eye. To prevent this side effect, it is important to not only see a highly-experienced doctor or nurse, but do not rub the area of treatment for at least 12 hours after treatment. It also helps to not lay flat for up to 5 hours after treatment.
Rewards of Botox
Botox is a great, non-invasive treatment to reduce and eliminate unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Not only has it been able to treat numerous medical conditions, but it has helped many individuals with their cosmetic needs. The benefits of Botox are unmatchable:
- Maintain a refreshed appearance
- Less product with every follow up appointment
- Reduction and elimination of fine lines and wrinkles
- Younger and youthful-looking you!
As long as you go to a certified nurse or doctor who is skilled and experienced with Botox, you should have a great experience and results.
Cost of Botox
Botox treatments are personalized to your features and desired outcome. One of our team members will discuss the cost of your treatment during your meeting with them. To learn more about Botox, give us a call at (310) 856-9583.
Botox with Self Care LA
Botox is the wonder drug of our time. It is helping women and men all across the Los Angeles area maintain a refreshed youthful appearance by eliminating unwanted facial lines caused by constant muscle movement. More people are starting Botox in their 20s as a preventative measure, while those who are older are using Botox to combat the visible signs of facial aging.
Self Care LA is here to help you achieve your aesthetic and wellness goals. Please contact us to schedule your Botox appointment or ask a question.
What is Botox used for?
Botox is used for the diminishing of lines and wrinkles on the face. This effective treatment is the perfect anti-aging treatment you’ve been looking for. This simple treatment does not require preparation or downtime and will leave your skin looking refreshed and smooth.
What does Botox do to your body?
Botox is an anti-aging solution that transforms the face. Botox works to pause the signals between the muscles and the nervous system. This temporary pause will allow the skin to relax and for lines to diminish. One of the things we love about Botox is that while it is present, no current wrinkles can worsen and no new wrinkles can develop. Botox is temporary and will need to be re-administered every few months to keep your skin looking rejuvenated.
Is Botox safe for your face?
Yes. Botox is FDA-approved for use on the face. You will want to ensure your treatment is performed by a certified Botox administer. Our staff have all been trained and have experience performing Botox injections. At Self Care LA, we provide the best for our patients.
How much does Botox cost?
The cost of Botox injections varies among patients. The cost of your particular treatment will be unique to you. We customize treatments based on the amount of Botox used, the size of the area being treated and the number of areas being improved. A cost breakdown will be gone over in your personal consultation. To schedule your meeting, give us a call today.