BOTOX INJECTIONS IN SANTA MONICA, CA
WHAT IS IT
Botox Injections is a proven and effective anti-aging treatment for softening wrinkles that have been caused by muscle activity. Injections are placed under the skin to create a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian have been treating patients with BOTOX at Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center since the injections first became available as a wrinkle reducer more than 20 years ago. During that time, they have performed thousands of these procedures and have extensive experience with this treatment. This has allowed them to develop a personal approach to the use of this medication in order to create a very natural-looking result.
In our office, BOTOX injections are always individualized, based upon what each person needs. It is not a “one size fits all” procedure. In some cases, a combination of fillers for wrinkles caused by muscle activity and Dermal Fillers for wrinkles caused by lost volume in the face may be preferable to achieve the best possible outcome.
HOW IT WORKS
This particular dermal filler consists of a purified protein that relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles, effectively smoothing the skin over those wrinkles.
Made of botulinum toxin, BOTOX Cosmetic is very safe. This same product has been used for decades to alleviate facial spasms, even in children.
BOTOX relaxes the underlying facial muscles so that lines and wrinkles in the face are reduced, giving a more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance. In many cases, wrinkles are completely eliminated, and at a minimum, significant softening of the wrinkles occurs. Our patients have consistently been very pleased with their results at our office.
If you have frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, fine lines around the mouth, or crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), BOTOX might be a good option for you.
BOTOX treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including:
- Between your brows
- Eye area
- Smile lines
- Masseter (jaw) muscle
- Underarm (hyperhidrosis)
For most of our patients, the effects of a BOTOX injection can last anywhere from 3-6 months. As they wear off, previously treated lines and wrinkles may reappear. However, with repeated treatment, frown lines and crow’s feet often appear less severe than before, since the muscles have been trained to relax.
Treatment begins with a careful examination of the face, both at rest and with movement. Lines and wrinkles in the face are studied in order to understand how this procedure would improve them. Only after this planning is completed can the treatment be properly given.
The procedure consists of a series of injections of minute quantities of BOTOX into the skin. It is preferable to use smaller amounts in a larger number of injection sites because the final result is more natural.
BEFORE & AFTER
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