Botox Injections

in Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Most Trusted Botox Service Center

Do your facial wrinkles make you feel older than you are? Botox injections can help make those lines and wrinkles less obvious and improve your self-confidence. Santa Monica, CA dermatologist, shares some information about this popular cosmetic treatment.

Frown lines are the result of squinting eyebrows into a fold. These folds and furrows are caused by the repeated action of underlying muscles. Years of squinting and frowning tend to leave deep wrinkles in the skin between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose, across the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes. Frown lines may produce an angry look that can detract from a pleasant facial appearance.

The dermatologist at the Santa Monica Laser & Skin Care Center can soften these wrinkles and lines by a simple injection of botulinum toxin.


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.


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.


Yes, we know everyone’s skin is different. That’s why we take the time needed to find a unique solution that fits your needs. When we’re not treating you, we’re researching new dermatology technologies, and prescription and non-prescription products to offer you the best in skin care available today.



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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
  • Forehead
  • Eye area
  • Smile lines
  • Mouth
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • 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.

You may see results as early as within 24 to 48 hours of injection, when the BOTOX ingredients are still binding to the acetylcholine receptors. Results typically become visible in 7 to 10 days after injection, with the maximum effect visible at 30 days.
Used correctly and administered by a dermatologist, BOTOX Cosmetic treatments have very few risks. Your physician injects only a very tiny amount of the medication into different spots in the skin yet gives patients fantastic results. The most common side effect is a small amount of bruising at the injection site.

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.





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Are you ready to begin Botox treatment in Santa Monica, CA at Santa Monica Laser & Skin Care Center? Request an appointment below or call (310) 829-9396 and schedule an appointment today. Try Botox for younger, smooth skin!

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Mary Lee Amerian M.D. Dermatology,
2336 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 209,Santa Monica,CA-90404,
Telephone No.(310) 746-5720
Santa Monica
Mary Lee Amerian M.D. Dermatology in Santa Monica, CA offers Botox to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows and Crow's feet.