To say that BOTOX has changed the anti-aging industry would be a huge understatement – it is now the most common non-surgical aesthetic procedure performed in the world today.
BOTOX® has attracted quite a following because of how effective it is at helping people remove the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The wrinkles that BOTOX® treats are known as dynamic lines. Dynamic lines are the result of facial expressions and the muscles that cause them. When your facial muscles move, they show their movement through your skin. Your skin, when it is younger, shows dynamic lines when your muscles contract and these lines disappear when your muscles relax. However, as you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, and with repeated muscle action over the years, permanent lines form on the face – these lines are called static lines and are what make you look aged.
BOTOX® treats the problem by temporarily relaxing your facial muscles. When your facial muscles are temporarily relaxed and you make a facial expression, the contraction is not as forceful as it was before the treatment. Because of this, the dynamic lines become less noticeable or even disappear and this also helps to prevent static lines from forming or getting worse. The overall result – a more youthful appearance to the face. The FDA has approved BOTOX® to treat frown lines (the “11”s between the eyes) and crow’s feet. But BOTOX is also commonly used in many other areas on the face, including forehead lines, wrinkles around your mouth, chin dimpling, and gummy smile.
BOTOX® is a simple procedure that does not require any cutting or the removal of any tissue. It is safe and effective. It is also a very fast treatment. It simply involves tiny injections on the face in locations overlying the areas of concern. BOTOX® procedures can be performed in a matter of minutes. Since BOTOX® is non-invasive, there is no downtime. You can literally walk into our clinic, have your treatment, and immediately leave and continue your day.
The results from BOTOX® do not appear instantly. It typically takes three to four days to begin to see the effects, with peak onset at 10 to 14 days after treatment. At Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center, we take pictures before your treatment and at follow-up. Initially, we prefer to see our patients two weeks after treatment, so we can assess your results and see if a touchup is needed. Results last three to four months and may begin to last longer with repeated treatments.
You can have BOTOX® injections one time and see if you like the results. If you do not like the results, then you can simply allow the BOTOX® to run its course. More than likely, however, you will love the results and will return to maintain the youthful appearance that you desire!
Contact us at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center at (310) 986-6500 to schedule your BOTOX consultation. We take great pride in delivering outstanding results, comfortably and affordably.