BOTOX® at the Los Angeles area's Cassileth Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is an injectable treatment that creates smoother, younger-looking skin by temporarily weakening the muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract. The treatment can be performed on its own to address a single area of the face where signs of aging are especially visible, or it may be combined with other options for an overall rejuvenated look.
The active ingredient in BOTOX® is a protein derived from Clostridium botulinum bacteria, then purified. It has been studied, tested, and used for both medical and cosmetic procedures for decades, with FDA approvals for a range of applications and millions of treatments performed around the world each year.
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I went for BOTOX with Albina! She was amazing, she answered all my questions. I wanted to look good for my sister's wedding. I ended up doing my lips and nasal folds [too]. I couldn't be happier. I later returned for a HydraFacial with Katia. My face glowed for weeks!! I didn't even want to put makeup on because I didn't want to mess up her work, plus my face looked and felt great. I would highly recommend this practice to all my friends and family. Everyone was nice. I will be back!
Each treatment session involves the careful and precise injection of BOTOX® into targeted muscles. Most people say the sensation is similar to a quick "pinch" on the skin.
The injection area may appear slightly swollen and red following a treatment, with some tenderness, discomfort, or itching that will dissipate in the hours and days after a session. Visible results typically start within 24 to 48 hours, with the skin-smoothing effects lasting up to four months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved to reduce the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, and the fine lines known as crow's feet next to the eyes. Years of use by medical professionals have established that injections can also treat the lines on the sides of the nose (sometimes referred to as "bunny lines") and soften pesky vertical upper lip lines (often called "smoker's lines"). In addition to treating upper lip lines, the injectable can be used for a BOTOX® "lip flip" that creates a subtle lift to a down-turned upper lip. It can also be injected above the brows to create a subtle brow lift, improving brow arch and shape, and drawing attention to your eyes.
More recent applications have shown that BOTOX® can be used as a "preventative" measure against certain visible signs of aging. If you start treatments as soon as you notice the formation of subtle expression lines on your face, you may be able to delay new wrinkles from forming.
BOTOX® can also be used for non-cosmetic applications, including chronic migraines, teeth grinding, and excessive perspiration in the palms and underarms.
Every client is different, so the best way to determine whether BOTOX® would accomplish the changes you want is to arrange a consultation with one of our injectors. Because BOTOX® is so versatile and effective, it is important to work only with injectors who are thoroughly trained and experienced in its use. Many people in non-medical settings, from salons to house parties, may offer BOTOX®, but you can maximize your safety and get the best cosmetic results possible by choosing a professional medical setting for your injections.
Our expert injectors are skilled in advanced applications, using precise micro-injections for results that can make you appear younger and rested, but never waxy or frozen. Our clients tell us that they love the natural, subtle, and wrinkle-banishing results delivered by our trained providers. Another benefit in choosing Cassileth Plastic Surgery and Skin Care for BOTOX® injections is our team's experience with treatments designed specifically for men. "Brotox" is a popular option for guys who want to look refreshed in order to gain a competitive edge in the workplace, to put their best look forward on dating profiles, or simply to gain a little more youthful confidence.
Many of the signs of aging BOTOX® is designed to treat are known as "dynamic wrinkles." The word "dynamic" here refers to motion, since the lines develop as muscles repeatedly contract over time. Other wrinkles, however, form primarily due to collagen loss and other changes in the skin. These are known as "static wrinkles."
Static wrinkles are best addressed by applications of dermal fillers, such as JUVEDERM®, which add volume below surface of the skin to smooth out lines. Fillers can also restore youthful contours in areas where volume loss has caused hollows to develop and facial tissues to sag.
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