Reverse the effects of aging without going through surgical procedures through Botox in Beverly Hills. With several injections, it is possible to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles for a younger-looking appearance. It can be applied into the face to reduce the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Aside from cosmetic treatments, Botox is also used to treat some medical conditions.
What is Botox?
Botox is a powerful chemical, extracted & medically processed from botulinum toxin produced by bacteria. This toxin is a paralytic, & its function is to paralyze the muscles into which it is injected. Patients present to the office, complaining of an angry look, or wrinkles they desire eliminated. There are multiple facial muscles that give us the ability to express our thoughts. Skin wrinkles are produced when the underlying muscle contracts. Over time, these wrinkles can become deeper & worse. Botox will temporarily paralyze certain muscles to eradicate these dynamic wrinkles. Recently, the FDA approved Botox for use in the treatment of headaches caused by migraines. It has been shown to significantly improve migraine headaches & decrease the number of attacks. Botox is injected around the nerve fibers that trigger these headaches & prevents them from firing. Botox has also recently been used to treat gummy smiles & to prevent significant laugh lines. After treatment, patients comment on the improved, rejuvenated appearance, & that friends say they look refreshed & more energetic with an improved self-image.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
You are a good candidate for Botox treatments if you want to address the signs of aging on your face. It is important to be in good overall health and without underlying neurological conditions. Botox is not effective for all types of wrinkles and is usually applied for dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive movements. Botox injections may not be recommended for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Depending on which areas you desire treatment, Botox can be injected into the muscles of the forehead, glabella (between the eyebrows, muscles of angry expression), and eyelids (crow’s feet). The procedure only takes a few minutes to complete and you can return to daily activities immediately. For headaches, Botox is injected around the nerve fibers that give sensation to the region of pain. During your consultation, Dr. Tsai will present you with all the possible options in detail and work with you to individualize treatment according to your specific goals and expectations to provide you with the best possible result. A physical examination will be performed and your medical history will be reviewed to ascertain your compatibility with the treatment.
The Botox Injection Procedure
The treatment areas will be cleansed prior to administering Botox injections. A topical numbing agent may be applied if you are sensitive to pain. The injections will be repeatedly done in different spots on your treatment areas to target specific muscles in order to achieve the best results. There will be minor discomfort during the procedure which may last for several minutes.
Heavy lifting or strenuous activities (no exercise) for 4 hours and hot baths the same night (shower is okay) of treatment is not recommended, as this can disperse Botox. Occasionally there may be mild bruising at the injection site but this is normal and will disappear in several days. It typically takes 3-4 days after the procedure to begin noticing any changes. Results last for approximately 4 months. Treatment can be performed again once results dissipate and can be repeated as often as you desire.
Cost of Botox Treatments
The overall cost of your Botox treatments will depend on several factors and will be discussed in detail during your consultation. The price of your procedure will include the total number of syringes used and the number of treated areas.
Get in touch with us to learn more about the cosmetic benefits of Botox in Beverly Hills. Contact Dr. Tsai Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation and make the first step to restoring your youthful look.