Botox Los Angeles

With the ever-changing trends in cosmetic procedures, BOTOX® Cosmetic continues to be one of the leading non-surgical treatments in Los Angles and around the world. Between 4-5 million people receive Botox cosmetic injections annually, an impressive 878% increase reported from the early 2000s. Botox Los Angeles owes its ever-growing popularity mainly to its dramatic real-time results, diverse therapeutic and cosmetic applications and its favorable safety profile.

What is BOTOX®?

Facial wrinkles are typically associated with three reasons: gravity lines, sleep lines, and muscle contraction. BOTOX ® injections were FDA approved in 2002 where the cosmetic indications include prevention and treatment of moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles, meaning facial lines and creases formed due to repetitive facial muscle contractions.

How Does BOTOX ® Work?

BOTOX ® is a neurotoxin. When injected into facial muscles, it prevents the release of acetylcholine, the chemical messenger between the nerves and muscle cells that signals for them to contract. A temporary paralysis of the muscles occurs as a result, causing the skin to relax.

Botox ® Cosmetic Treatment:

Botox treatments are often used to temporarily improve the appearance of several moderate to severe facial and neck lines: · Horizontal creases in the forehead (forehead lines). · Horizontal creases in the forehead (forehead lines). · Vertical forehead lines: frown Lines also known as glabellar lines or the elevens (wrinkles formed between the eyebrows). · Periorbital folds (crow’s feet around the eyes or squint lines)· Eyebrow elevation or a chemical ‘brow-lift’. · Nasal glabellar lines, also known as “nasal scrunch” or “bunny lines”. · Lower lip lines, also known as “marionette lines” or “sad lines”. · Upper lip lines often called “smokers lips”. · Chin lines, also referred to as “chin dimpling” or “mental creases”. Neck lines, known as “platysmal bands or “turkey neck”.

Aside from BOTOX ® cosmetic use, it is FDA approved for several therapeutic applications. Some of the benefits BOTOX injections offer are relief from chronic migraine, teeth grinding and severe underarm sweating.

In the cosmetic industry Botox is primarily used for reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is injected into muscles and the frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and crows feet wrinkles around the side of the eyes soften.  Botox is also used to relax the platysma bands, those protruding neck muscles we start to see as we get older.

How Long Does BOTOX ® Last?

Research suggests that Botox cosmetic injections last 3–4 months. However, this may vary based on a range of factors such as patient’s age, sex, muscle mass and injection location. Other contributing factors are the injection technique, the delusion of the toxin, and the volume of the solution. All good reasons to select your procedure provider wisely for best BOTOX Los Angeles treatment. As muscles regain their function, you will notice a gradual return of your facial lines. Repeat BOTOX injections three to four times a year are required to maintain results.

For best BOTOX ® results, it is important to receive the injection from experienced BOTOX ® professionals. Dr. Rubaum’s states, “It is important to have a trained practitioner who is experienced and knows the underlying muscle structure of the face. Proper dilution, storage and injection techniques will all lead to results beyond patient’s expectations”.

How Long Does BOTOX ® Last?

Research suggests that Botox cosmetic injections last 3–4 months. However, this may vary based on a range of factors such as patient’s age, sex, muscle mass and injection location. Other contributing factors are the injection technique, the delusion of the toxin, and the volume of the solution. All good reasons to select your procedure provider wisely for best BOTOX treatment. As muscles regain their function, you will notice a gradual return of your facial lines. Repeat BOTOX injections three to four times a year are required to maintain results.

For best BOTOX ® results, it is important to receive the injection from experienced BOTOX ® professionals. Dr. Rubaum’s states, “It is important to have a trained practitioner who is experienced and knows the underlying muscle structure of the face. Proper dilution, storage and injection techniques will all lead to results beyond patient’s expectations”.

Botox Procedure: Is BOTOX Injection Painful?

The procedure is typically quick, and pain is minimal. BOTOX ® needles are tiny, they are about the size of needles used by diabetics for insulin self-injection, making the discomfort tolerable without the need for a topical local anesthetic. Icing the area before and after the injection will help ease discomfort and prevent bruising.

BOTOX Side Effects: Is BOTOX® Safe? Studies, as well as an extensive track record, demonstrate a strong safety profile for BOTOX® Cosmetic (side effects occur in less than 2% of patients), with some of the most common side effects are temporary bruising at the site of injection and headache. At the Laser Image Company, patient safety and education is our utmost priority. You will be fully screened for all possible contraindications, and potential side effects will be fully explained prior to your treatment. If you experience any unwanted side effects, please contact our clinic immediately.

BOTOX Los Angeles: How Much does BOTOX Cost?

BOTOX® cost will vary from clinic to clinic, even though all BOTOX ® treatments professionals acquire the product from the manufacturer (Allergan) for the same price. So why do prices vary widely between BOTOX LA providers?

Typically, the area where you live and how reputable a provider is factor into BOTOX treatment costs. An important question to consider however is the product reconstitution integrity. BOTOX ® comes in a vacuum dried 100 vial and is reconstituted with purified diluent. Once the injector mixes the BOTOX ® with the Allergan recommended 2.5ml of saline, 100 units are available for injection. With this dilution every 0.1ml in the syringe equals 4 units of Botox. Providers that use more saline than the recommended amount give a less effective BOTOX injection. Bottom line, beware of bargain BOTOX ® prices.

What is The Age to Start with Cosmetic BOTOX Injections?

Life brings its share of surprises, smiles, and frowns. All those experiences and facial expressions create repeated muscle contractions that lead to prominent age lines. Younger skin can accommodate these contractions without wrinkling. But, as skin matures, less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid is produced leaving it thinner and less hydrated. Mature skin also contains fewer lipids and less blood flow, therefore gets fewer nutrients needed to maintain its coveted youthful glow.

Most people start seeing fine lines in their 20s or early 30s. Typically wait until more prominent creases and wrinkles manifest by their 40s and 50s to seek BOTOX cosmetic treatments. But, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, BOTOX injections have increased 28 percent since 2010 amongst 20 to 29-year-olds, indicative of a new trend of preventative Botox treatment.

Preventative Botox?

Clinical observations indicate that cosmetic BOTOX® injections can prevent dynamic wrinkles from becoming stubborn wrinkles at rest. When your skin no longer creases due to muscle inhibition, the lines you already have will start receding. In addition, new wrinkles will not form as easily. So, if you start injecting BOTOX at younger age, you will need much less of it in the future.

Younger BOTOX patients seeking preventative treatment should keep in mind that younger faces move though. Therefore, a conservative approach is warranted to preserve their natural look.

Botox vs Fillers:

A common BOTOX Cosmetic FAQs is which is better, Botox or fillers? Both facial injections are widely popular and effective non-surgical treatments. They are different substances however, designed for different uses:

BOTOX ® Freezes muscles to improve lines and wrinkles formed due to repetitive facial expressions, notably those in the upper face such as the forehead and around the eyes. Dermal fillers on the other hand use hyaluronic acid and similar substances to restore volume and smoothness to specific facial areas. This includes thin lips, lines around the mouth and sunken cheeks. They might also be used to smooth forehead lines and scars, or improve jawline profile.

BOTOX results last 3-4 months, while results for dermal fillers last 6-18 months depending on the filler and the infected area amongst other factors.

Since BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers target different types of wrinkles, a holistic approach combing both injectable treatments to target both, static and dynamic wrinkles is often recommended. A multimodal facial rejuvenation treatment strategy has been proven to provide a holistic, more long-lasting results.

Whether it is your first botox treatment, or a repeat injection, our BOTOX procedure specialists will facilitate your best BOTOX Los Angeles experience. They will also expertly guide you through deciding on a more holistic skin rejuvenation plan from a range of advanced anti – aging treatments available at our clinic if needed. Contact The Laser Image Company,  310-543-9073. today with any questions or concerns, or book your complimentary consultation.

Education. Treatment. Results.

The Laser Image Company

About The Laser Image Company: The clinic was a collaboration of Dr. Lad Rubaum an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon, and John Santoliquido, a laser specialist and trainer, with the intention to educate patients on all the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. We specialize in advanced treatments with Botox and can create amazing transformations with dermal fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane. Our state of the art lasers can treat any skin color. We offer laser Skin tightening, Laser Hair & Vein Removal , IPL, Photofacial, Genesis for rosacea and collagen stimulation, Exilis for fat melting and Fractional laser for acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage and stretch marks. The staff was handpicked by for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the specific treatments they perform. Whether it is a laser to tighten the skin or a filler plump the lips, Laser Image Company will have you covered.

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