The Laser Image Company
Your Best South Bay Botox Provider
The Laser Image Company specializes in state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments like Botox for clients in South Bay and surrounding areas. We offer advanced medspa solutions that are safe and effective and will enhance the look of your skin. Our focus is providing non-invasive medical aesthetic procedures that give you a subtle refreshed youthful look.
If you are looking for a way to look younger and more refreshed you must inquire about Botox cosmetic. It is one of the advanced, non-surgical, FDA-approved procedures from Allergan used to soften fine lines and wrinkles. South Bay Botox treatment will relax away the years.
A Botox injection is administered with a fine needle by our trained nurses with an eye for beauty. The effect of this cosmetic procedure is to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet, and brow regions reducing them. View our Botox before and after photos to see the effects of this wrinkle relaxing treatment which should be sustained for three to four months.
HOW CAN BOTOX AND OTHER SERVICES HELP YOU?
While Botulinum toxin is used as a solution to aesthetic procedures, new research has found that the effects of this drug go beyond the skin. In fact, researchers have found that South Bay Botox is a great way to treat anxiety and depression.
According to Dr. Michael Prager, a leading cosmetic doctor in Europe, “What most people appreciate about this treatment is that it makes them feel better, whether that’s due to their perceived improved looks or changes in their neurology. The facial expressions create the emotion, so if one cannot frown, one might not be able to feel sad or depressed.”
Botox cosmetic can do wonders for those trapped in bad moods. Studies have found that patients administered with the drug experience less sadness and anxiety than their peers. Scientists believe this is caused by the injections freezing the face’s “grief muscles”.
Simply put, if you can’t frown, you might as well smile.
In addition, Time magazine called Botox “The Drug That’s Treating Everything”, and it’s no surprise more nurses and doctors are recommending Botox for a variety of issues. To some, this procedure is more than an injection every few months: it’s a renewed way of living life.
Don’t let the appearance of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles scare you.
THE SOUTH BAY BOTOX EXPERIENCE:
The Botox experience is simple, and sweet, and is nothing to be afraid of. Our professionals begin by discussing your specific concerns, explain the procedure process, and create a personalized treatment for you. Your safety and comfort are our top concerns so you will be informed of what is happening during every step of the process.
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Thinking of getting Botox in the South Bay? You’re not alone.
The numbers speak for themselves and the unwarranted stigma against Botox injections has gone. More people are opting to take the life-changing injection.
- 7.7 million – Number of Botox procedures performed in 2019
- 878% – The increase of this procedure from 2000 to 2019
- 28% – More 20 to 29-year-olds are using Botox today than in 2010
- Smooth forehead and brow lines
- Reduce wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet)
- Decrease creases between the brow
- Soften smokers lines
- Lip lifts
- Chin and jawline softening
- Neck smoothing
- Migraine headache
- Reduce excess sweating
- Fast-acting (7-10 days)
- A long history of being safe and effective
Botox Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox?
Botox, (Botulism Toxin) is the trade name from Allergan, for a purified protein that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It has a number of therapeutic uses, one of which allows facial muscles and muscles in other parts of the body to relax. This procedure has the ability to smooth unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and reverse the signs of aging, and leaving smooth skin.
How do Botulism toxin injections work?
Your brain sends electrical messages to the nerve of muscles telling them to contract and move. After a Botox injection is administered, the drug blocks the neurotransmitter to the muscle and the muscle does not receive the message to contract.
What is Botox used for?
Botox injections are used to fight the signs of aging and its appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles which cause wrinkles and lines on the skin. One common use for this cosmetic product is in treating the deep frown lines called the “11’s” which appear between the eyebrows. Not only do frown lines make us look older, but they also make us appear angry or upset, even when happy. Crow’s feet around the eyes can also be treated to soften the wrinkles that make you look like you are squinting.
It is important to remember that not all facial wrinkles are related to the activity of underlying muscles. Sun exposure, the natural maturing process, and smoking can all contribute to wrinkles. While less effective against these “static wrinkles”, patients feel Botox injections help to improve the overall appearance of the skin in combination with fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, or Restylane.
Can Botox treatment be used to reduce smile lines?
Botox injections are used on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. It could be used around your mouth to soften lip lines, on the chin to reduce the orange peel look and on the neck to tighten the skin. Smile lines are treated by laser skin tightening and dermal filler injections.
What is a Botox treatment like?
The treatments are gentle and quick. A fine needle is used to inject the botox into the muscle. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection. No sedation or local anesthesia is required so you will be able to continue with your usual activities after your treatment. No exercise for 24 hours is required after the treatment.
How long does Botox last?
Allergan studies show and patients state that the effects from a single treatment of Botox cosmetic will last 3 – 4 months. After this time, you will notice a gradual return of facial lines and wrinkles. This muscle relaxing treatment is required three or four times a year for smooth skin.
How long can I use Botox cosmetic?
Treatments can be repeated if you continue to respond and do not have a serious allergic reaction. Botox injections have been used for over 15 years. Acceptable safety in long-term treatment has been well established. Allergan has not performed any formal clinical evaluations of long-term use of the neurotoxin that has not yet been conducted.
Is Botox cosmetic for me?
Botox cosmetic can be used by any person that wants to soften wrinkles but there are some contraindications that must be followed. The medication should not be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients must inform their nurse or physician of any medications or health concerns before the procedure to determine if this treatment is the best course of therapy for their concern. The effects of the injections may be increased with the use of certain antibiotics or other drugs that interfere with neuromuscular transmission.
What are the possible side effects of Botox cosmetic?
All medications have some side effects, but with Botox injections, they are minimal and temporary. Side effects depend on the location of the muscle being injected. After the injections, some people notice temporary weakness of muscles, or slight pain and swelling at the injection site. Some people develop flu-like symptoms, but this is rare.
How long does Botox for excessive sweating last?
Botox has been an effective treatment for those who sweat excessively, (hyperhidrosis). This condition is usually seen in the armpits and hands of patients and can be eradicated with this treatment. One can expect it to take two to seven days for the botulism toxin to start working and last for four to fourteen months.
Is it safe to drive after having Botox injections?
At the Laser Image Company, we treat clients with botox cosmetics in the South Bay from Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Los Angeles and there is no problem driving after the procedure.
How much does Botox cost?
Botox cost and how much should you really be paying is dependent on the area being treated and the strength of the muscle movement. For example, a botox treatment to soften the crow’s feet, a patient can expect to need 8-12 units per eye depending on the muscle strength. At $12/unit, the total cost would be between $192 – $288. The nurse injector will discuss the exact dosage for your specific concern before starting the procedure.
BREAKING DOWN THE BOTOX MYTHS:
Myth: Botox has dangerous side effects.
Any dangerous or negative side effects associated with the treatment are due to inexperienced injectors or bad products. Botox cosmetic has been FDA approved in the United States since 2002 with hundreds of millions of treatments being performed. Injected correctly, it has no negative side effects.
Myth: Botox is poisonous.
The drug does come from the poisonous toxin botulism but the final purified strains are tiny with no danger of getting poisoned. The toxin interacts with the cellular nerve receptors of the muscles to stop the electrical signal that tells the muscle to contract. This stops the formation of wrinkles giving the appearance of smoother skin.
Myth: The treatment is expensive for the average person and is only accessible to celebrities.
This might have been true when it was first introduced to the public, but Botox is affordable these days. Price varies depending on the expertise and reputation of the nurses or doctors and the location of the office. Do not forget to ask about Allergan rewards program to help offset the cost.
Myth: You will look like plastic if you use Botox.
There are many horror stories of celebrities looking plastic-like, but these are not caused by Botox. The plastic look is caused by over-exfoliating the skin with CO2 laser treatments and peels. In fact, if injected correctly your skin will look refreshed and no one will realize you had a treatment.
Myth: You can’t get Botox if you have a laser procedure.
This is not true. Having a laser procedure won’t irritate or bother any Botox in your system if the laser is performed two weeks after. Using a muscle relaxing treatment in conjunction with other collagen stimulating procedures will help smooth wrinkles.
Here are some tips and helpful reminders to get you through that after-Botox care period in an ideal manner.
It can be tempting to sleep after your procedure, but it’s recommended to wait 3-4 hours before lying down. The risk is while asleep, you might roll over and press certain parts of your face and move the drug out of the right spot. This can cause it to affect a different part of the fact that you may not want.
Stay Out of the Heat:
Heat can cause added sensitivity on your skin after your treatment which can aggravate the injection site. Side effects you or your facial wrinkles might experience will be worsened by this heat irritation so stay out of the heat right after your treatment.
The injection site may show some swelling after the procedure. By applying ice to the area(or the area of swelling), you can relieve the initial discomfort and reduce any inflammation.
Some of us have the urge to touch the skin after a procedure, but don’t! Messing with that area can cause the product to move and create potential problems in your onset and results, and that’s the last thing you want to happen.
We are committed towards giving you the best Botox experience. We would like you to ask us or any other Botox injectors in the South Bay the following question. These questions help inform you of the expertise and talent of your injector.
What are the qualifications of the Botox injector?
Can you show me actual patient before and after photos?
What brand name muscle relaxer do you use? Allergan, Galderma, Evolus?
Has this product been tested and researched?
What side effects might I experience?
What are the after-care protocols following the procedure?
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Botox Reward Program
Our office is part of the Allergan exclusive rewards program, Alle Rewards and you can be part of the savings. This is no cost savings card and reward program for Botox and other products like Juvederm, Voluma, and Latisse. Click the link below and start saving or ask our staff to do it for you.