As you age, fine lines and wrinkles begin to show up. Each time you furrow your brow or squint your eyes, the dynamic movements create frown lines that appear between the eyebrows and around your eyes. A lined face can make you appear stressed or aged. Fortunately, you can regain a refreshed and youthful face with help from injections of the natural protein BOTOX®. Long Beach and Los Alamitos area residents may have heard of creams that can soften fine facial lines, but the only way to really reverse wrinkles is by having an in-office treatment to relax key facial muscles.
Many men and women choose Patient Preferred Dermatology for their BOTOX® treatments. In fact, because the procedure is quick and safe, and results are seen in a few days, it is one of our practice's most popular cosmetic treatments.
Repetitive contractions in the exact same location on the face for years result in facial lines known as dynamic wrinkles. Other causes of facial wrinkles are loss of collagen, elastin, and similar beneficial skin components. BOTOX® relaxes the muscles that cause these dynamic wrinkles to appear. The result is a more youthful and relaxed appearance.
The FDA has approved BOTOX® specifically for temporarily smoothing out frown lines that form between the brows and crow's feet that develop to the side of both eyes.
It has also been safely used to reduce the appearance of:
Talk to the Patient Preferred Dermatology team in Los Alamitos to learn what BOTOX® can do for your specific aesthetic needs.
The active ingredient in BOTOX® is a purified form of botulinum toxin, a natural protein. BOTOX® works by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of the muscles where it is injected. Since BOTOX® keeps targeted muscles from contracting, the skin in the treated area is not pulled into unwanted creases and lines. With less movement, the skin surface gradually smooths out, and lines and wrinkles fade away. Improvements will be noticeable within days and the effects will grow more and more apparent, with the ultimate results lasting for months. Later, a follow-up treatment can extend the benefits.
A doctor or nurse will make a series of tiny injections of BOTOX® into a few specific points in the skin. A topical numbing cream is applied to minimize discomfort during the treatment. No other anesthesia is required. Since the procedure is quick and comfortable, patients usually return to their daily activities immediately after treatment. The entire treatment session can be handled on a patient's lunch break.
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Patients may notice some slight bruising, redness or swelling at the injection site. This is normal and should completely resolve on its own within a day or two after the treatment session. Other possible side effects can be discussed at your free consultation with a Patient Preferred Dermatology nurse.
Yes. Since it was FDA-approved for cosmetic use in 2002, BOTOX® has been safely used to treat millions of patients. Its effects are localized only to the area where it is injected.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is also approved for use in more than 75 countries and has become the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. Medical BOTOX® treatments have been performed by doctors for many decades in order to help patients find relief from various ailments. Its uses now include treatments for chronic migraines, certain types of seizures, bladder problems, and excessive sweating. BOTOX® remains one of the most studied and widely researched medicines in the world. At our office, you will get the genuine product made by Allergan.
Despite its safety record, patients seeking its effects should still remember that it's powerful and best administered by trained and experienced medical professionals with expertise in skin care. Since the providers at Patient Preferred Dermatology understand facial anatomy, they will avoid that "frozen" look by giving precise BOTOX® injections so you can smile, laugh, and show expression normally.
BOTOX® rewards patients by providing opportunities for savings with every treatment session. Rewards earned can be applied to future treatments or other products from BOTOX® maker Allergan. Learn more at Patient Preferred Dermatology or sign up at https://www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com/login.
There are several other options you might consider if you are looking for a way to give your face a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers add volume to areas where there is loss of collagen and other skin components that have led to facial wrinkles.
Radiofrequency modalities such as Thermage® and eMatrix® stimulate collagen production and tighten sagging skin. Their lifting effect can be further enhanced by the application of skin-tightening creams.
The injectable KYBELLA® reduces submental fullness, bypassing the need for surgery by eliminating fat in your double chin and bringing more contour to your jawline.
The best option for you may be any one of these treatments or a combination of them. The Patient Preferred Dermatology team can explain more about all of the choices, as well as recommend a specific, customized treatment plan during a free, face-to-face consultation.
* individual results may vary