What is BOTOX?
Encourage your facial muscles to relax with BOTOX injections at Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA. Made with a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin, your BOTOX injection can step-up your anti-aging game on your forehead and upper face. Men and women benefit from the outstanding results BOTOX delivers.
You can see a dramatic difference in the presence of age lines and wrinkles made from facial expressions and muscles contracting on the forehead and around the eyes. These facial lines may or may not go away as the face relaxes. BOTOX can help. To modify these lines, BOTOX is carefully injected to smooth the skin. This specific injection is most commonly placed by our board-certified physician, Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya, between the brows, on the Crow's feet, and along the forehead. Find out more in a private consultation at Optima Medical Spa about BOTOX injections in our office.
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Who needs BOTOX?
BOTOX injections are ideal for men and women who long to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles on their face nonsurgically. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive treatment, even if you do not show signs of aging. It is a great nonsurgical treatment if you have obvious forehead lines or parallel lines between the brows. It's also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you have more severe and deeper lines, a different treatment may be recommended.
Our Injection Technique
BOTOX injections are available conveniently in our office at Optima Medical Spa. If it is your first time to get BOTOX, we typically perform the treatment on the same day as your consultation with Dr. Ishaaya. You will be asked to make a number of facial expressions, such as frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., which will allow us to plan where to put the BOTOX injection. Your face will be cleaned, and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle. It may be followed with a cool compress to help lessen bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is unnecessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you can return to your normal routine as soon as you feel up to it.
YOUR BOTOX Recovery
After your BOTOX injections, you may get back to your daily schedule, but strenuous activity should be skipped for a day. The injected areas of your face can be slightly bruised, red, or swollen for a couple of days, but you should not experience any lasting or serious side effects. In many cases, it usually takes about 5 – 7 days before the final effects of BOTOX can be seen. The results usually last 3 – 4 months. You should talk to Dr. Ishaaya about when to make touch-up appointments at Optima Medical Spa to extend your results.
How much does BOTOX cost?
The total cost for BOTOX injections will be based on the amount of product that is needed. This will vary to fit your unique goals. During your consultation, Dr. Ishaaya will create your personal treatment plan before he can discuss cost estimates.
How long will my results last?
The results from BOTOX may be visible for up to four months. Most patients make an appointment every season to refresh their results; however, you can come back sooner. If you're getting BOTOX before wrinkles are visible as a preventive treatment, you may be able to schedule treatments further apart. After hearing your goals and creating your BOTOX plan, Dr. Ishaaya will be better able to tell when you should schedule your next visit.
Is BOTOX safe?
When used correctly, BOTOX rarely causes serious complications. However, it is still important to select someone who has experience injecting BOTOX, like Dr. Ishaaya. Overusing BOTOX may create an undesirable outcome. A skilled practitioner will use the right dose to effectively relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. One of the most requested cosmetic treatments on the market today, it's safe and has earned approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to cosmetic uses, BOTOX is also used to treat medical conditions, including excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, teeth grinding, and uncontrollable blinking.
Can BOTOX be used as a preventative treatment?
Absolutely. Stopping wrinkles before they even start or nipping them in the bud as they begin to form is the best way to maintain a smoother-looking complexion. Preventative BOTOX treatments are very popular and commonly performed procedures. Ideal candidates for preventative BOTOX treatments are generally in their 20s and early 30s - just when you start seeing fine lines and wrinkles starting to form. This is especially important for people with very expressive faces.
BOTOX Works WOnders
With BOTOX, you can laugh, smile, frown, and make any expression you want without creating wrinkles, thanks to BOTOX injectable treatments. To smooth and prevent lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ishaaya in Los Angeles, CA to learn more about this amazing, nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles. Visit us as Optima Medical Spa for your consultation and see the difference for yourself.