Articles Tagged: benefits of botox

 

Is Preventative Botox Really a Thing?

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Ella Fedonenko

Although Botox has a deserved reputation as a highly effective way to reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles after they have begun to appear. In recent years, it’s also increasingly being used by patients in their 20s and 30s as a way to prevent these typical signs of aging from starting to develop.

There is some controversy as to whether Botox can have a long-term anti-aging effect, and if it is an effective way to prevent skin wrinkles from developing later in life, so we decided to summarize the main issues on both sides of the question.

How to Prevent Lines from Forming in the Future?

Some patients are more likely to develop lines and wrinkles than others – particularly people having more dynamic facial expressions, those who may be starting to develop persistent frown lines, and people with naturally thinner skin. Others are more genetically predisposed to developing lines in the corners of their eyes or between their eyebrows – you can get a good idea where you are likely to develop lines by using the example of older members in your family.

To prevent these problems from happening, your practitioner must be able to determine where facial lines are likely to develop in order to inject Botox effectively. Skilled practitioners use their experience of many years to do this. By analyzing the way your facial muscles cause your skin to move, they can predict where lines will eventually appear before they become apparent. In most cases, patients will already have very fine, barely visible lines that indicate where future problems are likely to occur.

Minimize Your Risk

Most negative Botox experiences are the result of the over-enthusiastic application of Botox by inexperienced practitioners. Using too much Botox in the wrong place is not only a waste of your time and money but is the prime reason patients complain about unnatural results.

There is often a very fine line between using an appropriate amount of Botox and using too much. The aim is not to leave you with frozen features, but to allow your face to continue to move naturally.

Consider Combining with Other Treatments

It may also be the case that using Botox in combination with dermal filler products is a more effective way to treat some types of developing facial lines, so choosing a practitioner who has expertise using both types of products is highly recommended.

Finally, there are other ways to prevent or delay lines and wrinkles from developing – you should already be following a routine that involves moisturizing and applying sunblock, with appropriate use of chemical peels and/or laser resurfacing. But there’s also often no effective alternative to Botox, especially when your facial expressions result in repeated flexing and stretching of the skin along fixed lines.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Simplify Your Hair Care Routine with Botox

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Our hair tends to never look better than when we walk out of a salon with a fresh blowout. Protecting it changes the way we go about life since we now have to be mindful of how the elements may affect our beautiful hair. We start to avoid moisture because we know it will ruin it. Sweating, for example, can instantly transform voluminous hair into lifeless, flattened strands.

Fortunately, sweat is something we can now control with the help of Botox. More and more patients are turning to Botox to reduce sweating. Botox can be safely used in the underarm and scalp areas, and the in-office treatment will work to block the neurotransmitters that promote perspiration.

When Botox is injected into the scalp, patients can expect to see their hairstyles looking fresher for longer. Routine activities like exercising can now be performed without the fear of ruining your hair.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Would You Like to Have More Symmetrical Eyebrows? Botox Can Help!

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

As a prominent facial feature, eyebrows can play an important role in overall facial symmetry and attractiveness. Drooping eyebrows can make you appear tired or sad, while a more elevated brow portrays a youthful appearance.

How Botox Can Improve Eyebrow Symmetry?

Surgery used to be the only solution for asymmetrical eyebrows. These days, Botox can be used to raise the eyebrow higher up or even lower the brow, if so desired. Botox is injected directly into the appropriate muscle depending on whether the eyebrow needs to be lowered or lifted. Injecting Botox into the forehead will drop the eyebrow down, and injecting it into the “squinting muscles” will pull the eyebrow up.

Does it Really Work?

A medical practitioner with in depth knowledge of the muscles surrounding the eye will be able to create a noticeable difference using Botox, especially for those with moderate asymmetry. You will be able to see the results around 3 days after the treatment and they will last about 3-4 months.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

It’s Never Too Early to Start Botox

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

More and more young men and women are finding that BOTOX is a perfect addition to their beauty routine. This treatment is no longer just for mature ladies recapturing their youthful looks. BOTOX can benefit you at any age. (more…)

 

Sure, It Makes You Look Younger, But is BOTOX Safe?

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Most of us would love to look younger, but for many patients safety concerns prevent them from doing cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX.

The truth is, BOTOX is very safe and it’s universally recognized as a minimally invasive and effective treatment. Let’s try addressing some of your concerns regarding Botox injections:

Isn’t BOTOX a neurotoxin?

Yes. However, that does not mean that it is dangerous. BOTOX is a toxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes facial muscles, which helps smooth wrinkles. The dose is tiny and the injections are very localized.

Will BOTOX make my face numb?

BOTOX doesn’t affect nerves that perceive sensations like touch, heat or cold. You should never lose feeling in the area that has been treated.

Does getting BOTOX hurt?

Most patients describe the sensation as a mild pinching. The procedure takes less than 20 minutes and discomfort is minimal.

Are there any side effects?

Occasional redness or mild swelling at the injection sites are most common side effects. This usually resolves within a few hours.

Is there anything I can do to reduce side effects?

A week before your BOTOX treatment, please avoid using Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, aspirin and other NSAIDS such as Advil, for example. Taking these supplements and over the counter medications increases the risk of bruising. You should also avoid alcohol one week before and one week after your procedure. Also, please do not lie down for three to four hours or touch the area for about six hours after Botox injections.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Do Men Get BOTOX Too?

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

For years, many have assumed that BOTOX is something that only women do. And, it’s correct to an extent: only about seven percent of BOTOX patients are men. However, more and more men are getting interested in BOTOX. A few of the reasons:

Looking younger gives you a competitive edge.

Studies show that men who appear younger are more likely to get hired.

There’s less stigma attached to men getting cosmetic procedures.

In the past, it was considered effeminate for men to do cosmetic procedures. As women’s roles have changed, men have realized that they do not need to restrict themselves in this area.

BOTOX is quick and easy.

BOTOX can be administered in about 15 minutes and results are usually seen within 10-14 days. Very few patients experience side effects, and the ones that do occur are mild.

BOTOX is cost-effective.

While prices vary throughout the country, average price for a unit in Los Angeles is $9-$14. Most patients need approximately 20 units to eliminate frown lines.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Surprising Facts and Figures About Botox

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Botox has become a household name, but there are still many things that people do not know about it. Read on to cut through the myths and to learn more about this popular treatment.

Botox Is Celebrating an Anniversary This Year

Botox was first approved for cosmetic use in 2002. Since then, millions of people have used this simple procedure to smooth away crow’s feet, frown lines and creases. Within the first ten years of its cosmetic use, it became the most popular cosmetic treatment, worldwide.

Is Botox Use Just Cosmetic?

While this is the application that gets the most press, Botox is also a valuable medication for people who suffer from maladies that involve overactive muscle movement. Painful conditions like neck and face spasms can be corrected with the use of Botox. Botox also helps with facial asymmetry by temporarily paralyzing affected muscles. In 2010, Botox was also approved as a treatment for chronic migraines.

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Botox Is The Most Popular Cosmetic Treatment Around

Over 11,000,000 people worldwide have used Botox, with 6.6 billion getting the treatment in 2014 alone. While most people who seek Botox treatment are women, men are exploring this cosmetic treatment, as well. Currently, about 7% of people who get Botox are men.

Botox Is Affordable

One of the reasons for Botox’s massive popularity is its low cost. While prices vary throughout the country, a unit of Botox costs anywhere from $9 to $14 in the Los Angeles area. A typical treatment for a frown line will take approximately 20 units, allowing you to get great results for as little as $200 for the treatment.

Botox Is Safe and Effective

Most people who seek out Botox treatment see an effect within a week. Around four out of five people say that they are satisfied with the results they get from Botox. Seventy-five percent of patients experience no side effects. The most common side effects are mild ones that include nausea or indigestion, facial pain or stiff muscles near the injection site.

Think Botox might be for you? We perform hundreds of procedures. Get in touch with us at (323) 525-1516 or at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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http://www.statisticbrain.com/botox-statistics/

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