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Questions to Ask Before Starting Botox Treatment

Posted on July 2, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Aside from medical uses, where Botox is an approved treatment for chronic migraines, certain muscular disorders, and even overactive bladder, Botox has been used for cosmetic purposes in the USA for almost 30 years. And although it’s long been the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebrities, and several million people have Botox treatments every year, there are still certain questions that you should ask before deciding on Botox.

How does it work?

Minute amounts of Botox are injected into facial muscles, temporarily blocking the nerve signals that cause them to contract. Relaxing the muscles causes associated wrinkles to soften.

Where is it most effective?

Botox is commonly used on the forehead, and around the eyes. It is especially effective on wrinkles visible when muscles contract, such as when frowning or squinting. It may also be effective around the mouth and on the neck.

How is the procedure performed?

A mild local anesthetic is used to minimize any discomfort, and the Botox is injected using very fine, short needles. A full session only takes 10 to 30 minutes, and can be scheduled whenever is most convenient.

How effective is the treatment?

Exact results depend on your age, skin type, and the depth of your wrinkles. Generally results are seen within 2 to 4 days, and last 3 months or more. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles, additional treatments may also be recommended.

Who will benefit the most from Botox?

Traditionally used by older patients trying to reduce their wrinkles, younger men and women are increasingly turning to Botox as a way to prevent wrinkles from forming. It pays to have appropriate expectations – Botox can reduce the effect of your wrinkles, but it may not be possible to eliminate them completely.

What about side effects?

Some patients have mild swelling or bruising after the procedure. We see side effects in less than 2% of patients.

How much does it cost?

Each unit of Botox costs $10; the number of units depends on the number and size of wrinkles to be treated. A frown line might require up to 20 units.

Does it matter where I have the procedure done?

Perhaps the most important question to ask.  The answer is an emphatic “yes!” Although Botox treatments are straightforward, it’s extremely important that the appropriate dose is used in the correct location. The skill and experience of the Doctor make all the difference in achieving a natural look.

For more details on our Botox treatments, please see https://www.yourlaserskincare.com/botox.

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.

 

Reduce Under-Eye Bags with Fillers

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Feeling tired and worn out can be an unshakeable feeling at times. If your body does not get the rest it needs, you are likely to experience issues with the increased prominence of under-eye bags. Fortunately, there are a number of things that can be done to make sure you don’t look as tired as you feel.

One simple and effective way of dealing with under-eye bags is to apply frozen spoons to this area for a few minutes each morning. The cold sensation will cause your body to constrict blood vessels which will in turn improve the appearance of your under-eye area. However, this home remedy is only a temporary solution. If you are looking for a more permanent answer to your under-eye problems then cosmetic enhancements, such as fillers, will be your best bet. See below for more information on how fillers can help with this common esthetic problem.

What do fillers do?

Fillers plump up facial skin, which can help combat multiple signs of aging and correct hollow areas.

What type of fillers are best for the under-eye area?

We recommend treating the under-eye area with fillers that contain hyaluronic acid in their formulation. Restylane is particularly well suited to treat this area.

How long will the effects of fillers last?

The benefits of injectable fillers can last up to nine months in the under-eye area. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be easily reversed if you would like to end the results of your treatment earlier.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy 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.

 

More Men Are Getting Fillers and Botox Injections to Look Younger

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

More and more men are turning to Botox and fillers to improve their appearance. For example, in the last eight years, the number of men getting Botox treatments has increased by 27 percent. In fact, Botox for men has become so popular that a new word has been coined to describe it – “Brotox.”

Botox and fillers are popular with men because they are non-invasive and affordable ways to smooth out facial lines. The treatments are easy, fast, and effective. Many men start them at the very first signs of aging. Why look older than you have to?

In fact, in Los Angeles, Botox treatments are so common among millennial men that they consider them just a regular part of their beauty routines.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, 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.

 

Botox Myths Finally Laid to Rest

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Botox is the most popular injectable cosmetic treatment. With many years of studies and research and over 16 million treatments since its introduction in 2002, Botox Cosmetic has been a constant presence in cosmetic dermatology.

Unfortunately in the internet era, many questionable articles have been published about Botox, both in print and online, that are not supported by any legitimate medical research. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s crucial to separate fact from fiction. Here are few popular Botox myths.

Botox is just used for wrinkles

Botox’s initial use was for muscle spasms around the eyes. This is because of Botox ability to relax muscles. Botox use eventually expanded to controlling various muscle spasms disorders as well as other medical and cosmetic conditions:

  • Wrinkles treatment and prevention
  • Migraines
  • Overactive bladder
  • Excessive perspiration

The Results are immediate

While Botox provides effective and lasting results for those looking to relax their facial fine lines, it’s important to realize that it takes at least 3 days before the effects of the treatment may become noticeable and 7-12 days before the maximum benefit is achieved.

Botox results are permanent

The results of a Botox Cosmetic procedure will last about 3-4 months. With continued treatments, the effects may actually last longer as the muscles causing fine lines don’t contract as much.

Other treatments work just as well

Some skin care companies market their products as being capable of replacing Botox treatments. Botox treats fine lines differently than creams or lotions and the results are more substantial and long lasting.

Treatments are expensive

While this may certainly be the case in some instances, the overall cost of many other cosmetic procedures is significantly higher than the cost of regular Botox treatments.

Your Lser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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.

 

Why is Botox Becoming More Popular in All Age Groups?

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

The rise of social media has also heightened our perception of what is considered beautiful. People of all ages are looking for ways to keep up with these elevated beauty standards. Aging manifests itself, among other things, in the form of lines and wrinkles. There are numerous ways to fight aging, but one of the most effective methods happens to be Botox. The treatment is typically used on the upper half of the face to suppress muscle movements that can cause formation of glabellar and horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. Dynamic wrinkles form because of repetitive muscle movements. As we age our skin becomes less supple due to the loss of collagen and elasticity. Thus, contractions of our facial muscles have more of a lasting impact the older we get.

There’s a popular saying that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that could not be more true than in the case of wrinkles. We can help prevent dynamic wrinkles from forming by incorporating Botox into our beauty routines. Botox is very effective at keeping skin smooth because it works to inhibit the root cause of the wrinkle formation. Thus, younger people are increasingly turning to cosmetic enhancements, such as Botox, to help them prevent wrinkles.

When can I see results?
You can expect to see results within 7 to 14 days. Skin will appear smoother for a period of three to four months after the initial injection.

How long does the treatment take?
The procedure takes less than ten minutes. You will have an extensive consultation with an aesthetic medical professional before your Botox treatment.

Is Botox safe to use for forehead lines?
Botox is the only treatment of its kind approved by the FDA to treat crow’s feet and glabellar lines.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 457-8740 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Beauty Tips for Busy Moms

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Being a mother is one of the hardest, and yet most rewarding experiences women can have during their lifetimes. Mothers are constantly putting the needs of their children before their own, and frequently they don’t have time to take care of themselves consistently. Here are four tips for busy mothers on how to rejuvenate your natural beauty.

 

  1. Consume more greens

Making a decision to choose a green smoothie over cheaper and more sugary beverage option such as a soda drink can be a difficult choice for many. We personally advocate for the daily consumption of plant-based smoothies because of their impressive beautifying effects. By nourishing your body with healthy and nutritious ingredients, you are more likely to maintain a clear and glowing complexion. Studies have shown that soda drinks can actually speed up the aging process. If you are looking for practical ways to combat aging, you should start with healthier meal choices and skip sodas altogether.

 

  1. Sleep

Sleep is one of the simplest methods to rejuvenate your mind and body. A good night’s rest leads to increased energy, clearer complexion and improved mental clarity.

 

  1. Juvederm

Aging tends to affect the under eye area first which can make you look tired and worn out. If you are interested in restoring youthful appearance of your under eye area, fillers might be the right cosmetic treatment for you. Juvederm is one of our favorite dermal fillers, and it is particularly well suited for the under eye area.

 

  1. Botox

Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world. Our patients especially love Botox because it offers the opportunity to look years younger with virtually no downtime.

 

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) 457-8740 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

                                       

 

A Bit of Botox Can Treat a World of Problems

Posted on January 29, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Few cosmetic treatments can rival Botox extraordinary ability to reverse the signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin. Serums and creams often fall short of expectations to noticeably reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because they only address what’s on the surface of the skin. Botox, on the other hand, targets the issues deep within the skin that cause wrinkle formation.

 

Dynamic wrinkles form as a result of repetitive movements in the expressive zones of the face. We can treat and prevent these types of wrinkles from forming by incorporating Botox into our beauty routines. This injectable rejuvenation treatment works by interrupting the communication between nerves and the muscles that control facial expressions.

 

Although most people turn to Botox for its beautifying effects, it can also be used to treat a wide range of conditions caused by overactive muscles. The FDA has approved Botox injections for treatment of chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and involuntary muscle spasms.

 

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.