Articles Tagged: Botox Beverly Hills

 

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.

 

Get Your Botox from the Right Provider

Posted on March 16, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Botox injections are one of the most common cosmetic procedures worldwide. However, just because they are readily available does not mean that every practitioner who performs them is the same. There’s a lot to consider when you are trying to pick a provider who could give you great results with minimal risk:

1. Do not go to a home Botox party.
A party is not likely to be a sterile environment, so it brings a risk of infection. If you are at someone’s home instead of a licensed facility, you will not be able to get help quickly enough in the unlikely (but still possible) event of a complication or an allergic reaction.

2. Aestheticians are not permitted to give Botox in California.
Here in Los Angeles, we have some of the most stringent rules in the nation to assure that Botox and other cosmetic treatments are performed safely. If your provider is not a physician or a nurse working under the supervision of one, he or she is not legally
qualified to give you Botox treatments.

3. Pick the practitioner people trust.
Study reviews before settling on a Botox provider. A good practitioner will have positive reviews from a large number of patients, going back several years.

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.

 

10 Things to Know About Botox Treatments

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Considering Botox? These ten facts can help you understand the procedure better:

1. The procedure is quick.

We spend some time discussing your treatment goals and answering your questions. The injections themselves take only about 10 minutes.

2. Discomfort is minimal.

Most people describe the sensation as a small pinch. We use topical numbing agents to minimize any pain you might feel.

3. It won’t disrupt your routine.

In general, there is no reason you should not be able to go right back to your daily routine immediately after a Botox treatment. Some patients even get it done during their lunch hour.

4. Chances are good you’ll experience mild or no side effects.

Three out of four patients say they experience no side effects at all after getting Botox treatments. People who do experience side effects usually have some mild facial discomfort and stiffness.

5. Botox won’t break the bank.

Most people think that cosmetic procedures are expensive. However, Botox costs as little as $9 a unit. You can see great results for as little as $200 per treatment.

6. You’ll still look like you.

Botox doesn’t significantly change your appearance. It just eases frown lines to give you the smoother, younger look you used to have.

7. You’ll be joining a big club.

With 6.6 billion treatments performed in 2014 alone, Botox is the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment.

8. This quick procedure provides lasting results.

People continue to see benefits from Botox treatments for up to four months. Most people find that it’s time for another treatment after around 12-16 weeks.

9. You’ll see results quickly.

Botox results become apparent in as little as 2-4 days. The full effect can sometimes take up to two weeks.

10. You’re going to love it.

Eighty percent of people who get Botox are happy with the results.

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

 

Giving Thanks – to Botox!

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

Botox is a great way to make sure that you look your very best for all of your upcoming Thanksgiving festivities.

One of the things that we love about Botox is its versatility. Botox can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the brows, and at the corners of the eyes. But it’s also a great way to lift the brow without surgery, reduce excess sweating, or just look a little younger and fresher at Thanksgiving dinner. We also love how long-lasting Botox is. Most of our patients see results for about 4 months after a Botox treatment. That means that one injection will keep you looking refreshed throughout the holiday season and into the new year. (more…)

 

Halloween Botox

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

That’s right, ladies—autumn is officially here. The weather’s getting a little cooler, the kids are going back to school, your local coffee shop is serving pumpkin spice lattes, and the holidays are right around the corner. In fact, Halloween is just a few weeks away. As we move into November and December, your schedule is bound to get busier and busier. And once the holiday season is in full-swing, you might not have much time for yourself. So why not use these early days of fall to make sure you start the holiday season looking your very best? In honor of Halloween, kick off the festivities with a little Botox. You’ll look hauntingly beautiful! (more…)

 

5 Ways Stress Wreaks Havoc on Your Skin

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

Today’s women often juggle work, relationships, children, and active social lives—it’s easy to get stressed out when you’re that busy!  And if we’re not careful, signs of stress can wreak havoc on our skin.  Follow these tips to stay beautiful, even under stress.

1.Under Eye Bags

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  Unfortunately, stress can make getting enough sleep a challenge, causing you to wake up with unsightly under eye bags. If you suffer from chronic under eye bags, intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment offers a permanent solution.

2. Dry, Flaky Skin

Drinking enough water (not to mention less coffee) isn’t always easy when you’re super busy, but these habits can leave you with dry, dull, flaky skin.  Drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day and using high-quality skin care products, like those from the SkinMedica range, can make a huge difference in your complexion.

3. Facial Acne

It’s a well-known fact that stress can make acne worse. Self-care measures, like eating well and drinking enough water, can go a long way towards keeping your skin clear.  For more severe acne problems, chemical peels are a great option.

4. Rosacea and Flushing

Stress can certainly cause a flare-up of rosacea. If you suffer from rosacea, IPL can reduce persistent red undertones in your complexion.

5. Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Many people have a habit of making certain facial expressions when they’re stressed, such as furrowing the brow or pursing their lips.  Over time, these unconscious expressions can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.  Taking good care of your skin and making a conscious effort to avoid certain facial expressions are important preventative measures, but Botox and fillers are the best tools for treating and preventing wrinkles.

Your Laser Skin Care Los Angeles will be happy to address any skin care issues or concerns you might have.

We specialize 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.