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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.

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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…)


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 to schedule a free consultation.


BOTOX – Not Just for Wrinkles Anymore

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

While opening the door for so many other non-invasive anti-aging treatments, BOTOX remains the country’s most popular cosmetic procedure with an estimated $1.3 Billion in sales, annually.

But that’s just the beginning for this revolutionary drug. As one of the most studied and researched drugs in modern medicine, there have been a slew of additional uses for BOTOX, since 2002. Among the most prevalent medical, rather than beauty, uses are for severe Migraine headaches (FDA-approved in 2010 for people suffering 15 days, or more, a month), excessive sweating, bladder control, swallowing and chewing difficulties, muscle spasms and some stroke-related symptoms, as well.

However, today, there have been more cosmetic applications of BOTOX that are rapidly gaining in popularity and offering even more possibilities for BOTOX LOS ANGELES, BOTOX BEVERLY HILLS and BOTOX around the world! Here is an update on a few of them.

For over ten years, BOTOX has been used for the frown lines, between the eyebrows. But, as of September, 2013, the FDA has approved the drug to remove the “crow’s feet” at the corner of your eyes. Caused by squinting, frowning or heredity, these tiny lines have been the source of adding years to an otherwise clear appearance. Often combining treatment of the brow frown lines along with the “crow’s feet,” the eye area can be dramatically smoother and more youthful-looking quickly, relatively pain-free and most affordably.

Surprisingly, “gummy” smile is not a result of gums that are too large or teeth that are too small. Often it’s because facial muscles are too tight and lift the top lip too high. Injections along the lip line will help correct this effect.

At last report, Allergan, the company that produces BOTOX, had more than 90 patent-pending uses awaiting approval by the FDA. And more are added on a regular basis.

What is Botox and how does it work?

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Ella Fedonenko

If you’ve been one to say you wouldn’t get plastic surgery, but you don’t like the fine lines and wrinkles developing on your skin, there is a perfect option for you – Botox. Plenty has been said about the substance, and in fact, many women use it to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth to turn back the hands of time when it comes to aging. Not sure what it is?

Botox is a substance derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Don’t let that scare you! The amount used in Botox injections is a very small amount, which effectively helps:

  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Help treat painful muscle spasms and contractions in shoulders and neck
  • Treat eye alignment conditions or spasms
  • Help reduce excess sweating

The substance in the injections “freezes” selected muscles or nerves to prevent a number of the above-mentioned symptoms. For example, if you have consistently raised your eyebrows over the years you might notice a line across the middle of your forehead, known as a “worry line”. Repeated facial movements combined with a reduction of collagen and elastin leads to wrinkles – and Botox injections freeze the muscle so you no longer have the wrinkle in the forehead.

Common locations for Botox include anywhere on the face where expression lines occur, such as the forehead, around the eyes and lips. When used subtly, Botox injections effectively improve the appearance of the face. Another advantage of Botox over a more invasive procedure, such as a facelift or eyelift, is that results do fade over time – so if you don’t like it, the good news is it’s not permanent. With each Botox injection, you can expect results to last between three and four months before a new treatment session is needed. That helps you determine if you need more or less the next time you go in to achieve your desired look.

For those living in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, Botox treatments are found everywhere. It’s important to only visit reputable physicians who administer the injections in an office setting with quality products. Don’t fall for outrageous claims or reduced prices to get you in the door – you never know about the quality of the injection or the experience of the person administering it. Visit a few reputable skin care centers and ask for recommendations to select the ideal doctor for you.

Three questions to ask before getting Botox

Posted on May 18, 2012 by internetrnd

The decision to get Botox is an important one. Because Botox it is a medical procedure, it is important for you to be well-informed before you make that decision. Additionally, you want to be confident in your choice of provider. This is a delicate procedure and should only be performed by someone you trust. The following three questions will help you decide if Botox is right for you:

1. Who will be performing the injection?

It is absolutely crucial that the person who is actually performing the injection is well-trained and experienced in the procedure. When unqualified people inject Botox, the results can be unpleasant and potentially dangerous. The procedure should be performed by a doctor or a registered nurse who has been trained in the procedure. Be especially careful of people who market themselves as “injection specialists,” as this is not a title that requires any sort of certification or training.

2. Is Botox a good choice for me?

Botox is, first and foremost, a medical procedure. This means that while it may be a good choice for many people, it may not be a good choice for everyone. Some health conditions and medications may interact with Botox. You should discuss your health conditions with your doctor and let your Botox provider know which medications you take so that your doctor can inform you of any potential risks or safety issues.

3. How is your Botox stored and when is it reconstituted?

Botox should be carefully stored to meet the conditions on the package. Once Botox has been reconstituted, it begins to lose potency. Reconstituted Botox must be used within six hours. Ideally, your Botox dose will be prepared shortly before your appointment.

Once these questions have been answered satisfactorily, the decision to get Botox should be much easier.

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