Articles Tagged: Botox in LA

 

How Long Does Botox Take to Work?

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

You’ve just had your first Botox injections, but your frown lines, and crow’s feet are still there. Don’t despair – Botox takes some time to work, and it varies by an individual. Most people see results within a week of Botox treatment.  (more…)

Keep Your Valentine Looking Pristine For Valentine’s Day with Botox, Not Withering Roses!

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko

Having trouble finding the perfect Valentine’s day gift for your special someone? Not in the mood for a fancy, candle lit meal? A new study by the The Good Surgeon Guide has found that seventy eight percent of women want Botox for Valentines Day!

It can be troubling trying to find the perfect Valentines day gift and for the most part the typical gifts always include flowers, chocolate, candle-lit dinners or romantic pajamas; which are nice, but not age defying. You may think your special someone looks perfect the way they are, it just does not matter. Women not only want Botox, they would be completely impressed if they were given Botox for Valentines Day.

Furthermore, only seven percent of the people surveyed would be annoyed of getting Botox, while fifteen would be concerned but still happy about the cosmetic gift.

Celebrities are getting in on the Botox trend as well. Ms.Obama recently turned fifty and appeared on the cover of Ladies Home Journal. In the article she discussed how she would not rule out Botox and continued the discussion by stating “ Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves.”

Statistic Brain provides specifics on the number of people who receive Botox treatments which, according to their study, is around 2.95 million people.

If you are thinking about investing in botox for someone special, here are four great tips to inquire about before the big purchase:

● Do research on the Botox procedure. Find out what exactly botox entails.
● Make sure that the specialist doing the procedure is qualified.
● Check to see if this is a type of cosmetic procedure that the individual you’re getting it for likes.
● Find out what the results of the procedure.

About Your Laser Skincare: Your Laser Skincare strives to indulge all of their patients skin care needs by creating a treatment plan that best suits patients specific needs. To achieve the best aesthetic result, Your Laser Skincare uses the world’s best approved products and facial fillers available in Los Angeles, including Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Latisse and Vivite Skin Care line. Call (323) 525-1516 for a free consultation!

BOTOX Brings Overactive Bladder Relief

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

In 2012, there were over 6 million BOTOX procedures, in the U.S. As evidenced, all around the world, BOTOX remains the #1 non-invasive cosmetic procedure for frown lines, creases in the forehead and, with its recent FDA approval, for crow’s feet around the eyes. No wonder BOTOX L.A. and BOTOX Beverly Hills has maintained its popularity.

However, as we noted in several other articles, there are more than 90 patents or patents pending for other important medical uses of the drug. According to manufacturer, Allergan, in addition to the FDA’s approval for BOTOX in the treatment of migraine headaches, future approvals may be coming in the treatment of muscle spasms, excessive sweating, swallowing difficulties, benign enlarged prostate, stroke-related impediments and many other medical conditions.

Most recently, January, 2013, BOTOX was FDA-approved in the treatment of an overactive bladder. While both men and women may experience this condition, also known as “incontinence,” it reportedly affects one out of five older women. Simply stated, an overactive bladder occurs when the bladder muscle contracts, on its own, without warning.

The BOTOX injections are given, with anesthesia, directly into the bladder wall to relax the bladder muscle and prevent the involuntary contractions from occurring. In clinical studies, it was shown that BOTOX bladder treatments are as effective as daily oral medication, have resulted in up to 50% fewer “accidents” a day.

As with any medical procedure, there could be side effects, such as some difficulty in urinating or an occasional bladder infection, depending upon the individual.

Urinary incontinence is a serious medical condition and BOTOX might be a welcome choice for reducing the problem.

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.

Several Amazing Uses of Botox

Posted on September 26, 2011 by Ella Fedonenko

Most people have heard of Botox being used as a way to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. What people may be surprised to learn is that in fact, Botox has many other uses as well. Here are three amazing uses of Botox- all of which have been approved by the Food and Drug Association (FDA).

1. Migraines:
Migraines are extremely painful, and for the many people who suffer from chronic migraines, migraines can be debilitating and lead to loss in the ability to work and socialize. Studies have found that injecting Botox into the forehead of people with chronic migraines can actually help to prevent these migraines!

2. Urinary Incontinence:
The inability to control one’s bladder is a serious problem for people with certain neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis and people who have severe spinal cord injuries. These people have no control over the muscles in their bladder, which is sometimes referred to as having an “overactive” of the bladder. Fortunately, the FDA has just approved the use of Botox to help treat this condition. By injecting Botox into the bladder of people affected with this type of condition, they are able to decrease their urinary incontinence.

3. Muscle Spasms:
People who have had strokes or other types of traumatic brain injuries are sometimes afflicted with muscle spasticity, which causes stiffness and tightness of the affected muscles. This can not only be very painful, but it can also make daily tasks such as brushing your teeth or tying your shoelaces very difficult. Studies have found, however, that injecting Botox into the muscles of the elbow, wrist, and fingers of those who suffer from spasticity of the muscles can actually be quite effective at providing relief.

Clearly Botox is not only an effective cosmetic treatment, but it also has many other beneficial uses that have been FDA improved- Botox can treat migraines, urinary incontinence, and even muscle spasms!

If you live in the grater Los Angeles Area and need botox please give us a call for a free consultation