Articles Tagged: Botox Los Angeles


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.

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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 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 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 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 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 to schedule a free consultation.



How to Combat Neck Aging

Posted on December 28, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Smartphones have changed the way we live and interact with one another. We routinely find ourselves looking down at our mobile devices to check our latest notifications. Unfortunately, habitually craning our necks forward can be detrimental to the tone and texture of our skin.

The delicate skin around the neck is one of the first areas that begin to show signs of aging. When we flex our heads forward we create creases and folds in the skin, and over time it causes wrinkles formation. However, there are a number of ways to reverse the signs of aging. Here are our favorite treatments for the neck area:

  1. Laser Skin Resurfacing

When dealing with fine lines we recommend undergoing a series of laser skin resurfacing treatments. Laser resurfacing technology is one of the most effective tools at reducing the appearance of fine lines, and improving the overall quality of the skin.

  1. Kybella

Kybella is an injectable medication for fat reduction under the chin, and it’s an excellent choice for patients who want a slimmer and more toned neckline. This groundbreaking treatment can improve your facial profile immensely after just 2-4 treatments.

If you are concerned about premature aging, please schedule a consultation with us to see how we can help restore your youthfulness. Our trained staff uses the latest technology and research to help our patients manage all aspects of the aging process.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox, Kybella 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.


Study Finds Botox May Help Patients Suffering from Psoriasis and Eczema

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

The winter months bring in the joyous holiday season, but the cold weather can also wreak havoc on our skin. Indoor heating adds warmth to homes, but unfortunately it makes our skin feel dry and tight. The dry air can be particularly detrimental for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema because the lack of moisture can trigger flare-ups

Psoriasis and eczema are two chronic skin conditions that result in rough, red, and scaly patches developing on various parts of the body. The lesions are notoriously hard to treat, but researchers are currently investigating if Botox can offer relief to the millions who suffer from these conditions. Recent studies have explored if Botox can inhibit the chemical messengers that trigger inflammation in psoriasis and eczema patients. The test subjects involved in these studies experienced an improvement in the appearance of psoriatic plaques, and Botox also seemed to reduce the feeling of itchiness in eczema sufferers. Although these studies have produced promising results, there is more research needed before Botox becomes widely accepted treatment modality for these diseases.

Botox already has FDA approval to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and it is one of the most effective ways to visibly improve the appearance of aged skin. The prescription medicine smooths the skin by inhibiting the communication from nerves to muscles which is an underlying cause of wrinkle formation. The treatment is injected into the expressive zones of the face, and patients can expect to see a more relaxed and refreshed appearance after their first treatment. The treated muscles will maintain their beautiful and youthful qualities for a period of three to four two months, and then the skin may need to be freshened up with additional treatments.

Furthermore, since Botox is such a highly effective tool at inhibiting cellular communication it has inspired scientists to study if the drug can be used to treat other ailments of the body. Their experiments have led to new and FDA approved medical breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of chronic migraines and severe underarm sweating. We are excited about the research being done to prove that Botox can improve the lives of patients suffering eczema and psoriasis, and we hope that we can tap into more potential benefits from this powerful treatment.

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 to schedule a free consultation.