Articles Tagged: Botox Los Angeles

 

Is Preventative Botox Really a Thing?

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Ella Fedonenko

Although Botox has a deserved reputation as a highly effective way to reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles after they have begun to appear. In recent years, it’s also increasingly being used by patients in their 20s and 30s as a way to prevent these typical signs of aging from starting to develop.

There is some controversy as to whether Botox can have a long-term anti-aging effect, and if it is an effective way to prevent skin wrinkles from developing later in life, so we decided to summarize the main issues on both sides of the question.

How to Prevent Lines from Forming in the Future?

Some patients are more likely to develop lines and wrinkles than others – particularly people having more dynamic facial expressions, those who may be starting to develop persistent frown lines, and people with naturally thinner skin. Others are more genetically predisposed to developing lines in the corners of their eyes or between their eyebrows – you can get a good idea where you are likely to develop lines by using the example of older members in your family.

To prevent these problems from happening, your practitioner must be able to determine where facial lines are likely to develop in order to inject Botox effectively. Skilled practitioners use their experience of many years to do this. By analyzing the way your facial muscles cause your skin to move, they can predict where lines will eventually appear before they become apparent. In most cases, patients will already have very fine, barely visible lines that indicate where future problems are likely to occur.

Minimize Your Risk

Most negative Botox experiences are the result of the over-enthusiastic application of Botox by inexperienced practitioners. Using too much Botox in the wrong place is not only a waste of your time and money but is the prime reason patients complain about unnatural results.

There is often a very fine line between using an appropriate amount of Botox and using too much. The aim is not to leave you with frozen features, but to allow your face to continue to move naturally.

Consider Combining with Other Treatments

It may also be the case that using Botox in combination with dermal filler products is a more effective way to treat some types of developing facial lines, so choosing a practitioner who has expertise using both types of products is highly recommended.

Finally, there are other ways to prevent or delay lines and wrinkles from developing – you should already be following a routine that involves moisturizing and applying sunblock, with appropriate use of chemical peels and/or laser resurfacing. But there’s also often no effective alternative to Botox, especially when your facial expressions result in repeated flexing and stretching of the skin along fixed lines.

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

 

Doctors are Using Botox Injections to Treat Jaw Pain

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Botox has been used to treat facial wrinkles and creases since the mid-1990’s and was officially approved by the FDA for use in these cases, back in 2002.

Botox has also been used to treat migraines, twitching eyes, and even depression.  These uses are not officially approved by the FDA, meaning that studies have not been performed to ensure that long-term usage of Botox in these cases is safe.

Botox for Jaw Pain

Botox has recently gained in popularity as a means of treating two new problems – inflammation of the joint that allows the jaw to open and close (“TMJ” or “TMD”), and cases where jaw muscles have become over-developed and too prominent.  Although these uses are also not officially approved, a single Botox treatment can be effective in treating these problems, thereby avoiding any risks associated with long-term repeated treatments.

TMJ/TMD can result in a multitude of symptoms, which can include severe discomfort when moving the jaw, difficulty chewing, tooth pain, as well as stress related migraine, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), headaches, dizziness, and even upper shoulder pain. TMJ/TMD can be temporary but may also last for several years.

Over-developed jaw muscles may be a direct result of TMJ/TMD, or can be caused simply by regularly grinding or clenching one’s teeth (even if this isn’t in itself painful).  They can also simply be part of your genetic family heritage. Over-developed jaw muscles can alter the shape of the lower part of the face, and create a squarer, more masculine looking jaw line.

In both cases Botox injections can offer long-term relief. They do this by relaxing and reducing the size of the large masseter muscles that you use when chewing – this can result in reduced pain and discomfort, as well as noticeable cosmetic changes after just a few weeks.

If you’re considering this treatment, we strongly recommend having a consultation with us, where we will be able to explain the full range of available treatment options, and let you choose the best course of treatment for your particular needs.

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

 

Tips for Injectable-Based Treatments

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

It’s a good idea to be cautious before embarking on any course of treatment, but there several tips that apply especially to patients who are considering injectable-based therapies.

 

Before Treatment:

 

The most important decision you’ll make before deciding on any injectable-based treatment is not which product to use, but who is to perform the treatment. Injectable treatments are available from practitioners with a very wide range of qualifications. But there can be a huge difference between the lowest and highest qualified person, and choosing the most experienced and skillful doctor to perform your treatment is the best way to go. Always make sure to schedule a face-to-face meeting with them before your treatment.

 

During Treatment:

 

Being able to gauge the correct amount of injectable to use and the precise location of each injection is where the skill of your doctor will become evident. An experienced practitioner will tailor each treatment to match the particular characteristics of each patient – they’ll carefully check how your facial muscles move when you smile, frown, and raise your eyebrows. The primary aim of a treatment is to avoid creating any unnatural-looking facial expressions, while still treating the problems that you want to address. A prudent doctor will also avoid making large-scale changes in a single treatment, preferring instead to provide gradual improvements over time. This is not only a cautious way to proceed, but it also makes improvements to your looks seem to be a naturally-occurring process.

 

After Treatment:

 

Whatever questions or concerns you may have after a treatment, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor. They may be able to reassure you that changes are proceeding as planned, but they may also recommend use of certain creams or ointments to alleviate any side-effects that you may experience.

 

Your experience after a treatment can also be used to modify any future treatments that you have scheduled – not all patients react the same way to every treatment, and your doctor will want to ensure that you get the very best results from every visit. And of course, once you’ve found a doctor who knows how best to treat your problem areas, any future visits will be correspondingly more effective.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.