Botox Specialist

LA Skincare Center

Raisa Howard, NP

Cosmetic Dermatology located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA & El Segundo, CA

A permanently furrowed brow, crow’s feet, or frown lines can leave you with a permanently unpleasant expression or make you look older than your years. The skilled team of aesthetics specialists at LA Skincare Center offers Botox® injections that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles for an agreeable, more youthful expression. LA Skincare Center has convenient offices in Los Angeles and El Segundo, California. If you’d like to learn more about Botox injections, call the center nearest you, or schedule a consultation online.

Botox

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable medication that prevents signals from traveling along specific nerve pathways. By blocking nerve signals, Botox can relax your facial muscles, smoothing out wrinkles and lines. Botox is also used to treat some health conditions, such as chronic migraines in adults.

What are the benefits of Botox cosmetic injections?

Botox can relax the muscles in your face that you use when you squint, raise your eyebrows, smile, or frown. The benefits of Botox cosmetic include:

  • Smoothing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Balancing facial asymmetry
  • Relaxing tight neck bands

The highly trained and experienced professionals at LA Skincare Center use Botox to offer beautiful, natural-looking results that won’t change your ability to make facial expressions.

Which areas can be treated with Botox?

Botox is FDA-approved for cosmetic use in the following areas:

  • Forehead
  • Between the brows
  • Eye area (crow’s feet)
  • Mouth area

Botox is also approved to address visibly tight bands in the neck.

Am I a good candidate for Botox?

If you’re generally healthy, and you have lines or wrinkles due to repetitive facial movements, or visibly tight neck bands, Botox could be right for you. Some types of creases, such as nasolabial folds along the sides of your mouth, might not respond to Botox injections, but there are other treatments like dermal fillers that could be more effective.

How many Botox injections will I need?

Most areas of the face each require 3-5 injections, but in some cases, a few extra doses are needed for best results. During your initial consultation, your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and design a custom treatment plan to meet those goals.

How long will my results last?

Within 24-48 hours of your Botox treatment, you’ll notice that your wrinkles and creases are less visible. Your results can last up to four months.

Do Botox injections hurt?

Like most kinds of injections, you will probably feel some pinching during your Botox treatments. This is short-lived, and most patients find it tolerable. If you have sensitive skin, you can request that your specialist apply a topical anesthetic before performing the injections to help minimize your discomfort.

Botox is a safe, effective treatment that many health insurance plans cover if you suffer from chronic migraines. To learn more, call LA Skincare Center today or make an appointment online.