Conveniently located in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, the Los Angeles Center of Cosmetic Surgery helps patients achieve attractive yet natural-looking results with BOTOX. Their expert skill in erasing facial lines with BOTOX is sought by men and women throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a medication made from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. The bacteria is the same one that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning that produces paralysis. In small doses, the refined toxin is not dangerous and can be used to treat a variety of conditions like excess underarm sweating, migraines, overactive bladder and misaligned eyes. It is most commonly used to treat wrinkles in the face.
Neuromodulaters have long been the mainstay of any cosmetic practice. They are designed as a safe and effective way of getting rid of wrinkles on the forehead, glabella (11s), eyes (crow’s feet) and many other areas including the neck. There are many different ways of using these products, but here at the Los Angeles Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we believe in a “less-is-more” approach to your facial freezing. Our Physician’s want to provide you with a natural look that keeps you feeling young, but still yourself. With world renowned techniques and a lifetime of training, our surgeons will make you feel like the best version of yourself.
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Botox causes temporary paralysis of muscles or blocks certain nerves. Wrinkles result from muscle contractions under the skin when people smile, laugh or frown.
Botox prevents the muscles from contracting, to allow the skin to remain smooth. Tiny needles are used to inject the medication under the skin and into the muscle or nerve. The effects generally last three to twelve months, although different patients may have different results.
What's the Advantage of Botox Over Other Treatments?
Unlike a facelift or other surgical procedure, Botox injections can be performed in a doctor's office. Ice packs or anesthetic creams are used to numb the skin rather than a general anesthetic or intravenous sedation.
An incision is not necessary, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately. The procedure may take only 20 to 30 minutes, allowing for a quick stop at the doctor's office. Results are immediate and side effects are usually minor.
To schedule a private consulatation please call the office or request an appointment online.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox?
People who are in good health and who have unwanted facial wrinkles are good candidates for Botox.
The wrinkles must be located in an area where Botox is effective, such as around or between the eyes, on the forehead or around the neck. Wrinkles caused by sagging skin don't generally respond to Botox treatments. Botox cannot be used in those who are allergic to the medication, people with skin infections or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.