Botox Beverly Hills
Look Younger with BOTOX
As you age, you will slowly begin to see wrinkles on your face. There are two ways most individuals deal with signs of aging. Some choose to ignore the mirror – if you can’t see it, it’s not there. Some go to the other extreme by contemplating the pros and cons of plastic surgery. There is a third viable solution to dealing with the signs of aging: BOTOX. This option may not offer the permanence of plastic surgery, but the results are immediate and effective.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a non-invasive non-surgical cosmetic solution that can smooth out wrinkles and give your face a lift. BOTOX is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, an extremely toxic substance. This substance, when injected in very small quantities into your skin, will temporarily weaken the muscles, easing wrinkles and frown lines.
BOTOX will reduce many signs of aging. It can be used to ease away facial lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to give your eyebrow a lift, restoring its former arch. The results from the BOTOX treatment are seen immediately, and the treatment process just takes a few minutes. There is little or no recovery time required for BOTOX treatments.
The BOTOX treatment is a fairly painless and quick process. There is no anesthesia used. The doctor simply uses a fine needle to inject BOTOX into specific muscles in the targeted areas. The injections will weaken the muscles and ease the wrinkles and lines.
There are no especially elaborate precautionary measures to be undertaken before the BOTOX treatment. The only recommendation is to avoid alcohol, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory medications for approximately two weeks before the treatment. This is to reduce the amount of bruising experienced in the treated areas.
Rubbing the injection sites is not recommended for up to 12 hours after treatment, as you might accidentally move the injected BOTOX solution.
BOTOX is not a permanent solution. The effects of a BOTOX treatment will last for approximately four to six months. After this period has passed, you will once again begin to see wrinkles and lines on your face. To remain effective, BOTOX treatments should be performed three or four times a year.
Potential Side Effects
BOTOX treatments have very few side effects. Most individuals only experience temporary bruising at the injection sites of the targeted areas. In rare cases, patients experience headaches. These headaches disappear within a day or two. In a few cases, patients experience eyelid drooping. Contact your doctor if this occurs. In cases of eyelid drooping, the symptom typically resolves itself within a period of three weeks.
BOTOX is a cosmetic treatment that is not usually medically required. Verify with your insurance provider whether or not the treatment is covered by your insurance policy. BOTOX is not recommended for individuals suffering from neurological disease. It is also not a recommended treatment option for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers.
To learn more about BOTOX injections, contact the office of Dr. Mehrdad Hassid.