Dr. Mary Dickerson and her team at LA Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center are experts at administering Botox®. In no time, you can restore a youthful glow and be in and out of your appointment fast! Call us to schedule now or read more to learn about why so many love Botox!
Botox is a neuromodulator derived from botulinum toxin and is a safe, effective way to address facial lines that occur from making repeated expressions. The treatment requires minimal downtime but quick noticeable results in very little discomfort, making it one of the country’s top cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation.
Why is Botox so popular with both women AND men?
This injectable is used to remove a variety of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck such as:
Unlike injectable fillers, which restore volume by “filling in” facial lines and creases, Botox works as a neuromodulator, meaning that it relaxes the muscles that form everyday expressions. When you smile, frown, laugh, or look concerned or worried, the underlying facial muscles contract. Over time, the lines and creases that result from these expressions become permanent. Botox can even achieve a brow lift to open droopy eyes!
Because Botox relaxes the expression muscles responsible for wrinkles, it not only corrects current lines but also helps prevent future ones from forming. This makes Botox a great preventative treatment for aging and the quickest way to make a dramatic change in your appearance!
Our expert injector uses ultrafine needles and can even administer numbing cream. You can see noticeable results in anywhere from three to ten days after treatment. Since the procedure is quick and requires no downtime, you can expect little to no interruption to your day. Often people swing in on their lunch breaks for their Botox injections.
There are minimal side effects and they usually subside in as little as one to two days. You could experience mild bruising, swelling, redness, and some mild soreness. Within three to ten days after your Botox injection, you’ll begin to look more youthful and rejuvenated. Botox is so versatile that it can also soften a wide, square jawline and correct excessive sweating and even help minimize chronic migraines.
And here’s something else: despite the fact that Botox doesn’t work like a filler, you may find that a combination of Botox and fillers could enhance your look!