According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), BOTOX (botulinum toxin type A) is the number one minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in the nation. In a recent year, 7 million BOTOX treatments were performed in the U.S.A.
BOTOX is a popular cosmetic treatment for a reason. It is a safe, effective, minimally-invasive procedure to soften wrinkles caused by muscle movement. At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Los Angeles, we perform BOTOX injections to treat lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, between the brows, and vertical lines in the neck.
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX?
If you are struggling with age-related dynamic wrinkles and you seek a safe, non-surgical solution with little to no downtime, BOTOX could be the right option for you. Good candidates for treatment are over 18 years old, are physically healthy, and are realistic in what they expect BOTOX can do for them. Clients who are pregnant or nursing or who suffer from neuromuscular diseases are better suited to different approaches.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A. There are other similar products like BOTOX such as Dysport and Xeomin. When small, diluted amounts are injected directly into the muscles, it causes controlled weakening of the muscle. BOTOX blocks the signal from the nerves to the muscles.
When the muscle is weakened, it no longer contracts and wrinkles begin to relax and soften. BOTOX has been approved by the FDA for treating moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. It is also frequently used to treat other facial areas.
How much does BOTOX cost?
Fees for BOTOX will vary, depending on the areas treated and the total number of injections required to achieve your cosmetic goals. Our team will provide you with a detailed quote during your private consultation. If you need financing, we can help you apply with several trusted healthcare lenders who offer plans to fit with any budget.
A BOTOX injection in San Gabriel Valley can be performed in a few minutes with no anesthesia required. Our plastic surgeon uses very fine needles to inject BOTOX into specific muscles. Patients experience only minor discomfort with this treatment.
You may return to work and normal activities immediately after the procedure. It generally takes 3 to 7 days for maximum results of the treatment to appear. Depending on the dosage, BOTOX treatments can last up to 3 or 4 months.
Muscles that are not in use tend to weaken over time. This may also apply to muscles that have been injected with BOTOX, which may result in less BOTOX needed to achieve cosmetic goals in the future.
Jaw Contouring with BOTOX
When jaw muscles used for chewing are oversized, it can cause the face to appear square-shaped. For patients with overdeveloped jaw muscles who want a slender V shape, BOTOX injections can provide non-surgical jaw contouring. These treatments can reduce the size of the jaw muscles to create a more gently curved jaw line and a more oval-shaped facial contour. BOTOX can also alleviate TMJ and night time teeth grinding pains.
What can I expect from my results?
Results with BOTOX last 2-5 months and sometimes longer. Your skin will appear smooth, taut, and youthful for that period, and people may comment on how well-rested and relaxed you appear. You can repeat your treatment as needed to maintain your positive new image.
What can I expect from my recovery?
BOTOX is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that takes just minutes to perform. Clients can return immediately to their regular schedule after their injections. Side effects are rare but may include some minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the treatment site. These symptoms usually evaporate within 24 hours at most.
Reasons to Have BOTOX
The popularity of BOTOX makes sense, considering the many benefits:
- It minimizes frown lines between the eyes and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and in the rest of the face and the neck.
- It is a safe, FDA-approved procedure with minimal recovery that generally has no noticeable side effects.
- It is a convenient treatment that can be performed in a few minutes over a lunch hour.
- Results can last up to 3 to 4 months.
In addition to its cosmetic benefits, BOTOX also has several medical applications. It can be used to treat:
- Excessive sweating
- Migraine headaches
- Muscle spasms
- Jaw tension
- Chronic pain
At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, all procedures are performed using FDA-approved products and devices in a facility that is accredited by AAAASF, for maximum safety assurance. Schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon to receive an individually-tailored BOTOX treatment plan in San Gabriel Valley.
Why choose Cara Plastic Surgery for BOTOX?
Dr. Kahng is an internationally-respected Korean plastic surgeon who became board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2008. With his global perspective and illustrious skill, Dr. Kahng is in high demand for his natural, nuanced results. He employs a highly refined sense of artistry and meticulous attention to detail that make up the foundation of a successful procedure. His clients rely on him to deliver personalized BOTOX outcomes that preserve individuality and spontaneity while reducing the telltale signs of aging.
Cara Plastic Surgery, located in Los Angeles, adheres to the most rigorous safety protocols in the industry while providing clients with access to advanced, cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment. Dr. Kahng’s continued commitment to remaining ahead of the curve for groundbreaking innovation ensures patients receive outstanding care before, during, and after their treatment.
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