Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
Who doesn’t want to continue having a youthful and wrinkle-free face? We all do and seek the fountain of youth, well Botulinum Toxin commonly known as Botox is the closest thing to the fountain of youth. Those tired lines that come with aging can now safely be removed with Botox. It’s no wonder; according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Botulinum Toxin was number one of the top 5 non-surgical procedures for women. The formula is most commonly used to treat forehead lines, frown lines in between brows and wrinkles in the corners of the eyes. Botox is one of the most popular injectable here at New Look Skin Center.
How It Works
Botox temporarily blocks the signal from nerve to muscle so that the wrinkles formed by muscle contraction relax and soften. When you have botulinum toxin injected, we may first rub an anesthetic cream on the area to numb it. Then we inject the medicine into specific facial muscles. This only takes a few minutes, and can be done right at our Glendale, Encino, or Irvine facilities. About 3 days after the injection, you should notice some muscles starting to relax. After 1 week, you likely will see fewer facial wrinkles and lines. This effect wears off in about 3–6 months. The beauty of the procedure is that you will be able to continue your daily activities right afterwards.
• No down time
• Less expensive than facelift
• Less invasive than surgery
• No scarring
• Eye redness, tearing, or irritation
• Redness or bruising in the injection area
Who can get Botox Injections
You need to be healthy and at least 18 years old before you can get botulinum toxin injections, but if you have any of the below issues than the procedure might not be the right fit for you. Our practitioners will be able to further assist you during your initial consultation.
• Neuromuscular disease (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis)
• Pregnant or nursing
• Weakness in certain facial muscles
• Ptosis (drooping eyelids), deep facial scars, very thick facial skin, or uneven facial features
• Skin problems near the injection area
Botulinum Toxin injections are fast, pain free, and minimally invasive way to improve your appearance and self-confidence. With practically no down time and minimal to no scarring issues, it is the way to go to give yourself the boost you deserve in maintaining your youthful self. Give us a call to schedule a consultation with one of our practitioners at either one of our three locations: Glendale, Encino, and Irvine.