Your face is the only part of your body where the muscles originate on the bone or fascia of the face and attach directly onto the skin. Over time, wrinkles and fine lines start to appear on your skin due to an improper skin care regime, smoking, pollution, genetics, inadequate nutrition, and sun damage. Fine lines and wrinkles are signs that your skin is aging and needs more attention. Though they are unavoidable, you can delay their appearance with a proper skincare regime and good nutrition. As for wrinkles and fine lines that are already on the face, the services our team provides are the solution. Now you can have your high school skin back with the help of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
If you are looking for the safest and most promising treatment to revitalize your skin, you’ve come to the right place. Allergy & Skin Spa is the leading BOTOX® Cosmetic service provider in Los Angeles. We offer exclusive services like BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip, eyebrow lift and more. This is one of the safest and non-invasive treatments ideal for your face. So, if you’re planning for a facelift or other changes to your face, contact Dr. Kia to schedule an appointment.
Is There A Difference Between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®?
Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are both types of botulinum toxin injections. While used to treat muscle spasms in certain health conditions, these two injections are primarily known for the treatment and prevention of wrinkles. The differences lie in the potency of trace proteins, which can make one more effective than the other. Dr. Kia will discuss with you the treatment options that work best for your needs. Both treatments are an injection that uses various forms of botulinum toxin to paralyze muscle activity temporarily. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a chemical prescription that is derived from botulinum toxin type A and type B. It was approved by the FDA in 2002. The injections temporarily paralyze your muscle activity by releasing neurotoxins which inhibit your nerves from communicating with your muscle. They can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing your facial muscles. Use of these injections can reduce the frown lines between your eyebrows as well as your forehead furrows.
What To Expect With BOTOX® Cosmetic
Dr. Kia is a skilled doctor who can help you determine if the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic best suits your needs and health. He will start by guiding you through the procedure and explain how it is done. You will be informed of how much you are getting and in which areas. Depending on your health condition, he may suggest numbing the treatment area to decrease the amount of pain associated with the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Kia will ask you a series of questions associated with your health and any medicine you take. He will advise you to stop using blood thinners several days before the procedure to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding. During the procedure, Dr. Kia will mark the areas on your face to be treated. He will then use a fine microneedle to inject the BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into your facial muscle. He will also use ice and pressure on the treated area to avoid swelling. You will be advised to repeat treatment based on the depth of the wrinkles and the possible frequency of the appearance of wrinkles. You will also be informed of the possible side effects associated with injections such as bruising, minor swelling, redness and numbing in the treated area. You will be warned against treatment if you are pregnant or have chronic urinary tract infection. Treatments can be hazardous if it is administered incorrectly, Dr. Kia will guide you through both your pre and post procedure care.
Areas Treated With BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® is a great alternative treatment to surgery because it is a non-invasive procedure ideal for both your face and body. Patients who struggle with excessive sweating from their armpits are able to receive BOTOX® treatments to block the nerve signals responsible for sweating, stopping your overactive glands from producing too much sweat. This treatment can also address platysma bands, which results in sagging skin and a loss of muscle tone in the neck. Treatments will focus on tightening the skin and muscles. Dr. Kia will speak with you regarding your area of concern so that he can employ a plan of action to help you. Some of the areas of concerns these injection can help address are:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines (on forehead and around mouth)
- Masseter treatment (jaw relief)
- Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
- Botox lip flip
- Gummy smile
- Neck band (platysma)
Before and After Results
BOTOX® Cosmetic in Los Angeles, CA
At Allergy and Skin Spa, we have a long history of proven results with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, and we can help you achieve a more wrinkle-free and youthful face. If you would like to schedule a consultation or if you have further questions, feel free to call our office or fill out the form provided call our Brentwood office today to get started at (310) 312-1231!