Alta Medispa Botox Before and After

Botox injections

If you’re looking for a common and safe treatment to treat fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and creases on your forehead, Consider BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our Los Angeles and London BOTOX patients opt for this treatment due to its ease, effectiveness, and safety. A few small, gentle injections near targeted areas initiate the action of BOTOX. Within days, your skin begins to smoothen, and wrinkles diminish. To learn more about the ways we can assist you in achieving a younger and more beautiful appearance, request a personal consultation or call us at (424) 428-0185.

Botox is botulinum toxin type A, a purified form of the neurotoxin protein in Clostridium Botulinum, the microbe causing botulism. Though it may sound intimidating, administered by our experienced staff at ALTA Medispa in Los Angeles, Botox is exceptionally safe.

Cosmetic Botox, FDA-approved in 2002, was the pioneer in reducing moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Even after two decades, Botox injections remain the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure.

DOES BOTOX REMOVE WRINKLES?

Botox doesn’t eliminate or fill wrinkles; instead, injections strategically relax facial muscles by blocking specific chemical signals from nerves, preventing muscle contractions that cause wrinkles.

 

WHAT ARE THE BEST USES FOR BOTOX?

Botox cosmetic injections effectively address moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. These dynamic wrinkles form from facial muscles when squinting, smiling, and furrowing the brow. Botox relaxes these muscles, making wrinkles less visible.

  • Forehead wrinkles: Horizontal lines across the forehead, also known as “worry lines.”
  • Frown lines: Vertical lines between the eyebrows, often called “the 11s.”
  • Smoker’s lines: Fine vertical lines around the mouth, unrelated to smoking.
  • Crow’s feet: Fine lines around the corners of the eyes from laughing or smiling.
  • Laugh lines: Wrinkles around the sides of the mouth.
  • Marionette lines: Vertical wrinkles between the mouth and chin on either side of the nose.
  • Gummy smile: A smile exposing too much of the gum line.
  • Neck bands: Lines appearing when neck muscles sag.

 

THE BENEFITS OF BOTOX

Botox treatment’s popularity stems from its ability to deliver predictable and subtle results within days, with minimal downtime. Apart from smoothing forehead lines and crow’s feet, Botox can make you look and feel less stressed by reducing muscle contractions.

Botox also treats neurological disorders causing muscle weakness, migraines, excessive sweating, and other medical conditions.

BOTOX TREATMENT: WHAT TO EXPECT

Botox injections, conducted in the comfort of our offices at ALTA Medispa, take only a few minutes. Using the thinnest needle available, we inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into the skin or muscles affecting the desired areas. We may use a topical anesthetic, ice, or other techniques for comfort.

The number of injections depends on factors like the treatment area’s extent. Before Botox, disclose any muscle relaxants, sleeping aids, or allergy medications to your doctor. Avoid blood thinners several days before to reduce bleeding or bruising. Never stop prescribed medication without consulting your primary care physician.

BOTOX RECOVERY

With minimal downtime, you can resume most activities immediately after Botox treatment. However, avoid certain activities right after injections:

  • Keep your head level for the first two hours and avoid bending forward.
  • Avoid lying down for the next six hours.
  • Refrain from heavy exercise for at least a day.

Los Angeles Botox patients should avoid rubbing or massaging treated areas for at least 24 hours to prevent spreading the toxin. Avoid ibuprofen or blood-thinning medications before or after Botox to minimize bruising at injection sites.

BOTOX RESULTS

Patients typically see results within 3 to 7 days after Botox treatment. At ALTA, our skilled Beverly Hills and Los Angeles BOTOX patients never worry about appearing artificial or frozen. Natural facial expressions are maintained as untreated muscles can contract normally.”

FAQ

Experiences vary, but Botox injections can be nearly painless when administered with a topical anesthetic and proper techniques. Those who sense it often describe a minor sting or a sensation akin to a mosquito bite. While some discomfort may be felt immediately after Botox injections, it typically diminishes within minutes, fully subsiding over a few hours.

The pricing for Botox in Los Angeles hinges on the required units and the chosen treatment. Generally, Botox is priced at approximately $10 to $15 per unit. For an average treatment involving 30 to 40 units for areas like the forehead and eyes, the cost typically ranges between $300 and $600.

A single session of Botox injections yields smoother skin that can last for up to six months. However, the effects wear off, necessitating touch-ups every three to four months for those desiring sustained youthful results. As facial muscles adapt to contract less, the intervals between touch-up appointments may extend.

Both Botox and dermal fillers like Restylane provide enduring solutions to diminish wrinkles, yet they employ slightly different methods, target distinct concerns, and are applied to different facial areas. Botox relaxes muscles to prevent creases, while dermal fillers add volume to areas that have lost smoothness or fullness.

The choice between the two depends on individual needs and aesthetic considerations. Sometimes, both are employed in treatment sessions for different facial regions, and their combined use can enhance the longevity of their effects.

A Botox injection session from start to finish can take around 15-30 minutes.