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What Can Botox Treat?

The repetitive facial movements that we make over time inevitably lead to expression lines. Botox can target the deep lines that make you look tired and balance facial asymmetry. This nonsurgical treatment most effectively combats:

  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Frown lines
  • Lip Lines
  • Creases on the chin and corner of the mouth and neck

If you are considering Botox in the Los Angeles area, book a consultation with us. BHSkin Dermatology has trusted board-certified dermatologists available to meet your skincare needs.

The Benefits of Botox

Botox is a tested and proven beneficial treatment favored by many. With over 6 million treatments administered each year, Botox is nonetheless successful and valuable. Some of the reasons Botox is such a preferred treatment by patients in LA include:

#1 Results Without The Downtime

The application of Botox only takes a few minutes. You can leave your appointment and resume your daily activities as usual. Patients typically notice improvements just 3-14 days following the procedure.

#2 Practically Painless

Botox is injected into specific muscles with a fine needle. This only causes mild discomfort. The treatment only takes 10 to 15 minutes and is practically painless. Most patients say that the prick is similar to a pinching sensation while others have no pain at all. If you’re concerned,talk to your BHSkin dermatologist. A topical numbing cream can lessen any discomfort.

#3 Long Term Results

The effects of Botox can last anywhere from three to four months. With continuous Botox treatments in LA, lines and wrinkles can appear less severe over time due to muscles being trained to relax. The procedures could ultimately prevent facial lines from becoming permanent. However, keep in mind that individual results may vary.

#4 Mild Side Effects

The side effects that may accompany this procedure are mild and usually go away after a few minutes. Those temporary side effects include swelling, redness, and soreness at the site. Severe side effects are unlikely when conducted by a professional.

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How Does Botox Work?

This FDA approved injectable muscle relaxer is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. The toxin, botulinum toxin type A, temporarily paralyzes muscles by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Those muscles will no longer contract, which relaxes the muscles and results in soft, smoothed out skin. Because of its amazing results, Botox is now recognized as the number one nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the United States.

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What To Expect: Before, During, and After Your Appointment

Before getting Botox, patients are advised not to take blood thinners to lessen bruising. You should avoid alcohol as well. Your BHSkin Dermatologist will discuss if you should avoid anything else before your appointment.

At the beginning of the appointment, your dermatologist will make sure that you’re comfortable and answer any questions you might have. After that, we’ll inject Botox into the muscles that will help you achieve your desired skin care goals. Together, you and your dermatologist will create a patient-centered care plan to help you maintain your results.

All effects are temporary. Therefore, ongoing appointments are needed to keep up your new and improved look.


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