Botox in Los Angeles, CA
As a proven cosmetic injectable, Botox® injections are often used to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, as well as more defined creases on the forehead and other areas of the face resulting in a more refreshed and healthy appearance. At Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute MedSpa, board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., treats patients in and around Los Angeles with Botox® to give them a youthful appearance and smoother skin.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a cosmetic injectable prescription medication used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth facial skin resulting in a younger appearance. It is injected into the muscles of the face to temporarily paralyze them and diminish fine lines and wrinkles, as well as deeper creases on the forehead and around the mouth and eyes.
Benefits of Botox®
Botox® is a very popular cosmetic injectable that has proven itself with millions of people. Physicians choose Botox® for their patients because it offers the following benefits:
- Diminishes and erases fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooths out worry lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes
- Gives skin a fresher, well rested and healthy glow
- Reduces and stops the pain associated with migraines
- Manages symptoms of overactive bladder
- Lessens underarm perspiration
Is Botox® Right for Me?
Botox® is often prescribed and injected into the targeted area on patients who are unhappy with their appearance and want a more youthful look. While Botox® is prescribed for many people, it is important to talk with Dr. Schwartz about what your aesthetic goals are, as well as your medical history and any recent procedures or treatments to determine if Botox® is right for you.
How is Botox® Administered?
Using a very thin needle, Botox® is injected into the facial muscles of the targeted areas. The total number of injections depends on the extent of the area to be injected along with the gravity of the wrinkles, fine lines or creases. For those who are sensitive to needles and injections, a local anesthetic may be used on the intended area of treatment. Botox® injections typically last for up to six months. Most patients find that they want to continue Botox® treatments because of how well the injections work.
Patients typically leave the office an hour following Botox® injections and return to normal activities. There may be some slight swelling and redness around the injection sites, which can be diminished with ice packs and over the counter pain relievers. Any side effects are usually gone within a few days.
How Much Do Botox® Injections Cost?
The cost of Botox® injections varies with each patient depending on the extent of the area to be treated and whether they are combined with other treatments. During your initial consultation, we can provide you with an estimate of the cost for Botox® injections, as well as any other treatments or procedures to be performed. Please visit our financing page for additional information on payment options.
What Should I Do Next?
It is recommended that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz prior to having Botox® injections. This appointment involves evaluating the targeted area for treatment to ensure Botox® or another treatment is the best option to achieve your goals. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz will go over your medical history, as well as your current health and answers any questions you may have.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, offers safe and effective Botox® procedures to the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding cities in California. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn what Botox® can do for you.