What Sets Us Apart with your Botox Treatment?
As one of the most prestigious cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Mashhadian and the staff of Rodeo Surgical Art understand that our patients take center stage in the fundamental growth and success of our practice. Practically every corner spa is doing Botox injections, we’d like to share why Rodeo Surgical Art is going to become your personal cosmetic mecca. The day of your appointment we provide a full exam and skin evaluation to our patients. This is so we can discuss the patient’s goals and ideas and gain a perfect understanding of what is desired as well as what is possible because we aim to achieve only the most fantastic results. Our patients are seen and treated by only Dr. Mashhadian who is a fellowship trained Cosmetic Surgeon, not a nurse or physician’s assistant. This allows Dr. Mashhadian to be present first hand through the entire process of your treatment including any follow up care if necessary. In addition to the standard horizontal and frown lines treated by Botox, Dr. Mashhadian also specializes in treating:
- Lip Lines (Smokers Lines)
- Wrinkles on the bridge of the nose (Bunny Nose)
- Crease under the nose, giving a slight nose tip lift
- Gummy smile
- Chin wrinkles (Orange Peel Effect)
- Fine lines and wrinkles under and around the eyes
- Brow Lift
- Softening look of jaw line
- Neck Bands (Platysmal Bands)
- Axillary Hyperhidrosis (Under Arm Sweating)
Botox® (For Frown lines and crow’s feet) Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. While you may have earned every one of your worry lines, you don’t have to show them anymore. Now, thanks to FDA approved Botox® dynamic lines can be softened. The procedure known as cosmetic denervation utilizes Botox® injections to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles.
How does Botox® Work?
Botox® blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botox® relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Are Botox® treatments safe?
Botox® injections have been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many ophthalmological and neurological disorders. Each year, thousands of patients receive Botox® treatments for a variety of conditions and is quickly becoming a popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of aging.
What is the treatment like?
Cosmetic denervation with Botox® is a simple and safe procedure. Utilizing a tiny micro needle, a very small amount of Botox® is injected, very precisely, into several locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is utilized, the pain associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. No addition of anesthetic is required and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office. Some patients experience a slight, temporary bruising at the injection site. This can be covered with makeup.
Are there any side effects?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases, the toxin can migrate and cause the temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases, there can be drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression. The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles injected. Your physician or the Registered Nurse will discuss this with you in length before your treatment. Because the effects of Botox® are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary, lasting only a few weeks.
What results can I expect?
If dynamic wrinkles make you look older than you are, cosmetic denervation can smooth these out and give you a more youthful and pleasant appearance, However, this procedure cannot improve wrinkles due to aging and sun-damaged skin alone they are unrelated to facial muscle contractions. Botox® injections will not improve sagging skin or replace the need for a facelift or brow lift.
What are the limitations of Botox® injections?
Unfortunately; Botox® injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles. The effects of the injections last from four to six months. You will need to have injections about two to three times per year. The clinical studies indicate the duration of treatment benefits is increased over time, such that you should require fewer injections as time goes by. Also, the duration of effect varies from patient to patient and may be less effective for those patients greater than 65 years of age.
If you are ready to see how Botox® can enhance your appearance, please call 310-997-4988 today.
How can I find out if I am a candidate for Botox® ?
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