When To Consider Botox Treatment In Los Angeles
Now, when clients come to us for anti-aging treatments, we have a wide range of different options from which to select. In many cases, and for treatment of fine and more pronounced facial wrinkles, Botox treatment in Los Angeles at MetroMD is often the best choice.
Botox can be used by both men and women and produces very natural looking, smoother skin. Often people misunderstand just how Botox works, and by having a more complete understanding of this valuable anti-aging option our clients see why we recommend it so highly.
What is Botox?
Most people know that Botox is a purified protein produced from Botulinum toxin. It is very safe to use and, in 2012 alone, there were over 6.1 million procedures involving Botox in the United States alone. This is the single largest group of the 14 million cosmetic procedures performed annually according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Botox is not a derma filler, rather it causes the muscles under the skin to relax, smoothing out the skin’s surface. It does not specifically plump the cells or add volume, but rather it allows the muscles under the skin to relax and avoid the contraction that cause the surface wrinkles.
What to Expect
Botox is injected directly into a muscle just below the skin with a very fine needle. The Botox treatment in Los Angeles is a very short procedure, done in the office, without the need for any anesthesia. There is very little sensation to the treatment, but occasional some people have slight discomfort with the needle itself.
After treatment, there may be minimal swelling and faint bruising depending on your skin tone, sensitivity and other factors. This is very minimal and will be very difficult to notice with most people carrying on with the rest of the day as normal.
At MetroMD, our doctors will explain to you the procedure and what you can expect. It often takes about a week for the full relaxation of the muscle and the full effects of the Botox treatment in Los Angeles to be visible. Most clients will see the results begin to diminish in four to six months.
One of the many benefits of the use of Botox for fine lines and wrinkles, including on the forehead and around the eyes, is the injections can be repeated as necessary with no side effects. Our doctors will certainly be able to tell you more when you come in for your appointment.