Plastic surgeons use some pretty amazing treatments to enhance the appearance of the human body. BOTOX® Cosmetic is no exception. This safe, simple procedure smoothes wrinkles around the eyes and forehead with natural looking results. At The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons, we offer BOTOX to patients from Torrance and Long Beach, CA and surrounding areas who want to look and feel younger.
If you would like to visit our practice in Beverly Hills or Torrance for BOTOX treatments, request a consultationrequest a consultation online, or call South Bay Plastic Surgeons at (310) 784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
Benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is the injection of onabotulinumtoxinA into the muscle under the skin. This may sound risky, but in fact the procedure is safe, gentle, and the result is quite remarkable. Once injected into subdermal muscle (muscle under the skin), BOTOX Cosmetic paralyzes the muscle, releasing the overlying skin. What does that mean for you? Wrinkles and other contour defects in the skin will be released from the underlying muscle and disappear. This paralysis is not permanent, and the muscles recover after about 3 to 6 months. We often combine BOTOX treatments with a dermal filler such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC treatments for more impressive results.
BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment Plan
A continued course of BOTOX injections ensures wrinkles stay safely relaxed, giving patients a younger look. Touch-up treatments are initially needed every 3 to 4 months after your first injections. Eventually, the targeted forehead muscles don't move as much, and injections often aren't needed as frequently.
The Safety of BOTOX Cosmetic
Numerous peer-reviewed studies published in scientific journals – the gold standard of medical research – have proved that BOTOX is safe and well-tolerated for facial cosmetic procedures when used in multiple treatment sessions over an extended period of time and when administered by a qualified and trained healthcare professional. One of the studies concluded that BOTOX and other injectable treatments are essentially risk-free because serious side effects are so rare.
Many patients have questions about BOTOX treatments. You can see the answers to some of the most common questions by visiting our BOTOX FAQ page.