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BOTOX® Cosmetic

Plastic surgeons use some pretty amazing treatments to enhance the appearance of the human body. BOTOX® Cosmetic, along with its close cousins Dysport® and Jeuveau™ (all offered by South Bay Plastic Surgeons) are 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 in Torrance, we offer BOTOX treatments to patients from Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach, CA, and surrounding Los Angeles areas who want to look and feel younger.

If you would like to visit our medical spa for BOTOX and other facial rejuvenation treatments, request a consultation online, or call South Bay Plastic Surgeons at (310) 784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

BOTOX® Cosmetic
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Case #23

Botox was injected into the Frontalis Muscle to improve the horizontal lines on forehead. Afterwards, patient feels resistance when raising her eyebrows.
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Case #270

Filler applied to the lips, jaw line, and check bones; Neurotoxin applied to the forehead and crows feet
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Case #246

This is a 63 year-old female patient who treated her nasal folds with Juvederm, her cheeks with Voluma, and her glabella with botox. Photos were taken two months after her botox treatment and one month after her filler treatment.
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Case #150

Patient came to our office unhappy with her gummy smile. Our nurse injected a few units of botox to muscle above lip that gave her the smile she always wanted
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Case #25

Patient didn’t like the smile lines – Crow’s Feet around her eyes. Botox was injected into that area. One week after Botox injections, patient had smooth look, no more wrinkles even when she smiled.
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Case #24

Patient requested Botox for frown lines – between the eyebrows. One week later, patient felt resistance to frown. Patient achieved smooth, relaxed look.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Knowing which treatments are best-suited for your concerns can be confusing. Our interactive Treatment Planner is an easy-to-use guide to various skin conditions and the therapies our skin care specialists recommend.

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How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX Cosmetic treatments involve the injection of onabotulinumtoxinA into the muscle under the skin. This procedure is safe and 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.

Botox Treatment Areas

The Benefits of BOTOX Treatments

We use BOTOX Cosmetic to treat lines and wrinkles caused by the contractions of facial muscles, including:

  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead

Can BOTOX be used to treat conditions besides wrinkles?

A slightly different formulation of BOTOX is also used worldwide for a number of medical concerns, including:

  • Eye spasms
  • Excessive sweating
  • Migraine headaches

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at South Bay Plastic Surgeons, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Nov 11, 2020
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This office is so professional and friendly!! Great staff, beautiful office and top of the line treatments
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5.0/5
Nov 11, 2020
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Love the Spa and Freda ~ I purchased the VIP membership about a year ago, Freda has been giving me my facials every month which I look so forward to. All the benefits of having the VIP membership is worth every penny!! Stephanie has been doing my injections and now laser treatments for about 6 months now and absolutely love my visits with her!! She’s amazing! Highly recommend The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgery!!
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5.0/5
Nov 7, 2020
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I had my first experience with Botox and Nancy was the sweetest! Totally informative, and the process was painless. Highly recommend Nancy
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5.0/5
Nov 4, 2020
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Awesome service! The ladies there are always professional. Sahara and Nancy are the best!
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5.0/5
Oct 29, 2020
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Had an amazing experience getting both skin care treatments and injectables! Love all the providers and can’t say enough good things. My skin has transformed!
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5.0/5
Oct 8, 2020
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Stephanie is my “go to”! She is the best! If you’re thinking about injections or fillers but you’re on the fence, see her!! She is so knowledgeable and good at what she does. You won’t be disappointed! I have recommended numerous friends to her and they have all been thrilled with her services! A++++
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5.0/5
Sep 8, 2020
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I saw Nancy to get filler for the first time. She was so thorough about talking to me about what I was looking for, how to achieve my results, providing options. We settled on a plan of a combo of Kybella and filler and I'm already excited about the results. Also she is fantastic about giving injections - there is no pain!
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5.0/5
Jul 6, 2020
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Clean office! Great customer service
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5.0/5
Jul 4, 2020
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I'm so happy I found this place. I got some under-eye fillers and botox with RN Nancy. She's amazing, she did an amazing job and she is very kind. I purchased the 6 month VIP express facial, Frida did my facial and she is amazing! Great staff 🙂
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5.0/5
Jun 27, 2020
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The staff is friendly and professional. Nancy knows exactly what my skin needs, and is very gentle. I had a Clear and Brilliant treatment with Nancy recently, I looked at myself tonight and really noticed my skin glowing! Thanks, Nancy!
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5.0/5
Jun 25, 2020
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I’ve been coming to Stephanie for Botox for the last two years. At 1st I was scared because I didn’t want to appear overly done. Stephanie was patient with me and calmed my nerves by explaining the process & her expertise with the different patient preferences. She does such a wonderful job and her bedside manner is the best! She is currently giving me laser treatments. I’m on my 3rd session and I the outcome so far is better than I imagined! Going to Stephanie was the best decision I’ve made on my journey to self care & improvement. I obviously highly recommend her & you will too!
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
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I'm really happy with my laser hair removal treatment done by Nancy. She was very informative and made me feel very comfortable. She went over the area thoroughly and was super professional! The spa was very clean and all the staff was very friendly.
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
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Nurse Stephanie Lapham is the best ! Undergoing any aesthetic treatment requires a great deal of trust in your provider. As a patient of Stephanie's for about 3 years, I have received almost all treatments provided and always walk out of the office with AMAZING RESULTS and confidence. Stephanie always gives her honest and expert opinion. She takes her time to listen to what you want to aesthetically achieve both short and long term, educates you on all your options to make the best-informed decision (no surprises), and takes her time with a gentle hand in all treatments I have received. Not only is Stephanie a master at her craft and knowledgeable in the newest techniques, she's also the sweetest most genuine person. The staff is also amazing. I can always count on Camille, Elizabeth, and Sahara for all pre/post treatment questions, products, and follow up. They are very knowledgeable, always aware of my treatment plan, and are so patient in accommodating my busy schedule. I highly recommend Stephanie to all my friends and colleagues because I know they will be in great hands.
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5.0/5
Mar 25, 2020
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After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and have a lot of treatments and surgeries my Plastic Surgeon Dr. Burrel who did an excellent Breast reconstruction referred me to Valerie Gilbert the Best Tatto Artist to be the cherry on top the FINEST touch to my breast... She is very nice, funny, kind, caring and really sweet person; and also she makes you feel like home.. She is a Specialist on Permanent Areola Repigmentation And Nipple Restoration.... and I don't have words to describe the AMAZING JOB she made for me.... She is very Professional and take very seriously her Job... what else can I say she's an Angel from Heaven... I'm so thankful that God is taking care on me and I can see it in all the Angels He has been sent to my life and definitely Valerie you're one of them... Thank you Valerie for you work of Excellence! ... God Bless you Always!...
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5.0/5
Jan 18, 2020
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I love this place Nancy is the best she’s the only one I trust with my face. I always feel great after each visit. I highly recommend her.
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5.0/5
May 25, 2019
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I have been a client of Angelique George for 10 years. I would not think of going to anyone else but her. She is caring, professional and knows the in's and outs of the business and the best products to use. She is also very gentle, sincere and knows how to guide one when issues come up. She truly loves her work and is very dedicated to it and her clients. She gives more than 100 percent at every session and makes you feel so comfortable. I recommend her highly.
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5.0/5
Mar 27, 2019
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Michelle Florez is absolutely fantastic. She is an expert at what she does. She explains exactly everything to you clearly and precisely. She is very knowledgeable and takes what she does with pride. I have never had a negative experience the 6 years that i have been coming to the spa. Besides being an expert she is very professional, uplifting, positive and honest. She does not push products or procedures. She only gives suggestions once she is asked by the client. I could write pages on Michelle. All in all she is the best! I am so lucky to have found her.
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5.0/5
Mar 14, 2019
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I've been coming to this Spa for a year now! I was always concern with my skin but never knew the actions to take. Everyone here has made me feel so comfortable in taking these steps. I've done multiple peels and facials with the different Estheticians who have been so sweet and always make me feel so relaxed.. my skin care has improved so much and I see such a change in my acne and texture! I also have done injectable treatments here, the nurses are exceptional and put me at ease!
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5.0/5
Oct 31, 2018
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Michelle Florez is fabulous! I was a very late starter to getting anything done on my face. I was terrified because Im very sensitive to chemicals and I really cant handle pain. I also am not a fan of the look of over done plastic surgery or over injected faces. No frozen face or big lips wanted by me. But I also wanted to look my best, and also as natural as Possible, and with as little pain and down time as possible. Microneedling with stem cells is amazing! Michelle listens and is very careful to do what I am comfortable with. She is extremely professional, patient, honest and really experienced. On top of that she is a true artist. It’s Obvious by the beautiful and careful work she does. I even had a pretty bad aliergic reaction (to products after a treatment I think I’m allergic to retinol) one time and the way Michelle handled it and checked on me, made me confident that I would be coming back to her no matter what. I could not Recommend her more highly if you want anything cosmetic done to your face. And the spa itself is very nice, very well run and I am a very happy client. Thanks to Michelie!
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5.0/5
Oct 11, 2018
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This morning I had a facial with Frida at the new location of the Spa at SBPS. The facility is nice and bright with an open, contemporary feeling. Frida was very attentive and kind, making sure I felt comfortable. The whole experience was so relaxing. I would definitely recommend the Spa at SBPS.
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5.0/5
Jun 30, 2018
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I have been waiting years to really take care of myself putting others wishes ahead of me...when i finally decided to go foward with the consultation i had the kindest most Sensitive nurse in Lou...she made me feel confident in my choices and the results are amazing! LOVE U LOU! 💟💟💟💟💟 P.S. the office staff is the best!💟
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5.0/5
Jun 13, 2018
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Lou was gentle and the injections were painless! She was good about making sure I was doing okay throughout the treatment...highly recommended!!
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5.0/5
Mar 2, 2018
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Great service from the Spa - and from Lou. Would highly recommend.
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5.0/5
Feb 11, 2018
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Frida always makes my skin feel and look great after a facial. Thank you Frida!
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5.0/5
Feb 9, 2018
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*SBPS AESTHETIC INSTITUTE SUITE 302 Getting a Breast Augmentation was something that I have always wanted to do. Being in the foster care system taught me to be an independent woman, and as a part of that, I sought out to fix something about myself I was never truly comfortable with. It didn’t take long to find the perfect match for me. Once I found my team, I didn’t think twice. To Rachel the “Bra Fitter”, thank you for always making me feel comfortable during those awkward times of the fittings, and ensuring me that I was always in good hands. If they had a sales position for your job, you would be the best, and your communication was unparalleled. To Dr. Burrell the “Mastermind”, thank you for helping me trust doctors again. I trusted you implicitly with every direction that we took. You are so skilled in what you do and the passion you have for your job shows in every conversation we had. To Krishna the “Sweetest Receptionist”, thank you for welcoming me with open arms. I have had so many horrible interactions when it came to doctors’ offices, and your awesome smile made me feel like home. I never knew offices like yours could be so welcoming. Though you are the first face everyone sees when you walk in, I am honored that you took so much time out of your day to check in on me. To Olga the “Unbelievable Recovery Nurse”, thank you for walking me through my day-of procedures and what to expect. You handled my fear of needles like a champ, and I know I am not easy to deal with when it comes to “the poke”. I was so nervous before, but your calming bedside manner made me feel as though I was talking to my very own best friend. To Dr. Patel the “Vein Champagne Supplier”, thank you for being by my side. You knew exactly what to say to keep me calm. Our pre-operation call was like speaking to someone’s mother. You walked me through everything step by step and knowing you were by my side during the surgery made it all the more easy! To Chelsea the “Nurse with the biggest smile”, thank you for keeping my emotions high. Your demeanor made me feel so comfortable! Last but not least, to Cara the “Raddest Nurse”. How could you forget a girl like her? She was amazing. From the moment she walked in the room, I knew I was in good hands. You were so gentle, and I could tell you cared. It’s often easy to forget about all the people that made this happen, and if I did, I apologize-must be the drugs!  I am beyond thrilled with everything so far, and even more, I am so happy to have been surrounded by such amazing people throughout this journey. If you are looking for a place to go, this is the absolute best choice in the South Bay! -Madison Lucci
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Dec 21, 2016
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I loved The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons! This is a true medical spa- the results in my skin are truly amazing. I had tiny little red veins around my nose and they were zapped away with a laser. My eyebrows have been disappearing and now they beautifully frame my face and tattooing them was the best decision I've ever made. I'm so glad I went here as the results are so natural but it took ten years off! Also, I got great advice on products and have notice an amazing improvement in my skin tone and trxture which I did not expect after only a few weeks of use. I will go back for BOTOX and some other things as they are true medical professionals and their expertise is obvious.

How long after my BOTOX treatment will it take to see results?

You should begin to see fewer lines and smoother skin in the treated area within 7 to 10 days of your injections. Results usually last for 3 to 4 months.

“I had botox for the first time. Michele was gentle and the procedure was nearly painless. I was told results take as long as a week or so but my forehead already looks better. So glad I finally found one place I can get everything done by people I trust!”

— Lysandra H. on Yelp.com

Optimize Your BOTOX Results

  • 1 week before treatment discontinue certain medications and supplements, including NSAIDS (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen), vitamin E, fish oil, and ginkgo biloba.
  • Skip alcohol the night before and 24 hours after your BOTOX treatment to minimize bruising.
  • Postpone vigorous exercise that elevates your heart rate until the day after treatment.
  • Avoid pressure on injection sites for the first few hours to prevent the BOTOX from spreading farther than desired.
  • Stay cool by keeping out of the sun until any redness or swelling has dissipated.

Combination Treatments

We often combine BOTOX treatments with injections of a dermal filler such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC for more impressive results.

Your BOTOX Treatment

The BOTOX injection process is very simple. A qualified member of our medical team first performs a full assessment of your face and creates a personalized treatment plan with you. The injector then cleanses your skin and uses a fine needle to inject the BOTOX Cosmetic in precise spots of your face. This process takes just a few minutes.

BOTOX Treatment Plan

A continued course of BOTOX injections ensures wrinkles stay relaxed, giving patients a consistently refreshed and youthful 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.

BOTOX FAQ

As popular as BOTOX is at our Torrance medical spa, many of the women and men who visit The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons still have questions about these treatments. Here, our plastic surgeons and staff have answered the most common questions they are asked.

Is BOTOX safe?

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.

When will I see results?

Unlike injectable dermal fillers such as Restylane®, which simply fill in wrinkles, BOTOX takes a few days to work. You see results in about 7 to 10 days, and they last from 3 to 6 months.

Will my results look natural?

BOTOX injections are called technique-sensitive treatments. What that means is if the injector is qualified and has expertise in facial anatomy, the results achieve the cosmetic goals you want without limiting facial expressions. Our plastic surgeons and registered nurse injectors are experienced and inject BOTOX with precision to avoid unwanted results.

“The services, discounts and customized care I receive with my V.I.P. membership is much more than I expected. However, the compliments I receive from family and friends for looking 10 years younger are priceless!”

— MaryAnn P.

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Can I just get BOTOX Cosmetic injections at a day spa?

BOTOX is offered at many day spas, which often aren’t operated under the supervision of a qualified medical director. It’s important to have peace of mind whenever you undergo a medical procedure, including cosmetic injections. BOTOX is a very safe product when injected by experienced medical professionals. Some of these clinics do cheap injections because they dilute the BOTOX or even use counterfeit products!

Besides safety, another benefit of visiting a comprehensive plastic surgery practice and medical spa is that our team can make recommendations about other treatments that might benefit you. Many BOTOX Cosmetic patients elect other medical spa treatments or products to complete their facial rejuvenation.

What age should I begin to get BOTOX Cosmetic?

More patients in their 20s and early 30s are getting BOTOX injections to reduce forehead wrinkling and crow’s feet around the eyes. Those dynamic wrinkles are caused by frequent movement of facial muscles, and they can develop earlier in some people. There is also some evidence that BOTOX can have a preventive effect if it is started earlier.

How much does BOTOX cost?

This depends on which areas you would like to treat and how extensive your concerns are, which determines how many units of BOTOX Cosmetic are necessary. We can provide a detailed quote after a qualified member of our team evaluates your skin.

What are the side effects of BOTOX injections?

BOTOX is proven to be a safe and gentle treatment when administered by a trained, qualified provider, but some patients occasionally experience side effects. The most common issues are slight bruising or swelling at the injection site or headaches. Less common side effects reported include dry mouth, neck pain, and flu-like symptoms. More severe side effects, such as droopy or swollen eyelids, are extremely rare.

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