I offer JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments for women and men from Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and throughout Southern California who want a minimally invasive option for smoother, firmer, more youthful looking skin. These treatments are incredibly popular because they dramatically reduce wrinkles, creases, and laxity, without the cost and downtime associated with surgery. They can also be combined with surgical procedures or other skincare treatments for enhanced results.
If you live in or around Santa Monica and are interested in BOTOX and JUVÉDERM, I am happy to answer your questions and discuss your options. Request a consultation or call my office at (310) 576-3635 to schedule your appointment.
BOTOX injections are excellent for frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead creases. These are all dynamic wrinkles, which means they are etched into your skin by repeated facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows. BOTOX temporarily relaxes the tiny muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX is a purified form of the botulinum toxin which, when injected into a muscle, blocks the nerve signals to that muscle. When the muscle is relaxed, the overlying skin becomes smooth and wrinkle-free.
I use a very fine needle for BOTOX injections, and most people experience minimal redness and swelling at the injection sites. It takes a few days to a week for the muscles to relax and for full results to be visible. In general, BOTOX results last 3 to 4 months.
JUVÉDERM is a dermal filler, which is something quite different from BOTOX. BOTOX stops muscle movement in order to correct dynamic lines (such as the creases between the eyebrows), while JUVÉDERM is used to fill areas where more volume is needed (such as marionette lines, which are the creases running from the nose to the corners of the mouth). This smooth gel is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a hydrating agent that occurs naturally in our skin. As we age, hyaluronic acid diminishes, and the cheeks, chin, lips, and under-eye area lose volume. This may cause the skin to sag and wrinkles to form.
I inject JUVÉDERM at very precise depths beneath the skin using a tiny needle. I can fill in lines and hollows, add volume and lift to the cheeks, and restore youthful plumpness to the lips. Results are immediate, and typically last 6 to 12 months, depending on the area treated.
I spend a lot of time in consultation going over all of your options for looking younger. If I believe that injectables will achieve the results that will make you happy, we will make a plan for which treatment or treatments will work best. It's not uncommon to combine BOTOX with fillers for a full-face rejuvenation.
I might also suggest a consultation with my aesthetician who can recommend skincare treatments to help you look your best.