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BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment

How It Works

BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from a sterile, purified form of botulinum toxin A. It works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that activates muscle movement. In blocking the release of acetylcholine, BOTOX® Cosmetic keeps the injected muscles from moving, preventing lines and wrinkles from appearing.

Treatment Duration

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are done in our office and take approximately 10 minutes, though this can vary slightly depending on your desired treatment area.

Recovery & Results

It is typical to experience bruising at the injection site, but this can easily be concealed with makeup. You will notice your wrinkles gradually reducing over the next few days. Results from BOTOX® Cosmetic do not last forever, and for optimum results, treatment should be repeated every three to four months.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I need a skilled practitioner for my BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?

    Why do I need a skilled practitioner for my BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?

    BOTOX® Cosmetic injections require skill and expertise in order to be done correctly. Dr. Sand and her team understand the specific dosage requirements and delicate injection techniques in addition to the knowledge of complex face and neck muscle anatomy necessary to correctly administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. Unskilled practitioners can incorrectly dose or inject into the wrong muscle group, causing long-lasting damage. By ensuring that your practitioner is experienced, you can be sure of optimal results.

  • What are all the conditions treated by BOTOX® Cosmetic?

    What are all the conditions treated by BOTOX® Cosmetic?

    BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can be used to correct multiple facial imperfections on both the upper and lower face. These include:

    • Horizontal forehead lines
    • Drooping brows
    • Smile lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)
    • Bunny lines on the sides of the nose
    • Frown lines
    • Jowls
    • Smoker lines around the mouth
    • Marionette lines
    • Chin wrinkles
    • Neck bands
    • Décolleté wrinkles
  • What are the potential side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

    What are the potential side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

    Side effects after BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are rare but can include muscle weakness, bleeding at the injection site, redness, and swelling. Dr. Sand will review possible side effects after your procedure and discuss when you should contact the office.

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Los Angeles Office
1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite 125
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: 310-340-0171

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16415 Colorado Ave., Suite 212
Paramount, CA 90723
Tel: 562-774-2306

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