When would I be better off using Botox® alternatives?
If your wrinkles are not caused by muscle contraction, there are other treatments to consider. Products such as the following are used for treating wrinkles caused by loss of tissue volume:
Your skin may also benefit from a skin resurfacing procedure. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Aboolian may recommend a laser treatment or chemical peel if your skin appears to be damaged by sun exposure and other elements.
What are the side effects of using Botox®?
Botox® side effects include but are not limited to the following: redness, bruising, discomfort around the injection site, nausea, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, headache, and eyelid droop.
Who should not undergo Botox® treatment?
Botox® is not recommended for pregnant women, children, or persons over 65 years of age. Contraindications include hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin or related components and infection at the proposed injection site.
How long do the results of Botox® last?
In clinical trials with Botox®, the severity of glabellar lines was reduced for up to 120 days. The duration of your results may vary, so ask Dr. Aboolian when you should return for another injection.
How long does a Botox® treatment take?
This depends on how many areas are being treated and whether you choose to combine Botox® with another product or treatment. With Botox® alone, you can expect treatment to be finished in 20 minutes or less.
Does the injection hurt?
You may experience some mild discomfort. Some patients benefit from the application of a topical anesthetic, but most do not need it.
Earn Points with the Brilliant Distinctions Program
Brilliant Distinctions is a customer loyalty program from Allergan, Inc., the makers of Botox®, Juvederm®, and Latisse™. When members of the Brilliant Distinctions program choose Allergan treatments with Dr. Aboolian, they can earn points. These points can then be used toward future Botox® or Juvederm treatments, or to purchase Latisse.
You can register for Brilliant Distinctions on Allergan’s website. Be sure to select Dr. Aboolian as your provider and let Dr. Aboolian’s Beverly Hills plastic surgery staff know you are a member when you book your next treatment.