Botox is an effective anti-aging injectable treatment that reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. This cosmetic is a neuromodulator and prevents facial muscle contractions that cause lines and wrinkles to appear.  These are known as dynamic wrinkles, and Botox is an effective and popular way to achieve smooth skin and a more youthful appearance. Other uses for Botox include relief from excessive sweating and chronic migraines. These unquestionable results have benefited patients all over the world.
Dr. Christopher Asandra is a celebrated vitality and wellness physician in Beverly Hills. His state-of-the-art Robertson Boulevard facility utilizes advanced, proven anti-aging treatments along with expert medical care. Take the first step by scheduling an appointment. Call us directly at (424) 542-8881 or schedule one online.
- 1 About Botox
- 2 What Botox Can Do
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation with Dr. Asandra
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 11 Cost of Botox Treatment in Beverly Hills, CA
- 12 FAQ
- 13 References
Our facial muscles perform a wide array of movements, both voluntary and involuntary. And while some are vital for tasks such as eating and speech, the ones that form facial expressions can lead to unwanted lines and wrinkles. A simple Botox treatment provides temporary improvement to the appearance by stopping these movements and preventing these wrinkles from forming. It does so by interfering with the way muscles receive the signal to contract. When injected, the botulinum toxin attaches itself to the neuromuscular junction, preventing the release of acetylcholine. This is the neurotransmitter responsible for relaying messages from motor neurons to muscle fibers.  Without acetylcholine, the muscle simply never gets the message to move. Within two weeks after the initial injection, the temporary relaxation of the muscle causes a smoothing effect. 
What Botox Can Do
Since 2002, Botox has been helping patients reduce moderate to severe lines in the face. Patients can treat:
- Forehead lines, crows feet, glabellar lines, and frown lines
- Improve the appearance of a “gummy smile”
Botox’s versatility has also helped patients experiencing the following symptoms:
- Lazy eye or eye twitch
- Excessive sweating in the palms of the hands, armpits, and feet
- Muscle spasms and contractions
- Chronic migraines
- Bruxism or teeth grinding
- Overactive bladder
Botox has provided countless patients with undeniable results and rejuvenated skin. In less than an hour, patients can:
- Restore youthful, unlined skin to the face, including the forehead and cheeks
- Enjoy a minimally invasive treatment that provides relief from signs of aging
- Take advantage of an inexpensive, FDA-approved product
- See the gradual, natural differences in the skin’s texture
- Treat other health conditions such as migraines or sweating
Botox gives healthy patients over 18 years old the chance to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In a few days, many patients are amazed at the power of Botox. But, before we begin, Dr. Asandra will meet with you to ensure Botox is right for you. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic injectables used today, but it’s not for everyone. Botox is:
- A temporary solution for moderate to severe wrinkles, lines, and folds and can last from two to six months
- Not recommended for those with certain neuromuscular diseases or conditions
- Not for patients who are pregnant or nursing
- Not for use on patients who have an active breakout or other certain underlying conditions
- For patients who have realistic expectations of what the treatment can do
Personal Consultation with Dr. Asandra
Christopher Asandra, MD, is a well-respected anti-aging and vitality expert in Beverly Hills. Since starting his private practice, he has consistently developed effective treatment protocols that boost his patients’ quality of life. Alongside Dr. Asandra are Dr. Marlene Roberts, Dr. Monika Kiripolsky, physician assistant Dan Bertrams, and his team of devoted staff. Together, they are committed to learning about your concerns and providing the best care possible.
We will discuss your aesthetic and wellness goals at your personal consultation. This appointment is your chance to have an in-depth conversation that will address your concerns and help you learn whether Botox is appropriate for you. We will examine your facial skin, paying close attention to its elasticity and the severity of your wrinkles. This examination will help us develop a personalized treatment plan.
Patients will glide through the preparation stage as only a few steps are to be followed. They include:
- Avoid alcohol the day before and after your injections
- Stop taking aspirin, vitamin E, or other blood-thinning medications and supplements as instructed 
- Come to your appointment with a clean face
Botox injections are quick and easy. We’ll first apply a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment areas and make sure you have a comfortable experience. Then, one of our nurse injectors will strategically inject Botox into the muscles in the targeted areas. Once injected, the Botulinum toxin type A will gradually block muscle contractions responsible for causing dynamic wrinkles. Once your 30-minute session is complete, you are free to leave our care.
The beauty of a Botox treatment is that patients can resume their daily activities as soon as treatment ends. However, patients should allow 24 hours to pass before engaging in strenuous activities. In the days after a Botox session, patients may experience mild swelling, discoloration, and bruising.  This should dissipate within three days and can be lessened until then with gentle applications of an ice pack and taking OTC pain relievers if needed. Avoid touching or applying pressure to the treated area for a few days because this may cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to other areas and alter results.
Within two days, you will see subtle, unmistakable changes to the skin texture. Once the side effects have dissipated, you will see a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion. Results can last up to six months. Afterward, you are welcome to return for additional treatments to extend results.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
At your consultation, we will be able to give you more details about the other helpful procedures that will also restore a radiant appearance. You can also check our videos to get better acquainted with other services.
Pico Fractional Laser
The Pico fractional laser rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin, reducing acne and wrinkles by directing gentle light pulses to select areas. The short, non-surgical procedure takes care of both external and internal skin layers to provide healthy skin. It does this by stimulating collagen production and reducing the appearance of blemishes.
truSculpt iD is a 15-minute body sculpting treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to remove underlying fat in areas such as the abdomen and flanks. The non-invasive procedure gently heats these fat cells, and the body will gradually work to dispose of them naturally. The truSculpt iD treatment also increases collagen and elastin production that rejuvenates the skin for a gradual tightening effect.
Cost of Botox Treatment in Beverly Hills, CA
Botox treatment costs are based on the number of cosmetic units used and the number of areas treated to achieve the desired effect. We’ll discuss the financial details of your specific case at your consultation. Or you can call us ahead of time at (424) 213-1118 to get an estimated quote.
What is Botox?
Botox is a highly effective cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It contains Botulinum Toxin A, a specific type of neuromodulator that stops facial muscle contractions. As a result, wrinkles fade, and smoother skin comes into view.
What kind of results can I expect from a Botox treatment?
Patients can expect Botox to provide a natural, rejuvenated look. The Botulinum toxin type A works gradually to block muscle contractions from happening in the treatment area. As a result, patients see wrinkles and creases fade away from the forehead, cheeks, and around the mouth.
How long will Botox results last?
The effects of Botox can last up to six months. This is because Botulinum toxin type A biodegrades slowly. This means the body will naturally break down this compound in time. For longer-lasting results, patients can easily schedule additional appointments.
How much Botox will I need?
The amount of Botox needed for your treatment will depend on a few factors, including the severity of your wrinkles and lines, and how many areas you wish to address.
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