Botox Injections FAQ

Jan. 02, 2020 8:36 pm | by Dr. M. Tahsini

Botox FAQ Torrance California

Wrinkles and fine lines are a concern of many people in Los Angeles just like any other place where people have high standards. While many people spend a lot on anti-aging products, the question remains whether Botox injections are still the best remedy our there.


We talked to Dr. Tahisni and gathered all the information one place! Dr. Tahsini is a the medical supervisor of Skin Works Medical Spa, a 5-Star boutique medical spa in Torrance serving local celebrities and skin care aficionada in Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Palos Verdes.


Botox Injections Vs. Products

As soon as wrinkles start to appear on their faces, people wonder “How can I get rid of my fine lines and wrinkles?” There are many over-the-counter products that claim the ability to decrease wrinkles, but how effective are they? In all honesty, you don’t even need to compare. A Botox injection yields amazing results. But before discussing that, let’s discuss how to prevent further wrinkles.


How to Prevent Wrinkles?

You can reduce your chances of developing wrinkles with a few easy steps. First, it is super important to protect yourself from the sun. Use an oil-free sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Second, avoid smoking cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes will cause the skin to age. Third, eat a diet rich in superfoods, which may help prevent wrinkles. Some examples of superfoods include artichokes, chia seeds, avocadoes, cinnamon, ginger, egg whites, miso, oatmeal, sardines, salmon, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and walnuts.


What Products to Prevent Wrinkles?

There are a variety of products and facial creams on the market that claim to reduce wrinkles on your forehead lines, as well as prescription medications and muscle relaxants as a remedy for frow lines crow feet. Lots of products claim to be effective in reducing the depth of wrinkles and increasing collagen production, causing the skin to be smooth and youthful. It’s important to discuss the use of such products with a real expert and not just anyone with an Instagram account. A doctor in aesthetics medicine can help you find the products that work best with your skin, so you don’t waste your money on what does not work for you, and you prevent possible skin complications as well.


Are Botox Injections FDA Approved?

Botox is an FDA-Okay minimally-invasive product to treat wrinkles and lines around the eyes (botox under eyes)
, forehead (botox forehead), and in between the eyebrows (botox for frown lines & botox eyebrow lift). Patients may receive Botox as a remedy for overactive bladder, and over sweating (botox for oversweating), migraine (botox for migraine), or for cosmetic purposes to treat frown lines crow (frown lines crow feet), to shape up lips, or other cosmetic treatments. It has been popular since the 1980s as a quick rejuvenation treatment, and once more we want to emphasize that you should only do it under medical supervision.



Botox Vs. Dysport Vs. Xeomin in South Bay Los Angeles

Botox is made by Allergan, Xeomin by Merz, and Dysport by Galderma.


Botox has been widely popular for over 30 years. Skillful medical professionals use artful precision to inject it safely into the muscle. Which in return helps reducing fine lines and wrinkles by modulating and softening muscle contraction.


We usually use Botox injections to treat lines and wrinkles; however, it is possible to use it for other problems including making the jawline look thinner, decreasing teeth grinding, treating excessive sweating in the underarms or hands, and tightening loose skin in the neck. Most areas of the face, including the area near the eyes, eyebrows, and forehead, are more commonly treated.


Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all similar neuromodulators that relax the facial muscle, and all got an OKAY in clinical trials not to have any life-threatening side effects. We did compare the two most popular injectables before! If you want to learn the difference, click HERE.


How Long Does a Botox Injection Take? How Long Does Botox Last?


Treatments typically take 15 to 30 minutes and will typically last 3-4 months. Results are typically seen within 7-10 days of treatment; however, results can be seen as soon as 3-4 days after treatment in some cases. Most individuals need treatments every 3 to 4 months in order to maintain results.


What to Expect on Your Boyox Injection Appointment?


Upon your first treatment (Book Here), a skillful medical professional will use a conservative approach and start with the recommended dosage based on the treatment area in order to ensure that you get the most natural-looking results possible. If further correction is desired, then a follow-up appointment can be scheduled two weeks after the initial treatment.


Avoid massages, facials, drinking alcohol, or exercising the same day of your treatment. If you schedule your appointment with us, we always do a complimentary VISIA skin analysis before your first injection, to track your skin improvement over time, and to find you the best treatment possible. After all, it’s all about science, baby!


Does Botox Hurt?

You may feel a slight pin prink and a little bit of pressure at the injection sites. Some individuals may feel slight discomfort upon injection; however, others may not feel anything. Once the treatment takes effect, you will notice a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Skin Works Medical Spa, we use cold air, numbing cream, and vibration to reduce any uncomfortable feeling to an almost zero level. Make sure you let us know in advance if you want your procedure to be as painless as possible.


Do I Need Botox Follow-ups?


Follow-up care is not typically needed with Botox injections. Side effects may include bruising at the injection site. Headache and drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow occur in less than 3% of cases. At Skin Works Medical Spa, we recommend getting your treatment at least 8 days before a special event in order to allow results to develop and for any bruising at the treatment site to heal. You can travel immediately after your treatment.


Who Should Not Get Botox Injections?

Botox should not be used on individuals with an infection at the treatment site or known hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin or any other injectable components. If the treatment site is inflamed or if the muscles at the site are suffering from weakness or atrophy, then it may be contraindicated. At Skin Works Medical Spa, a skillful medical professional will assess the area prior to treatment. We are a medical facility and we take ALL procedures super seriously! Wherever you choose to get your Botox, make sure there is ALWAYS a medical doctor present on-site.


Do Botox Injections Prevent Further Wrinkles?

We do have a complete guide to answer just that question. In short, the answer would be YESSSSS!


Is Botox my best option?

There are a variety of reasons why an aesthetics medicine doctor, like Dr. Matt Tahsini, would recommend Botox for decreasing the presence of fine lines and wrinkles; however, if Botox is not right for you, there is a variety of other Anti-Aging treatment options that can reduce the presence of fine lines and wrinkles, ranging from facials to laser treatments. Schedule your free skin consultation today in order to see what options will be best for you. You can always schedule a complimentary skin analysis with us to see what works for you best.



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Who Does The Best Botox Injections In South Bay Los Angeles?

We are sure there are lots of great providers out there, but just to make sure you know the criteria before choosing your provider, we published a How-To Guide to help you find the best providers in your area, whether it’s Lomita, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, or Torrance.


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