Aging results in wrinkles, saggy skin, smile lines, crow’s feet, and more. As many people get older and develop these effects, they may experience a loss of confidence. Yet you can reclaim your beauty and boost your self-esteem with BotoxⓇ, a neurotoxin that smooths wrinkles and age lines.
BotoxⓇ also treats patients with excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and a range of other ailments. Visit Woodland Hills’ premiere destination for BotoxⓇ treatment. We offer injections in a safe environment supervised by board-certified practitioners and led by Dr. Homan Siman. Call us today or get in touch with us via our online contact form.
What Is BotoxⓇ?
The name BotoxⓇ is a mashup of “botulinum toxin,” which is the neurotoxin used in the drug. Botox is one of the most common brands of botulinum toxin treatment injections.
A specific type of this bacteria (type A) is used by healthcare providers for medical injections to prevent migraines, smooth wrinkles, and treat other health-related issues.
How Does BotoxⓇ Work?
Botulinum toxin injections work by temporarily preventing the transmission of signals along neural pathways from your muscles to your brain. It effectively relaxes the muscles in your face, preventing them from contracting.
Acetylcholine are neurotransmitters released by nerve cells. When joined with muscle cell receptors, they cause them to contract. When BotoxⓇ is injected nearby, it stops the acetylcholine from being released, preventing the muscle from contracting.
Also, because BotoxⓇ is localized, it will stay at the injection site without traveling to other body parts. Therefore, when the targeted wrinkle-causing muscle stops contracting, the wrinkles on the skin above them “relax” and shrink in appearance.
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Are Neurotoxins Dangerous?
Some people think the term “neurotoxin” sounds risky. However, BotoxⓇ uses it in such small doses that there is minimal risk.
In fact, only 36 people across the United States were reported to have experienced adverse effects following cosmetic treatment from 1989 to 2003. Adverse effects were more often reported when used for therapeutic uses and were more likely to be caused by an underlying medical condition.
Does BotoxⓇ Have Side Effects?
Botox injection procedures are considered a safe, common alternative to undergoing invasive cosmetic surgery when performed by a doctor or board-certified practitioner. These side effects are considered extremely rare and may include:
- Dry eyes or excessive tearing
- Bruising, swelling, or pain at the injection location
- Droopy eyelids
- Uneven eyebrows
- Drooling or crooked smile
- Flu-like symptoms
Doctors typically advise against BotoxⓇ treatments if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, if you have an allergy to cow’s milk protein, you should avoid BotoxⓇ injections.
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Are there Different Types of Botulinum Toxin Treatments?
We offer several BotoxⓇ treatments in Woodland Hills that use neurotoxins to help correct, prevent, and smooth out wrinkles. While all brands use the botulinum toxin, each brand uses different forms of it.
This fast-acting injection uses abobotulinumtoxinA for forehead wrinkles, lines between the eyes, and crow’s feet. Clients usually see improvement within a few days after treatment.
This popular cosmetic neurotoxin uses onabotulinumtoxinA and works best on mild wrinkles and for preventing them from deepening. Additionally, using sunblock and adding BotoxⓇ to your skincare routine helps you prevent new lines from developing.
XeominⓇ uses the FDA-approved neurotoxin incobotulinumtoxinA to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, and elevens (the worry lines between the eyes). It’s also been used for treating teeth grinding and excessive sweating and is less expensive when compared to leading neurotoxins.
Different neurotoxin brand names can have other effects and may contain varying concentrations of the underlying toxin. Consult your practitioner or healthcare advisor to determine which injection is proper for you.
How Does the BotoxⓇ Injection Procedure Work?
Receiving BotoxⓇ is a relatively straightforward and pain-free procedure. Any injection discomfort is typically minimal, and you can often choose to numb the site using topical anesthetic or ice.
As soon as you’re ready, your board-certified practitioner will administer the shot using a thin needle into specific areas of your face.
The number of injections you receive will depend on your unique situation; however, the entire process is swift and easy. Once you’re finished, you can return to your regular life, though you should avoid rubbing your face for a full day.
How Long Does BotoxⓇ Last?
You’ll be able to notice the effects of your BotoxⓇ treatment within one to three days. It can take up to two weeks to see the full effects from the treatment. It often lasts for a minimum of three to six months.
When the results eventually wear off, you can return to your treatment spa and see your practitioner for a follow-up injection.
Contact Glow Today for Your Woodland Hills BotoxⓇ Treatment
Glow Aesthetic Center has more than 25 years of experience helping Woodland Hills-area clients receive the care they deserve. Our facilities feature a peaceful, relaxing spa, as well as a comfortable medical studio.
Led by Dr. Homan Siman, we focus on providing our clients with high-end aesthetic and cosmetic treatments like BotoxⓇ, microneedling, facials to rejuvenate your skin, and much more.
If you’re ready to reduce those lines and wrinkles, contact our office today. Fill out our online contact form or call us today to book your Woodland Hills BotoxⓇ injection. At Glow, we’re here to help you feel and look your best.