Los Angeles Botox Injections
Originally developed in the 1970s, Botox® is the oldest and most well-known injectable neuromodulater. Botox works by relaxing the muscles of the face, which smooths wrinkles and restores a youthful, rested appearance. Over time, the muscles used for making facial expressions cause wrinkles in the skin to form.
During your consultation, our expert injectors will first assess your needs and then craft a customized treatment plan to maximize your results. Our injectors will then give a series of injections into your wrinkles. We custom order our Botox needles, which are specially designed to minimize pain and bruising. Most patients are able to return to work or home without anyone knowing that they were treated!
Botox Frequently Asked Questions
How To Determine if Botox is a Good Fit
If you are unhappy about crow's feet, fine lines, or forehead wrinkles, Botox may be a good fit for you. Or, if you are a not yet showing signs of aging, but want to prevent wrinkles from causing these wrinkles, Botox treatment will help slow the formation of these wrinkles.
What Types of Wrinkles Can Botox Treat?
Botox is very effective for treating “crows feet” which are wrinkles around the sides of the eyes. It also works to treat “frown lines” which occur on the forehead. This injectable treatment can treat other facial dynamic wrinkles that are caused by the contraction of muscle.
When can I see the effects of Botox? How long does it last?
Most patients will see the effects of their treatment after a few days, although it takes 2 weeks to reach maximum strength. The effects typically last up to 3 months.
Dos and Don'ts for Before and After Injections
No specific preparations are required for the procedure, but we do recommend a consultation with Dr. Hirsch. While there is no downtime, make sure to remain upright for at least 3 hours. Please let our office know if you experience any side effects, avoid harsh sunlight, and avoid strenuous exercise after the procedure.
What's the difference between Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin?
These treatments have similar mechanism of action to treat wrinkles. They have different costs and vary based on the proteins contained in the injection. The treatment technique, units per injection, and onset can vary for each product. It's an important that a skilled and properly trained injector perform the treatment for safety and efficacy. Dr. Hirsch can work each patient to determine a personalized treatment plan with the best fit for the individual.
Can Botox treat migraines?
Yes! Botox is very effective in the treatment of migraine headaches. It is administered through a series of injections into the forehead, between the brows, on the sides of the head, and on the back of the head. It can significantly reduce both the frequency and severity of migraines.
Can Botox treat TMJ?
For patients who grind their teeth or find themselves frequently clenching their jaws, Botox can be an effective solution. Botox is injected into the masseter muscle on the sides of the jaw and helps relax the muscle. This does not change chewing or cause any noticeable change in function, but over time it will help patients grind their teeth less and may reduce TMJ pain and other symptoms.