Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin. When injected in small doses, this chemical has been proven to relax the small muscles in the face that cause dynamic wrinkles. Botox works by disrupting the chemical signals from the nerves to the facial muscles. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 4.8 million Botulinum toxin treatments were performed in 2009.
Botox is FDA approved for several different applications. Plastic surgeons typically use Botox for treating:
Patients age 18 – 65 are eligible candidates for Botox treatment. Those who have a known infection at the injection site or known sensitivity to any Botox ingredients are not advised to undergo this procedure.
Before your Botox treatment, Dr. Sattler will determine if you are a suitable candidate for safe treatment. The areas of concern (wrinkles and lines) are examined and the best injection points are located. Using a proper dose of Botox, the injection is administered. Topical anesthetic is usually not necessary for Botox injection, but it can be used in select cases.
After the injection, you won’t be able to see results immediately, but you’ll be able to return to your normal routine right away; there’s no downtime needed after Botox injection. Most results can be seen by 2 weeks.
Dr. Sattler or one of our staff members will provide you with post-treatment instructions to follow. You may be advised to remain upright for several hours, avoid alcohol, avoid sun exposure and inform the doctor about any unusual symptoms.
Do you have questions about Botox Cosmetic in LA County? Contact the Glendora office of plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Sattler to learn more about your treatment options.