Botox

As humans, we use facial expressions every day to display our moods and feelings, so wrinkles and fine lines are bound to affect us at some point. This repetition of muscle contractions leaves us with crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles that make us feel old and kill our confidence. BOTOX offers a non-surgical, non-invasive solution to vanishing fine lines and smoothing deep wrinkles, returning your youth and confidence!

Botox in Pasadena and Beverly Hills Los Angeles at Beauty by Dr. Kay

With over 15 years of experience and proven results injecting BOTOX, Dr. Kay has the practice and knowledge to give you confidence in your BOTOX treatment. Our high patient satisfaction and substantial results are reflected in our high reviews and real patient outcomes, illustrating why we are one of the top choices for Botox in the Los Angeles area.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that diminishes wrinkles by relaxing the muscles responsible for causing the folds, in addition to preventing new lines from forming. Botox is an incredibly safe procedure with results that can last up to 4 months. Botox is generally used in the brow area to soften wrinkles. Additionally, Dr. Kay uses Botox to soften crow’s feet on the outside of the eyes, as well as wrinkles in the upper lip area. When used in combination with dermal fillers, the results can be maximized, leading to an even smoother, tighter appearance. 

Botox treatment options:

Botox is FDA approved for a variety of different uses.

Crow’s feet:

Crow’s feet are the fine lines on the side of your eyes caused by the repetition of smiling, laughing, and squinting over the years. Botox smooths these lines, returning that natural, youthful look that you’ve missed.

Forehead lines:

As we age, the constant raising of our brows causes wrinkles and lines to form on our foreheads. This can leave you feeling old, as you see them continue to grow deeper. Botox can help to soften and diminish those frustrating lines, restoring your youth and smooth skin.

Frown lines:

Frown lines, or glabellar lines, are the fine lines between your eyebrows caused from scowling. Botox helps to relax these lines, giving you a fresh, smooth look.

Botox Lip Flip:

Do you find that your upper lip disappears when you smile? Just a few units of Botox can be the solution for you. Using Botox to relax the muscles just above your upper lip, we can prevent your upper lips from curling in and disappearing when you smile, leaving you with a natural, poutier look that balances your smile.

Botox Brow Lift:

By relaxing brow and forehead muscles, Botox can be used to lift the brows to create a younger, rejuvenated appearance. This is a wonderful alternative to getting an invasive surgical brow or eye lift.

Jawline Contouring:

Botox can be used to lift a sagging jaw, giving you that more defined, contoured face that is so desired in today’s day and age. This procedure is usually used in combination with dermal fillers to add additional volume and lift to reach optimal results. Kybella fat-melting injections can be used to complement these effects as well and to finish your contoured jawline.

Botox Neck Lift:

One of the most common signs of aging is a sagging neck. Botox can be injected to relax the muscles in neck and give the skin a lift. This is frequently paired with dermal fillers to add volume to the neck and smooth the lines caused from constant bending. Like Jawline Contouring, Kybella fat-melting injections are recommended to destroy excess neck fat that leads to a double-chin and sagging.

Teeth grinding & TMJ:

Botox can be administered to prevent and eliminate the pain associated with teeth grinding (bruxism) and TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). Injecting Botox into the tense jaw muscles relaxes them and can help to slim the face in addition to alleviating pain.

Excessive sweating:

Believe it or not, Botox can be used to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, by relaxing muscles of the underarms, palms of the hands, or the soles of your feet.

Patient consultation

Dr. Kay consults with each patient individually, assessing their physical features, personal situation, and areas of concern, to determine if BOTOX is right for you. If it is decided that you are well-suited for BOTOX, you will be given a personalized treatment plan and provided with an estimate. As BOTOX is an injectable prescription treatment, you must provide us with your full medical history during this visit.

Procedure

The administration of Botox is a quick and pretty painless procedure. The actual injection lasts about 10 minutes with no downtime, so you can complete your consultation and injection in the same day! Before beginning the injection, you will have photos taken in order to help you track your results and identify areas of concern. Dr. Kay uses an effective numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

Am I a good candidate?

Generally, Botox is well-tolerated by most people, however if you have any hypersensitivity to botulinum toxins or the other components of the injection, you should avoid Botox. Botox cannot be injected if any infections are present at the injection site, and anybody with neuromuscular diseases are advised against it. Prior to injecting, you must inform us of any medications, vitamins, and/or supplements you are taking. Good candidates are healthy adults displaying lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin.  We recommend avoiding Botox if you are nursing or pregnant, as the safety of Botox during pregnancy has not yet been established. 

Is Botox safe?

Botox is a safe, non-invasive, and FDA approved procedure. Botox has been approved for cosmetic use since 2002, and clinical trials have proven that it is very safe, with minimal risk of complications when administered by an experienced and qualified injector. With over 10 current FDA approvals, Botox is one of the most studied drugs. 

Downtime, results, and follow-ups

The best part about Botox is that you can return to your normal activities and work right when you walk out of the office because there is no downtime. Results vary in every individual, but you can see results in as little as 24-48 hours and can expect full results by one week. We recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment 4-6 weeks out in order to evaluate the results and to add more Botox to enhance the effects if necessary. Because Botox lasts about 4 months on average, you can return to Dr. Kay to preserve your fresh, rejuvenated look.

How should I prepare for Botox injections?

Before coming in to receive your treatment, you should follow these pre-procedure instructions to minimize the risks of adverse reactions:

  • Avoid alcohol, as it may increase your risk of bruising
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood-thinning medications 2 weeks in advance if possible, as these can increase your risk of swelling and bruising (Aspirin, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDs).
  • Avoid coming in with makeup or be prepared to remove it.
  • Try to schedule appointment two weeks before special events, as swelling can take up to two weeks to resolve.
  • Stay hydrated and eat well before your appointment.

What should I do after receiving Botox?

Although there is no downtime and you can return to your normal activities, it is important to follow these post-treatment instructions in order to maximize the results and avoid complications:

  • Remain in the upright position and avoid laying down for 3-4 hours after the procedure. This allows the injections to settle.
  • Avoid excessive facial expressions for the remainder of the day
  • Avoid facials and facial massages for the first week. This can disperse the injections.
  • May ice the treated areas to reduce swelling and bruising if necessary, but be sure to press lightly
  • Use sunglasses in the sun, as BOTOX will prevent you from squinting, frowning, and furrowing.

How can I save on my Botox treatment?

We offer monthly specials to help you save on all your cosmetic desires. Check today to see if you can save on your Botox treatment!

We also participate in the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which rewards you with savings on qualifying Allergan aesthetic treatments and products. You earn points on every BOTOX, Kybella, or Juvederm treatment you receive, giving you rewards and savings that can be used on your procedures. You will also receive points for every Latisse and SkinMedica purchase you make. The best part, it’s completely free to sign up. You’ll be able to redeem your points for future credit.

Click here to sign up for the the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program now.

Want to learn more?

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Booking a consultation/appointment at beauty by Dr.Kay

Call us today at 626-316-7033 to schedule an appointment or submit an inquiry here to find out more. Our team will be happy to answer any questions and help you book a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic injector specialists!

Aging in the Digital Age and Business with the king of Botox, Brent Saunders!

Happy Tuesday, Beauty Byters!
Today is finally the day! I’m so excited to share with all of you this very special episode of Beauty Bytes with Dr. Kay: Secrets of a Plastic Surgeon. On December 13th, I had the honor of welcoming Brent Saunders, CEO and chairman of the board of Allergan to my office. Allergan is the maker of injectables such as Botox and Juvederm, as well as products like Latisse and Skin Medica Skincare. Brent and I touch on subjects like aging in the digital age, the future of the aesthetics industry, mental health, and Spotlyte –– Allergan’s new digital hub. We discuss a longer lasting and faster acting Botox, the one thing this Fortune 500 CEO never misses in his skincare routine, and he even tells us about some of the injectables he’s tries himself! I have such a respect for how ambitious, insightful, and cutting edge Brent is while remaining humble. I am very delighted to introduce my listeners to this total boss guy and I hope you all enjoy this very special episode of Beauty Bytes with Dr. Kay: Secrets of a Plastic Surgeon!

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