What is Botox?

What is Botox? This procedure is one of the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments available. By injecting small amounts of Botulinum toxin A under the skin, Dr. Ghasri can reduce or eliminate many common signs of aging without the need for surgery. Results last for months, and patients can refine their treatment preferences with each session.

Uses for Botox

What is Botox used for? Botox is valuable for a variety of medical and cosmetic purposes. Medically, Botox can be used for treatment of migraines and several types of muscle spasms. For aesthetic enhancement, Botox is effective at reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, canthal lines and glabellar lines. Once Botox is applied and begins to work, patients may find that they look more energetic and youthful.

Application of Botox

In cosmetic treatment, Botox involves dilution of the Botulinum A toxin and injection of the resulting solution into the neuromuscular tissue beneath the skin. After patients visit Dr. Ghasri for Botox, they can expect to wait for between 24 and 72 hours before they will start to see results, although some patients may not see results until five days after a session.

Candidates for Botox

The best Botox candidates are generally healthy men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 who want to treat specific cosmetic flaws, migraine headaches or muscle spasms with a simple, minimally invasive procedure. Patients should understand what types of issues can and cannot be treated successfully using Botox.

What is Botox not used for? It should not be used for patients who are pregnant or lactating or those who have had allergic reactions to Botox in the past. Although most patients experience few or no side effects from Botox, some patients may have side effects that are mild and temporary. At a consultation with Dr. Ghasri, our Los Angeles skin doctor, patients can find out whether they are candidates for Botox and learn more about what this treatment can achieve for them.