It is a neuromuscular blocking agent that is administered as an injection into the tiny muscles responsible for smiling, frowning and squinting. The compound temporarily paralyzes the muscles, prohibiting the muscles from creasing your overlying skin and forming new wrinkles.
When used superficially and in microdroplets, BOTOX can be infused into the skin using a microneedling technique. It acts on the tiny little muscles closer to the skin’s surface and reduces skin oil production and pore size. The complexion appears revitalized and youthful. BOTOX is applied with ultra- thin needles to maximize comfort.
PERK plastic surgery prioritizes patient comfort and can provide topical numbing for clients who find injections to be anxiety-producing. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lee will provide you with a detailed analysis of your face and customize the optimal BOTOX treatment for you.
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After a careful analysis of your face and numbing if necessary, the actual injection portion of the BOTOX takes less than 30 minutes. You will be able to return immediately to your normal routine. Results will be evident in about a week and last anywhere from 3 to 4 months.
In addition to correcting the signs of aging, BOTOX has many other uses. BOTOX has been used to treat:
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In 2010, the FDA approved BOTOX for migraines in those 18 or older, and ever since then many patients have been enjoying relief from chronic, debilitating migraine headache with BOTOX injections. Dr. Lee was the lead author in the study that showed patients who respond to BOTOX injections also did well with migraine surgery. Chronic migraines means an intense and long-lasting headache for more than 15 days per month.
BOTOX is injected to paralyze the muscles that compress the nerve endings on your head that triggers migraines.
Most clients will require 2-3 sessions in order to experience comprehensive improvement in their migraines. Our Los Angeles BOTOX for headaches results usually last up to 12 weeks at a time. Patients in a clinical trial reported that just 2 BOTOX treatments helped diminish the number of headache days to half its original number. At PERK Plastic surgery, we will obtain a detailed history of your migraine headaches and require our patients to be under the care of a neurologist.
After completely understanding the triggers of your migraines, the typical BOTOX injections for headaches lasts no more than 20 minutes. The BOTOX will be injected into your headache trigger sites, usually your forehead, temples and back of your neck. The injections are usually described as feeling like a “pinprick”. Depending on the number of trigger sites, up to 31 injections can be performed in a single session.