It’s inevitable, lovelies. One day you look in the mirror and find the telltale signs of facial aging: visible fine lines and wrinkles have appeared on your forehead and around your eyes, or the skin along your jawline sags where it once had been firm. It’s enough to notice but not enough to warrant a facelift. There is another, nonsurgical solution. BOTOX Cosmetic and similar wrinkle relaxers from Skin by Lovely are noninvasive treatments which can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles while offering other cosmetic benefits.
BOTOX in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, at Skin by Lovely
Why choose Skin by Lovely among the countless Los Angeles aesthetics practices? For starters, our practice is the #1 BOTOX provider in Santa Monica, CA. Nationally, we are ranked in the top 10 for Botox and Juvederm by their manufacturer Allergan. We specialize in injectables, and so our providers administer a higher volume of Botox treatments. In fact, we inject more in two weeks than most high performing dermatologists and plastic surgeons do in an entire year! Additionally, several of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are National Trainers for Allergan. Our industry accolades are mirrored in our five star reviews and real patient results, clearly demonstrating why they continue to see us instead of choosing one of countless competing aesthetics practices across Los Angeles.
BOTOX in Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, at Skin by Lovely
Skin by Lovely is recognized as the #1 BOTOX Cosmetic practice in the entire state of Oregon by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX, Juvederm and Kybella, and the #1 BOTOX practice on Yelp. Not only that, but our Lake Oswego office is home to our official Oregon training center, InjectionU, where other licensed medical professionals travel to receive BOTOX training along with other cosmetic injectables. Our natural-looking results, coupled with our experience and dedication to public education, makes Skin by Lovely the most popular aesthetics practice in the Portland-area. No wonder we were listed as one of the fastest growing women-owned businesses in Portland!
BOTOX Overview & Treatment Options
BOTOX Cosmetic is an injectable treatment made from botulinum toxin type A, a substance which temporarily relaxes the muscles responsible for causing lines and wrinkles to form. When BOTOX is injected into the face or neck, it alleviates lines and wrinkles as well as tightening sag along the jawline. When used alongside dermal fillers, like Juvederm, and fat melting injectable Kybella, we can improve your results even further, providing an even smoother jawline One BOTOX injection treatment will last three to four months and can help with a variety of cosmetic and medical concerns. Here are some of the uses of BOTOX Cosmetic.
If you’re bothered by those frown lines between your eyebrows (also known as the 11s), BOTOX Cosmetic can help. When injected into the muscles, these lines temporarily relax and smooth the area, providing you with a more youthful appearance and less “perma-scowl.”
Those horizontal lines across your forehead, caused by repeated looks of surprise, are another early sign of facial aging. As we age, these lines become deeper and more pronounced. When retreated every three to four months, BOTOX Cosmetic can smooth and soften these lines and even slow their progression over time.
Crow’s feet form at the edges of your eyes from years of laughing, smiling, and squinting. Like other areas of your face, repeated use of facial muscles cause these lines to develop. BOTOX Cosmetic can soften crow’s feet and reduce the effect of time by giving you a natural, youthful appearance that you want around your eyes. Preserve your look with repeated treatments every three to four months and wear sunglasses to reduce squinting on sunny days, which can deepen these lines.
BOTOX Brow Lift
One of the most popular treatments among our lovely clientele, the BOTOX brow lift is a cosmetic procedure which lifts your eyebrows by relaxing the muscles of the brow and forehead. This helps prevent the need for a surgical brow lift or eye lift, putting off invasive surgical procedures.
Jawline Tightening & Contouring
If a sagging jawline has you feeling down, our Aesthetic Injection Specialists at Skin by Lovely can help. We know how to strategically inject BOTOX Cosmetic into specific muscles in order to lift skin along your jawline to a smoother, more contoured form. This procedure is very often used in conjunction with dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma, which can help lift the jowls while restoring lost volume. We may also recommend nonsurgical Kybella to carefully, and permanently, destroy the fat cells along the jawline and beneath the chin to finish your refreshed look.
BOTOX Neck Lift
Many people dread the “turkey neck” which occurs when the skin of your neck sags. Instead of wearing scarves and turtlenecks year-round, consider a BOTOX neck lift. Your certified Aesthetic Injection Specialist can relax the muscles to lift and smooth away the signs of an aging neck. We may recommend combining this treatment with Kybella to permanently destroy the fat cells leading to double chin fullness, if you require it. We may also recommend a small amount of filler in the horizontal neck lines, sometimes called “tech neck” lines, as they often form due to frequent bending at the neck to look at our mobile devices.
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Pain caused by teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ, can be debilitating. BOTOX injections can prevent and alleviate the pain of both ailments by relaxing tense jaw muscles. This procedure has an added facial slimming benefit. For men, it’s important to see experienced injectors to reduce the risk of unintended facial feminization during this application.
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
If you live with excessive sweating, BOTOX injections can help alleviate the embarrassment. Botox for hyperhidrosis is FDA-approved for the underarms. It can also be used on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet. If you have tried prescription antiperspirants that are not doing the trick, ask us about using BOTOX.
What to Expect From Your BOTOX Treatment at Skin by Lovely
Every new patient can expect to see one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists for a comprehensive consultation followed by a 30-45 minute treatment. Routine follow-up visits are also recommended to evaluate progress and maintain results.
During your consultation, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will listen to your concerns and examine the areas you wish to address. As BOTOX is an injectable prescription treatment, you must provide us with your full medical history during this visit. We require a full list of your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, supplements, family history, and personal health history. If we determine that BOTOX is right for you, we will provide you with an overview of your treatment plan as well as an estimate.
To make your treatment more comfortable, we apply ice to the treatment areas prior to the first injection. Your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will inject BOTOX Cosmetic into the targeted muscles using a very fine gauge needle. Most patients describe the treatment as very tolerable, as we utilize numbing and small, short needles for application. At most, you will feel a small pinch. After we perform a series of injections into the muscles, we will reapply ice to minimize swelling and bruising. We will then book your follow-up appointments and send you home with aftercare instructions.
Downtime, Results, and Follow-Up Appointments
The best part about the procedure: you will have no downtime and should be able to continue your day immediately after receiving your injections. Results vary but are usually visible by day seven. We may recommend a follow-up appointment to evaluate your results and, if necessary, administer a little more BOTOX. After three or four months, you will need a new treatment and can return to Skin by Lovely to maintain your fresh, youthful look.
Questions are best addressed to one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists during your consultation. However, if you would like to know more about BOTOX treatments at Skin by Lovely, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions below.
Is BOTOX safe? Is it FDA-approved?
BOTOX Cosmetic was first approved as a cosmetic treatment by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002. However, it has been in use for medical applications since the 1980s. BOTOX is the most studied drug on the market, with more than 10 FDA approvals. Clinical studies continue for further medical uses, and BOTOX is currently FDA-approved for the treatment of migraines, chronic eye twitching, and even urinary incontinence. In small, controlled doses, and in the hands of an experienced Aesthetic Injection Specialist, BOTOX Cosmetic is considered safe for most adults.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure? Who shouldn’t have this treatment?
If you have unwanted frown lines, crow’s feet, or sagging skin, you are likely a good candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic or one of our other wrinkle relaxers or dermal fillers. If you are pregnant or nursing, you should not get BOTOX. If you take certain medications or supplements or have other health concerns, we may not recommend this treatment for you. It is very important that you provide us with a full medical and health history prior to treatment.
Are there ways to save on my BOTOX Cosmetic treatment?
We accept Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program that rewards patients with savings on qualifying Allergan aesthetic treatments and products. It’s free to join and you’ll earn points on every BOTOX Cosmetic, Kybella, or Juvederm treatments you receive! You will also receive points for every Latisse and SkinMedica purchase you make. Best of all, it’s free to join. You’ll be able to redeem points for future savings. The more you earn, the more you save! Since we are one of Allergan’s top 10 accounts, we also get special Brilliant Distinctions offers not available to other practices.
Where can I learn more?
To learn more, contact us to schedule a consultation. You may also visit the official website for BOTOX to learn more about the benefits of this treatment.
Book a Consultation at Skin by Lovely
Book online now or contact us to find out more about our three convenient Skin By Lovely locations in Santa Monica, CA, or Portland and Lake Oswego, OR. One of our staff members will happily answer your questions and help you book a consultation with one of our expert Aesthetic Injection Specialists.