BOTOX® COSMETIC

botox cosmeticAs we age, the tissues of our face will begin to lose elasticity and volume. This lax skin can sag, allowing fine lines and deep creases to form. Areas with repetitive movement, such as those around the eyes and mouth, are especially prone to wrinkles. Smoking, sun damage, and genetics further contribute to these early signs of aging. Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, and deep creases along the forehead can make you appear unhappy, angry, and worse of all, years older.

There is little that can be done at home to reverse these changes in the skin; lotions, creams, and expensive department store products will have no affect. Once you start to see the fine lines and wrinkles that appear with aging, it is time to seek out professional assistance. Botox Cosmetic is a noninvasive treatment, designed to effectively smooth dynamic wrinkles (those caused by repetitive muscle movement).

Botox (Botulinum Toxin)

Botox Cosmetic, comprised of Botulinum Toxin, temporarily relaxes facial muscles, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Injected directly into the targeted area, Botox eases the muscle tension that causes dynamic wrinkles to appear. In just one session, lines along the forehead and around the eyes can be safely treated, restoring a youthful appearance.

Botox Can Improve:

  • Crow’s Feet (around the eyes)
  • Forehead Lines
  • Frown Line (between the eyebrows)

Performed alone, Botox Cosmetic will provide excellent wrinkle-reducing results. For optimal facial rejuvenation, Botox can be paired with a dermal filler, such as Radiesse, Juvederm, or Restylane. Dermal Fillers are used in the treatment of static wrinkles (those caused by lax facial tissue). The experts at Skin by Lovely can advise you on the other treatments and services available to compliment the benefits of Botox Cosmetic, and further improve the look of your skin.

The Ideal Botox Candidate

Botox Cosmetic can successfully treat dynamic wrinkles for both men and women. Anyone frustrated by the early signs of aging may make a good candidate for the noninvasive treatment. Botox Cosmetic is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. The ideal patient will be in overall good health, fully understand the treatment process, and have reasonable expectations for their results.

The Botox Consultation

Before the Botox procedure, you will have a consultation with one of Skin by Lovely’s experienced injectors. This one-on-one time is vital for safe, satisfying aesthetic results. During this appointment, we will examine your skin, review your medical history, and discuss any current medications. We will explain the Botox procedure, and what to expect from the treatment. If the assessment determines that Botox is right for your needs, a unique treatment plan will be created and you can begin your Botox regime immediately after the consultation.

The Botox Procedure


A Botox Cosmetic session will take less than half an hour to complete, from start to finish. During the brief exam, the targeted areas will be determined. The procedure is generally pain-free, patients normally report feeling a slight pinch and pressure. As patient comfort level is extremely important to Skin by Lovely, a topical numbing cream can be applied. The injector will then meticulously apply your Botox using a very fine needle, many patients compare the sensation to that of a pin prick. The actual injections will take only a few minutes to complete.

Results from Botox

botox before and afterThere is no downtime needed after Botox Cosmetic injections. You are able to return to normal activities the same afternoon. Initially, minor redness or bumps may occur at the injection site, but this should resolve in a few hours. Slight bruising may also occur.

While you may notice some benefits from a Botox Cosmetic treatment after just a few days, the full effects will take two to three weeks to be appreciated. These results from Botox will last for three to four months. After this time, a repeat procedure will be necessary to maintain the results.

Potential Complications from Botox

Botox Cosmetic is considered extremely safe and consistently effective. Side effects can include redness, mild swelling, and minor bruising. When performed by an experienced professional, such as those at Skin by Lovely, there is very little serious risk with the injectable. By always choosing the most reputable and skilled Botox Cosmetic provider, you will greatly decrease the chance for any problems to occur.

The Best Botox Injector in Los Angeles

Skin by Lovely is the top provider of Botox Cosmetic and other nonsurgical treatments on the Westside of Los Angeles. Our group of renowned medical professionals has extensive, specialized training in aesthetic care; Skin by Lovely encompasses a level of skill and expertise unmatched by another other providers. With some of the highest usage rates of Botox in the world, Skin by Lovely is one of the most experienced clinics today. Our office is a national training center for Allergan (the maker of Botox Cosmetic). Dermatologists, physicians, surgeons, and other providers routinely come to our clinic for training with the injectable. To find out more about our practice, or to schedule your private Botox Cosmetic consultation, call our Santa Monica office at 310.566.0858.

Who is the Best Botox Injector in Portland Oregon?

Skin by Lovely is the top rated Botox injector in Portland Oregon on Yelp. Unlike traditional medspas, or medical spas, Skin by Lovely employs ONLY licensed healthcare professionals with advanced anatomical and medical training. Recognized year in and year out as one of the leading providers of injectable services in the Northwest, Skin by Lovely in Portland can be reached at 971-303-8060.

Botox Q&A:

What is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox Cosmetic is a noninvasive treatment, designed to smooth dynamic wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.

How does Botox work?

Botox Cosmetic is comprised of Botulinum Toxin, a muscle-paralyzing agent. As it temporarily relaxes muscles, the associated wrinkles and expression lines are eliminated.

Why consider Botox Cosmetic at Skin by Lovely?

The expert providers at Skin by Lovely are specially trained with injectables, such as Botox Cosmetic. As one of the world’s most experienced Botox Cosmetic clinics, patients can rest assured they will receive the safest and most effective treatment possible.

What areas can be treated with Botox Cosmetic?

Botox can smooth Forehead Lines, Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, and Lipstick Lines. Botox can also improve Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.

Who is the ideal candidate for Botox Cosmetic?

Men and women, unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles and the early signs of aging, can benefit from Botox Cosmetic. The ideal candidate will be in overall good health, and have reasonable expectations for the procedure.

Where will my Botox treatment be performed?

All Botox Cosmetic sessions are performed in one of the Skin by Lovely’s luxurious treatment rooms.

Are Botox injections painful?

Botox is not considered a painful procedure; most Skin by Lovely patients report light pressure and a slight pinch during each injection.

Will anesthesia be used before my Botox Cosmetic procedure?

While many practices do not offer anesthesia for these treatments, Skin by Lovely will apply a topical anesthetic before your Botox Cosmetic injections, keeping the procedure as comfortable as possible.

How is the Botox procedure performed?

Your expert Skin by Lovely esthetician will use a tiny needle to inject Botox directly into the predetermined muscles.

How long will a Botox procedure take to perform?

Skin by Lovely’s Botox Cosmetic treatment will take between 15 and 30 minutes to perform. The exact time will depend on the treatment area and the anesthesia used.

What can I expect from the recovery period, after Botox injections?

There is no downtime necessary after Botox injections; you will be able to immediately return to normal activities. Mild bruising, redness, or swelling may be apparent at the injection site, although this will quickly resolve.

When can I expect to see results from my Botox injections?

You may begin to see some results in as soon as two to three days after a Botox Cosmetic session. In two to three weeks, the full benefit from Botox injections will be visible.

When can I return to work, after my Botox injections?

Patients feel well enough to return or school immediately after Botox injections. There is no downtime needed, therefore patients can resume their normal activities as soon as they leave the Skin by Lovely office-suite.

How long will the results from Botox last?

The benefits of Botox will last for three to four months. After which time, a quick, repeat treatment at Skin by Lovely will seamlessly extent the results. When treating Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), the results from Botox Cosmetic can last between seven and nine months.

What are the possible risks from Botox?

Botox is considered extremely safe, and there are few risks associated with the injections. However, should complications arise, these may include headaches, bruising, redness, and temporary numbness. At your Skin by Lovely consultation, the potential risks from Botox Cosmetic will be discussed.

Is there anyone who should NOT receive Botox injections?

Patients in good health can safely receive Botox injections. However, those with certain neurologic conditions or other health problems should not be treated with Botox Cosmetic.

Are Botox injections affordable?

Botox at Skin by Lovely can be afforded on any budget. The expertise and level of care provided, as well as the personalized treatment plans, make every Botox Cosmetic session efficient and economical.

How will I be charged for my Botox injections?

At Skin by Lovely, we charge for Botox by the number of units (mL or CC) that are used; you only pay for the Botox that you need. Some offices charge for Botox based solely on the treatment area, but at our practice, you will never pay for unused product.

What are my payment options?

Skin by Lovely accepts cash, all major credit cards, and payments through PayPal.

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