What are Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau?
Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau are three most popular neurotoxins in Los Angeles. They are FDA approved to weaken the muscles under the skin of the face and neck. This results in smoothing of the facial wrinkles. When these injectable medications administered repeatedly over a long period of time, they help prevent the development and deepening of forehead and periocular wrinkles. These neurotoxins do not cause skin numbness as they work on paralyzing the muscle. These are some of the best neurotoxins available in Los Angeles.
Are these injections painful?
Most patients tolerate Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau injections well. For some patients we use a topical anesthetic cream and ice packs to further minimize the discomfort. After the injections, there is usually no discomfort. Most people can return to work the same day.
The following areas are commonly treated with Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau:
Can Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau be used to decrease perspiration?
Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau injection specialists for treatment of excessive sweating. These neurotoxins are injected in the armpit to decrease perspiration. Typically 40-50 units is used for each armpit. The result last 4-9 months in most patients.
How soon will I see the results and how long will they last?
You will start noticing smoothing of the wrinkles after 3-7 days. The results last on the average of about 4 months. After 3 or 4 sessions of Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau treatment, the muscles will atrophy, which will allow less pronounced wrinkles on animation.
During your consultation at our Glendale office, we will carefully evaluate your facial skin quality, position of the eyebrows, as well as activity of facial muscles. Based on your goals and your anatomy, we will recommend a treatment plan.
Can Botox treatment be combined with other injections?
Many Los Angeles patients presenting for Botox injections also undergo treatment with fillers. Botox will address mimetic wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes and fillers will help diminish the appearance of the smile or marionette lines or enhance the lips, cheeks, chin, or jawline.
What is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?
Botox and similar nerotoxins are used to treat wrinkles caused by the muscles of facial expression ( e.g. muscles of the forehead and around the eyes). These neurotoxins weaken/paralyze those muscles and thus decrease the appearance of the wrinkles. Dermal fillers, are used to fill facial grooves ( e.g. smile lines or marionette lines) as well as increase the volume of the chin, cheek areas, jawline, or lips.
How many units Botox is usually injected?
The amount of Botox and other neurotoxin needed depends on the facial area to be injected and the strength of the muscle in that area. In general, 10-30 units of Botox or Jeuveau is used for forehead, 10-25 for frown lines, 5-15 units for each crow’s feet area, 10-20 units for neck backs. Most patients who present for treatment of forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s fee areas need a total of around 45 units . Three units of Dysport are equivalent to one unit of Botox or Jeuveau.
At what age should I start doing Botox?
For most patients, we recommend waiting till 21 years of age before considering Botox treatments. The need for Botox injections is determined individually for each patient. Those patients who have strong facial muscles resulting in significant wrinkling on animation would benefit from Botox injections earlier to prevent permanent wrinkles in the future. This is especially true for patients with strong mimetic muscles and thin skin.
Does Botox cause skin numbness?
No. Botox and other neurotoxins work to weaken the facial muscles. They do not cause skin numbness. Mild numbness or tenderness may occur right after the injection due to swelling, which usually resolves within days after the injection.
Can Botox be injected on the same day as Morpheus treatment?
It is best to undergo Botox injections once week before or one week after Moprheus treatment.
What are the Botox side effects?
Botox injections are well tolerated and side effects are temporary. Some of the side effects of Botox and other neurotoxins include:
What is the difference between Botox and Jeuveau?
Both Botox and Jeauveau are effective at treating facial wrinkles. Jeauveau tends to kick in 1-2 days earlier than Botox but has a similar duration to Botox.
How long does the procedure take?
Injection of Botox or other neurotoxins takes about 5 minutes to perform. Some patients prefer to have a numbing cream applied prior to the injections, which will add another 10-20 minutes.
When can I start exercising after Botox injections?
We recommend patients resume exercises 24 hours after Botox treatment in the facial area and 3 days after receiving injections in the armpits (for sweating).
Can Botox be injected to slim the jawline or for teeth grinding?
Many patients in Los Angeles complain of the hypertrophic or overacting masseter muscle. Botox injections in the masseter muscle are performed to weaken the muscle. Over time, the muscle size decreases allowing to narrow the back aspect of the jaw. Also, weakening of the masseter muscle may help treat teeth grinding, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), and ear or tooth pain related to teeth grinding or TMJ dysfunction.