You've likely heard of BOTOX, seeing as it is one of the most popular cosmetic injectables in the world. It is an FDA-approved injectable medication that is used as a muscle relaxant, primarily in the face. This serves to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles as well as their recurrence. The BOTOX treatment involves minimal discomfort, and we may even use a topical anesthetic cream or ice packs to further minimize any discomfort or pain.
BOTOX is primarily used to treat the upper areas of the face. Specific treatment areas of BOTOX include:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead wrinkles
- So-called crow's feet around the eyes
- Neck bands
- Applied precisely, BOTOX may also be used to alter the line and position of the eyebrows
In addition, we offer injectable fillers, which serve a slightly different function from BOTOX. While the primary purpose of BOTOX is to weaken wrinkle-causing muscles, injectable fillers serve to simply fill in the wrinkles, restoring volume to areas where it has been lost.
A broad variety of injectable fillers exist, each one serving a slightly different purpose. While some may be used to add balance to the nose, others may be used to fill in wrinkles around the mouth. These fillers only last for anywhere between 4-12 months, depending upon the type of filler and where it is applied. The results are immediate with little or no downtime and the procedure is so short that they can usually be applied over a lunch break.
Cosmetic injectables are highly developed substances and are very effective at the purpose given to them. Despite this, they can be used incorrectly, giving a waxy or overdone look. Because of this, they are only as effective as the delivering physician. If you're looking to use injectables to enhance some feature of your face, Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants is on your side, able to deliver some of the most effective cosmetic injectable treatment Los Angeles has available.