Botox® injections can be an ideal solution for patients seeking a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that reduces the prominence of wrinkles and creases. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Allen Foulad applies his advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and a refined sense of artistry when using this popular cosmetic injectable and is considered a top provider of Botox® in Beverly Hills.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is a neuromodulator that can be injected to soften lines and wrinkles throughout the face. Specifically, Botox® reduces wrinkles created by facial muscle movements.
The active ingredient in Botox® is a neurotoxin, which, when injected into a muscle at a precise dosage, stops the muscle from contracting and causing the corresponding creases and folds to appear. Dr. Foulad frequently performs Botox® injections to address:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Lipstick lines
- Bunny lines
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Botox®?
Dr. Foulad will meet with you for an in-depth consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for Botox®. The nature of your cosmetic concerns, your medical history, and other factors will be considered in order to identify the best treatment approach for your needs.
What to Expect During a Botox® Procedure
Though the total treatment time can vary based on the complexity and extent of your procedure, a typical Botox® procedure lasts about half an hour. As it is a non-surgical treatment, there is no need for general anesthesia or sedation, so you will be able to leave the office immediately after your procedure and go on with your day.
At the start of your procedure, the treatment area(s) will be cleansed, and a topical numbing agent can be applied to minimize discomfort during the injections. Dr. Foulad can then perform the necessary Botox® injections for achieving your aesthetic goals.
What to Expect After Botox® Injections
Botox® does not require downtime, though you should not engage in strenuous exercise in the first 24-48 hours after your injections. Following this post-treatment guideline and any others provided by Dr. Foulad will help to ensure that you get the best possible outcome from your procedure.
Though it takes about two weeks for Botox® to fully activate, many patients notice initial results within three to five days of their injections. The wrinkle-relaxing effects of Botox® usually last three or four months. To maintain your enhanced look, you will need periodic retreatments, as advised by Dr. Foulad.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The price associated with your Botox® treatment will depend on the number of units required to accomplish your desired outcome. The total cost of your customized Botox® procedure will be reviewed with you during your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation for Botox® in Beverly Hills
Dr. Foulad is an expert in both surgical and non-surgical facial enhancement methods. If you are considering Botox® and are looking for a provider who prioritizes his patients’ safety and satisfaction, reach out today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Foulad.
We are conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, & Los Angeles. However, we are available to help with coordinating your stay if you are an Out-of-Town Patient.