Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At our Los Angeles practice, we offer BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau™—all FDA-approved neurotoxins that are designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by the repeated movement of facial muscles. Over time, as you laugh, smile, and frown, contractions of these muscles create lines and wrinkles on the face known as dynamic wrinkles. With carefully placed injections, we use neurotoxins to block nerve impulses to the muscles that are causing dynamic wrinkles. This relaxes the muscles and allows the skin to lay smooth.
This 30-year-old female already had a great lip shape but wanted to add volume. Our nurse injectors used Restylane Defyne to help define and volumize her pout. We also injected Dysport into the chi... View Case
This female patient in her 20's wanted a more defined jawline. Our nurses injected Botox to the masseter muscles to help improve the definition of the lower face. View Case
This patient in her 40's wanted to smooth and soften her neck bands. Our nurse injectors used Botox to help relax the neck muscles and improve the apperance of her neck. View Case
This patient felt was unhappy with the dimpling of her chin giving her an "orange peel" apperance. Our nurse injectors used Botox to help relax and improve the apperance of her chin muscle. View Case
This young female patient was not happy with how much of her gums showed when she smiled. Our nurse injectors carefully placed Botox into the upper lip to help relax the muscle and make her smile a... View Case
While all are slightly different, neurotoxins offer similar results. Key differentiators include:
During your consultation, your provider will put together a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. We may recommend combining a neurotoxin treatment with other skin care treatments such as injectable fillers, chemical peels, or laser skin resurfacing. Together, we'll chart a course for your ultimate enhancement. This may mean that we suggest a surgical procedure such as a facelift or eyelid surgery if it is better suited to your cosmetic goals.
These treatments smooth away a variety of concerns that are caused by the contractions of facial muscles, including:
BOTOX and other neurotoxins have a range of other uses, which include:
Before your appointment, discontinue blood-thinning medications (including NSAIDs) and alcohol for 7 days. If you are prone to bruising, you may take arnica a few days leading up to your appointment.
During your appointment, your provider will use a tiny needle to inject the medication into your facial muscles. We offer a variety of techniques such as ice to minimize patient discomfort, if desired. Most neurotoxin appointments last approximately 30 minutes.
For about 3 to 4 hours following your treatment, you are advised to:
Neurotoxins take approximately 2 to 10 days to reach full effect, depending upon the type of product injected. We recommend scheduling a 2-week follow-up appointment to see if any touch-ups are recommended.
Results last 3 to 5 months, depending on the:
Treatments with fewer units than the more common, recommended dosages typically do not last as long.
Neurotoxin injections are not intended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, those on antibiotic therapy, or those who have a known reaction to neurotoxins or any of their ingredients.
Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.
If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.Treatment Planner Non-Surgical Services