Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment in Los Angeles can reduce the appearance of specific wrinkles, those caused by the repeated movement of facial muscles. These muscles contract as you laugh, smile, and frown – over time, their movement creates lines and wrinkles on your skin. Known as dynamic wrinkles, these may appear between the eyebrows, as vertical lines on the forehead, and as "crow's feet" on the outsides of the eyes. With carefully placed injections, BOTOX blocks nerve impulses to the muscles that are causing dynamic wrinkles. This relaxes the muscles and allows the skin to lay smooth.
My goal is for you to look and feel fantastic. During our thorough personal consultation, I will offer options for comprehensive improvement that fit with your goals, concerns, and lifestyle. For instance, if you are seeking long-lasting results, I may recommend a facelift or brow lift instead of BOTOX. Or, if surgery is not something you're considering, I may suggest that you combine BOTOX with injectable fillers or another rejuvenating med spa treatment. I may also discuss the option of Dysport™, an alternative to BOTOX.
Among the many reasons BOTOX has become the #1 non-surgical cosmetic treatment in America, the ease of the procedure is a major factor. My patients love that they can come into the office, sit in a comfortable treatment room, lie back and relax as I perform a few tiny injections. There may be a slight stinging sensation (similar to an insect bite) as the needle is placed in the skin, so some patients choose a topical anesthetic or ice.
After treatment, which should take less than an hour, patients can return to their normal activities right away. There may be some slight redness or bruising, but these can be covered with makeup and will fade quickly. Results of BOTOX will appear gradually over several days. Your wrinkles will be reduced for about 3 to 6 months. To maintain these youthful-looking results, regular maintenance treatments are recommended.