• Four Fantastic Facts About Botox®

    by Mark Youssef, MD
    on May 19th, 2017

One of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures utilized by adults of all ages in Beverly Hills is Botox®. Botox® injections are most frequently used to smooth and diminish lines and wrinkles on the face. While most people are familiar with its skin-smoothing ability, fewer may know these facts surrounding the neurotoxic protein.

1. Don’t Fear the Needle

Botox® is, indeed, injected with a needle. The fear of being stuck may discourage prospective patients from receiving this revitalizing treatment. However, the needle used in this process is extremely fine. Many recipients claim to feel very little or nothing at all during the procedure, depending on their injection site. The gauge of needle used by most doctors is the same of those used by diabetics on a daily basis. The forehead is one of the least sensitive areas of the face, and one of the most common Botox® injection sites. So if you still get chills at the thought of being pricked, choose your forehead for an injection; it’s possible that you won’t feel a thing.

2. Wipe the Smile (Lines) Off Your Face

Expressive people often attribute the prominent lines and wrinkles on their face to their frequent smiles, frowns, and furrowed brows. Luckily, Botox® injections around the eyes, mouth, and forehead help reduce the wrinkles exacerbated by constant expression. So keep smiling: You can maintain a youthful look with the help of Botox®.

3. Healthy Dose

Did you know that Botox® is used for more than mere beautification? Doctors often recommend using Botox® to relieve migraine headaches. In fact, it is the only preventative injection approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraines. Botox® has also been known to help with muscle stiffness, neuropathic pain, lower back pain, and bladder pain.

 

4. In and Out

Botox® offers a quick, hassle-free process for acquiring your desired look. Dr. Mark Youssef of Younique Cosmetic Surgery is an expert when it comes to Botox®. As this is a non-surgical procedure, Dr. Youssef’s deftly administered treatment takes 10 minutes, and does not require recovery time. He suggests not working out during the 24 hours following your treatment to give your body some time to rest.

 

To learn more about Botox® treatments in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica, call YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery at (310) 434-0044.

Author Mark Youssef, MD Cosmetic Surgeon

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