How Does it Work?

Botox treats the type of wrinkles that are created by motion. These wrinkles, known as dynamic wrinkles, typically appear in areas like the forehead, between the eyebrows, and next to the eyes (crow’s feet.)

Best Botox Near Me

Dr. Mark Youseff and our experienced team of Botox professionals at Younique Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa are ready to answer your important questions and book your next Botox treatment at our renowned Santa Monica Botox treatment center. Call us today at (310) 434-0044 or fill out the form on this page to get started. 

The Many Benefits of Botox Treatment

The benefits of Botox include results that: 

  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
  • Alleviate crow’s feet around the eyes, typically caused by normal squinting
  • Reduce frown lines on one’s forehead, typically caused by frowning or raising one’s eyebrows
  • Treat and reduce chronic migraines lasting more than 15 days
  • Treat excessive sweating
  • Alleviate muscle spasms or muscle stiffness
  • Known to be an ideal treatment solution for people with cervical dystrophy as the procedure helps mitigate the severity of neck pain.

Botox ProcedureSpecific Areas of Relief From Botox Treatment

Botox patients have also commented that Botox has helped:

  • Relax a muscle causing asymmetry in their face or eyebrows
  • Relax and smooth wrinkles in and around their eyes and forehead caused by facial expressions
  • Smooth and relax deep lines between their eyes that cause a sad, upset, angry or tired appearance
  • Smooth lines or wrinkles close to the lip

Botox also treats/is used to help:

  • Oily Face & Forehead
  • Botox to Stop Sweating
  • Muscle or Neck Spasms
  • Veiny Forehead (usually when smiling)
  • Pre-Jowl Sulcus (neck lines)
  • Botox for Breast Lift

Common Areas That Botox May Treat

Botox treats the type of wrinkles that are created by motion. These wrinkles, known as dynamic wrinkles, typically appear in areas like the forehead, between the eyebrows, and next to the eyes (crow’s feet.)

 

Botox Treatment AreasAreas that Botox Treates

  • Botox for Nasolabial Folds or Smile Lines

Nasolabial folds are most commonly referred to as “laugh or smile lines” as the creases from our nose to the corners of our mouth become more visible when smiling.  A common question we receive is what actually causes nasolabial folds? This is a very common crease line most people gain with the inevitable signs that come with age. Sun exposure and a loss of collagen are the two most common causes. 

Botox is a great option for a nasolabial fold treatment. Botulinum toxin acts to alleviate these wrinkles and almost completely eliminate nasolabial folds.

  • Botox Brow Lift

A Botox eyebrow lift is a treatment that alleviates the frown lines that appear in-between the eyebrows. It also helps augment or provide a natural looking lift to your eyebrows. This a great solution for those looking at how to get a brow lift without surgery.

  • Marionette Lines

Marionette lines are vertical crease lines that appear from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the jawline. The most common cause of these creases or fine lines is the result of repeated facial expressions.  When considering how to get rid of marionette lines,                    there are many exercises and home remedies that may temporarily alleviate these fine lines, but it is difficult to sustain exercises persistently due to the common action of smiling. The best treatment and semi-permanent approach is botox for marionette lines..

  • Botox for Migraines

Migraines are constituted by a headache that persists for 15 or more days in any given month. Botox is an FDA approved treatment to reduce symptoms of a chronic migraine like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sounds or smells. Patients that receive treatment to help with their chronic migraines usually see results within 10-14 days.

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Before and After Botox

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Botox Procedure Consultation Questions

How Long Does It Take For Botox To Work?

Most clients should notice Botox results within a few days to a week after injection. In some cases it may take up to 7-10 days to see results from Botox treatment. Many patients have visible results before that time.

 

How Long Does Botox Last?

The rejuvenation process and full effects of Botox can last for up to four months. When treatment begins to fade, facial muscles will be able to contract and wrinkles will return. Patients who receive Botox on a regular basis enjoy the most longevity from their Botox treatments.

 

How Long Does Botox Treatment Take?

Botox is an outpatient treatment that is performed in just 10-15 minutes. This treatment is easily scheduled on a lunch break, as the patient can go right back to their job or regular routine immediately. No injectable anesthesia is needed for Botox treatments. A cold pack is used to minimize discomfort, pain, and swelling. If the patient is very sensitive, a topical anesthetic may also be used.

 

How Much Botox Do I Need? Ask the Doctor

Dr. Mark Youssef, one of the best Botox doctors in Los Angeles, explains the specific parameters that a doctor or medical practitioner uses in determining the optimal amount of Botox needed. The number of units used for each patient varies and  is generally based on:

  1. How strong the patient’s muscles are
  2. How broad the muscles are
  3. How tall their forehead is
  4. How thick their muscles are
  5. Whether they are male or a female

All of these factors are considered when determining the exact amount of Botox a patient will need.

Botox is generally calculated by a unit method because it’s a liquid. Thick gels, like a dermal filler, are calculated per syringe, but this is not to be confused with per unit calculation of Botox. Botox is a unit amount based on the liquid that is drawn. The amount of Botox needed is determined based on your age, gender, and sex. Men generally need more botox than other genders, while older people generally require more Botox as well.

 

Botox Aftercare

Typically Botox treatment can be performed on the same day as your initial evaluation. To begin, our experienced technicians will prepare the treatment and consult you on the individual plan that is best for you. 

Botox injections require minimal aftercare for minor bruising and swelling following each treatment. Dr Youseff aligns with industry standards and after each Botox treatment recommends:

  • Applying soothing Arnica gel
  • Icing the treatment area as needed
  • Allowing 20-30 minutes for improvement of treated area

As the needles used are very thin and short, minimal pain is felt, eliminating the need for anesthesia. You can typically expect to return to your normal day within one hour of treatment.

Special Precautions For Botox Recovery

Be sure to visit our Botox Aftercare page for helpful recovery videos, essential steps to take, things to avoid and proven massage techniques and exercises to promote quick and comfortable recovery. 

After Botox treatment, patients should avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) and should not lay flat for 4 hours after the treatment. Patients should also avoid bending over for at least 4 hours to prevent movement of the Botox. Blood thinner medications should be avoided, as this can cause bruising. Any direct pressure on the treatment area should be avoided, as well.

Botox Side Effects

The renowned Mayo Clinic notes that Botox injections, while relatively safe, come with these possible side effects and complications:

  • Pain, bruising or swelling of injection site
  • Headache or flu-like symptoms
  • Cockeyed eyebrows or droopy eyelid 
  • Drooling or Crooked smile 
  • Excessive tearing or eye dryness

It’s also important to consult your physician right away should you experience any of these symptoms in the hours and weeks following Botox treatment:

  • Noticeable Muscle weakness
  • Vision problems
  • Trouble swallowing or speaking
  • Problems breathing
  • Inability to control bladder

Is Botox Safe?

As one of our safest procedures here at Younique Cosmetic Med Spa, Dr. Mark Youssef and his staff have performed over 15,000 successful non-surgical procedures. When Botox first originated, it was used to help with muscular disorders, cerebral palsy, muscle spasms and torticollis. In the early 2000’s it launched as a treatment for cosmetic purposes to alleviate fine lines and wrinkles. Botox has a very strong safety record in its history of 30-40 years.

 

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Most Common Cities We Serve

Dr. Mark Youssef and his staff in Los Angeles have performed over 15,000 successful non-surgical procedures. Though we receive many patients outside of California, like those looking for Botox in New York, we most commonly receive patients who perform common searches like:

  • “Botox Los Angeles”
  • “Botox Santa Monica”
  • “Botox Beverly Hills”
  • “Botox near me”

Located here at 1551 Ocean Ave #200, Santa Monica, CA 90401, patients love our beautiful botox clinic across from the Santa Monica Pier. Our central location to Los Angeles is just down the interstate 10 freeway from the city of Beverly Hills. If you prefer to not take the busy freeway, patients often frequent Sunset Blvd for a nice easy drive before/after their botox procedure.

We also accommodate out of state botox patients from popular cities like  New York, Chicago, Miami and many more.

Book your Botox treatment right away by calling the experienced team at Younique Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa at (310) 434-0044 or fill out the form on this page to get started.

Botox Reviews in Los Angeles Younique Cosmetic Clinic

Jemela D.

Submitted on 06/01/2018
Excellent very honest and knowledgable.

Paluzi D.

Submitted on 06/01/2018
There are not enough words to express how pleased I am with every procedure I’ve had done. Dr. Youssef is an amazing surgeon, not only is he caring but also a perfectionist. All I can say is that it was a life changing experience.

Suzanne R.

Submitted on 08/01/2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Mark for over 10 years and have had MANY procedures done by him and Michelle. I absolutely love their work, and they are also wonderful people! I credit Dr. Mark for making me always look youthful and never overdone. I recommend Younique to everyone I know!

Dina A.

Submitted on 15/03/2018
Michelle is amazing. She takes the time to explain everything and has patience.

Valerie P.

Submitted on 24/03/2018
Always great with Michelle.

RuthAnne G.

Submitted on 13/03/2018
Seriously couldn’t imagine going to any other doctor. The best!
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