BOTOX® Relieves Wrinkles

Wrinkles and fine lines are the first signs that we’re getting older, and there are a few options we can offer here at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts to help you tame these signs of aging. Gravity is an unkind mistress when it comes to our skin, and we understand that wrinkles in the facial area, the forehead and around the eyes and mouth, can be difficult to look at. These lines gather and change the entire look of the face. Wrinkles can make us look sad and angry on a continual basis, and no one wants to show off these negative emotions.

We offer a full facelift procedure that will help to tighten any superficial muscles in the face, tighten and remove any excess skin left over from this procedure. This facelift procedure is effective and can be long lasting. However, it is a surgical procedure that’s invasive and requires some ample recovery time. For those of our clients looking for a simpler, faster way to remove fine lines and wrinkles that is nonsurgical and noninvasive, we offer a series of nonsurgical injections and fillers that can take care of these premature aging issues.

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People All Over the World Choose BOTOX®

Our BOTOX® injections are one of the most common injections requests in our office and around the world today. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2014 alone, there were over six million BOTOX® injections chosen by clients. Many people all over the world are opting for minimally invasive procedures to counteract these mild aging signs before looking into further cosmetic treatments. We often recommend these to our clients as a starting point in their cosmetic procedure trials, because it isn’t permanent and these areas can be treated again to achieve the desired results.

What is BOTOX®?

The BOTOX® injection is a specified medicinal injection cultured from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum in the lab and is classified as an effective neurotoxin with a variety of benefits. This bacteria is purified within the laboratory and a completely natural protein in the human body. This product is used as a short-lived muscle relaxant that calms the muscle fibers where it’s injected. BOTOX® is intended for injection into the small superficial muscles of the face to loosen up the wrinkled skin created from intense amounts of muscle contraction. BOTOX® Targets:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Bunny Lines
  • Nasolabial lines
  • Chin
  • Forehead lines
  • Neck bands

Why inject into the muscle using BOTOX®?

With any particular injection, it’s important that a professionally trained physician perform them. At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, Dr. Husam Elias performs all injections himself. Dr. Elias has an extensive background in maxillofacial plastic surgery and has a keen understanding of delicate facial nerves and the muscles of the face. Should any other individual perform these BOTOX® injections, it’s important that they are trained in this type of injection to ensure that no facial nerves are irritated, or other muscles than those intended are injected. Before you decide on any specific area for your BOTOX® injections, Dr. Elias will meet with you during your private consultation to help you decide on placement of these injections. The injection areas where BOTOX® is most effective are in the orbicularis oculi muscles around the eyes and the forehead muscle trio (both corrugator muscles and the procerus muscle). The skin can be prepped with topical anesthetic if you and Dr. Elias decide that it’s necessary. Dependent on the amount of areas and severity of the wrinkles, more injections may be necessary. These injections take about ten minutes to apply and most patients say they only feel the slight and short prick of the needle as injections happen.

Results and Recovery

Every patient is different and responds to these treatments differently. However, we have seen patients see results anywhere from one full day to two full days’ time. Depending on the amount of injections and the units provided in each injection, you may feel some tightness in the face or soreness. The muscles can feel numb after injection, but this should dissipate in the next few hours or so. Should you experience any pain or sensitivity, these things can happen but shouldn’t last very long. Severe wrinkles, especially in the forehead region can start to show results over a full week, and you should ask Dr. Elias about your particular results with each injection. Men and women all over the world are trying this BOTOX® injection, and it truly makes a difference in preventing wrinkles from forming early and loosening up any existing wrinkles in the face. For more information on all of our cosmetic treatments or to learn more about BOTOX® injections, please call us at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Elias. Let’s get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles; it will only take a few minutes.