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Lakewood Oral & Maxillo Facial Surgery, Inc.
Oral & Facial Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine
David H. Kim, M.D., D.D.S.
Call: (562) 421-9369

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®

Treatment of Facial Wrinkles

 

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles. Crows feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past.

 

Before Treatment

 

To better understand your overall health, Dr. Kim will evaluate your medical history prior to treatment. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.

 

The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after surgery.

 

The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure

 

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment's effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX® Cosmetic are only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.

 

Post-Treatment Information

 

After the operation patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.

 

 

BOTOX ®

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), a prescription medicine, is a purified protein that temporarily improves the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in adults.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form between the brows.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. If you are a man and think it’s time to do something about those stubborn lines between your brows, talk to Dr. Kim about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.

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