Botox Treatment in Woodland Hills, CA

If you’re considering getting botox in Woodland Hills CA, you’re in good company. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around, and for good reason. Botox can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, giving you a more youthful look. The procedure is relatively quick and easy, and there is little to no downtime. Plus, the results of botox can last for several months.

If you’re looking for a way to refresh your appearance, botox may be the perfect option for you. Offered right here at Raw Beauty, in Woodland Hills, CA.

A patient receiving a Botox injection treatment in Woodland Hills, CA.

What is Botox?

Botox is an active molecule that acts on the muscle to stop unwanted movement. By preventing movement in some muscles, we can prevent wrinkles from forming during some motions. Botox is mainly used to decrease and prevent frown lines and angry lines on the forehead, crow’s feet wrinkles, bunny lines around the nose, smoker lines, and many other areas.

At Raw Beauty Aesthetic in Woodland Hills, CA, our advanced techniques allow us to decrease muscle movement at varying levels. A light dose can decrease wrinkles from showing, while still allowing full movement and control; or a stronger dose can completely freeze the muscle if desired.

What are advantages of Botox?

Botox is the most popular FDA Approved Neurotoxin on the market for over 20 years. It is safe, controllable, and temporary. It can be used to soften up wrinkles that already exist, and also prevent new wrinkles from forming. The depth, dosage, and injection technique can be adjusted by our expert injectors to ensure that each result is custom tailored to your needs.

Botox is mainly used to decrease forehead wrinkles, frown lines, smoker lines, neck shriveling, and even jowl formation. By decreasing wrinkles, your skin can heal, improve in texture and appearance, and regain its natural soft glow. Botox can even help decrease acne and decrease clear up oily skin. By adding Botox to your skin-care regimen, you can regain your skins youth and natural health.  

Our medical providers are also trained in advanced Botox injections to decrease chronic headaches, treat shoulder tension, decrease sweating in the under-arms, and even treat sweaty palms. Results can last from 3 – 6 months, depending on the dosage and area.

How does Botox work?

The active molecule in Botox is OnaBotulinumtoxin-A. This active molecule enters the muscle, and blocks the Acetylcholine Receptors at the Neuromuscular Junctions. Acetylcholine aims to cause muscle contractions, and sometimes we unknowingly use muscles out of habit. By preventing acetylcholine from triggering unwanted muscle contraction, the muscle has a chance to rest, and wrinkles have a chance to smoothen out.

Things to know before your next Botox treatment:

Botox starts working immediately, but takes at least 10 days to show a decrease in muscle movement. You will see your wrinkles decrease in about 14 days after treatment.

Botox typically lasts anywhere from 6 to 36 weeks, depending on each person’s metabolism, how much Botox was injected, and the muscle activity in the treated area.

It is suggested to schedule your next Botox appointment 3 months away, just before the Botox starts wearing out, to ensure optimal wrinkle reduction. Once you learn how your body metabolizes Botox, your appointments can be spread 4 or 5 months apart, depending on your needs.

For at least 24 hours before your appointment, avoid alcoholic beverages, and non-prescription blood-thinners such as Aspirin for pain, other NSAIDs, and fish oil. These medications thin the blood, and increase the chance of bruising.

Botox is not used in pregnant or breastfeeding patients. Please inform our staff and reschedule your appointment if necessary. It is your responsibility to inform our staff if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Post-treatment instructions:

After your Botox treatment, you may feel tenderness at the injection sites. This is completely normal, and will fade away within a few hours.

If desired, Tylenol or Acetaminophen can be taken to treat mild pains or aches.

If you bruise easily, Arnica Tablets can be taken before and after your treatments to decrease chance of bruising. If any bruises appear, they will typically heal within a few days.

After your treatment, avoid direct sunlight to prevent skin dryness. It is recommended to apply SPF protection a few hours after treatment.

If skin is not dry or irritated, makeup may be applied a few hours after treatment as well.

Some people may experience a mild headache after injections. This is not due to Botox, but because of the injections around the forehead. Over the counter Tylenol or Acetaminophen can be used as directed.

Visit Raw Beauty in Woodland Hills, CA for your next Botox Treatment

Ready to book your next Botox treatment in Woodland Hills, CA? Consider Raw Beauty medical spa. Our professional and experienced injectors will personally go over your goals and concerns with the treat and make a customized treatment plan just for you! Raw Beauty also offers absolutely free consultations so you should not worry about losing any money if you choose not to proceed with the treatment right away! Call Raw Beauty at (818) 446-6111 or use our integrated online booking feature by clicking the button below!

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