Introduction to BOTOX
Youth is a lot like a passenger-side mirror because it always appears closer than it is, until one day you wake up and can barely recognize the person looking back at you. While it is an unfortunate side effect of aging, it doesn’t have to be set in stone. The Nikolov Center of Plastic Surgery offers the incredibly popular and world-renowned technique of BOTOX injections to our patients in the Beverly Hills area as a fast and easy way to turn back the clock.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX, medically called Botulinum toxin type A, is an FDA-approved injectable that is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, a toxin that can be found in a type of food poisoning called botulism. Despite where it’s derived from, when used in small, appropriate doses, BOTOX can help weaken or paralyze certain muscles or block certain nerves. Not only can this treatment help smoothen out wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance, but doctors also use it to treat a variety of conditions that people struggle with daily, such as Hyperhydrosis and migraines.
What are the Benefits of BOTOX?
BOTOX has helped so many patients find their confidence and feel comfortable in their skin. Some of the other benefits of BOTOX are:
- Can help prevent migraines
- Enhances natural beauty
- Lasting results (4-8 months)
- Quick treatment
- Reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles
What’s the First Step?
In order to get BOTOX at the Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, the first thing you will need to do is schedule a consultation with one of our certified technicians. When you come in for this appointment, you will be asked about your medical history, be able to discuss your goals from BOTOX, have your questions answered, and get an evaluation of the areas you would like to target with the treatment. After we have a better idea of how to help you achieve your desired appearance, and if you agree with their assessment, then you will be able to receive your injection that day, or if you’d prefer, you can schedule a better time for you with our Patient Coordinator.
When discussing your medical history, we encourage you to be as open as possible with the technician. Your honesty and clarity help them make the best choices for you to ensure a healthy recovery with optimal results.
What to Expect on the Day of BOTOX
When you are ready for your treatment, you will begin by cleansing your face, so we highly recommend avoiding wearing makeup. Next, the technician will offer you a numbing cream or cold compress to numb the treatment areas for a more comfortable experience. Tiny marks may be made in strategic locations where the injections will be inserted. The technician will meticulously inject tiny portions of the toxin using a very fine needle in these various spots to help you achieve your best appearance. They will gently massage these locations, being careful to not spread the toxin around too much, but enough so you don’t have an uneven look. They will most likely have you wait around for about 15 minutes to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction. If you are both satisfied with the results, any markings will be cleaned off and you will be able to return to your daily routine.
Who are the Best Candidates for BOTOX?
If you are interested in BOTOX in Beverly Hills with Dr. Nikolov but wondering if you are a good candidate, here are some basic qualifications:
- 18 years of age or older
- Have realistic expectations from the procedure
- In good physical health
- Not currently pregnant or nursing
- Have wrinkles and/or lines around the neck, on your forehead, or between the eyes
- Possess moderate skin elasticity
- Wrinkles are moderate to severe
There is no downtime or serious recovery time following BOTOX injections, so once you are cleared to leave, you can go about your day as you normally would. We highly recommend taking it easy with more aggressive activities like working out to allow the toxin to settle into place. You may experience mild puffiness or pain in the injection areas, but this should dissipate over the next 24 – 48 hours. While BOTOX is not a permanent treatment, it is long-lasting with the average patient enjoying the effects of their injections for 4-6 months.
Please avoid rubbing the injection sites for at least 2 days to avoid migrating the toxin injectable to unintended locations. If this happens, it could cause potential facial weakness or drooping.
How Much Does BOTOX Cost in Beverly Hills?
The cost of BOTOX in Beverly Hills is different for every patient as it depends on the amount of botulinum toxin that is used. When you come in for your consultation and the technician is able to see what you need, you will be provided with a better idea of how much your treatment will cost.
Why Choose Dr. Nikolov?
The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery is highly considered to be one of the leading cosmetic clinics in Beverly Hills. Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff are focused on providing patient satisfaction and comfort with the best experience possible. Our clinic is owned and operated by Dr. Nicholas Nikolov who is a 20+ year board-certified plastic surgeon renowned for his highly individualized care, technical skill, and artistic approach. Our team is committed to meeting his dedication to providing our patients with harmony, self-confidence, and positive results.
Get in Touch
Just because you’re getting older, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck looking older. If you are interested in how BOTOX can give you a rejuvenated appearance, contact the Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills today for a consultation. You can reach us at (310) 247-1932 or request an appointment through our website. Get rid of those unwanted wrinkles in the same amount of time as a lunch break.