How Does BOTOX® Work? – RodeoSurgicalArt

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How Does BOTOX® Work?

In a time when BOTOX® injections are the most popular cosmetic rejuvenation procedure in the US, it’s more important than ever to fight signs of aging with a provider of Dr. David Mashhadian’s caliber. At Rodeo Surgical Art, your experience is about so much more than getting your treatment done. It’s about the compassionate, knowledgeable staff, Dr. Mashhadian’s stellar artistry, and the best possible rejuvenation experience available in Beverly Hills.

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How Does BOTOX® Work?

BOTOX® is FDA-approved to block the signals from your nerves to specific muscles in your face responsible for repetitive motion which creates fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a process called cosmetic denervation. These muscles relax without constant movement, allowing your skin time to repair and smooth away wrinkles. With Dr. Mashhadian’s expert injection techniques, not all are affected, so you’re still able to express yourself while looking younger without that frozen, surprised look indicative of bad BOTOX® injections.

Typically injected in the forehead, between the brows, or around the eyes, BOTOX® can safely be administered for other treatment areas. Dr. Mashhadian specializes in treating:

  • Lip lines (sometimes called smoker’s lines)
  • Wrinkles across the bridge of the nose (bunny lines)
  • Creases under the nose which slightly tip the nose up
  • Overly gummy smile
  • Chin dimples (the orange peel effect)
  • Neck bands (platysmal bands)
  • Axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)

Am I a Good Candidate?

BOTOX® has been proven safe since it’s FDA-approval in 2002, and most everyone is a candidate to receive the injections. If you have an active infection at the site of injection, it’s best to postpone your BOTOX® treatment until the infection clears.

What is BOTOX® Treatment Like?

BOTOX® at Rodeo Surgical Art is not the same as BOTOX® treatment anywhere else. We begin with a full examination and skin evaluation, and since BOTOX® can only relax the wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions, not those resulting from sun damage or environmental pollutants, we can offer comprehensive treatment options to achieve your overall goals. Dr. Mashhadian performs your BOTOX® procedure rather than another staff member, and as a fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon, you’ll receive the benefit of his extensive experience, knowledge of anatomy, and the successful results that entails.

With topical numbing cream, your treatment will be pain-free, and the needle used is ultra-thin for maximum precision and minimal invasion into your muscles. Using a smaller needle allows Dr. Mashhadian more control over the placement of the medication, at the exact depth and with only the amount of BOTOX® necessary to achieve great results.

Is there any Downtime?

There is no downtime with BOTOX® injections. We advise to refrain from touching the treatment area the day of your appointment so as to not disrupt the placement of the medication. You may drive after your appointment and immediately resume your regular activities. You may experience some injection site tenderness and redness, but these will resolve on their own in a few days.

What Results Can I Expect?

BOTOX® results with Rodeo Surgical Art are nothing short of extraordinary. Because of Dr. Mashhadian’s critically aesthetic eye, passion for cosmetic rejuvenation, and keen understanding of facial anatomy, you will have natural, smooth results that don’t appear overdone or frozen in surprise. It may take up to 2 weeks for the full effects of BOTOX® to take hold. Once they do, you’ll enjoy a younger appearance for up to 5 months. The more BOTOX® treatments you have, the longer they last as your muscles acclimate to the medication. You have nothing to lose except years off your appearance.

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