What is BOTOX?
Reducing the beginning signs of dynamic lines and wrinkles on the forehead is quick and worry-free with BOTOX injectable treatments at Hakimi Plastic Surgery. Also used by younger adults, BOTOX can help those looking to prevent the appearance of minor expression creases. Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi is proud to perform BOTOX injections for Newport Beach, the Valley, and Beverly Hills, CA men and women.
BOTOX is a clean strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily weakens the movements of the facial muscles used to make certain expressions, like smiling, laughing, and frowning. The lines that develop from these continuous muscle contractions are referred to as "dynamic." Over time, these dynamic lines remain in the skin, even when the face is completely at rest. BOTOX injectable treatments can dramatically modify the look of these lines by limiting these muscle movements and allowing the tissue above the muscles the opportunity to rejuvenate naturally. This simple procedure can give you the renewed and refreshed look you've been wanting.
What Is JUVÉDERM?
As men and women age, skin loses the substance that keeps it moist and smooth. This substance, hyaluronic acid (HA), naturally keeps the skin supple and looking young. JUVÉDERM is an FDA-approved HA filler that adds volume to the skin while hydrating it at the same time. This common treatment at Dr. Hakimi's office can adjust smile and laugh lines (nasolabial folds) and other common lines and wrinkles from facial expressions. There are a variety of JUVÉDERM options, depending on your specific needs. Available to both men and women in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills, CA, JUVÉDERM is a great option for those looking to gain a smooth, youthful appearance.
- JUVÉDERM: JUVÉDERM softens moderate to severe smile and laugh lines.
- JUVÉDERM Ultra XC: This is a great option to plump up the lips, as well as soften moderate to severe nasolabial folds.
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®: This is used to plump the lips at the same time as smoothing vertical lines around the lips and mouth.
- JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™: This is used to soften moderate to severe nasolabial folds.
Can I Get BOTOX or JUVÉDERM?
BOTOX injections are ideal for individuals who want to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is also used as a preventive treatment, even if wrinkles have not yet formed. This is a terrific, noninvasive treatment if you have forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows or Crow's feet around the eyes. If you are over 21 and have more severe and deeper lines, JUVÉDERM may be recommended to add volume to your skin. After an initial consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi, he may decide you are a better candidate for a facelift, depending on your skin laxity as this offers a more dramatic result, and it is meant to last years. Additionally, Hakimi Plastic Surgery offers eyelid surgeries and brow lifts as effective options to smoothing the skin and providing a more youthful appearance.
How Are BOTOX and JUVÉDERM Administered?
BOTOX and JUVÉDERM injectable treatments are available as outpatient procedures right at Hakimi Plastic Surgery. Whether you are getting BOTOX or JUVÉDERM, you will be asked to make a number of facial expressions using the upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., which will help us to see where the injections are to be placed.
If you are receiving BOTOX, your face will be prepared and then the BOTOX will be injected with a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help prevent bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes.
If you are receiving JUVÉDERM treatments, you may ask for a local anesthesia, however, there is a numbing solution in the JUVÉDERM filler. The filler will be injected, followed by light pressure and cooling ointment after each injection. This process typically takes between 15 – 30 minutes.
After either treatment, you are allowed to resume your daily activities, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least a day. You will be asked to sleep with your head propped up for the first night and to avoid touching your face. The treated sections of the face may appear red, bruised, or swollen for a couple of days, but you will not experience any serious or lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it takes around 3 – 4 days before the final BOTOX effects can be seen and 5 – 7 days for JUVÉDERM. JUVÉDERM results usually last 3 – 4 months while BOTOX could last up to 3 – 6 months. Follow-up appointments can be scheduled to extend the life of your results.
Smile More and Laugh Longer
If you're noticing lines near your eyes and mouth lasting longer than your smile, laugh, or frown, you may want to consider one of the injectable options available at Hakimi Plastic Surgery. To smooth and prevent lines across the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi in Newport Beach, CA to learn more about BOTOX and JUVÉDERM injectables to smooth your skin and give you a softer, younger appearance.