Dermatologist Dr. Brian Dubow is an expert injector of Botox, and is located in the golden triangle of the heart of downtown Beverly Hills.
Dr. Dubow Dermatology offers state of the art rejuvenation for aging and photodamaged skin. We were among the very first practices in Los Angeles to offer Botox for cosmetic application and have performed thousands of procedures since that time. We take great pride in providing our patients with a naturally rejuvenated look and avoiding an overdone, plastic or expressionless appearance.
Botox® is a natural, purified protein that is injected into muscles in order to relax and smooth frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet. When you concentrate, squint or frown, you are causing your skin to furrow and fold which results in unwanted wrinkles. With the help of Botox injections, you will be able to block the nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduction in the muscle activity will reduce the appearance of deep lines and forehead furrows and your skin will become much smoother. While the results are dramatic, it will not radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still frown, smile or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.
How is BOTOX® Administered?
Botox injections for wrinkles are quick, simple and minimally invasive, offering great relief for patients on the go. Botox is administered as a series of small injections into very specific muscles in the face in order to achieve the desired effects. In most cases anesthetic is not required, however the area may be numbed with an icepack or topical anesthetic, especially if you are particularly sensitive. The procedure takes only a few minutes, after which you can return to your normal daily activities immediately. In some cases, you might feel a slight tingling sensation or soreness in the area for a brief period of time, but there should be no serious pain or other side effects. The effects of your Botox treatment will last up to six months and the treatment can be repeated as the effects wear off.
How Long Does BOTOX® Last?
Patients experience results quickly and they last for up to six months. With quickly noticeable results and no recovery time needed, it is no surprise that a countless number of patients and doctors decide on Botox.
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Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX®
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® relaxes the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses. As a result, the muscles can no longer contract allowing the wrinkles to safely relax and soften.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Usually only one treatment is necessary.
How long will the results from BOTOX® last?
Facial treatments last for 4-6 months.
How much social downtime is required?
None, you can go back to work and apply makeup immediately following the treatment.
How much does BOTOX® cost?
Each patient’s needs are unique and therefore cost depends on the individual, but an average treatment is normally $300-$450 to get rid of frown lines. Call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Dubow at our Beverly Hills office to see how much your personalized BOTOX® treatment in Los Angeles will cost.
Do BOTOX® injections hurt?
Topical anesthesia may be applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort, but this is usually not necessary as the treatment is almost painless.
BOTOX® Side Effects - What side-effects can I expect and how long will they last?
As with most injectables, common side effects from BOTOX® include localized pain, tenderness, inflammation, redness, itching, bruising and/or swelling. These are normal side-effects from the result of an injection, and will disappear within a fewdays. However, most of our patients experience absolutely no side effects. Los Angeles BOTOX® dermatologist Dr. Brian Dubow is an expert in treating patients with the highest level of care possible.
When will I start seeing results?
Within a week you should be able to see the full results of your treatment.
Pre-Treatment Guidelines for BOTOX®
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Aleve)
- St. John's Wort
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Vitamin E
- Ginkgo Biloba
Cold Sores: If you have a history of cold sores, please let us know before your treatment so we can prescribe you anti-viral medication.
Post-Treatment Guidelines for BOTOX®
Following your Botox Treatment in Beverly Hills, the intensity and duration of your side effects depends on how aggressive your treatment is and your individual healing characteristics, but usually can last up to a week after treatment.
- Stinging: Some patients develop stinging at the injection site for 10-15 minutes following treatment
- Swelling and Tenderness: Some patients experience some swelling or tenderness at the injection site. It should resolve on its own within a few days.
- Redness: You may apply makeup immediately after treatment to minimize the redness.
After Treatment Skin Care
In order to protect your skin after the treatment there are a few things you should do.
- Avoid Excessive Sun and Heat: Until any initial swelling and redness has resolved. This includes aggressive exercise.
- Sunscreen: Proper and frequent application of sunscreen is always important. The sunscreen should offer broadband protection (UVA and UVB) and have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more. You should apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside. After that, reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours. If direct sun exposure is necessary, wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area. Use this regimen during the healing period and always.