Botox®

Botox® Specialist
Women throughout Marina Del Rey, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Westchester, El Segundo, Playa Vista, Culver City and the greater South Bay area, seek out BOTOX treatment from Dr. Jamie Lipeles at Marina OB/GYN, located in Marina Del Rey, California. Dr. Lipeles’ BOTOX procedures offer attractive, yet natural-looking results.

Botox® Q & A

by Dr. Jamie Lipeles

How does BOTOX work?

Botox®, made from a purified derivative of the bacteria clostridium botulinum, is injected under the skin on the face to erase lines around the eyes, on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Unlike fillers that plump up wrinkles, BOTOX works by temporarily paralyzing muscle movement, preventing patients from being able to make crow’s feet and frown lines. In preventing facial lines from being made, BOTOX can also prevent these lines from worsening.

How long do the benefits of BOTOX last?

BOTOX results typically appear within 24 to 48 hours following the injections and generally last up to four months. At that point, facial lines gradually return to their pre-treatment appearance, or treatment can be repeated ahead of time.  

Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX is one of the all-time, most extensively studied esthetic treatments provided by physicians. It has been reviewed in more than 400 medical journal articles and has been used in the United State for over 15 years.

What does the process of getting BOTOX entail?

BOTOX injections take only minutes to perform and require no downtime. And because the needles used to administer BOTOX are so thin, patients generally describe the sensation as feeling like a tolerable pinch. However, anyone who is especially sensitive or fears needles can have a topical numbing cream applied 30 minutes before their treatment.

How do I know I would look like a frozen mannequin?

When women and men have visible ripples, shiny foreheads or those frozen faces we’ve all seen, it’s not because of BOTOX. It’s because of the way and amount that of BOTOX that was injected. BOTOX is a technique-sensitive treatment that should only be performed by an experienced physician. Dr. Lipeles has treated hundreds of women, who are satisfied – and can still show that and all expressions on their faces.

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