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Many individuals feel younger than the face they see in the mirror. Skin wrinkles can begin to appear as a result of aging, regular sleeping positions, or a reduction in weight. Wrinkling is also promoted by characteristic facial positions, sun damage, lack of hydration, and smoking. The muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles are located around the eyes and mouth, forehead, and nose. Facial rejuvenation for skin wrinkles in these areas has been significantly impacted by botulinum toxin.

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Pairs Well With

  • Alastin INhance - Post-Injection Serum

    This topical serum is specifically designed to work with injectables, such as dermal fillers, to help accelerate recovery from post-injection bruising and swelling while improving the appearance of skin quality and texture by supporting the skin's natural production of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.

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  • Revision Skincare - Revox 7

    Peptide-rich serum for expression lines. This age-defying, oil-free serum is uniquely formulated to reduce the appearance of expression lines on the face.

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  • Revision Skincare Retinol Complete

    This revolutionary retinol + serum contains the power of five antioxidants and includes a proprietary blend of botanical extracts that enhance the effects of the retinol.

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  • Sente - Intensive Bio Complete Cream

    The latest innovation from Sente features a .5% encapsulated retinol combined with their proprietary blend of SuGAG’s (i.e. Sulfated Glycosaminoglycan analogs, or a fancy way of saying a super-strong hydrator). More than 70% of users notice a difference in skin texture * tone within two weeks; this potent product has also been proven in clinical studies to improve unwanted wrinkles, skin firmness, discoloration and overall glow. This product is best for more mature skin types and those who have a higher tolerance to retinol. To learn more about retinol check out our blog.

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  • Alastin Skincare - Renewal Retinol .5

    Alastin's Renewal Retinol delivers the maximum benefits of retinol, an ingredient universally recognized for its ability to fight against aging. Active retinol is encapsulated in a solid lipid, resulting in an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant formula which can be used every evening. With this strength of Renewal Retinol (.5) individuals who are new to retinol or have sensitive skin should start with using this product 2 to 3 times a week, and build up their tolerance. Check out our blog to read more about the safety of retinol.

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  • iS Clinical - Active Serum

    One of the hero products from iS Clinical, Active Serum is specifically designed to rapidly reduce fine lines & wrinkles, evening out skin tone and even banishing blemishes for more acne-prone customers. It's great for all skin types and is known for quickly creating real results noticeable in a matter of days. Bottle comes in 30ML (1 oz.) size.

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  • Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation

    Formulated specifically with Ceravitae to produce oxygen and allow your skin to breathe, Oxygenetix's Oxygenating Foundation is a fan favorite at The Skin Spot. Beneficial for all skin types, this conscious cosmetic goes on sheer and provides buildable coverage, perfect for post-procedure or while dealing with a skin flare. We swear by this beautiful, breathable makeup that also has SPF 30.

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  • Nazarian Skincare - H.A. Boost

    This "hyaluronic hero" maintains moisture all day as it assists in repairing the skin's barrier, making skin appear brighter and plumper with every drop. H.A. Boost's blue hue derives from oceanic minerals included in the serum, designed to penetrate deep within the dermis and provide high-levels of hydration. This product is cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and safe for pregnant or nursing moms.

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  • Revision Skincare - Hydrating Serum

    This ultra-light, oil-free serum is boosted with the benefits of smart hydration for a smooth, refreshed appearance.

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  • SkinMedica - HA5 Smooth & Plump Lip System

    This two-step treatment is clinically shown to plump the appearance of lips while providing the same smoothing and hydrating benefits of HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. Appropriate for all skin types.

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Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin Injections

A Botulinum toxin cosmetic procedure has been a rewarding solution for many patients who find their appearance has been vastly improved along with their self-confidence. The procedure must be done under a skilled and properly certified doctor’s care that specializes in the condition and has prior experience with injecting the treatments. Toxin injections block specific chemical signals from the facial nerves that cause muscles to contract. Facial muscles are relaxed that trigger wrinkles, including:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s-feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Wrinkles are usually reduced by 80-100% depending on the age at which botox therapy was initiated.

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Procedure

The procedure involves injecting tiny amounts of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin into the forehead, the glabella (the area between eyebrows and above the nose), and crow’s feet at different sites using a very thin needle. Some individuals prefer to have their skin numbed prior to the injections which may be accomplished by three methods:
  • Numbing medications injected into the skin
  • Prescription creams applied
  • Cold sprays directed at the skin for a few seconds. Dr. Nazarian typically uses a topical numbing medication unless the patient is time-restricted. The cream has to be applied for 30 minutes to effectively numb the skin. The number of injections depends on several factors including the size of the area being treated. The Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin cosmetic procedure generally takes five to ten minutes to complete.

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After The Procedure

Patients are able to return to their regular daily schedule immediately after the procedure with the minimum caution of not rubbing the injected areas. Results are observable within five to seven days and last for approximately three months. Patients report few side effects and those reported are mild and cause no disruption to their daily life. When the procedure is done correctly, under a plastic surgeon’s care, a patient’s best aesthetic results can be achieved.

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Schedule a Consultation

For more information or to schedule a Xeomin consultation, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 773-3039 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.

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Frequently
Asked Questions

Do neurotoxin injections hurt?

Not really. While there is a brief pinch at the injection site, this discomfort fades quickly. However, pain is subjective. Some patients are simply more sensitive than others. This is why I offer my patients multiple options when it comes to numbing the treatment area. These include a topical numbing cream, a numbing injection, ice rollers or Nitronox which is the laughing gas that you often get at the dentist’s office. If you are super sensitive or anxious, just let me know during your consultation and we will discuss the best option for you.

Are the results from Botox, Dysport and Xeomin permanent?

No. As with many non-surgical modalities, the results are not permanent. How long you maintain your improvement will really depend on the treatment area, and how much product was used. For example, high movement areas such as the crow’s feet will dissipate faster than the forehead. In general, however, your neurotoxin results should last about 3 months. I have found that some patients get a longer lasting result when they schedule regular appointments.

What is the ideal age to start using a neurotoxin?

It depends. I started using Dysport in my late 20’s as a way to prevent wrinkles from forming. This is the age at which the collagen and elastin in the skin begin to diminish and I wanted to do everything possible to keep my skin smooth. In general, I tell patients that the right age to start is whenever they’re bothered by their fine lines and wrinkles. It is honestly different for everyone.

I’ve seen so many people who look weird after Botox. How do I ensure that this doesn’t happen?

The best way to guarantee a natural looking result is to see a trained injector with a lot of experience who looks natural themselves. This is a procedure where skill really makes a difference. Placing Botox, Dysport of Xeomin properly is truly an art form. While you don’t necessarily need to see a plastic surgeon (my other injectors are excellent), I do know and understand anatomy from the inside out. This is why I spend a lot of time with my nurses and physician assistant injectors going over anatomy. We also all go to training workshops to stay abreast of the latest and greatest.

Are neurotoxins the same thing as fillers?

I’m confused. No. They do totally different things. A neurotoxin works by relaxing the underlying muscles so it can only make you look as good as you do when your face is not moving. It cannot fill in a deeply etched line. In short, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are wrinkle relaxers not wrinkle erasers. Over time however, with injections 3-4 times a year, I’ve found that wrinkles do relax and fade if they are not too deeply etched.

If I don’t like my results, are they reversible?

No. Unlike any of the hyaluronic acid or HA fillers which can be reversed, neurotoxin injections are not reversible… You simply have to wait for the effects to wear off with time. This is another reason why it is so important to see a highly skilled injector. Many doctors, nurses and PAs with no aesthetic training are offering injections. I don’t think it is smart to see just anyone for your Botox, Dysport or Xeomin injections. Do your homework!

What if I don’t want to be completely paralyzed in my forehead?

I like some movement. It’s natural looking. We use particular types of neurotoxin at lower dosages to still maintain some movement. Just know that less neurotoxin means that your results may last less than 3 months. If you are ok with that, then so are we!

What’s the difference between Botox & Xeomin?

While they both work in the same way, Xeomin is different from Botox in that it only contains botulinum toxin A. There are no other additives. This makes Xeomin what’s called a “pure form” injectable. Patients are therefore less likely to develop antibodies to Xeomin like some do with Botox.

How long does it take for Dysport to take effect?

It may take up to two weeks before you see your final results after your Dysport injection so be patient. But I promise that they are worth the wait!

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Posted by Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Thursday, May 2, 2019
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