If those age-related frown lines or brow lines seem to give away your age or make you feel self-conscious, Botox® may be just the solution you need. With the help of Rumi Lakha, DO, and the aesthetic experts at Alena Skin Care, you can quickly reverse the effects of aging. Book your Botox consultation at this Huntington Park, and Paramount, California, medical spa directly through the website. You can also call to speak with a team member over the phone at (562) 602-8877 (Paramount) or (323) 835-0882 (Huntington Park).
Botox Q & A
How does Botox work?
Botox, often called a “neuromodulator,” minimizes muscle activity. It simply intercepts signals that go to and from your brain that cause muscle twitching. Once Botox is injected, muscles are forced to relax.
The reason this is so beneficial from an anti-aging standpoint is that you lose that cushioning layer of fat as you get older. Your muscles wind up working closer to the surface of your skin, causing more dramatic folding with each facial expression.
On top of this, collagen, which tightens your skin, breaks down and just doesn’t build up as quickly. So those grooves and wrinkles wind up sticking around — for good.
Because Botox stops muscle activity in targeted muscles, all those imperfections melt away as your skin and muscles can now relax. You can still make your regular facial expressions, since surrounding muscles aren’t affected, so all you’re left with is smoother, younger-looking skin.
What can Botox treat?
Dr. Lakha and the skilled aestheticians at Alena Skin Care tailor your Botox service to your unique facial concerns and desired outcome. This FDA-approved injectable is backed by decades of clinical research and has been proven to be effective at:
- Softening forehead wrinkles
- Erasing crow’s feet
- Minimizing frown lines
If you’re worried about other imperfections, such as grooves around your mouth (nasolabial folds), you can pair your Botox service with Juvéderm® injections. This way, you can experience a well-rounded anti-aging injectable treatment that’s entirely long-lasting.
Are Botox injections painful?
Pain isn’t something you should worry about when it comes to getting Botox injections. Dr. Lakha and his team specialize in gentle injection techniques with a very small needle, so aside from a little pinch, you shouldn’t feel any serious discomfort.
You’re also welcome to come in to Alena Skin Care about 20 minutes before your Botox session to apply a numbing solution and give it time to take effect. Applying an ice pack ahead of time can also reduce the pricking sensation from the needle.
You’re welcome to call to book an appointment over the phone.
Individual results may vary.