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BOTOX® a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteriumWhy Come to Aesthetic Laser Care for Your Next Botox Treatment?

1) Dr. Michael Lafkas is a Black Diamond Level Injector of Botox - the highest level achievable and one of only a handful of doctors in Southern California to have reached this level from Allergan. He and Natalie Bland, RN, our nurse injector, perform all injectable treatments at Aesthetic Laser Care. Natalie has over 8 years experience and has undergone extensive training with Dr. Lafkas to best immitate and mimic his injection style for safe and natural results.

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Lafkas is currently not accepting new Botox clients until further notice in order to best accommodate his existing clients. Natalie Bland will be taking all new Botox clients.

2) Dr. Lafkas is a trainer for Allergan, the company that makes Botox and Juvederm, and has trained many nurses and doctors in injection technique for both Botox and dermal fillers.

3) Don't risk being treated by a novice injector. Injection technique can make all the difference in achieving a natural result with little discomfort and minimal to no downtime.

4) Competitive prices: $9/Unit Regular Price, and $8/Unit When you Bring a Friend Who Also Receives Botox Treatment (Minimum of $150). Prices vary depending on the number of areas being treated and range from $150-$200 for a single area of injection, to $350-$450 for treatment of the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), crow's feet, and forehead.

5) Aesthetic Laser Care Participates in the Botox Brilliant Distinctions Program. Call for Details as certain offers require minimum purchase.

BOTOX® is a simple, non-surgical treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe glabellar lines between the eyebrows, worry lines located on the forehead, and periorbital lines around the eyes (also knows as crow's feet). BOTOX® is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The procedure takes only a short time to perform and there is no down time.

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FAQs


What exactly is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a non-surgical treatment that can smooth moderate to severe glabellar lines between the eyebrows, worry lines located on the forehead, and periorbital lines around the eyes (also knows as crow's feet). During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

How does BOTOX® work?

Moderate to severe glabellar lines, worry lines and periorbital lines form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® is injected directly into the muscles causing these lines. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.

When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?

You may see a marked improvement within a few days. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.

How long does BOTOX® last?

Results from treatment with BOTOX® can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the lines gradually will look like they did before treatment.

Is treatment with BOTOX® painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, Dr. Lafkas or one of our registered nurses may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people return directly to work or normal activity following BOTOX® treatment.

Who should not use BOTOX®?

BOTOX® should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Will I experience any side effects?

The most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Less frequently occurring (<3%) adverse reactions include pain in the face, redness at the injection site, and muscle weakness. These events are thought to be associated with the injection and occurred within the first week.

Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you "had work done." The muscle activity is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?

If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.

What are the contraindications for using BOTOX®?

Do not use BOTOX® if you:
  • have an infection where BOTOX® will be injected
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX®
  • are pregnant or think you might be pregnant

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