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Botox Cosmetic Injections in Beverly Hills

As the age-defying injection that celebrities (and non-celebrities alike) swear by, Botox® has made more appearances on the red carpet than any individual star. The powerful and popular injection is commonly used to both prevent and minimize the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, glabella (“11 lines” between the brows), and crow’s feet (lines at the outer corners of the eyes). It can also be used to treat a gummy smile, create a “lip flip,” smooth out chin dimpling, and relax neck bands or neck lines. In addition to its cosmetic use, Botox® is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Although overuse of Botox® Cosmetic Injections in Beverly Hills may result in a stiff or frozen facial appearance, Dr. Anita prefers a “less is more” approach, opting for minimal amounts of the product deployed strategically in order to produce softer, more naturally beautiful results that her patients love.

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

First, you will meet with Dr. Anita to share your concerns and discuss the results that you hope to achieve. This will be followed by a facial analysis. Dr. Anita will then go over the risks and activity restrictions, and give you time to ask questions.

Prior to the treatment, you will fill out consent forms and the skin will be cleansed, cooled with gel ice packs, and prepped for injection.

Dr. Anita will use carefully calibrated injections in precise locations in order to produce natural-looking results tailored to your individual needs. Botox® injections are relatively pain free and quick in Beverly Hills. Pre- and post- (2 weeks after treatment) photos will be taken to show you the side-by-side comparison and highlight changes.

LENGTH OF SURGERY

15-30 minutes.

Anesthesia

ANESTHESIA

None. (Topical numbing available)

SOCIAL DOWNTIME

Generally none.

POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Patients should not massage the treated areas, lie down for 3 hours, or exercise for at least 24 hours.

Financing Available

Payments for nonsurgical treatments are made prior to or on the date of service, and payments for surgery are required to be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the surgical date.

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and cashier checks. We also work with two third-party financing companies, Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit. You can find more information and apply for credit online using the links below.

STEP BY STEP PROCESS

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AT THE CLINIC

During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn about your areas of concern and aesthetic goals, create a custom treatment plan, and discuss the treatment in detail. She will go through your medical history and make sure you are a good candidate for treatment.

THE TREATMENT

The skin is prepped and injections are tailored to your muscle patterns and visible wrinkles.

POST TREATMENT

Avoid lying down for 3 hours, do not massage the treated areas, and do not exercise for 24 hours. Follow up in 2 weeks for assessment and touch up as needed.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

For a full evaluation and custom treatment plan, please call 310-340-6294 to schedule a consultation. Same day treatment is available and can be booked to follow. Please inform us of your wishes during booking to ensure adequate time is allotted to your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A BOTOX INJECTION?

Beverly Hills Botox® and Dysport® are both types of botulinum toxin A, which is one of eight neurotoxins made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) at the neuromuscular junction, which would normally signal the muscle to contract. Blocking this signal causes temporary muscle paralysis until the body is able to create new nerve terminals, typically 3-6 months.

In the United States, there are 4 main commercially available brands of botulinum toxin used for cosmetic purposes: Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin, and Jeuveau.

Botox® is FDA approved for glabellar wrinkles and severe underarm sweating. Dysport® is FDA approved for glabellar wrinkles.

WHAT IS BOTOX USED FOR?

BOTOX is used to treat the appearance of wrinkles and lines caused by repeated muscle contraction.

WHAT IS BOTOX MADE OF?

Botox is made of onabotulinum toxin A

IS BOTOX SAFE?

BOTOX is FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. The injections are administered by Dr. Anita herself, who has over 10 years of experience injecting Botox.

DO BOTOX INJECTIONS HURT?

Most patients describe the feeling as a small pinch. Injections are done with a very small needle which minimizes pain.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BOTOX TO WORK?

BOTOX typically starts working 2-3 days after injection, and can take a full 7-10 days to take effect.

HOW LONG DO BOTOX INJECTIONS LAST?

Patient results vary, but injections typically last 3-6 months.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED BOTOX?

Every patient metabolizes BOTOX differently so the frequency of injections will vary. When the muscle movement returns and the appearance of the lines starts to become very noticeable, it’s recommended to return for more injections.

How does Botulinum Toxin A Work?

Botulinum toxin A works by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at the presynaptic motor neuron. By blocking its release at the neuromuscular junction, the toxin prevents the nerve from communicating to the muscle to contract, and thereby causes muscle paralysis. The peak of this paralytic effect is seen four to seven days after injection.

The toxin takes about two to three days to start producing a visible effect, and full effects will not be seen until about seven to ten days after treatment. The toxin binding to the receptor is irreversible.

Function recovers from sprouting of new nerve terminals and forming new synaptic contacts. This takes about three months on average, which is why Beverly Hills Botox® and Dysport® are said to last between three and six months.

What is the Difference Between Botox® and Dysport®?

While Botox® and Dysport® are both botulinum toxin type A. They differ in the carrier proteins used, and therefore have different characteristics that result in a few differences. In general, Botox® kicks in at around two to three days and lasts three to five months, while Dysport® kicks in at around one to two days and lasts about three to six months.

Those who prefer Dysport® feel it seems like a smoother result, especially at the crow’s feet area, and those who prefer Botox® worry that Dysport® may have more risk of causing drooping of the brow. This has not been seen clinically. In fact, Dr. Patel feels both Botox® and Dysport® are both excellent and effective in treating facial wrinkles in Beverly Hills. The only difference is the concentration and dosing of each.

Is it Possible to Become Immune to Botox® or Dysport®?

It is possible for your body to form antibodies to the toxin, making it no longer effective. The percentage of patients who become non-responders is low, but there are certain factors that are associated with this phenomenon.

In Beverly Hills, the risk factors are having high dose injections per session (over 200 units), and having frequent repeat injections (less than a month apart). To minimize the risk of forming antibodies to the toxin, Dr. Patel recommends using the lowest dose needed for the desired effect, and avoiding frequent re-injections.

What are the Potential Negative Side Effects?

Potential side effects include temporary headache, bruising, asymmetry, drooping of the brow, peaking of the lateral brow, and unnatural appearance.

Dr. Patel recommends avoiding blood thinners for ten to 14 days prior to a Beverly Hills injection to minimize risk of bruising. Other described side effects are temporary drooping of the upper lid, nausea, vomiting, or distant spread of toxin.

Who Cannot get Botox® or Dysport® Injections?

Botulinum toxin should not be injected in anyone with pre-existing neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or anyone with infection at the site of planned injection.

Certain medications are also relative contraindications, as they can alter the effect of the toxin, increasing or decreasing its effect.

Client Reviews

" Dear Dr. Patel, June, and Zuny. Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion with me during and after my accident. I feel as though you saved me from disfigurement and I am SO grateful... Thank you for making my accident easer to put in the past. All my best. "

E.J.

" The fabulous Dr. Anita Patel, thank you so much for my new boobies! I am so happy with the results and already feel so much more confident. You truly made me feel comfortable every step of the way. You are a master at what you do and I am so honored to have gotten work done by you! I adore you tons. xxxo "

S.R.

" Dr. Patel, thank you so much once again! You saved me at an all time low. "

G.D.

" Dr. Patel, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me! Your gentle kindness is greatly appreciated. I love the New Me and it is all because of you! Warm Regards. "

T.V.

" I would like to say that Dr. Patel and her medical and office staff are professional and courteous. From my initial consultation visit until the present which is post-surgery 3 months. They smile and look you in the eye. They make you feel comfortable enough to express your true desire for your appearance and they sincerely endeavor to give to you the closest possible result. Dr. Patel and her team took such good care of me. She anticipated my needs and was attentive to my wound care and pain maintenance. I am pleased with my tummy and thighplasty. I am looking forward to next year when I continue with a breast reduction and lift and upper arms. "

O.A.

" Dr. Patel and her staff are absolutely AMAZING!!! After having my lap-band in 2009, I was ready to get rid of my loose skin for good! I decided to have a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. =) I met with 5 different surgeons before I was referred to Dr. Anita Patel. She was finally the one!!!! Her assistant Jenny is just as amazing as she is!!! I was super nervous about having these two procedures done, but I had Dr. Patel and Jenny right there the whole way!!! They went above and beyond to meet all of my concerns. =) I had my surgeries 11 days ago and I am super happy with my results so far!!! I can't wait to see them when I am fully recovered! I will be having a breast lift/augmentation next! Everyone from the front desk to the operating room are just AMAZING!!!! "

V.J.

" Dr. Patel made me so comfortable. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to everyone! "

D.B.

" I had my lap band surgery three years ago now I was ready for my tummy tuck. But from the horror stories I heard I kept putting it off. I went to see two other doctors and wasn't happy, until I met Dr. Patel and her amazing staff. The first day I met them I knew I wanted her to be the one to do my surgery for me. Everyone was fantastic from Dr. Patel's staff to the after care. "

M.M.

" Dr. Patel and her staff are the best professionals in town! "

A.S.

" Dr. Patel is a great Doctor. From the very first phone call with Jenny, Dr. Patel's Coordinator, I felt very comfortable. When I went for the 1st appointment in Newport Beach, I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Patel and Jenny. They took time discussing the procedures and options and put my mind at ease. I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants. The surgery day went great and I am so happy with the results. I would recommend her to my family and friends and will use her for any future cosmetic surgeries I may have. Thank you Dr. Patel!! "

C.C.

" Dr. Patel is absolutely amazing! I interviewed many surgeons and no one could touch her compassionate, genuine personality. Dr. Patel takes her time during the consultation, you are never rushed. She is very detailed when explaining the procedures, prep and recovery. She is real... not pretentious, no inflated ego and zero God complex. Dr. Patel cares about every person who takes the time to come to her clinic. Throughout my pre-op, surgery and post-op Dr. Patel's exceptional care was displayed without waiver. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone considering the services of a PS to contact her... it will be worth your time. Thank you Dr. Patel!!!!! "

A.V.

" You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show and the lives you touch. Wish that all the goodness you share comes back to you. Thank you for everything you have done for me. "

A.K.

" Words cannot express how thankful I am for you. You really have helped to change my life for the better, and gave me the body I knew was under there somewhere... making it all happen truly renews my faith that there are great people out there. You are an artist and I am so happy to have you in my life... "

M.V.

" Dr. Patel, Jenny, Nicole, and staff, I have enjoyed every moment with each of you and I thank you again for making the entire process of my surgery at Rox Surgery Center such a joy and success. You're all the best!!... "

V.W.

" You are an amazing surgeon I am so glad I found you. I am more than happy with the results. It is better than I could have ever imagined. Your staff Jenny and nurse Zarina were so caring and made me feel comfortable with the whole process... Thank you so much... "

K.S.

" There really isn't a way to explain what this surgery has meant to me. It is the final step of a really long and hard emotional journey... From the bottom of my heart thank you for making me look like I feel. Your talent is amazing!... "

C.L.

" I was extremely happy with everyone. The whole staff was helpful and very personable. Dr. Patel you are amazing!!... I would recommend you to anyone looking for a breast augmentation. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!... "

V.M.

" Thank you and your staff so much for making me feel so special and taking such good care of me. I can tell you love what you do... "

C.B.

I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of me before, during, and after my surgery. It meant a lot to know I wasn't just another patient coming through. I'll actually miss seeing you once all is said and done!... "

N.H.

" I've wanted to do this my whole life. Thank you for being so kind and holding my hand through this experience. I am so grateful I found you... "

D.W.

" Thank you for taking the time to listen. I am so happy with my results! I wish I had done it sooner... "

S.P.

" Thank you so much for taking care of me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated... "

N.A.

" Words cannot express my gratitude for your expertise... I was in need of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and no where near Beverly Hills! It was nice of you to work at the hospital that day!! Thank you... "

L.G.



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    If you are considering Botox® cosmetic injections in Beverly Hills, call our office now. Dr. Anita Patel has been performing these injections since 2008, and has a lot of experience tailoring the procedure to your goals. Botox® and Dysport® injections are a great way to enhance your natural beauty and refresh the face. Call now to learn more.
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