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If frown lines and crow's feet are becoming more evident on your face, BOTOX® is the ideal, convenient way to minimize these signs of aging. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Gordon Sasaki, MD, FACS, and his team at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena, California, provide expert BOTOX Cosmetic injections at their Advanced Nurse Injection and Device Center. Find out how to smooth away lines and wrinkles and refresh your appearance by calling Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center today or scheduling an appointment online.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics. It has FDA approval for temporarily improving the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines (glabellar lines) between the eyes in adults.

Dr. Sasaki and his certified nurses offer BOTOX Cosmetic injections to relax and soften wrinkle lines without changing your overall appearance. In addition, they’re proficient in advanced uses of BOTOX to address issues such as:

  • Drooping tail of the eyebrows
  • Downward turning corners of the mouth
  • Gummy smile
  • Descending nasal tip

BOTOX Cosmetic is also an effective solution for excessive underarm sweating and profuse sweating in the palms of your hands.

Why do I have lines and wrinkles?

The muscles in your face that you use to make expressions like smiling, frowning, and laughing define how you look. For example, when you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold.

The lines that occur when you make these facial expressions are known as dynamic lines. As time passes and your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these dynamic lines become frown lines.

Prolonged overactivity of your facial muscles in combination with aging skin eventually converts your unique expression lines into deep wrinkles. Fortunately, Dr. Sasaki and his team have extensive expertise in using BOTOX Cosmetic to treat these signs of aging.

How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?

BOTOX Cosmetic contains a refined form of botulinum toxin, a substance that occurs in nature and causes paralysis.

The toxin achieves this effect by interfering with the signals going from the nerves to the muscles. In its refined form, when used correctly, this substance is safe to receive as a series of injections into your skin.

BOTOX Cosmetic causes interference in the communication between your facial nerves and muscles that prevents the frown lines and wrinkles from forming. The result is a temporary reduction in lines and wrinkles.

How long does BOTOX Cosmetic take to work?

You should see the full effect of your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment within a day or two of receiving your injections. On average, the results last between three and four months.

To maintain your results, you need to attend Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center three to four times a year. Regular use of BOTOX Cosmetic also helps prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.

Discover how BOTOX Cosmetic can improve your appearance and have you brimming with self-confidence by calling Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center today or book an appointment online.

Dermal Fillers

Injectable fillers, administered by either Dr. Sasaki or his nurses at our Pasadena medical spa, can often satisfy the patient’s concerns for deepening facial folds, wrinkles, and facial hollowing. Dr. Sasaki understands that aging involves not only sagging of tissues but also deflation of soft tissues. Although he performs a number of surgical corrections for these problems, he also offers nonsurgical options.

Dr. Sasaki uses only FDA-approved fillers for immediate volumetric corrections for facial lines and wrinkles. These fillers are temporary, reversible, and will be absorbed by your body over time.

Dermal Fillers Offered:

  • Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®
  • Volbella XC FDA (approved for lip lines)
  • Radiesse®
  • Belotero Balance

Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki

Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Few plastic surgeons can match Dr. Sasaki's combination of expertise, compassion, and experience. He's a distinguished educator and a renowned innovator whose work and research have influenced a generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Sasaki will work with you to make the improvements you desire.

Meet Dr. Sasaki


Dr. Sasaki was one of the first doctors in the United States to have and use JUVÉDERM Voluma™ XC.

Voluma XC is the only FDA-approved filler for the mid-face to correct age-related volume loss. Natural looking results last up to two years with optimal treatment. With its proprietary mixture of low- and high-molecular weight HA, Voluma XC is an efficiently and tightly cross-linked gel. This formulation contributes to the gel’s lift capacity and duration.

Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®

Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® are made of hyaluronic acids which are present normally in your body. Because these large sugar molecules contain no protein, there are minimal risks of allergic reactions and do not require a skin test. The doctor and his nurses will identify the best option for you to suit your needs.

Treatment takes only about 15 minutes. You can expect slight redness and swelling for a few days up to a week. A touch-up session may be required after two to four weeks to obtain optimal results. Patients may wish to combine BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and injectable fillers at the same or different sites to achieve optimal outcomes for busy lifestyles.


Radiesse®, another FDA-approved filler for the nasolabial lines, is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite molecules which are normally present in your body. The filler is encapsulated inside a microsphere shell. This filler should be positioned at a deeper level than the hyaluronic acid filler to obtain a smooth and long-lasting contour. This unique filler is additionally useful to provide volume and rejuvenate the deflated mid-face and the tops of hands.

Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is a cohesive polydensified matrix (CPM) process. When it is injected, it evenly and completely blends into your skin, providing a natural, finished look. It integrates within your skin’s tissue. Belotero Balance fills small gaps beneath your skin’s surface, smoothing moderate-to-severe etched-in facial lines and wrinkles. Your face maintains normal movement and facial expression and feels natural to the touch.

Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center's Nurse Injection and Laser Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form or call for an appointment.


Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center
800 S. Fairmount Ave., Suite 319
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-790-2246
Fax: 626-796-1678

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