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Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons located in Pasadena, CA

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.

Botox Q & A

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.