Premier BOTOX® Specialist in Marina del Rey

In today’s busy world you can develop fine lines and wrinkles for so many different reasons, not just because of the natural aging process. At Clear Medical it is our goal to help you look and feel your best. Everyone deserves to showcase their best self.

BOTOX® injections can help you regain that refreshed and relaxed look that will have friends asking how you look so rested.

what are wrinkles?

As you age, you will naturally develop wrinkles as they are all part of growing older. However, they can be formed in a number of different ways.

The natural expressions your face makes on a daily basis generally lead to the formation of wrinkles. Whenever you frown, laugh, or smile, by nature, your facial muscles contract and relax when you make any kind of expression.

Over the years, you can develop wrinkle lines around your mouth, your forehead and also your eyes — which are often referred to as crow's feet.

When wrinkles occur in your skin due to motion, they are called dynamic wrinkles.

Meanwhile, static wrinkles appear due to the way you sleep, and gravity. They are deeper in your skin and cannot always be treated as successfully as dynamic wrinkles.

At Clear Medical, we use two different types of injectables to treat wrinkles.

BOTOX Injections in Marina del Rey

BOTOX injections work as a muscle relaxant which temporarily deactivates specific muscles so your lines become relaxed.

Made from the toxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum, it is considered entirely safe to use to treat wrinkles and frown lines.

BOTOX has been used since 1989 and has been studied scientifically for many years. Approved by the FDA, BOTOX can temporarily soften lines around the eyes and forehead. The formula is popular because it gives natural, predictable results.

There are four other Botox "like" products that are FDA approved in the United States. These include Dysport, Xeomin, Jeauveu, and now the longest lasting product, Daxxify.  Dr. Shawn can help you decide which would be best for you.

How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

BOTOX, as well as other injectables, are designed to alleviate fine lines and can minimize or eliminate wrinkles for about 3-6 months.

Typically, patients will see results from their BOTOX treatment over the course of a few days after having injections. However, it can take up to two weeks to notice full results and a smoother appearance to the skin. There can sometimes be a small amount of bruising at the injection site.

Dr. Abrishamy advocates a natural and refined look when injecting BOTOX. Unlike other practices, where your BOTOX treatment is typically carried out by a nurse, Dr. Abrishamy will conduct your treatment personally. When you come for your consultation he will discuss your needs and what you are looking to achieve with your treatment.

After you have had your injections, Dr. Abrishamy will be in contact with you two weeks after your treatment to see how you feel about the results. If you have any concerns, he is available to talk to you, and you may also come back in and see him for another appointment. Patients who have BOTOX say they feel like they look rested and refreshed. Overall, getting BOTOX is not considered to be painful by most patients. The minimal pain, if any, is compared to the pain felt when plucking eyebrows.

Alternative Injectables to BOTOX

In addition to BOTOX injections, Dr. Abrishamy offers Xeomin, Jeauveu, Dysport and Daxxify to help ease wrinkles and fine lines. These products are used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, as well as lines in the forehead and around the eyes. These formulas use the same toxin as BOTOX and can achieve similar results quickly and effectively. All of these products essentially work the same, but each has a unique "personality" of sorts, resulting in subtle differences in performance. Our doctor can help you decide which product would give you the best outcome.

What to expect at your appointment

Join us in the calm and relaxing atmosphere of our practice in Marina del Rey. Dr. Abrishamy will talk through how many units of your injectable you would like. The needle used to deliver your BOTOX is very small so you don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable during your treatment.

Dr. Abrishamy will customize your BOTOX dosage to exactly what you want, and can change the amount if you notice other parts of your face you wish to address.

Feel confident that after your treatment, you will soon be basking in compliments from friends on how wonderful you look.

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