Botox

Joel  A. Aronowitz, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Joel A. Aronowitz, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Botox Specialist
Dr. Aronowitz offers Botox® injections to his patients from in and around Los Angeles, California from his practice in Beverly Hills. Dedicated to helping his patients to look and feel their best, Dr. Aronowitz provides customized treatments for each patient individual needs.

Botox Q & A

by Joel A. Aronowitz, MD

Plastic Surgery Beverly HillsWhat is Botox®?

Botox® is a nonsurgical treatment used to limit lines and wrinkles on the face. The areas where treatment is frequently used includes frown lines, crow's-feet, and forehead. The injections work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox can also be used to treat muscle spasms like eye twitches, profuse sweating, migraines, and incontinence. Botox® works by paralyzing the sub-dermal muscles and blocking chemical stimulation.

Other less well-known areas that can be improved by Botox® include:

  • The jawline to turn up the corners of the mouth
  • Saggy neck muscles called platysma bands
  • Around the mouth to decrease signs of wrinkles (smoker's lines)
  • Sides of the jaw to decrease the width of muscle from clenching teeth
  • The chin to improve the appearance of dimpled, or cobblestone, chin

How effective is Botox®?

The effects of the injection last anywhere from three to 12 months. As muscle activity returns, lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear and follow-up visits will be necessary for continued improvement. Over time, with regular Botox® treatments, the wrinkles will have a less severe appearance as the muscles have been trained to relax. Botox® is most effective on wrinkles that appear when the face moves, such as frown lines.


What can I expect from the procedure?

BOTOX® is administered through injection of the skin or muscles resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance to the skin. When you meet Dr. Aronowitz, he will evaluate your face to pinpoint specific sites where injections will provide the most benefit. Results are noticeable within a few days of having the injections. Depending upon the area of the face being treated, it can take about 10 to 20 minutes to finish. Botox® injections are safe when administered by a trained professional. Botox® is a not a permanent solution and follow up injections may be necessary.

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Joel Aronowitz, MD
8635 West 3rd Street
Suite 1090W
Los Angeles, CA 90048