Although age is a sign of wisdom, most people would rather do without the wrinkles to show for it. Many people turn to laser therapy or BOTOX® as nonsurgical options to boost their confidence and reduce their signs of aging. Dr. Violetta Mailyan in Glendale, CA offers minimally invasive treatments to address your unwanted wrinkles and help rejuvenate your appearance. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
The ICON® laser is a non-invasive treatment option that transforms you into a younger-looking version of yourself. It reduces the appearance of your facial lines and unwanted wrinkles in just one treatment by stimulating the regeneration of new skin.
Patients prefer ICON laser wrinkle treatment because it doesn’t leave them with unnatural facial changes. Laser therapy only requires about four days to recover and doesn’t have the side effects associated with invasive surgery.
BOTOX, or botulinum toxin, helps to reduce the appearance of unwanted facial creases and wrinkles. This nonsurgical treatment works by paralyzing or relaxing the muscles in your face causing a temporary reduction in the specific muscles that you want to treat.
BOTOX addresses dynamic wrinkles on your forehead, around your mouth, as well as the ‘crow’s feet’ around your eyes and the mouth. It can also help with uncontrolled blinking, chronic pain, and excessive sweating.
Dr. Mailyan uses a small needle to inject the toxin into specific muscles in your face. No anesthesia is required, and the procedure only takes a few minutes.
It can take from three days to two weeks to see the full effects of the treatment on your face. Temporary bruising and a little pain at the injection site are common side effects. Sometimes a headache can occur, but that’s rare.
The effects of BOTOX do not permanently reduce your wrinkles. You will need to have touch-up treatments every four to six months if you wish to maintain a wrinkle-free appearance.
BOTOX is extremely convenient for those with busy schedules because you won’t experience any downtime after your treatment. You can return to your daily activities immediately after your treatment session.
BOTOX doesn’t help to fill in existing wrinkles that might already have formed. It does, however, prevent your muscles from continuing to make those wrinkles for a period.
Although, it's worth mentioning that wrinkles resulting from sun damage or gravity don't respond to this treatment. Additionally, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, suffer from a neurological disorder or are allergic to albumin, you shouldn’t receive BOTOX treatment.
Using dermal filler products, such as Restylane® — which work to fill in existing facial wrinkles — in conjunction with BOTOX can have your skin looking ten years younger in no time. Call Dr. Mailyan or schedule an appointment online to discuss your treatment options.