What is BOTOX?
Reducing the first signs of aging in the upper face and forehead is easy and painless with BOTOX injectable treatments at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley. Our ophthalmologists are proud to offer BOTOX treatments to San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA individuals.
This facial rejuvenation treatment helps patients achieve the gorgeous results they desire. BOTOX is a specialized strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily reduces the movements of the muscles that create expressions in the upper face region. The lines made from these repetitive facial expressions are referred to as “dynamic” since they are caused by muscle activity. Eventually, these dynamic lines remain visible, even when the face is totally relaxed. BOTOX injectable treatments can dramatically smooth the depth of these lines by stopping facial expressions and giving the skin on top of the muscles a chance to relax and soften itself without interference.
"Although Dr. Elkins is fine I prefer Dr. Saulny. He is the best, and his staff are enjoyable. He does the best cosmetic work, even better than a plastic surgeon. Yes, right there in the office. I had an eye exam, botox, and fillers from him just yesterday. He is a true professional and really knows his stuff. No one knows I go to him for a little extra lift, which is telling in regards to his masterful work. Even my son doesn't know. You would also enjoy Alex, his assistant, what a riot. It makes going to the doctor enjoyable."- C.S. / Yelp / Feb 17, 2010
"Best experience ever.! Dr Saulny is 100% present, explains everything he is doing, takes his time so you never feel rushed, has a great sense of humor & his work is exceptional for my eye exams & botox! The staff is exceptional too!"- D.K. / Demandforce / Dec 20, 2019
"With masks mandatory, I miss his warm smile. Although a mask makes a face less readable, Dr. Saulny's genuinely communicated care for his patients is not hidden. When you ask a question, Dr. Saulny treats the question as deserving of his time to answer, thus, extending value to you as his patient. And, just as a well-formulated room spray changes the atmosphere in a room, Dr. Saulny's positivity and energy permeates the space he occupies. For example, I asked him if he had time for a botox injection after my annual eye exam, and his immediate response was, "I ALWAYS have time for botox! I will be back with it in 30 seconds!" He is the kind of doctor that restores the ideal of personal care in the medical profession."- M.L. / Demandforce / Aug 21, 2020
"Dr Saulny is professional, kind, honest and friendly. My migraines have significantly decreased in frequency since I have been getting the Botox protocol and I am very grateful."- L.W. / Demandforce / Sep 25, 2020
"Dr. Saulny is an excellent , conscientious , and compassionate doctor. He performed an excellent botox injection on my eye for twitching and it was 100% successful. And made my eye area look better."- B.S. / Demandforce / Feb 20, 2021
BOTOX injections are great for patients who hope to diminish and soften the visible look of wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face without undergoing surgery. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even if you are younger — keep in mind how often you make facial expressions. It's a terrific, noninvasive treatment if you have forehead wrinkles or parallel lines between the brows. It's also an excellent choice for lines that form around the eyes (Crow's feet).
Our Injection Technique
BOTOX treatments are available as an outpatient procedure at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley. If it is your first time visiting us in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA for BOTOX, we usually perform the treatment at the same appointment as your initial consultation. During the treatment, we will ask you to make various expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, or smiling, to help us determine where we should place the injections. We commonly administer BOTOX in between the brows where the number "11" appears, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and across the forehead.
First, we will cleanse your face and inject the BOTOX using a fine needle, followed by a cool compress to help reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but generally, patients do not find it necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take about 10 – 15 minutes.
What to Expect
After your injection, you can return to your daily schedule; although, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least one day. We recommend sleeping with your head propped up for the first night and not touching your face, which can accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The injected sections of your face may appear slightly bruised, swollen, or red for 2 – 3 days, but you will not experience any lasting or serious side effects. In most cases, it takes about 5 – 7 days before the final results of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. You should talk to your BOTOX injector about how often to schedule follow-up appointments at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley to maintain your results.
Is BOTOX safe?
Yes, BOTOX is a safe and effective treatment for many conditions and cosmetic issues. The most common side effects are temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or numbness at the injection site. Our experienced BOTOX team at OAV can prepare you for what to expect during treatment and help you choose the best plan for your needs.
Will my BOTOX results look natural?
OAV takes a natural approach to BOTOX and similar cosmetic injectables. We believe that less is more and that you should still look like yourself – just with a more refreshed appearance. Our expert injectors in Los Angeles, CA, take the time to learn about your goals and make sure that you are happy and satisfied with your results.
How much does BOTOX cost?
The price of BOTOX will vary depending on the number of units needed and the specific areas being treated. During your consultation, our staff will develop a customized treatment plan based on your unique needs and goals. We then provide you with an estimate of the total cost so that you can make the best decision for your budget.
With BOTOX injectable treatments, you can frown, smile, laugh, and make any face you want without seeing lines and wrinkles. To smooth and prevent lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert ophthalmologists in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA. Please call either of our locations in Encino or West Hills to discover more about this popular, nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.