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Introduction to BOTOX

Do you see the inevitable signs of aging when you look in the mirror? Laughing out loud, crying out right, and heavy sun exposure have left their mark on your skin in the form of wrinkles. These fine lines are a reminder that you need a refresher. Luckily, there are non-surgical techniques that can virtually turn back the clock and make you look and feel younger by tomorrow’s dinner. When you hear the word BOTOX, you immediately think of tight, firm, fresh, and youthful skin, correct?

Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is conveniently located in Arcadia, and services the greater Los Angeles and Pasadena area, we specialize in revitalizing and providing a more youthful appearance with BOTOX treatments. If you are interested in learning more about the injections offered, or how the treatments are administered, please continue reading.

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What is BOTOX?

BOTOX, known as botulinum toxin type A, is a popular non-invasive procedure that temporarily reduces or eliminates wrinkles and fine lines, such as forehead creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet. It’s made with a purified bacteria substance called bacterium clostridium, which is injected into the muscle to block the nerve signals that cause wrinkles.

BOTOX injections are FDA-approved for temporary treatment in the reduction or elimination of  3 areas (frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet. 

  • Reduction of sweat in the underarms
  • Overactive bladder
  • Cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms caused by a neurological disorder)
  • Preventing chronic migraines
  • Uncontrolled blinking
  • Crossed eyes
  • Lift the corners of the mouth or raise the eyebrows
  • Relax neck muscles

There are only a few FDA-approved non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatments made by various manufacturers. Consequently, most of the uses are off-label applications such as:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Eye lift brow lift
  • Nasal alar reduction
  • Gummy smile treatment
  • Mouth corner lifting
  • Chin dimple treatment
  • Masseteric muscle (biting muscle) reduction
  • Neck lift and facelift
  • Shoulder muscle (trapezius muscle) reduction for lower neck slimming and elongation
  • Arm muscle reduction
  • Leg muscle reduction
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BOTOX for Men

BOTOX is NOT just for women. Consider it a competitive edge over your younger coworkers. Often referred to as “BROTOX” by men who have benefited from the procedure. Feeling and looking youthful is important to everyone, regardless of your gender. BOTOX can align your physical appearance with your inner youthfulness and boost self-esteem.  

Due to the stronger facial muscles, men generally require more product for desired results.

A minimally invasive procedure, a micro-injection, is injected into the face with botulinum toxin to relax the muscles and reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and other fine lines. Many men across the United States have found that BOTOX treatments have positively changed their lives and improved performance in various areas.

Other Wrinkle Relaxers We Offer


As an alternative to BOTOX, Dysport contains small molecules of botulinum toxin type B which allows it to move quickly and more easily through the targeted muscles. These small injections can now be placed near the mouth, as it was previously unavailable for wrinkle relaxers because certain oral muscles that are used daily for eating, talking, or kissing could be affected. Strategic Dysport application into specific oral muscles can safely reduce deep vertical lines caused by years of pursing lips, repeated movements, and consistent creasing of the skin. 

Similarly, Dyspot treatments are regularly used to:

  • Remove lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth
  • Reduce excessive underarm perspiration
  • Neck rejuvenation
  • Improve the appearance of the eyebrows and surrounding areas


FDA-approved Xeomin, pronounced “Zeo – min”, is another form of botulinum toxin type A product. These injections help multiple conditions as they contain proteins, but not the unnecessary ones removed via the XTRACT technology manufacturing process. Xeomin works effectively as a neuromodulator treatment option for adults, actively stimulating nerves to produce natural responses when injected into muscles or glands. The application helps block the excessive production of saliva or block nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract when they shouldn’t. 

For most patients, XEOMIN usually produces results in 7 days and can last up to between 12-16 weeks depending on each person as everyone is different. If there are any questions or concerns with treatment, you should ask your doctor for clarification.

Conditions that Xeomin treats include:

  • Blepharospasm
  • Chronic Sialorrhea
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Pediatric Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Pediatric Chronic Sialorrhea
  • Upper Limb Spasticity

What are the Benefits of BOTOX?

With a convenient location servicing the greater Los Angeles and Arcadia area, Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa provides exceptional care in addition to these advantages of BOTOX treatments:

  • Augmented natural aesthetics
  • Minimally invasive
  • Swift procedure
  • Rapid results
  • Tailored treatment options
  • Potential improvement of various health conditions

Who are the Best Candidates for BOTOX?

An ideal candidate for Los Angeles and Arcadia BOTOX injections will be an individual who has noticeably moderate to severe facial wrinkles, is over 18 years old, is in good general health, and is not pregnant or nursing. It is also important that the candidate be able to manage their expectations and be realistic about the limitations of BOTOX results.

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BOTOX® First Step

What’s The First Step?

If you are considering BOTOX the first step is to schedule a consultation with Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia. During your consultation, one of our aesthetic experts will:

  • Give you a skin assessment to determine goals
  • Review your medical history, allergies, treatments, and current medications. 
  • Evaluate your general health, and pre-existing conditions to prevent unnecessary risks and potential complications. 
  • Discuss the areas of treatment and recovery.
  • Answer any questions that will need clarification. 

After gathering all the necessary information, Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa will create a uniquely tailored treatment plan for you. You can receive your first BOTOX injections that day if you are ready. Otherwise, schedule your appointment for a convenient later date.  

If you are planning to get BOTOX injections, abstain from consuming alcohol for a minimum of two weeks before treatment. In addition, to prevent bruising, refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as aspirin.

What to Expect on the Day of a BOTOX Treatment

When you come into our office for your BOTOX treatments, it is a quick process with each injection taking a few minutes. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our professional and friendly staff and made comfortable for the procedure. Numbing cream can be applied to the treatment site to make you more comfortable. Either Dr. Yu or our professional aesthetician will use a small needle to inject the specified muscles with BOTOX. 

BOTOX Recovery

There is no significant recovery or downtime with BOTOX injections, patients can continue with their daily activities immediately.

*Rubbing or massaging treated areas within 24 hours of the treatment is to be avoided as BOTOX could migrate to other areas. If that does happen, there is a possibility of temporary facial drooping or weakness.


How much does BOTOX cost in Arcadia, CA?

The cost of BOTOX in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the surrounding Arcadia area is determined by various factors, such as the location of the treatment area, the depth of the fine lines and wrinkles, and how much product will be used for those areas. The injection cost could also vary depending on the time, effort, expertise, qualifications, and geographic office location. The best way to determine the total amount of your treatment is to come in for a consultation.


Why Choose Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa?

Conveniently located near Los Angeles and Pasadena, Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia offers sensational care in a comfortable and trustworthy environment aided by a staff that is kind, professional, and well-informed. Board-certified plastic surgeon Arthur Yu, M.D. has excelled in his field for the better part of the last 2 decades. His top-quality experience is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Dr. Yu offers a range of aesthetic procedures to provide every patient with the best possible results.


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To schedule your BOTOX consultation with Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia, request an appointment directly from our website. If it’s more convenient to speak to one of our friendly staff members, please call (626) 285- 0508. 

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