Weeks off for recovery after a lengthy cosmetic appointment? Who has time for that? Given that so many of us deal with significant time constraints these days, patients who are busy and pressed for time welcome quick procedures that don’t require much down time for healing. This is at least partially why non-invasive options are such a big hit right now. Getting BOTOX® in the Los Angeles area (or other aesthetic services elsewhere) doesn’t have to be a hassle. In fact, choosing the right treatment can actually lessen the amount of time you spend on your daily beauty routine. Many nonsurgical options do require long-term maintenance for prolonged results, but they are an ideal choice for a temporary refresher. Here are some of the most popular cosmetic dermatology treatments patients can get done in less than an hour—in other words, during their lunch break from work—without worry.
BOTOX® and Jeuveau™ are injectable neuromodulators that temporarily relax overactive facial muscles responsible for wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. The injections take only a few minutes to be completed, and you can usually go right back to your daily schedule afterward. Because the results are so subtle and the smoothing effect requires a few days to begin visibly developing, it’s likely that people won’t even notice any difference, other than your face looking more refreshed.
Fillers correct aspects of skin aging that neuromodulators don’t impact, such as wrinkles from sun exposure, sagging, and facial volume loss. They’re also an ideal choice for volumizing the lips and sculpting cheeks. Hyaluronic acid-based JUVÉDERM® and calcium-based RADIESSE® sessions are completed in anywhere between five and 30 minutes, depending on the treatment site and how many areas are injected.
CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction tool for small pockets of exercise-resistant, pinchable fat on most areas of the body, including below the chin. It won’t give you better skin, but reduces volume in targeted areas to produce more refined, sculpted body contours. Treatment sessions are typically less than an hour. It requires no recovery time, and is a virtually painless treatment.
Another fat-reduction option, Kybella®, consists of a series of injections made below the chin to reduce fat deposits there. After a 15 to 20-minute session, the active ingredient—deoxycholic acid—begins to break down the fat cells it encounters. No down time is necessary, and the process happens naturally.
For more details on Los Angeles-area BOTOX® treatments and our other services at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, write to us or give us a call at 310-246-0495 to request an appointment.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.