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Botox Injections

Botox & Fillers Specialist

Your face doesn't have to show your true age. With the help of Dr. Elaheh Farhadian at the Dr. Elie Medical Center in Granada Hills, California, you can get Botox and fillers that take years off your appearance. Dr. Farhadian is highly skilled at finding just the right option for you and injecting it in the ideal spots for maximum wrinkle reduction. By the time you leave your appointment, you'll probably notice that some of those wrinkles and fine lines are already gone.

Botox & Fillers Q & A

by Elaheh Farhadian, M.D.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified type of botulinum toxin-A, used both medically and FDA approved for cosmetic treatment for frown lines above eyebrows and wrinkles. It treats certain muscular conditions by blocking habitual muscle contractions that results to a common wrinkle of the face and neck, and temporarily reducing over contraction of facial muscles to help soften the wrinkles so that you're left visibly smoother skin.

What are Fillers?

Fillers do just what the name says, fill in your skin. When you have fine lines, wrinkles, or deep grooves that clearly give away your age, dermal filler injections help plump up the area. Each type of filler works differently, and Dr. Farhadian can help you figure out which one is best for you. Some fillers add collagen to your skin, some are made with a substance that absorbs water to plump your skin, while others are made with a gel-like substance that smooths the signs of aging.

How is Botox different from fillers?

Botox and fillers have a similar outcome: They smooth out wrinkles. But each one works differently. Botox primary objective is to treat and prevent facial dynamic wrinkles which occur when the face is in motion or making expression which are usually positioned in the forehead and around the eyebrows. Fillers on the other hand are ideal for static wrinkles, these are the depleted and sunken in that are visible even when your face is relaxed and making no expression. Over the years, with each smile, frown, or worried look, your facial muscles that contract to make those expressions leave deep grooves and wrinkles behind.

Are the injections painful?

You may feel slight sting, but Dr. Farhadian is highly skilled at giving injections, so she knows exactly how to make them as painless as possible. If you'd like, Dr. Farhadian can apply a topical numbing cream before the procedure to lessen any discomfort.

Where can I have Botox or fillers injected?

Contain injections are only designed to be used on specific areas, so Dr. Farhadian recommends which injection is right for you depending on what you're trying to achieve. In general, Botox and dermal fillers can improve the appearance of your skin or reduce wrinkles:

  • Between your eyebrows
  • Along your forehead
  • At the corners of your eyes (crow's feet)
  • Around your mouth (smile or frown lines)
  • Underneath your chin
  • On your hands

When will I see results, and how long will they last?

You'll likely start noticing an improvement as soon as you leave Dr. Farhadian's office. since you might have some swelling near the injection sites initially, expect to see your best results about a week getting your injections.

Dr. Farhadian can give you a time frame for how long your new, smoother appearance should last, it varies by treatment. You can have visibly reduced wrinkles for anywhere from a few months up to a year in some cases.

*Individual results may vary.

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Elaheh Farhadian, MD
Internal Medicine and Cosmetics