BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA approved simple, non-surgical treatment that temporarily smoothes moderate to severe wrinkles. Essentially, BOTOX® is a purified, cosmetic form of the toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Despite being a toxin, it does not adversely affect the body; instead, it simply blocks the nerve impulses to prevent muscles from wrinkling. By injecting a small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles causing wrinkling, Dr. Stout can diminish the appearance of wrinkles for anywhere between 3 and 6 months. He has successfully treated thousands of loyal patients medically and cosmetically with BOTOX® Cosmetic for more than 25 years. In particular, Dr. Stout uses BOTOX® Cosmetic to relax the frown lines (between the eyebrows), worry lines (forehead lines), and crow’s feet, giving his patients a more youthful and refreshed look.

Your BOTOX® Cosmetic Appointment

Patients can expect to be at the office for approximately 30 minutes. After numbing the skin with a topical ointment and/or cold compresses, Dr. Stout injects a few drops of BOTOX® Cosmetic, using a tiny needle, into the muscle that is causing a wrinkle on the skin’s surface. This blocks the nerve impulse from stimulating the muscle, and as a result, the muscle relaxes. When the muscle stops contracting, the skin overlying the muscle smoothes and the wrinkles in the skin soften.

Within a few days of the treatment, patients see a marked improvement of the area they received BOTOX® Cosmetic. Wrinkles relax along with the muscles, while the surrounding untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion. This allows patients to maintain normal facial expressions, while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.

In the experienced hands of Dr. Stout, the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic routinely last 3 to 6 months. Patients usually return several times a year for maintenance treatments at his office in Pasadena. After a few BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, the effects may even begin to last longer, sometimes 6 to 8 months.

BOTOX® Injections for Migraine Headache Relief

As a sufferer of migraine headaches himself, Dr. Stout has long been an advocate of BOTOX® for the treatment of migraines. For years, recipients of BOTOX® injections have noticed treatments leave them headache-free for months. Subsequently, BOTOX® has emerged as an effective treatment for both migraine headache relief and non-migraine headaches.

If you are suffering from a headache, call 626-449-6494 right away and we will fit you in for an emergency appointment at our Pasadena office. Dr. Stout can typically relieve headaches in 5 to 10 minutes using BOTOX®.

Other Uses

BOTOX® has also proven to be an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the palms of armpits) and blepharospasms (involuntary eye twitching), and can also be used to treat thick bands on the neck.