Botox Specialist

Patients from throughout Los Angeles who have concerns about wrinkles, fine lines, or crow’s feet, can seek expert Botox® treatment with Dr. Karbasi at Avicenna Medical Clinic, conveniently located in Reseda, California.

Botox Q&A

by Aref Karbasi, MD

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a popular FDA-approved cosmetic treatment designed for the treatment of frown lines and crow’s feet on the face. Botox® temporarily paralyzes the muscles directly beneath the surface of the skin, preventing the skin from furrowing into wrinkles during or following facial expressions and movement. Treatments can reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles and lines as well as prevent more lines from developing in the future.

How do I know if Botox® is right for me?

Botox® Cosmetic may be a good option for you if you are a man or woman who is suffering from wrinkles or lines on the forehead or beside the eyes. Your doctor will want to discuss your goals for treatment to determine whether Botox® Cosmetic is the correct approach for improving your facial irregularities.

What can I expect during my Botox® procedure?

When administered by a trained medical professional such as Dr. Karbasi, Botox® is a safe alternative to other more-invasive cosmetic treatments. Before your treatment, Dr. Karbasi will carefully explain what you can expect during treatment, any potential side effects or risks, and any follow-up appointments that will be necessary.

Treatment is quick and straightforward. The procedure can be completed on an outpatient basis in your doctor’s office during your lunch hour. Your Botox® Cosmetic specialist may use ice or a topical numbing cream on the injection site to minimize discomfort. Botox® is injected into the specified area — with the entire procedure lasting between 10-15 minutes. Many patients start to notice lines and wrinkles softening within 24 to 48 hours, with optimal results achieved within two weeks. The effects of Botox® last approximately 4-6 months so follow up treatments will be necessary to maintain a smooth and youthful appearance.

Contact the staff at Avicenna Medical Clinic to schedule your Botox® consultation.

Insurances

Avicenna Medical Clinic accepts most major insurance plans. Please call our office to verify.

We accept the following HMO plans:

Regal Medical Group, HealthNet, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Easy Choice, Medicare

Aetna
BCBS
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Easy Choice Health Plan (California)
Health Net
Medicare
Regal Medical Group
United Healthcare
Location
Avicenna Medical Clinic
18445 Vanowen St
Reseda, CA 91335
Phone: 818-452-5534
Fax: (818) 654-6285
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818-452-5534