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BOTOX® Cosmetic in Santa Monica, CA

Dynamic wrinkles form when you make a facial expression such as smiling or frowning. For people in their youth, these laugh lines, smile lines, and frown lines usually disappear when they stop making the expression. However, older patients may notice that dynamic lines and wrinkles stay etched into their skin when their facial muscles are relaxed.

Butler Facial Plastic Surgery provides BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments to prevent and reverse dynamic wrinkles. For many people, these signs of aging are best prevented rather than reversed. Dr. Butler understands this.


What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable neuromodulator made of botulinum toxin that can reduce or prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming. Neuromodulators work by temporarily relaxing and reducing movement in the muscles that cause wrinkles, which allows the skin to smooth out.

Younger patients can benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic as a preventive treatment to stop these types of wrinkles from forming in the first place. Patients who already have expression lines can undergo BOTOX® injections to treat their wrinkles.

Dr. Butler has performed non-surgical facial rejuvenation in the Santa Monica area for many years. He brings artistry and a personal touch to each of his injectable treatments.

What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Correct?

Frown Lines

BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to treat the vertical furrows between the eyebrows known as frown lines.

Crow’s Feet

This botulinum toxin neuromodulator can eliminate the fine lines known as crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes.


Forehead Lines

BOTOX® Cosmetic can stop unconscious muscle contractions that create horizontal lines and wrinkles across the forehead.


Neck Muscle Bands

By relaxing the muscle bands in the neck, BOTOX® treatment provides a smoother and more youthful neck contour.

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What Are the Steps of BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment?


BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Butler. During your meeting, Dr. Butler will:

  • Determine if you are the right candidate for neuromodulator treatments
  • Discuss your goals and concerns about the procedure
  • Evaluate your target areas
  • Provide you with detailed information on how to prepare for your treatment


As you prepare for treatment, you should take the following steps:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen
  • Wash the treatment area the day of your procedure
  • Don’t apply topical products like makeup, sunscreen, and lotion on the day of your treatment

BOTOX® Injections

During your treatment, Dr. Butler will ensure the target area is clean. Topical anesthesia of the injection sites is not usually necessary, but can be provided on request.

Dr. Butler will inject the BOTOX® Cosmetic formula into the targeted muscles to inhibit them. Cold compress use is optional.

What to Expect After BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment


Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment

How much is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Your BOTOX® cost will vary depending on how much BOTOX® is needed and the number of treatment areas. For this reason, Dr. Butler will provide you with a personalized BOTOX® price after your consultation.

Am I a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is highly effective at preventing and reversing wrinkle formation in the face. It is compatible with diverse skin tones and types.

A good candidate for neuromodulator treatments:

  • Is in good overall health
  • Does not smoke
  • Would like to reduce or reverse the effects of aging
  • Has realistic expectations for the treatment
  • Wants to avoid the need for more invasive procedures such as facelift surgery
  • Has no history of a significant neuromuscular disorder

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic made of?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from botulinum toxin, which is produced by a specialized bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. In small doses, this neurotoxin is non-toxic and acts as a neurotransmitter blocker.

Botulinum toxin works well as an anti-aging product when used by a skilled doctor.

Where can I see BOTOX® before and after photos?

Visit our BOTOX® photo gallery to see before and after photos of some of our previous BOTOX® Cosmetic patients. During your consultation, Dr. Butler can also show you more photos.

Can I combine BOTOX® Cosmetic with other cosmetic treatments?

Yes. Neuromodulators can work well when combined with dermal filler treatments as well as laser treatments and microneedling.

Does BOTOX® cause scarring?

Neuromodulator treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic are injected with a fine needle. As such, no scarring is expected.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe when injected by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Butler. It is FDA approved and has been used by thousands of patients for several decades. However, side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic like rashes, headaches, or minor swelling may occur.

More serious risks are possible, though rare. These may include:

  • Temporary weakness of a facial muscle
  • Temporary weakness of eyelid elevation

If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Butler right away.

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