FAQ at HappyClinic West Hollywood
West Hollywood BOTOX® Cosmetic
Where does Happy Clinic West Hollywood get its Botox® Cosmetic?
We get our Original Botox® Cosmetic directly from Allergan, USA. Some places get their Botox from Canada or Europe, which is unsafe, and illegal. Ask any provider of Botox Cosmetic what their status is on the Allergan Network. They should have their certificates hanging up on the wall. Happy Clinic West Hollywood is currently a BLACK DIAMOND TOP 25 account status, meaning we pay Allergan USA over $1,200,000/year in purchase of Botox Cosmetic and other Allergan products. We go through about 8-10 bottles of Botox Cosmetic a day, so our product is always fresh.
One other way to check if your provider is using Original Botox Cosmetic is to check on the website. Do a search for providers in your zip code and then 1,5,10, 25, or 50 mile radius range. If your provider is busy and using Original Botox Cosmetic, they should be ranked fairly high on the website, as the rankings are based upon volume of Botox Cosmetic purchases. Since April of 2013, Happy Clinic West Hollywood is currently ranked #1 out of 210 Botox Cosmetic practitioners in a 50 mile radius of zip code 80231. Happy Clinic ended 2014 ranked #23 out of 40,000+ clinics that purchase Botox from Allergan USA.
What is Botox® Cosmetic
Botox® Cosmetic is the protein Botulinum Toxin A made by Allergan, a world leader in prescription cosmetic medicines including Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm. Botox Cosmetic is FDA approved to reduce the appearance of glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows), but has also been used successfully to treat forehead lines, crows feet, blepharospasms (excessive blinking), hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, and feet), migraine head aches, and other physicial ailments.
How does Botox® Cosmetic Work?
When injected into the muscle or tissue, Botox Cosmetic impairs the nerves from telling the muscles to contract or the sweat glands to produce sweat.
How will I look post treatment?
You will notice some initial redness and swelling in the treated area that will subside in the next hour. Within 3-5 days, you will start to notice a more rested appearance, with the best effects noticed in 2 weeks. Contrary to popular belief, you can have a full range of facial expressions with Botox Cosmetic treatments.
How long does Botox® Cosmetic Last?
The effects of Botox Cosmetic typically last 3-4 months and up to 6 months. Individual results will vary depending on the strength of the underlying muscles. Your lines will return to the pre-treatment appearance as the Botox® Cosmetic wears off.
Post procedure instructions:
Remain upright for 4 hours. Keep your head and neck straight. Avoid touching the treated area.
Do Botox® Cosmetic injections hurt?
Most people compare the injection sensation to a bug bite. Overall discomfort is minimal and temporary.
Where is Botox® Cosmetic administered?
Traditionally it is used to treat frown lines between the eye brows, forehead creases, crows feet around the eyes and fine lines above the lips. Botox Cosmetic can also be injected into the underarms, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet to treat hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating).
Who will be doing my Botox® Cosmetic Injections?
All Botox Cosmetic injections are done by Dr. Phil Nguyen, MD at Happy Clinic West Hollywood. Dr. Nguyen has over 14 years experience in doing cosmetic injections, with thousands of injections done safely and effectively.
Are Botox® Cosmetic injections safe?
Botox® has safely treated a variety of medical conditions since its FDA approval in 1989. Botox® Cosmetic was FDA approved in 2002. As of 2007, Botox injection is the most common cosmetic procedure, with 4.6 million procedures in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Is Botox® Cosmetic expensive?
Cost of Botox Cosmetic is based on a sliding scale at Happy Clinic West Hollywood. First time patients get $9/unit.
40 units or more $10.00/unit
20-39 units $11.00/unit
1-19 units $12.00/unit
How many units you need depends on what you want done. A free consultation with Dr. Phil Nguyen, MD can help you decide what is right for you.