Botox Specialist

Botox Specialist

Botox services offered in La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Are you curious about how Botox® can help you appear more youthful and well-rested? If so, booking a consultation with Dr. Compton at his self-named practice, Richard Compton, DO, in La Cañada Flintridge, California, is a great place to begin. Visits can be set up online or by phone, and there is also a telehealth option for initial consultations. 

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is the most popular nonsurgical injectable treatment in the world, and for good reason. Botox temporarily reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines, all without the risks and recovery time of plastic surgery. 

Best of all, the results are very natural-looking. In the hands of a skilled practitioner like Dr. Compton, Botox creates subtle results that will smooth and relax your facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. 

How does Botox work?

Botox is formulated from a substance called Clostridium botulinum, which is found naturally in soil, forests, and lakes. A neurotoxin, this substance is dangerous in certain concentrations, but the volume used in Botox is perfectly safe and carefully controlled. 

When injected into your targeted muscle tissue, Botox works to limit those muscles from going through their full range of motion. You’ll still be able to smile and make normal facial expressions, but your muscles won’t be strong enough to tug and pull your skin into folds and wrinkles. 

It only takes a few injections in each treatment area to deliver results. The injections are simple and swift, and there is no significant discomfort associated with getting Botox. You can be in and out in around 20 minutes and return to your normal routines immediately after your visit. 

It’s important to note that there is no generic form of Botox. The best way to ensure you are getting real Botox is to work with a skilled physician who has access to injectables only available to medical professionals. 

How long will the results of Botox last?

It takes two weeks to see full results of Botox to develop. You can expect those results to last around three to four months. At that point, your lines and wrinkles will begin to return slowly, and you can decide whether to come back in for another round of treatment. 

One of the best things about Botox is the ability to customize your treatments. If there is an effect you loved or a slight change you’d like to make, just let Dr. Compton know, and he can adjust your next treatment accordingly. 

When you’re ready to get started, booking a visit is simple and easy. Just call to check appointment availability or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.