Botox

Pure Touch Skin Center

Aesthetic Nurse Injector and Certified Laser Specialist & Certified Master Aesthetic Injector located in Glendale, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

Wrinkle smoothing injectables like Botox® and Dysport® are the most popular kind of nonsurgical treatments in the United States today. Not every Botox provider has the same training and skill, so why not choose the best of the best for your care? The Pure Touch Skin Center team earned the “Top 250 Injector” award from Allergan, the makers of Botox, putting them in the top 2% of the nation for this type of treatment. There are two convenient locations in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California, so call either office or book your Botox appointment online now.

Botox Q & A

What does Botox do?

Botox is a muscle-relaxing injectable, which makes it perfect for antiaging treatments. Botox contains a purified protein derived from Clostridium botulinum. It temporarily prevents nerve signals that cause your muscle contractions. This hinders the muscle movements that cause wrinkles in certain areas of your face.

Where does Botox reduce wrinkles?

Botox treats lines and wrinkles in many places, including:

  • Glabellar lines (between eyebrow lines)
  • Crow's feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Neckbands (platysmal bands)


Because Botox has a lifting effect when injected into muscles, it can also lessen eyelid heaviness and improve general facial symmetry. 

When do I see results from Botox?

Botox usually takes effect within 3-5 days. You’ll enjoy the full results within two weeks of your treatment. 

How long does Botox last?

Botox generally lasts 3-6 months, with an average of about four months in most men and women. 

Is there another kind of Botox?

Dysport is very similar to Botox, with the same active ingredient. It smooths lines while allowing regular facial expressions and no frozen look. Dysport is ideal for the glabellar lines between your eyebrows. It usually takes effect in 2-3 days and lasts for up to four months. 

What does Botox or Dysport treatment feel like?

The experienced specialists at Pure Touch Skin Center employ advanced injection techniques that cause minimal discomfort. You can expect a mild sting during the injections, but it’s relatively painless and lasts for only a second or so. 

Are Botox and Dysport like dermal fillers?

Botox and Dysport and dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® may seem similar since they’re all injectables. But, Botox and Dysport have a very different purpose than dermal fillers. 

Juvéderm and Restylane products increase volume, which means they’re the right treatment for deep facial lines like smile lines or for lifting your cheeks. Botox and Dysport only affect your facial muscles, so they don’t raise the volume level in your face. 

Each injectable has unique uses, so it’s best to talk to your Pure Touch Skin Center specialists about what kind of product can give you the results you want.

Pure Touch Skin Center is in the top 250 Botox providers nationwide, meaning they’re true experts. Call either office or schedule your Botox consultation online today.