I did not experience any pain or downtime. Unlike another top L.A. dermatolgist who performed the same procedures (Botox and Restyle), Dr. K puts a little Lidicaine in the syringe. I don't enough use numbing cream. I have no brusing or swelling like some of my friends because Dr. K recommended that I take vitamin K and arnica for 10 days prior to the procedure.
I'm 51 and have been getting injectibles for 10 years. My mother looked like a shar pei when she got older so I was focused on taking care of my skin and looking young from childhood. Strangers think I'm in my late 30s/early 40s.
In my early 30s I had a small buff peel performed in Northern California. I wish I had known more then about injectibles.
I do think it's important for patients to understand that only highly skilled dermatologist and plastic surgeon should perform these treatments. Friends had health problems and scarring after going to a clinic and having a nurse or unqualified/poorly trained doctor inject them with Botox or worse yet Artefil or Sculptra. Dr. K actually wrote a very interesting article about that for the Huffington Post.
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