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What Is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic injection that corrects unwanted dynamic wrinkles on the face, such as the forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes. With a few careful injections, we can temporarily paralyze the facial muscles responsible for your dynamic wrinkles and smooth your skin. Botox treatments allow you to maintain your youthful looks and prevent the formation of new facial wrinkles and creases. Cohen Medical Aesthetics provides highly personalized Botox in Thousand Oaks treatments.

Botox corrects the following:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical frown lines, also known as glabellar lines
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines around the bridge of the nose
  • Smoker’s lines around the lips, also known as perioral lines
  • Downturned mouth
  • Gummy smile
  • Creases and dimples on the chin (cobblestone chin)
  • Other facial wrinkles and creases

Reviews from our Botox clients

Nurse Randi did an amazing job getting rid of my TMJ with botox and enhancing my lips with filler in such a natural way. She handed me the mirror so I was able to point out exactly what I see and explain what I wanted...

Nicole C.

I had a variety of issues especially with my lip symmetry; the wonderful nurses at Cohen [Aesthetics] were able to completely repair my issues and make me feel 10 years younger. Their attention to detail for Botox and injectables are exceptional!!!


The office is immaculate and the staff are friendly, professional and prices are totally reasonable. The injector Randi is a real pro with Botox and filler. I highly recommend this office for any aesthetic procedures.

Luke F.
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Do you have facial wrinkles?

Botox is made of botulinum toxin type A — a neurotoxin protein that temporarily blocks communications between nerve endings and muscles. Dynamic wrinkles occur because of the overuse of facial muscles to convey emotions, such as laughing and frowning. When the facial muscles strengthen from overuse, they lead to permanent facial wrinkles. Botox temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles responsible for your wrinkles, making your skin look smooth.

What Are the Benefits of Botox?

  • Minimally invasive, injectable treatment
  • Comfortable and painless treatment
  • Addresses the root cause of dynamic wrinkles
  • Prevents new wrinkles from forming
  • Reverses the signs of aging on the skin
  • Concludes within 15 minutes
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Resume your daily activities and work immediately

Gracefully age in reverse with Botox injections

Botox allows you to gracefully age in reverse. Each Botox in Thousand Oaks treatment paralyzes your facial muscles for a period of 3 to 4 months, following which you can undergo additional treatments to ensure they remain relaxed. Your facial muscles are like all other muscles on your body — they gradually weaken when they’re not used. If your wrinkle-causing muscles remain relaxed for extended periods, they will soon weaken, thus reducing the prominence of your facial wrinkles even without Botox injections.

woman before Botox in Thousand Oaks woman after Botox in Thousand Oaks

What Is Preventative Botox?

Botox can also prevent new wrinkles from appearing. If you start undergoing Botox treatments in your early 20s, you will prevent your facial muscles from being overused, so you won’t develop permanent dynamic wrinkles. Your expression lines appear because of the overuse of targeted facial muscles, so preventative Botox has the power to delay the signs of aging. If you want to maintain your youthful skin into your 30s and beyond, we suggest starting with Botox as soon as possible.

Does Botox Have Medical Benefits?

Botox is a household name because of its ability to correct facial wrinkles. But before Botox became a popular wrinkle relaxer, it was used in numerous medical treatments. Botox is a neuromodulator that temporarily paralyzes targeted muscles in your body. Botox in Thousand Oaks primary capacity to paralyze targeted muscles can be harnessed for cosmetic and medical purposes. From a medical perspective, Botox can treat neck spasms, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), lazy eye (strabismus), migraines, overactive bladders, and much more.

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Botox: onset and longevity of results

Botox results will start appearing after 3 to 4 days, with continued improvements for 2 weeks. The final results will last for 3 to 4 months, following which your wrinkles will gradually reappear. Most patients get 3 to 4 Botox treatments per year to maintain youthful skin throughout the year.

Botox: side effects and recovery

Botox involves minimal post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the treatment areas. The side effects usually dissipate after a few days. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, but you should keep your head elevated and avoid direct sunlight for a few hours. You should also avoid strenuous workouts for a day.

Your Botox treatment in Thousand Oaks

Your Botox in Thousand Oaks treatment is fairly simple and painless. Our cosmetic providers carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and curate a personalized treatment plan, which involves selecting the appropriate units of Botox for different treatment areas. The cosmetic provider cleanses your facial skin, applies topical anesthesia to prevent discomfort, and administers the appropriate units of Botox into strategically chosen locations. The procedure concludes within 30 minutes, following which you can resume your daily activities.


How much does it cost to get Botox?

The cost of Botox varies depending on factors like the number of areas being treated, the number of units per treatment area, etc.

What is the average amount of Botox a person gets?

The average amount of Botox used per person varies depending on their needs and desired results. Generally, a single session can involve 20 to 60 units of Botox.

Can you use Botox for marionette lines?

Yes, Botox can be used to improve the appearance of marionette lines, which are the vertical lines that extend from the corners of the mouth downward. Botox can soften these lines by relaxing the underlying muscles.

Is filler or Botox better for crow's feet?

Botox is typically more effective for treating crow’s feet, as it relaxes the muscles that cause the wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are better suited for filling in deeper lines and restoring volume in other areas of the face.

What are the 3 common side effects of Botox?

The three common side effects of Botox include temporary bruising at the injection site, headache, and mild flu-like symptoms. These side effects are usually temporary and resolve on their own within a few days.

Who shouldn't get Botox?

Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid Botox treatments, as its effects on unborn or nursing babies are not yet fully understood. People with certain neurological conditions or allergies to Botox ingredients should also avoid its use. Please consult our healthcare professionals to determine your suitability for Botox.

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Cohen Medical Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa and wellness center specializing in cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. The onset of facial wrinkles can cause self-esteem issues and anxiety. If you’ve started noticing forehead lines or frown lines, it’s time to invest in your youth with Botox. We offer complimentary consultations to help you better understand your treatment options. Please schedule an appointment with our cosmetic providers to explore your options Botox in Thousand Oaks.

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