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The Botox Deal.


So, what is Botox? How does it work? What side effects may ensue? And, what’s the deal?

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I’ll begin with The Deal! Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Clinic is offering a special deal of 20 units of Botox for $169 from now until September 10th, 2012. Just tell them that Rochelle sent you!

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Kare is an elegant, professional clinic that offers a myriad of plastic surgery options, cosmetic dermatology, specifically targeted expert facials, and a “multidisciplinary” approach to managing skin cancers. The staff is friendly, efficient, competent, and lead by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a double board certified plastic surgeon, graduate of UCLA School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the UC Irvine, and published author.

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While I have not experienced Botox injections from Kare, I have been undergoing laser hair removal treatments for the last 6 months, and have only good feelings about the place, the people, and the product. I’m always greeted with a nice “hello,” whisked off quickly to the laser office, and have a personable and comfortable experience. Well, as comfortable as possible while getting zapped continuously under the arms with a hot beam of light, that is. Good thing a cooling breeze accompanies the laser! But, the best thing (beyond have smoother, hairless skin) is that I’m in and out of there in a swift 15 minutes. And, although the convenient underground parking cannot be validated, the total cost has been under $5 each time. So, I can get my treatment and be on with my day.

Kare has consistently given careful consideration to my time, the treatments, and to me as a person. Based on my experience, I imagine that the same kind of attention will be given to you and your Botox treatment as well.

So, give it a go! Tell them I sent you! And, let me know what you think!

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Now, if you don’t know what Botox is, what it does, or the identified side effects, let’s give it a whirl. Botox and Dysport are both products that are made of the chemical Botulinum toxin. It’s injected into key areas, usually along the brow-line, forehead, and the corners of the eyes, to inhibit the ability of targeted muscles from contracting. The result seemingly retracts the time, denied hydration and other damaging elements that facilitate the formation of namely frown lines, crows feet and worry lines. And, while expression is more than beautiful, you may not want to wear the emotions of elation, fury and anxiety upon your face all at the same time.

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What’s actually happening to deny the creases from showing off is that the Botulinum is blocking the release of acetylcholine right between the nerve and muscle, thereby disallowing movement. Inhibiting movement acts as a preventative measure to keep wrinkles that are already present from deepening, and immediately smooths out those wrinkles too. Artistically injected, a brow and eye-lift can create a nice effect as well. The good thing about both of these products is that they do wear off gradually over the course of a few months, so you can adjust the injections to ultimately get the look you’re after or even stop using the product if you want to go back to au natural!

(photo credit: Botox Cosmetics)

(photo credit: Botox Cosmetics)

The side effects found are possible bruising or soreness, but these are atypical. Also, it’s possible to get a droopy brow if the injections are not placed well. This is why it is important that you go to someone who is highly qualified and gives careful attention to the structure of your face. It’s always important too, to get a consultation, so you feel comfortable and can establish a plan between you and you doctor. And, at Kare you will receive what you need.

Kare Plastic Surgery
& Skin Health Clinic
1301 20th Street, Suite 240
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel. 310-998-5533


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