Here at The Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, our providers are experts in the art and science of facial rejuvenation and achieving refined, natural results.
- Botox is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily improve moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
- Botox is a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime.
- You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines.
- It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
We are the Premier Botox Specialists of Southern California.
The most natural and beautiful outcomes with Botox Cosmetic treatment require meticulous attention to detail, technical finesse, vast experience and aesthetic talent. As a board certified dermatologist with a deep understanding of facial anatomy, Dr. Lin brings tremendous experience in the art and science of facial rejuvenation and achieving refined, natural results.
As Botox treatments are almost ubiquitous, and elsewhere are performed by a wide variety of physicians of almost every discipline and varied training, physician extenders, nurses, and even non-medical personnel, it is important that you are aware of the credentials and experience of the individual who treats you. As no two injectors are the same, the physician you choose for Botox treatments absolutely makes a difference.
Our office was one of the Top 500 Allergan Partners of 2020.
“I just love coming to this office. From entering the door & seeing Shawna greet me to the wonderful nursing staff to Dr. Lin and Layla (PA) providing the services. I’ve been coming here for Botox for the last 5 or so years. When I first started coming, I was nervous because I didn’t want to look fake or like I was fighting aging too much. Dr. Lin and Layla both have been very conservative with my injections and always take time to listen to EXACTLY what I want and don’t want. I am so happy with the results! The energy here is also fun and everyone is so helpful. Recommend them 100%“
– N. H. / Yelp / March 29, 2021
“Dr. Yao you are amazing! I’ve never had a doctor spend so much time with me answering questions! I recommend him to all of my friends and family. If it’s your 1st time and your as nervous as I was see Dr. Yao. Botox and filler isn’t something you should ever be rushed into.“
– B. B. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2020
“Wow, what a beautiful office! Dr. Lin is so wonderful, kind, and attentive to my needs. I received Botox and microneedling from the PA and it was the easiest, stress free session I’ve ever experienced. I felt comfortable and attended to, will definitely be coming back!“
– A. P. / Yelp / March 11, 2020
“I’ve been coming to Dr. Lin for a decade, he is just amazing!!! I have tried Botox, Sculptra and Juvederm fillers and i just love how he sculptured my face the way I wanted. The result is he took years off my face. He doesn’t oversell his services and all the cost is upfront. I highly recommend Dr. Lin and I can’t ask for more“
– T. / Yelp / April 8, 2019
How does Botox work?
Botox Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your provider will inject these muscles with Botox Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines.
How long will my results last?
Generally, results will last 3-6 months.
Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
Botox Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust Botox Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
Is Botox only for women?
Not at all! Many men make Botox Cosmetic part of what they do to care for their appearance.
The number of men choosing treatments like Botox Cosmetic has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.
Do I need to be over 40 to use Botox?
It’s not your age that determines when Botox Cosmetic is right for you, it’s the severity of your lines. In fact, 64% of plastic surgeons report seeing a rise in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments for patients in their early 30’s.
The truth is, everyone’s lines form differently. The timing can be influenced by a combination of factors, from cellular changes that may occur over time, to reduction of collagen, to genetic factors, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Whenever your lines start to bother you, go speak with your doctor. They can help you determine if treatment is right for you.
How much time does Botox take? Will it hurt?
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. If the HCP deems you to be an appropriate candidate, the injection may take place on that same day. Some patients report that being injected with Botox Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. Or, if you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
How many injections will I receive?
Treatment with Botox Cosmetic is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with your specialist, he or she will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Remember, only Botox Cosmetic is approved to treat all three of these areas.
For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.
For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
For the forehead lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into a muscle in your forehead.
Can Botox be used for sweating?
Yes, Botox is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating when topical agents don’t work. Botox helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Learn more.