Do you feel self-conscious when you’re smiling, frowning, or expressing any kind of facial expressions because of the fine lines and wrinkles on your face? We can help you age gracefully at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Los Angeles, CA. We use BOTOX injections for outstanding results for both women and men. This injectable can make a significant improvement in your dynamic lines, which are made from expressive movement with the contracting muscles on the forehead and around the eyes. These facial lines go away when the face is relaxed, but dynamic folds can still remain. This relaxer is a clean and purified strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of a BOTOX-injected facial muscle. To soften these static wrinkles, BOTOX is carefully injected to smooth the skin. BOTOX injections are most commonly administered by our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, between the eyebrows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and across the forehead.
"This review may be a little early as I just got my cast off my nose today...but I am over the moon. I don't know how Dr. Keyes does it, and I'll admit I was skeptical while the cast was on as the cast and tape can distort things. I was actually a nervous wreck. But when that cast came off today, it reduced me to happy tears. He did everything I wanted and more. My nose is now straight, and it looks amazing. Even swollen I love it! I can breathe through my left nostril for the first time and it feels so good. I seriously feel like a new person. I'm so excited to see how it progresses over the next year. Dr. Keyes was the only consultation I had, and for a second it crossed my mind, did I jump the gun on this? Do I need a second opinion? Something in my gut trusted him. And I'm so glad my gut was right. His reviews and his before and after photos on his website speak for themselves. I am so thankful to Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. They're so easy to reach and they care about you just as much before the surgery as they do after. They are wonderful. Couldn't recommend them more. I am so happy. Thank you Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. From the bottom of my heart!"- S.B. / Yelp / Nov 05, 2019
"I started considering rhinoplasty when I was 16, I am 28. I hated my nose, the shape and the size. I tried for many many years to love as it was. But to be honest, I always knew one day I would take the step. Los Angeles has a big offer of plastic surgeons, and is hard to know who is good and who is the best. After some months of research, I narrowed my options and had two consultations with two different surgeons. From the very first second I knew Dr.keyes would be my surgeon. I am a really hypochondriac person, and Dr.keyes and Kimberly made me feel confident, safe and comfortable during the whole process. The day of the surgery I was really nervous and everyone made it really easy for me. Post op is painless, just uncomfortable. Dr Keyes and Kim were available for me 24/7in case I had any question or concern. That really makes a difference. I am one month post op and even swollen, I looooove my nose, it changes your life. It is natural, fits my face and I could not be any happier. If you are thinking about having a rhinoplasty, Dr.Keyes and Kimberly are the team you are looking for, thank you both!!"- S.R. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2020
"I am in love with my new nose - I started considering rhinoplasty when I was 16, I am 28. I hated my nose, the shape and the size. I tried for many many years to love as it was. But to be honest, I always knew one day I would take the step. Los Angeles has a big offer of plastic surgeons, and is hard to know who is good and who is the best. After some months of research, I narrowed my options and had two consultations with two different surgeons. From the very first second I knew Dr. Keyes would be my surgeon. I am a really hypochondriac person, and Dr. Keyes and Kimberly made me feel confident, safe and comfortable during the whole process. The day of the surgery I was really nervous and everyone made it really easy for me. Post op is painless, just uncomfortable. Dr Keyes and Kim were available for me 24/7in case I had any question or concern. That really makes a difference. I am one month post op and even swollen, I looooove my nose, it changes your life. It is natural, fits my face and I could not be any happier. If you are thinking about having a rhinoplasty, Dr.Keyes and Kimberly are the team you are looking for."- S. / RealSelf / Feb 04, 2020
"Rhinoplasty - I'm scheduled to have rhinoplasty with dr Geoffrey Keyes in LA. I had my consultation and I had my pictures taken and then photoshopped by the dr to show me what he can do with my nose. He is nice and very straight forward and gives his honest opinion on what realistically can be done. I told him I want a really small Barbie nose . He said he can give me that but it also all depends on what happens in the OR , but I told him to go as small as my body will allow. I'm also interested in lip lift and fillers so I'm going to call tomorrow to see if that can be done as well."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2020
"In November 2019 I had rhinoplasty revision surgery & a facelift with Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. I had consultations with other very experienced & highly regarded surgeons but did not feel the connection that you need to have with the surgeon and staff.Dr. Keyes is very well regarded and President of the Rhinoplasty Society so I trusted him completely and listened to his guidance, he does what is best for his patient and will not try to "sell you" which is very common with a lot of Los Angeles surgeons. He also officially sets the Standard for Safety in Plastic Surgery. You are putting your life and looks in a surgeon's hands it's important to feel safe and confident! Dr. Keyes and Kimberly were patient, caring and went beyond the call of duty at every step of the way. I received a call from Dr. Keyes the night before the surgery and he and Kimberly his surgical assistant were both available and in contact all the way through. They are the best in the business and have been working together for decades and it shows!It has been two months since my surgery and I feel and look better than at any point in my life I am absolutely in awe of Dr. Keyes' aesthetic, surgical, safety and communication skills. I am thrilled with my decision! So much so that I have booked a breast augmentation in a couple of months and I will not be nervous. Dr. Keyes and Kimberly are so talented and caring I am so lucky to have found them. Truly a life changing experience. I cannot recommend and thank them both of them enough!"- L.M. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
BOTOX injections are great for patients who wish to soften the visible look of dynamic lines and wrinkles on their upper face without surgery. It can also be used as a preventive anti-aging treatment even if you do not show signs of aging — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It's a terrific noninvasive treatment if you are frustrated by forehead wrinkles or parallel lines between the brows. BOTOX is also a solution for lines around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, a filler product may be more suitable. In addition, if you are over the age of 50 with sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, you may be considered for facelift surgery for a more impactful result and it is longer lasting.
BOTOX treatments are completed as an outpatient procedure conveniently at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. If it is your first time to visit our office in LA to get BOTOX, we commonly perform the treatment on the same day as your initial consultation with Dr. Keyes. You will be asked to make a few expressions in your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help determine where the injections should be best placed. Your face will be prepared, and the BOTOX will be applied with a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is unnecessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, then you may resume to your usual routine with no recovery period.
What to Expect
Following the injections, you may get back to your usual routine, although strenuous activity should be skipped for a minimum of one day. You will be advised to sleep with your head elevated for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face can appear red, bruised, or swollen for 2 – 3 days, but you should not develop any long-lasting or serious side effects. In many cases, it often takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX can be seen. The results last 3 – 4 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BOTOX cost?
The cost of BOTOX will be based on the amount of product that is needed. This varies to fit your unique goals. In your consultation, Dr. Keyes will develop your custom treatment plan and then he can discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces impressive results when injected by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Keyes. However, it can be dangerous if performed by someone who doesn't have experience, which is why you should avoid any place that is advertising discounted or off-brand injections. If you'd like to save money, ask for more information about our cosmetic injection specials and packages.
How long will my results last?
Your BOTOX results may be visible for as long as 3 – 4 months. Usually, patients make an appointment every quarter to maintain their results; however, you can come back earlier. If you're using BOTOX before wrinkles are visible for a proactive measure, you can schedule treatments further apart. After hearing your concerns and developing your BOTOX plan, Dr. Keyes will be able to tell you when you should make your next visit.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and injectable wrinkle fillers (Restylane and Juvéderm) are both procedures that reduce wrinkles and correct fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create dynamic wrinkles, including frown lines (which appear between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (which appear in the outer edges of your eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Injectable fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve static wrinkles. After hearing your goals, Dr. Keyes may suggest BOTOX, fillers, or a liquid "facelift," which combines both.
Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is used correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it's important to select someone with training in injecting BOTOX, like Dr. Keyes. Overusing BOTOX may create bad results. An experienced injector will apply the right dose to safely relax the muscles. Quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, it's considered safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Along with its cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used as a treatment for medical problems like excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
Just Express Yourself
You can frown, smile, laugh, and make any face you want without seeing wrinkles and lines with BOTOX wrinkle relaxer treatments. To prevent and smooth lines across the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Keyes in Los Angeles, CA to hear more about this popular nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.