Choose from Four Options
- $129 for one area of Botox, up to 20 units ($300 value)
- $249 for two areas of Botox, up to 20 units per area ($600 value)
- $459 for one area of Botox and one syringe of Juvéderm (up to 20 units) ($900 value)
- $579 for two areas of Botox and one syringe of Juvéderm (up to 20 units per area) ($1,200 value)
During a pre-treatment consultation, the doctor will discuss your goals and treatment options, which may include a certified nurse injecting up to 20 units of Botox per area. If the doctor determines the treatment isn’t appropriate for you, your purchase may be refunded.
Botox may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening, including problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. Read all safety considerations for Botox here.
Botox: Biochemically Calming the Nerves
Botox’s fading of fine lines might seem like magic, but the truth is more scientific. Learn how a formerly deadly toxin helps faces stay fresh with this Groupon guide.
Many fine lines on the face are caused by contractions of muscles just beneath the skin. When we smile, laugh, or imitate a goldfish over and over during the course of the day, we deepen these dynamic wrinkles into more noticeable creases. Botox works by relaxing some of these muscles, resting the skin so that the lines have a chance to fade.
The agent for this transformation is botulinum toxin A, one of several paralytic substances secreted by the bacteria that causes botulism. Though a botulism infection can be fatal, the toxins in Botox Cosmetic are carefully purified and administered in small, controlled amounts that won’t spread to other parts of the body. (Most cosmetic procedures use less than 1/175th of a fatal dose.) This allows medical professionals to target specific wrinkle-causing muscles for injection, without affecting the rest of the face.
On a chemical level, botulinum toxin A relaxes muscles by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that tells muscles when to contract. It does this by chopping up a protein called SNAP-25 that is necessary to bridge the gap between different nerve endings. Without SNAP-25, the acetylcholine can’t carry its message from nerve cell to nerve cell. The affected muscle is still capable of moving, but, like a child whose school photographer left the room and forgot to come back, it just doesn’t know that it’s supposed to. Since botulinum toxin A doesn’t cause permanent nerve damage, Botox’s effects wear off once nerve endings regrow, usually in three to four months.
Simoni Plastic Surgery
Dr. Payman Simoni aims to provide each client he sees with the highest quality of care from the moment they walk in to Simoni Plastic Surgery. Tailoring each treatment to help patients achieve the subtle and natural result only a skilled surgeon can create, the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon channels his out-of-the-box attitude into inventing a new way to perform face-lifts. His treatment, dubbed the Simoni Lift, eschews general anesthesia and adds the patient's own fat to hollow areas of the face instead of synthetic material. This helps prevent the "too pulled" look associated with traditional face-lifts. He also offers a noninvasive version of rhinoplasty that uses injectables such as Radiesse or Artefill to contour the nose instead of surgery (though he happily performs traditional rhinoplasties as well). Treatments can also firm and tighten skin, diminish fine lines, and noninvasively prevent future unwanted repercussions of aging.
Dr. Simoni's pioneering treatments and delicate touch helped make him an internationally-respected name in the plastic-surgery world, earning him features in a variety of publications, including the New York Times and Forbes, along with television programs such as "The Doctors" and "The View."