Botox Specialist

New Leaf Wellness Center

Wellness Center located in Culver City, CA

If you’re tired of the lines and wrinkles appearing on your face, consider Botox® injections as a quick, safe solution. Morton Barke, MD, of New Leaf Wellness is an expert provider of Botox to help you diminish the visible signs of aging. People who live in Culver City, California, and surrounding Los Angeles communities can come in for quality application of Botox for natural results. Call the office or use the online scheduler to make an appointment.


How does Botox work?

Botox is a purified neurotoxin injected into specific, small muscles of your face. These muscles cause lines and wrinkles when you smile, frown, squint, or make other facial expressions. Botox temporarily reduces activity in these muscles so creases subside and you look more youthful. Botox is FDA approved and used in 96 countries. It’s well-researched and safe.

Where can Botox be injected?

Botox is especially beneficial in areas that typically show lines and wrinkles. The FDA has approved it for use on:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical frown lines between your brows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

Dr. Barke may also recommend Botox to reduce a pin cushion appearance in your chin or to lessen vertical neck cords. Talk with him about how Botox can benefit you.

What happens during a Botox session?

Dr. Barke determines exactly where on your face would benefit from the injections and marks them lightly. He then places the injections as follows:

  • Three injections around each eye for crow’s feet
  • Five injections for horizontal forehead lines
  • Five injections for frown lines

All or some of these areas are treated, depending on your aesthetic goals.

The procedure is quick and uses a very fine needle. You feel a prick, but most people find the procedure quite tolerable.

How long do the results of Botox last?

Botox results appear within 24-48 hours. They last for three to four months, depending on how your body reacts to the injections and where you were treated. After that, you can schedule additional injections to maintain your look.

Does Botox require downtime?

Botox treatments are noninvasive and require no downtime. You can go right back to all of your daily activities following an appointment. Botox injections can sometimes result in very mild swelling or bruising at the injection sites, but this fades within a day or two and can be covered with makeup.

To learn more about Botox and how it can give you a more youthful look, call the office or schedule an appointment online.