Botox Specialist

Lucia S. Olarte, MD -  - Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Lucia S. Olarte, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon & Otolaryngologist located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Lucia S. Olarte, MD offers Botox to clients in Century City and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding area. Botox is ideal for patients who want to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the skin on the face. Patients who are interested in scheduling Botox treatment should contact the office for more information.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox®, Xeomin® and Dysport® are FDA-approved treatments for wrinkles and fine lines. They are highly-purified muscle-relaxing agent that relaxes selected facial muscles known to cause certain wrinkles.

How does Botox work?

Dr. Olarte injects a small amount of Botox into the muscles near your wrinkles using a thin needle. The substance forces the muscles to relax, which reduces the appearance of the wrinkles.

What wrinkles will respond to Botox?

Botox is most appropriate for the crow's feet near the eyes, lines on the forehead, and frown lines that appear between the eyes. However, Dr. Olarte may recommend Botox for wrinkles in other locations as well. Dr. Olarte also uses Botox to elevate the brow and rejuvenate the upper part of the face.

How long is the procedure?

Botox is a quick procedure with very little downtime. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities almost immediately after the procedure is complete.

What are the risks of Botox?

Treatment with Botox poses only minimal risk to you. However, some of the possible complications of Botox include headache, pain, swelling, bruising, crooked smile, and drooping eyelids. Some patients may also experience eye dryness or tearing. Dr. Olarte personally performs all of the Botox procedures she recommends, so patients can be sure they’re in good hands. Given Dr. Olarte’s expertise in facial anatomy, the risk of complications is low.

When do results appear?

Some patients may notice the results of Botox shortly after the procedure. However, it can take up 2 weeks for the results to appear fully.

Is Botox painful?

The needle Dr. Olarte uses to perform Botox injections is incredibly thin. Some patients report feeling a small pinch during Botox treatment, while others report feeling almost nothing.

How long do the effects last?

The effects of Botox last approximately 3-5 months, depending on the patient. After the effects disappear, many patients choose to repeat treatment with Botox.

What other treatments are available?

Other muscle-relaxing agents Dr. Olarte may recommend include Dysport® and Xeomin®. Dr. Olarte also offers injectable fillers, including Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane.


Please call our office if you have any questions or concerns regarding the various insurances that we accept.

Aetna PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Only
Cigna PPO