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Kare Plastic Surgery: Plastic Surgeon Pacific Palisades

Why Choose Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Center

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica offers comprehensive plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology services in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, and Santa Monica. Our office provides expertise in cosmetic surgery, corrective breast surgery, breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, liposuction, facial surgery, dermal fillers, laser therapy, and Botox. Our surgical director is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in cosmetic dermal fillers and cosmetic plastic surgery.

We are located minutes from Brentwood and the Pacific Palisades and offer the most comprehensive options for cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. Dr. Karamanoukian is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and maintains active privileges at Providence St. John's Hospital. Consult our office to learn more about your options for facial and body rejuvenation. 

botox santa Monica and pacific palisades

The Medical spa at Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica offers the latest laser and RF skin tightening and skin complexion treatments to improve your skin, tighten loose soft tissue and skin, and give you a more youthful experience. Our clinicians are experts in laser therapy and RF technology to help reduce fine wrinnkles and reduce aging. We combine many of these lasers with Botox, Dysport, and Dermal Fillers to help accentuate the anti-aging regimens.

  • Ultherapy
  • Thermage: Facial skin tightening 
  • Exilis
  • Venus Viva
  • Q switch tattoo removal laser
  • Vbeam laser: Excellent for rosacea and facial blushing
  • Cutera IPL and BBL: Age spots and melasma
  • Endermologie
  • Clear and Brilliant laser
  • Fraxel Laser
  • Fractional CO2
  • ThermiVA
  • Laser Vein Removal: Get rid of spider veins with laser
  • Liposonix: Fat reduction without surgery
  • Titan Laser Genesis
  • Candela Vbeam laser
Visit our comprehensive plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology center by calling (310) 998-5533. One of our patient care coordinators can help you schedule an appointment for consultation.

Botox injections in the Pacific Palisades

Botox Cosmetic is one of the most popular treatments for facial rejuvenation and works by relaxing muscles around the eyes and forehead that are the major cause of wrinkles. With age, the muscles around the eyes and forehead become hyperactive, leading to expressive wrinkles when smiling or animating. Botox is a Neuromodulator that we use to weaken theses muscles. 
Our Santa Monica plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology center is located on Montana Avenue and provides expertise in Botox injections for the face. Our approach uses Botox Cosmetic in order to safely improve your facial profile and reduce wrinkles that may cause you to look prematurely aged.  Some patients may also request Dysport or Xeomin injections, which are excellent alternatives to Botox Cosmetic. Dysport and Xeomin have very similar safety profiles to Botox and are used to treat overactive facial wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead, between the eyebrows, on the nose, and for masseter hypertrophy and TMJ associated teeth grinding.
Understanding your options is essential and our board-certified plastic surgeon can recommend dermal fillers, Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injections depending on your specific needs. All of these cosmetic injections and dermal fillers are available in our Santa Monica office and walk-in and same-day appointments are available.

What Is BOTOX Cosmetic? BOTOX injections are FDA-Approved for the treatment of hyperactive wrinkles that occur on the face. We use BOTOX injections in our Santa Monica office to reduce fine wrinkles around the eyes and deeper wrinkles around the eyebrows and forehead. The product has been approved for cosmetic use but its high safety profile makes it ideal for both medical and cosmetic purposes. Our office employs Botox for tight muscles around the TMJ Masseter muscles and neck muscles.

What is the purpose of Botox? The BOTOX medicine blocks nerve signals that makes a muscle hyperactive and tight. In doing so, wrinkles around the crow's feet, frown lines, and forehead disappear for about 4-5 months.  The results from Botox injections are natural-looking and can accentuate the beautiful features of your face and neck. Once Botox is injected into areas of facial expression, the active ingredient in Botox relaxes overworked and hyperactive muscles so your skin does not dimple and crease with expression.

How does Botox work? Botox is not a dermal filler so it doesn't actually fill in the wrinkles. Instead, the BOTOX protein reduces the activity of the muscle that causes the wrinkles. In doing so, your complexion will be smoother and less wrinkled. It is important not to overdo BOTOX injections so that the result is natural. We use BOTOX injections for both men and women. When we combine Botox injections with dermal fillers, we can simultaneously fill in deep wrinkles and reduce hyperactivity of skin creases. The combination duo of Botox and dermal fillers is an excellent option for those seeking non-surgical rejuvenation of the face and neck.

Who performs the Botox injections at Kare? We have experienced injectors and all our protocols are developed by our double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. Dr. Karamanoukian is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and maintains active privileges at Providence St. John's Hospital as a plastic surgeon. You can anticipate a quick recovery and can resume work the same hour after Botox injections. We anticipate that you will benefit from BOTOX injections to the upper face if you have normal signs of aging.
What should I expect after receiving Botox injections? After your treatment, you may notice some mild swelling that will subside rather quickly. If you bruise easily, you will be provided with ice packs and a Bruise Balm complimentary. You may feel some slight tenderness in the areas of injection. Request Your BOTOX Consultation in Santa Monica with our trained and professional clinical staff at the Medical Spa on Montana Avenue. If you’d like to learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic, our experts are here to help. To schedule a Botox consultation in Santa Monica or the Pacific Palisades, please call (310) 998-5533

Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid facial fillers are an excellent and safe way to restore youthful volume to the face. We use these fillers under the eyes, on the cheeks, around the jawline, and lips. These fillers include Restylane, Voluma, Radiesse, and Juvederm. If you have questions about dermal fillers, we can give you complete answers in a professional and ethical manner. Trust the plastic surgeons at Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica. Dermal fillers instantly volumize lost collagen in smile lines and wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks, jawline, and mouth. In doing so, fine wrinkles are improved for the life of the filler.

Restylane injections are based on the active ingredient Hyaluronic Acid. These dermal fillers work in concert to volumize lost collagen in the dermis and are usually used to fill in fine lines on the face or volumize sunken soft tissue in the cheeks. In recent years, Restylane has gained popularity around the jawlines, cheeks, and nose in order to non-surgically sculpt the soft tissue. Dr. Karamanoukian uses Restylane in everyday practice because it has shown longterm efficacy in patients. It is a safe, non-invasive, and longlasting option for those patients who want improvement in facial rejuvenation.

Radiesse and Sculptra are both stimulatory fillers that work to volumize the soft tissue of the face. Unlike Hyaluronic Acid fillers, Radiesse and Sculptra help stimulate collagen growth and volumization once injected. The downside of Radiesse and Sculptra is that it may take several weeks to obtain full results, which may be challenging for those patients seeking immediate improvement. The upside of these fillers is that the results are longlasting and provide a more natural enhancement of facial soft tissue volumization. Dr. Karamanoukian uses these two fillers alongside Restylane and Juvederm.

Morpheus 8

Morpheus 8 is a skin and soft tissue tightening treatment that is primarily used on the face and neck to tighten and tone the contours of the face. It is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift or necklift. The procedure utilizes deep microneedles to penetrate within the skin and RF energy to tighten deep collagen. The result is a tightening and stimulation of the collagen matrix that supports the structure of the face and neck. Men and women benefit from the intense rejuvenative effects of Morpheus 8. Our office is a dedicated plastic surgery center in Santa Monica and we offer Morpheus treatments for patients seeking deep collagen stimulation, tightening and toning of the deep tissue, and skin improvement.