Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic Injections


Dr. Monica Bonakdar - Orange County, Newport Beach Skin Care Experts

Botox Experience You Can Trust

Dr. Bonakdar is honored to be among the Top 500 Allergan Partners. There are approximately 15,000 physicians in the US who use Botox and other Allergan products such as Juvederm fillers, Kybella and CoolSculpting. Every year, Allergan ranks all these physicians based on the quantity of products used. Dr. Bonakdar’s high-volume places her in the top 500 physicians! This means that she does more Botox, Juvederm fillers and Kybella injections than 97% of all US physicians! Dr. Bonakdar is also an Allergan Medical Institute faculty, teaching plastic surgeons and dermatologists the art and science of Botox, Juvederm fillers and Kybella injections.

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Everything You Need to Know About Botox Cosmetic in the Hands of Dr. Bonakdar

Bonakdar Institute is here to answer all your questions concerning Botox Cosmetic, whether you are considering Botox Cosmetic for the first time or are looking for a new physician. The information provided below will discuss Botox Cosmetic in the hands of Dr. Bonakdar including her expertise in making your treatments natural looking, painless, bruise-free and much more!


What Is Botox?

What Is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein from Botulinum toxin that temporarily relaxes muscle contraction activity. Currently, Botox is FDA approved for nine medical conditions and several cosmetic ones. At Bonakdar Institute in Newport Beach, Dr. Bonakdar uses Botox for many cosmetic enhancements. Botox Cosmetic history is as follows:

  • FDA approved in 2002 for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines
  • FDA approved in 2005 for treatment of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
  • FDA approved in 2013 for treatment of crow’s feet or lines around the eyes

Is Botox Safe?

Botox is one of the most widely researched drugs in the world with FDA approval for therapeutic indications since 1985. It is approved and used in more than 75 countries. Allergan holds close to 800 patents for other potential uses of Botox.

Safety in Numbers Proves Dr. Bonakdar’s Experience and Expertise

Each year Dr. Bonakdar injects over 40,000 units of Botox Cosmetic. With the average patient needing an average of 40 units per treatment, she does about 1,000 Botox treatments yearly! As per statistics from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shown below, Dr. Bonakdar does five times more Botox Cosmetic treatments as compared to the average plastic surgeon and dermatologist!

How Does Botox Cosmetic Work?

Botox Cosmetic is delivered directly into the targeted muscles with a few injections using a tiny needle. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox Cosmetic enables the facial expression to relax. Dr. Bonakdar will determine exactly where to administer your Botox injections to:

  • Relax hyperdynamic facial muscles that cause unwanted facial expressions
  • Prevent wrinkle lines from becoming etched in your skin
  • Reshape the face

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Dr. Bonakdar Uses Botox Cosmetic to:

  • Get rid of excessive forehead lines
  • Get rid of angry lines between brows
  • Open up the eyes by lifting the distal end of brows upward- referred to as a non-surgical or chemical brow lift
  • Get rid of wolf lines or bunny lines on the bridge of the nose
  • Get rid of crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Lift down-turned mouth corners
  • Get rid of neck cords and necklace lines with her proprietary Necktox treatment
  • Reshape and thin out wide lower face from overactive clenching muscles
  • Stop excessive underarm sweating

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Who Will Perform My Treatment?

Some dermatology and plastic surgery practices recruit mid-level providers such as nurses to perform your Botox and filler treatments. Dr. Bonakdar, however, believes that you deserve her personal attention and is the only provider at Bonakdar Institute who performs your Botox Cosmetic and filler injections.

How Long Does My Botox Cosmetic Appointment Take?

In Dr. Bonakdar’s hands, your customized Botox Cosmetic treatment takes less than 10 minutes.

When Will I See the Results?

Partial results of Botox Cosmetic may be visible within the first two to four days. Complete results take about seven to ten days. If you are new to Dr. Bonakdar, even if you have had Botox done elsewhere previously, she will see you for a recheck appointment in 10 to 14 days. During your recheck appointment, she will fine tune your treatment and perfect your recipe so that all your future quarterly treatments are consistent with your desired goal.

How Long Will My Botox Cosmetic Results Last?

Dr. Bonakdar believes in using precise dosing to achieve the best results and the longest duration. In Dr. Bonakdar’s hands, your Botox Cosmetic results usually last three to four months. Under-dosing Botox treatments will produce mediocre results that last a shorter interval than expected. If your results are not lasting three to four months, it may be that you are not getting the right dose. If you are unhappy with your Botox Cosmetic results, it may be time to choose a new physician based on results rather than on price. Botox Cosmetic has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates as compared to other aesthetic procedures. But just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for even when it comes to Botox Cosmetic!

How Often Should I Have a Botox Cosmetic Treatments?

Dr. Bonakdar highly recommends that you pre-book your Botox Cosmetic appointments every three to four months instead of waiting for your results to completely wear off before retreatment. Regular treatments prevent the emotional trauma of seeing your wrinkles return. Also, regular retreatments weaken the treated facial muscles, preventing lines and wrinkles from getting etched into your skin.

When Should I Start Botox Cosmetic Treatments?

The new philosophy in aesthetics is to prevent aging before it occurs. Dr. Bonakdar is on board with this philosophy and has coined the term “Prejuvenation”. Starting Botox Cosmetic treatments in your 20’s and 30’s weakens the facial muscles that lead to etched in facial lines and wrinkles when left untreated. It’s all about preventing aging and staying youthful and ageless forever. “The 40 to 60-year-olds of the future are going to look much younger than the 40 to 60-year-olds of the past!” says Dr. Bonakdar.

What Are My Post Treatment Instructions?

  • Do not lay down or hold your head in an asymmetrical position for four hours after your treatment
  • Do not exercise on the day of treatment

Dr. Bonakdar Understands Your Fears

The top three objections to aesthetic procedures even among aesthetically oriented individuals are:

  • Fear of unnatural results
  • Fear of pain
  • Fear of bruising and downtime

Dr. Bonakdar understands your fears. To address these worries, she has created Bonakdar Painless, Bruise Free, Natural Looking Botox treatments.

Bonakdar Natural Looking Botox Treatments

Because everyone reacts somewhat differently to Botox Cosmetic and has a different end goal, Dr. Bonakdar customizes your results from subtle under the radar treatment to more dramatic and noticeable improvement. Dr. Bonakdar understands that your Botox Cosmetic and filler results must appear natural and pleasing at rest as well as during facial movements.

Videos of Dr. Bonakdar’s actual patients demonstrate natural results through the entire range of expressions.



Bonakdar Painless Botox Treatments

“Everyone’s pain threshold is different”, says Dr. Bonakdar. With this understanding, she has developed a painless method of administering your Botox. She uses ice before each needle prick to numb the area. She uses tiny needles that she refers to as her “Gucci needles” to minimize discomfort. Those who are needle-phobic have the option of numbing with topical anesthetic.

Bonakdar Bruise Free Botox Treatments

No one wants to get a bruise after a Botox treatment. Dr. Bonakdar minimizes your bruising risk with her Bruise Free method. To start with, using ice and her “Gucci Needles”, already gives you an advantage. For those who tend to bruise easily, Dr. Bonakdar uses a handheld infrared vein finder called Accuvein. This technologically advanced tool locates the veins under the skin that are not visible to the naked eye. Using an Accuvein, Dr. Bonakdar prevents embarrassing bruises from happening.

There are things that you can do to minimize your risk of bruising. Dr. Bonakdar recommends that you do not drink alcohol or take any vitamins, herbal supplements, and medications that are known to thin the blood 10 days prior to your treatment. These include anticoagulant, aspirin, fish oil, vitamin E, St. John’s wort, Ibuprofen products or any other NSAIDS/non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.


Bonakdar Botox Tiered Pricing

Bonakdar Institute offers a three tier Botox Pricing. Regular tier pricing is available on all clinic days. Whereas discounted tier prices with a savings of 15% and 23% are available on Botox Days twice a month for those who can pre-plan their appointments.

Every individual has a different opinion about what their ideal Botox result looks like. Some desire under the radar rejuvenation whereas others want a completely relaxed and rejuvenated look. Dr. Bonakdar customizes your Botox treatment based on your preference and charges by the number of units used not by areas treated.

Three Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Botox Doctor

Warren Buffett says: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get!” No one wants to overpay for a service. But forgoing results and safety just to get a “cheap deal” is foolish. You have one face for the rest of your life and it deserves the best, not the cheapest rejuvenation options! Trust your face to a physician based on her expertise and her ability to guide you through your entire aesthetic journey.

1. Who will perform my treatment?
At our Newport office, Dr. Bonakdar is the only one injecting you!

2. What is the provider’s experience with Botox?
According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bonakdar injects five times more Botox than the average plastic surgeon and dermatologist yearly. This high volume has placed her in the top 500 Allergan Partners in the nation out of 15,000 Allergan physicians.

3. How do I get a hold of the office after hours if I have a problem?
As a Bonakdar Institute patient, you are given Dr. Bonakdar’s cell phone number as well as Dr. Bonakdar’s assistant’s cell phone number. With that said, Bonakdar Institute receives almost no calls after hours, because your needs are anticipated and the office staff follows up with you after every appointment.

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Pirated Botox & Cheap Botox Deals

From time to time, foreign manufacturers who are not licensed to do business in the US, recruit physician and non-physician injectors to purchase non-FDA approved contraband Botox-like products at cheap prices. These unethical injectors then pass off these deplorable products as brand name Botox enticing customers with cheap prices!

1. It is illegal for a US licensed physician to purchase any non-FDA approved foreign drug. The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Justice view these activities as drug trafficking.

2. It is unsafe for humans to be injected with non-FDA approved foreign drugs. The most critical example of Pirated Botox gone wrong was a Florida physician and three of his patients who ended up on ventilators and almost died.

3. If these products don’t harm you, they end up having mediocre results or are completely ineffective.

Buyers Beware! How can you be sure you are getting real Botox? A colorless odorless liquid? By choosing to go to a trustworthy expert with an excellent reputation, tons of experience and great results.