Wrinkle-relaxing treatments are one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments today. Let’s face it: wrinkles are a nuisance to our appearance. Not only do wrinkles contribute to showing signs of aging, they also affect our self-esteem and wreck havoc on a youthful, radiant appearance.


Facial wrinkles result from your repetitive facial expressions (laughing, smiling, squinting, etc.) and also due to aging and environmental factors (sun damage, smoking, etc.), which leads to loss of elasticity and volume. Environmental and emotional reactions processed in the brain are expressed in movement of your body and face. Your brain triggers nerve fibers to create motion or contraction in muscles. With common, repetitive facial expressions, your skin creases. Over time, the creases become permanent wrinkles.

Beauty and a youthful appearance are paramount in society, though personal preferences differ. In the Los Angeles region, you may attempt to achieve or maintain both beauty and youthfulness with exercise, a healthy diet and a skin care regimen. However, consulting with a board-certified dermatologist is often times necessary to achieve certain cosmetic goals, especially with wrinkle-relaxing treatments.


Consulting with a board-certified dermatologist is often times necessary to achieve certain cosmetic goals, especially with wrinkle-relaxing treatments.*


Los Angeles has numerous dermatologists and medical clinics to choose from. The number of residents combined with a region that idolizes beauty makes it a top market. The key is finding a Los Angeles dermatologist with expertise, artistry and skill. It’s also important to consult with a dermatologist with your desired specialties for certain skin improvements and conditions. Fortunately, a recent poll shows that it’s wrinkle-relaxing treatments that provide the highest level of satisfaction for cosmetic results in past patients.


Fortunately, for those seeking cosmetic enhancements and wrinkle-relaxing treatments to eradicate laugh lines, crow’s feet, glabellar frown lines and more, these cosmetic procedures to correct them show the highest satisfaction rate from past patients. Innovations with pharmaceutical injectables, dermal fillers and an array of laser treatments can now treat these fine lines and wrinkles in a non-invasive way.

Recent survey data from survey data, ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures, released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reveals that past patients are satisfied with wrinkle-relaxing injections 92 percent of the time. Patients also seek out wrinkle-relaxing procedures from surgical dermatologists rather than other options of providers licensed to perform such procedures.


The FDA first approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for treatment of eye muscle spasms in 1989. Many doctors, researches and patients also noted the improvement of fine facial lines and wrinkles, which sparked cosmetic procedure use.  Research began on the toxin’s effect on glabellar frown lines (11 lines), with the first study on its aesthetic effects published in 1992 for wrinkle-relaxing treatments.

The FDA first approved Botox for additional cosmetic use in 2002 following more research and controlled trials that it requested to ensure safety and efficacy. The FDA approved two additional botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) formulas: Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) in 2009 and Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA) in 2011.

The BTX-A formulations prevent and eradicate your wrinkles due to the inhibition of acetylcholine, which blocks the neurotransmission of muscle contraction. The temporary result is either weakening or paralyzing certain muscles.

BTX-A injections eradicate wrinkles and fine lines for approximately three to four months, smooth glabellar frown lines between the eyebrows and eliminate crow’s feet surrounding the eyes. Additionally, these injections are also becoming a popular anti-aging regimen to slow the appearance of wrinkles in the future.

Dr. Sanusi Umar

Dr. Sanusi Umar is a board-certified, Los Angeles-based surgical dermatologist who is both an expert in skin rejuvenation and follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplants. He is also a faculty member at the Harbor University of California, Los Angeles Dermatology department.

Dr. Umar is ideally suited to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and provide wrinkle-relaxing treatment solutions. His FineTouch Dermatology clinic has offices in both Redondo Beach and Beverly Hills, allowing for extra convenience throughout Los Angeles County. Additionally, many patients outside the region fly into Los Angeles for his expertise from other national and international cities.