BOTOX Treatments in Baton Rouge

Since 2002, BOTOX has kept faces looking refreshed and rejuvenated by reducing or eliminating the appearance of facial wrinkles. It also works to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. It’s injected underneath the skin into the areas surrounding the eyes, forehead, and mouth. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX relaxes wrinkles and gives the face a more refreshed look. 

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What are the Benefits of BOTOX?

Botox is such a popular procedure because of the many benefits it provides for patients who want to maintain or achieve smooth, youthful-looking skin. Botox benefits include the following:

  • Minimally-invasive, requiring no incisions
  • Smooths away wrinkles and lines in the forehead and other areas of the face
  • Very short procedure time (about 20 minutes)
  • No downtime
  • Minimal, if any, recovery period

Who is a Candidate For Botox?

Men or women who would like an injectable option rather than surgery to achieve anti-aging effects are candidates for Botox. Botox candidates are looking to turn back the clock on signs of aging that have already appeared, or they are younger and want to stop wrinkles from forming for years. Ideal candidates for Botox injections should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Do not have a skin infection or breakout in the treatment area
  • Have no history of neuromuscular diseases

What Areas Can be Treated?

Quick, safe, and effective, BOTOX treatments in Baton Rouge works for up to six months, with no downtime and little to no discomfort. It can address the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead lines 
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smoker’s lines at the mouth
  • Bunny lines at the nose
  • Asymmetrical brows
  • A gummy smile
  • Necklace lines
  • An overly prominent jaw or chin

Fighting Dynamic Wrinkles

Expression lines, or dynamic wrinkles, are creases in the skin caused by contractions of the underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh, or frown. The more emotion you show, the deeper these lines and creases are likely to be. BOTOX stops these contractions at the source. 

The Science of BOTOX: How it Works

BOTOX is used in a procedure known as cosmetic denervation to relax the overactive facial muscles responsible for prominent expression lines such as worry lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. BOTOX in Lafayette will dramatically improve the appearance of these lines by blocking the nerve impulses to these overactive muscles, making them unable to contract.

As the muscles relax, the lines disappear. When administered by an experienced professional, the right amount of BOTOX will be injected and your familiar facial expressions will remain unaffected. In addition, BOTOX does not affect sensory nerves, so there is no numbness in the area of the injection.

DID YOU KNOW?

BOTOX is also medically useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms of the eyes and neck.

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BOTOX Treatment Details

No anesthesia is required for BOTOX, and discomfort is usually minimal and brief. The treatment involves injecting a very small amount of BOTOX through a tiny needle precisely into the overactive facial muscles responsible for expression lines. Because the needle is very fine and only a small amount of liquid is injected, the discomfort associated with treatment is very little.

Many patients compare this sensation to a mosquito bite. After your specialist has administered a few tiny injections of BOTOX directly into the muscles that cause those moderate-to-severe lines, you’ll be able to return to your regular day. It takes approximately 10 minutes for the entire treatment.

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What Side Effects are Involved?

  • The most common side effect of treatment is a small bruise at the injection sites. The degree of bruising varies from person to person, but is rarely of any significance. Any bruising is easily covered with makeup until it resolves, usually in a few days. 
  • Patients occasionally complain of a mild headache lasting for several hours after treatment. 
  • Uncommonly, BOTOX can migrate to nearby muscles. In these cases, there can be a temporary drooping of an eyelid or mild asymmetry of facial expression. The risk of this depends upon the areas being treated. 
  • Other side effects associated with BOTOX include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and bleeding.
  • Because the effects of BOTOX are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary. 
  • Allergic reactions are rare.

After Your BOTOX Treatment

No downtime is needed after BOTOX injections in Baton Rouge. You’ll be able to resume your normal activities immediately following treatment, with just a handful of physical restrictions. Our team at Stephens Plastic Surgery + Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge will give you specific aftercare instructions. 

What are the Limitations of BOTOX?

  • BOTOX cannot improve wrinkles that are due primarily to aging and sun-damaged skin since they are unrelated to facial movement. 
  • BOTOX will not improve sagging skin.
  • BOTOX cannot replace the need for a facelift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty. 
  • BOTOX is most useful for treating frown lines, worry lines, and crow’s feet. Lines around the mouth are best treated with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm. 

What Results to Expect

Your wrinkles will begin to fade within the first 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. Maximum efficacy can be seen at two weeks. 

Initially, the results of BOTOX last an average of 3-4 months. With repeated treatments, we find that many patients are able to go longer and longer between treatment sessions to maintain their results. This seems to be due to a gradual weakening of the overactive muscles.

For new patients, a two-week follow-up is recommended to assess how well the BOTOX is working. Since everyone responds differently to BOTOX, the follow-up allows us to evaluate before-and-after results and to fine-tune treatment regimens as needed.

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Why Choose Us?

At Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge, it’s our goal to help you glow with confidence and live life beautifully. Founded by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge continues to stay up-to-date with the most innovative techniques and injection patterns in aesthetic medicine. Injectables are a top procedure here, and we use the highest quality products and supplies.

We take our time to really get to know you and your needs, and we have undergone extensive training with the most state-of-the-art methods. We understand that you have a variety of choices when it comes to deciding on BOTOX treatments in Baton Rouge, and we’re very grateful for every patient that chooses us. We are known for exceeding patient expectations and always keeping your best interest at heart. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation to receive some of the best results after BOTOX injections.

BOTOX FAQ

What is BOTOX made of?

Is BOTOX a toxin?

What are the most requested places for BOTOX?

Does BOTOX go well with other treatments?

What is BOTOX made of?

BOTOX is made from botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. It is administered directly into the targeted facial areas as an injection to relax the muscles and smooth the skin.

Is BOTOX a toxin?

BOTOX is a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although BOTOX is a toxin, there are no systemic side effects. This is because, for the treatment described, it is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body.

What are the most requested places for BOTOX?

BOTOX injections help with reducing the rhytides (wrinkles) between the eyes, forehead, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). It can also be used to soften lines around the mouth. There are other uses, but these are the most popular.

Does BOTOX go well with other treatments?

A combination of BOTOX and fillers achieve the best results when combined with aesthetic services such as Matrix RF™ or microneedling for fine lines, wrinkles, texture and pore improvement, and medical-grade skincare products. A good skincare regimen should be the root of any aesthetic goal and sets the tone for every other aesthetic procedure performed.

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