People grit their teeth and bear pain for the sake of their appearance all the time, whether it’s through waxing, microneedling, or other unpleasant procedures. BotoxⓇ and dermal fillers both require injections, but if you’re sensitive to pain or dislike needles, the team at SLENT can make accommodations for you.
SLENT, or South Louisiana Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastics, has locations in Mandeville, Hammond, and Slidell, Louisiana. We offer safe, effective Botox injections so you can achieve the look you desire without cosmetic surgery.
How Botox works
Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is a well-known brand name that eclipses alternatives that use similar ingredients. It's become the standard for neurotoxin injections, and it can be used to treat a variety of issues, both medical and cosmetic.
At SLENT, Botox is primarily used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which form when you make certain expressions. Dynamic wrinkles and lines include:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines between the brows
- Bunny lines, which form on the nose when you squint
Botox helps keep these lines and wrinkles from forming when you aren’t smiling, frowning, or squinting. You’ll still be able to emote, but your skin appears tighter and less wrinkled when you’re not actively making those expressions.
Average discomfort during Botox injections
There’s no reason to be uncomfortable while receiving cosmetic enhancement. We use a mild topical anesthetic to numb the area beforehand, reducing discomfort and patient anxiety.
Your injector will do their best to minimize discomfort throughout the process. We skillfully inject the Botox into key muscles, creating natural-looking results that compliment your features. You shouldn’t feel anything during the injections other than the occasional slight pinch or pressure.
What to expect from Botox
More good news: Botox injections are short, as the process only takes a minute or two per injection, and most sessions only last about ten minutes. By the time we’re done, your topical anesthetic will have begun wearing off, and you can return to your regular routine.
Just avoid strenuous activities, and try not to use a lot of makeup for a few days after your treatment. You might have a small amount of residual soreness, redness, or swelling, but it will subside quickly.
You should be able to see results almost instantly, as the injected toxin goes to work to paralyze the tiny muscles responsible for dragging your face into wrinkles. However, when you smile or frown, you’ll see that your face is still as expressive as ever.
Interested in trying Botox for yourself? It’s important to choose an experienced injector with skill and empathy. To schedule a consultation with the team at SLENT, call the location closest to you, or visit the contact page for more information.