Otolaryngology & Allergy Testing & Immunotherapy Clinic located in Mandeville, Hammond, & Slidell, LA
No one can avoid wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them. The team at SLENT offers BotoxⓇ injections, a quick treatment that effectively turns back time by smoothing away some of the most noticeable wrinkles on your face. To learn more about Botox or to schedule a consultation, call the office in Slidell, Hammond, Metairie, or Mandeville, Louisiana, or use the online booking form.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin, a type of neurotoxin produced by bacteria. When your provider at SLENT Medical Spa injects Botox into specific muscles, the medication prevents the release of neurotransmitters that trigger muscle contraction. As a result, the targeted muscles relax.
Botox is an excellent option for dynamic wrinkles that develop when you use the same muscles to make certain facial expressions. Over the years, these repetitive muscle movements cause moderate-to-severe wrinkles such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead creases
- Bunny lines on your upper nose
As Botox injections promote muscle relaxation, these wrinkles are significantly diminished or in many cases, eliminated.
Will Botox affect my natural facial expressions?
After your Botox treatment, you’ll still have the same natural and beautiful facial expressions. Your provider at SLENT Medical Spa carefully and artistically targets a few specific muscles. This means most of your facial muscles continue to work normally, creating expressions and maintaining your usual appearance.
What should I expect during and after a Botox procedure?
Before your Botox treatment, your provider at SLENT Medical Spa talks with you about what to expect and whether you want a topical anesthetic. Once the injections begin, Botox treatments are quick. Your session takes about 10 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
After Botox injections, most patients have some slight redness, swelling, or bruising, but these side effects are short-lived, and you can cover them with makeup. You won’t need to take downtime. However, your provider may recommend avoiding strenuous activities for several hours.
When will I see results after my Botox treatment?
It takes Botox a little time to relax the muscles, but you see the dramatic results within 24-48 hours, and then your results last up to four months.* Botox gradually wears off, and the results slowly fade, but it’s safe to get another treatment if you want to maintain your new appearance. Most patients find that their results last longer with successive Botox treatments.
If you’re ready to fight the effects of time and get rid of facial wrinkles, call SLENT Medical Spa or schedule an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.
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