Botox Cosmetic

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Should I get Botox?

Botox has become a very common procedure. It is used to fight the aging process and helps soften lines and wrinkles. Botox can be used to refresh a tired appearance without any downtime.

Our highly trained practitioners use Botox to preserve facial expression while softening wrinkles.

How safe is Botox?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a substance that causes the temporary relaxation of muscles. It has been used safely by ophthalmologists for years to treat various eye conditions. Dermatologists and other physicians use it to decrease the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

What can Botox treat?

There are three main areas that may be treated with Botox: the glabellar area between the eyebrows (frown lines), the forehead horizontal lines, and the area lateral to the eyes (crow’s feet). Botox can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis, which is a condition of excessive sweating.

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About Botox

Botox can temporarily relax the facial muscles that are responsible for the appearance of wrinkles. Botox injections relax these facial muscles by blocking specific chemical signals the nerves send to make these muscles contract. Botox treatments at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge are quick, generally lasting from 10 to 30 minutes.

Reasons People in Baton Rouge Choose to Have Botox Injections

Treatment with Botox offers a quick solution to a long-standing problem, wrinkles.

Botox injections are frequently used to temporarily paralyze the facial muscles that cause:

  • Crow’s feet, which are the lines fanning out from the outside corner of each eye.
  • The frown lines that are located between the eyebrows.
  • Forehead furrows, which are the lines that form horizontally on the forehead when an individual raises his or her eyebrows.

A Botox Treatment in Baton Rouge – The Procedure

The number of injections necessary depends on the areas of the face being treated. Although numbing cream is not generally used when these injections are performed some patients do request it.

  1. The face is gently cleansed with a mild antiseptic/disinfectant prior to the injections: This reduces the risk of infection.
  2. The botulinum toxin powder is diluted using sodium chloride (saline).
  3. Once diluted, this solution is administered to the targeted areas via a syringe and micro needle.

Crow’s Feet

The first technique used to treat crow’s feet requires three injections. Each injection requires 4 units of Botox. These injections are administered at specific points to address the lines above and below the lateral canthus: The injection sites depend on the technique being used to address crow’s feet.

Glabellar Lines

Glabellar lines are the frown lines located between the eyebrows. To address these lines, five injections of Botox are administered at specific points on the lower forehead. These points include a single injection directly above the nose and then two injections above each eyebrow (fanning out in the shape of a wide “V”).

Forehead Furrows

The technique for treating forehead furrows with Botox varies, depending on the characteristics of the lines themselves. If the lines are deep, dermal fillers may be recommended.

Once the injections are complete, patients receive information about how to care for their skin.

The Results

Botox can enhance skin elasticity for up to four months.

The full results attained during a treatment at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge can take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours to become evident. Although rare, in some patients it takes as long as 7 days for the full results to be visible.

Botox Injection Recovery in Baton Rouge

Following treatment, patients in Baton Rouge need to refrain from lying down or massaging the treated muscles in their face for at least four hours. Patients who do not adhere to these instructions may cause the Botox to seep into other areas of the face (referred to as Botox migration), which sometimes leads to abnormal looking results.

Facial Exercises

Some Baton Rouge patients are advised to exercise their face every 15 minutes. These exercises may be performed for up to 4 hours. Patients who are advised to exercise their face muscles should do so without touching it.

Avoid Rubbing the Face

The treated areas of the face should not be rubbed for at least 12 hours following the treatment at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge.

Injection Wounds Heal Quickly

The Botox injection wounds usually heal within 24 hours.

Apply Ice

If bruising, redness or swelling is evident, applying ice to these areas may relieve some of the discomfort. Ice should never be applied directly to the skin: The ice needs to be wrapped in a towel or thick cloth.

Light Foundation or Concealer

If redness persists, concealer or light foundation can be used.

Recovery is quick and many of The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa’s Baton Rouge patients return to work the very same day of their procedure. Individuals who are interested in learning more about the cosmetic treatments available at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, should contact the spa and make their appointment today.