Are you thinking about BOTOX®? Maybe one of your friends or coworkers has used it and now looks amazing. Maybe you want to look a little younger or simply feel more confident day to day. Whatever the reason, you’re considering this popular treatment...
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BOTOX Cosmetic is the leading treatment for softening or eliminating wrinkles and preventing new wrinkles, especially around the eyes and forehead. BOTOX Cosmetic works by relaxing the muscles that create wrinkles to reduce the appearance of fine lines. It may be used to prevent wrinkles if started early enough. However, it is never too late to start! Because BOTOX may also be used to prevent the wrinkles from getting worse. BOTOX is best used to target the wrinkles of specific areas of the face caused by repetitively making the same facial gestures such as frowning or squinting over the years.
BOTOX® Reduces Facial Lines
Put simply, BOTOX® (also known as botulinum toxin A) is injected under the skin where it blocks nerve signals that tell muscles to contract and relaxes areas of muscular tension. The result is a softening of the lines we associate with aging, resulting in a smoother and younger-looking complexion. BOTOX® is most commonly used on the following parts of the face:
Crow’s feet, or lines in the corners of the eyes
Forehead lines, also called forehead rows
Glabellar lines, or vertical lines above the nose
Nasolabial folds, also called smile lines or laugh lines
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles beneath the skin that create the lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is that the underlying facial muscles relax, and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic will last approximately three to four months, after which time the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
What to Expect with BOTOX®: Before and After
Knowing what to expect can help alleviate any nervousness about your first treatment. After carefully examining your face to determine the best injection sites, a medical professional will use a fine needle to inject a small amount of BOTOX® into specific muscles.
The process only takes a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. Most people say any discomfort is minimal.
There’s also no downtime. You can get on with your day post-treatment.
Botox is also a popular procedure for men and can be accomplished by Dr. Danielle Causey in such a way as to preserve masculinity and the “manly” features of the face for his male clients while creating the desired cosmetic change. We all want to feel comfortable in our own skin, that’s why Causey Med Aesthetic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana takes great pride reinvigorating your skin for a fresh look. Our team will guide you through your choices to help you make an educated decision so that we can work together to build a plan personalized to your individual needs.