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BOTOX 101: A Crash-Course on One of the Market’s Best Anti-Aging Products

Botox is the leading FDA approved cosmetic procedure to prevent new lines and eliminate existing wrinkles. There’s no doubt that Botox is a great way to defy your age! The cosmetic procedure is so effective that more than 4 million individuals get the procedure every year to help them achieve a more youthful and smooth look. Still not convinced about the magic of Botox? Read on for more details!

Benefits of Botox

benefits of botoxAccording to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the #1 most common cosmetic complaint patients have is wrinkles. Nothing smooths out wrinkles better than Botox! Here are the top 3 benefits of Botox injections.

1. No Surgery Required

Botox is an injection that works by relaxing the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles to appear over time. Once the muscles are relaxed, wrinkles won’t be able to form. Thus, Botox give one a more youthful appearance.

2. Stop Wrinkles in their Tracks

Botox is a great preventative measure for wrinkles and fine lines. It’s most effective on dynamic wrinkles which are lines that form when you make a certain facial expression. Since Botox works by relaxing the muscles to reduce fine lines, wrinkles will not be able to form if you start using it before they begin to show!

3. Safety is our First Priority

No need to worry, Botox is very safe. Botox has been FDA approved since 2002 and is the only FDA approved neuromodulator to treat 3 areas: the Glabella area which is between the eyebrows, Crow’s feet, and forehead. Last year alone, 4 million individuals had this procedure done. As long as the procedure is done by a board certified dermatologist, such as our doctors at Dermatology Center of Acadiana, you are in good hands.

Common Questions About BOTOX

botox questions

How long is the procedure?

It takes about 10 minutes for the injection process, but the whole procedure is only about 15 minutes long.

Will I experience pain?

You will feel a slight pinch. It is a very tolerable level of discomfort.

How long does Botox injection last?

The effects from Botox will last three to six months depending on the individual. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are weakening- it’s like the opposite of working out. 🙂

How much will the procedure cost?

The cost of the procedure depends on your needs and goals! Scheduling a consultation with us will be the perfect opportunity for you to find out how much the cost will be.

If you’re ready to embark on a Botox journey, schedule a consultation with us, Dermatology Center of Acadiana in Lafayette! We simply want to help everyone love the skin they are in. To find out if Botox is right for you, schedule a consultation with us.