BOTOX Cosmetic is most commonly used for treating:
BOTOX can sometimes be used for more specialized cases elsewhere, but these uses are less common and should always be performed by a doctor that has extensive training, knowledge, and experience treating patients with Botox such as our board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology Center of Acadiana.BOTOX has a 94% ‘Worth it Rating’ on realself with 1,944 reviews.
We also have a number of other cosmetic dermatology procedures to make sure your skin is as healthy as possible. If you are unsure of what is best for you and your skin you can get a free consultation from one of our aestheticians to find out what is best for your skin.
BOTOX Cosmetic is often used as a prevention, but it will also lessen the appearance of wrinkles that are already established. Wrinkles that are formed around the eyes and forehead from frowning, squinting or making other similar expressions require the muscles to be contracted for the wrinkles to form. The targeted muscles stay relaxed, preventing those contractions from happening so that the wrinkles are stopped before they start. In certain cases of fine wrinkles and lines microneedling can also be an option.
The number of people getting BOTOX Cosmetic has increased substantially over time.
Generally, it takes about 10 minutes for the injection process, but it generally takes about 15 minutes for the whole appointment.
It is not generally necessary to take downtime after getting injections. We do recommend to not do strenuous activity within 24 hours.
Yes. Men generally make up 10-20% of BOTOX Cosmetic patients depending on the treatment.
Most patients report that the injection process feels like a pinch. If this is a concern for you please mention it to your dermatologist in your consultation so we can find what the best option is for you.
Yes. It has been FDA approved for facial wrinkles since 2002 and has been used since the 1980s for other medical conditions. Millions of people have used it over the last few decades, including over 4 million last year alone. As long as BOTOX Cosmetics is administered by a board certified dermatologist such as our doctors at Dermatology Center of Acadiana it is a time-tested and proven solution for wrinkles.
Sometimes people who are not board certified dermatologists or dermatologists at all will offer ‘BOTOX’ or something similar for a cheaper price, and we would highly advise against this as often times the practitioner does not have the necessary knowledge, experience and training and/or may not be using the pure product.
No. BOTOX generally takes a few days to take full effect and wears off after about 3-4 months. Generally people will get 3-4 treatments per year to maintain their results. This can vary somewhat from patient to patient.
The cost of BOTOX Cosmetic treatment varies depending on your situation and your goals, so a consultation is the best way to find out how much the cost of BOTOX Cosmetic will be for you.
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