More than 6 million people receive Botox® injections each year, making it the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. The team at Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics provides this wildly popular anti-aging treatment at their offices in Covington and Hammond, Louisiana. If you’d like to learn more about the procedure and what it can do for you, call the nearest office or use the online scheduling feature today to make an appointment.
Botox is a medical treatment that contains a naturally produced toxin made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can be used for a variety of cosmetic and health purposes. Medical professionals inject Botox in very small doses to paralyze certain muscles. By decreasing contractions of the muscles, Botox injections can treat conditions like:
Other less well-known applications of botox injections include:
In addition to Botox, the Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team offers other FDA-approved brands to treat the same conditions, including Dysport®.
First, your Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics provider determines which muscles are responsible for your condition. Then, they administer a very small dose of Botox with a small needle — usually, no anesthetic is necessary; however, a topical anesthetic can be provided for additional comfort. In all, Botox injections take less than 15 minutes. There is no downtime after the procedure, and you can resume your everyday activities right away.
Your treatment plan will likely consist of ongoing injections since the muscle-weakening effects of Botox last for about 3-4 months.
During your initial consultation with the Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team, your provider evaluates your condition and reviews your medical history to ensure there are no contraindications to you receiving Botox injections. You may be a good candidate if you have the concerns mentioned above.
Botulinum toxin injections have been safely used clinically for more than 50 years. In trained hands, it is very safe. However, as is the case with all procedures, there are some potential side effects, including:
These side effects typically subside quickly and without interventions. More serious side effects are extremely rare, but if you do experience anything out of the ordinary after a Botox treatment, contact Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics right away.
If you’re interested in Botox injections, call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics or use the online scheduling feature to set up a consultation today.