Botox ® Cosmetic

What is Botox?

Essentially, it is a drug that temporarily blocks muscular nerve signals. Injections of small amounts into specific facial muscles block the muscles’ impulses. This weakens the muscle and diminishes unwanted lines.

Where can Botox be injected?

  • Vertical lines between the eyebrow and on the bridge of the nose
  • Squint lines (crow’s feet) at the corners of the eyes
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • The outer brow can also be injected to achieve a brow lift
  • “Lipstick lines” to help with vertical lines around the lips
  • Lower face and Neck
  • Armpits for excessive sweating

What is the treatment like?

The treatment only takes about ten minutes to perform and requires a few small injections to the targeted area. No anesthesia is required but topical numbing can be used if requested.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Typically, Botox takes effect in 5-7 days. The softening and elimination of the lines will typically last 3-4 months. The effect will gradually fade as the muscle action returns.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are generally minimal, temporary, and typically relate to the local injection site. Soreness or mild bruising are not common but may occur around the injection site. A temporary headache is not uncommon after injections in forehead region. All possible side effects are mild, reversible, self-limiting and ultimately temporary if, in the rare instance, they occurred.

Can Botox be combined with other treatments?

You may combine Botox with one or a combination of the many types of fillers we offer at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology. This will enhance your results while restoring volume loss.

Who performs Botox injections at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology?

Our doctors do all of the Botox injections on their patients. Only a licensed professional with knowledge, training, and tested skills should administer Botox. Our physicians are Board Certified Dermatologist and have extensive training in cosmetic dermatology.

If you are interested in Botox please feel free to schedule your consultation at one of our two convenient locations in Shreveport and Bossier City.

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