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What is Botox?

Botox is actually the brand name for a neurotoxin
called Botulinum toxin type A.

Because it was the first of its kind approved by the FDA, Botox has come to refer to any kind of toxin used to treat signs of aging in the face, as well as several other medical conditions, such as migraines. At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer both Botox and Dysport, which are both neurotoxins. As we age, constant use of the muscles of the forehead from frowning, squinting, brow elevation, or smiling can lead to visible deep lines and wrinkles. Botox and Dysport both block the nerves to these muscles, causing a relaxed appearance to the facial skin. Relaxing the muscles causes the skin lines and wrinkles to smooth.

Benefits of Botox

Effective at treating crows feet

At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery in New Orleans Botox and Dysport are best known for treating the upper half of the face in order to diminish lines and wrinkles. They work by targeting the nerves that control certain muscle groups in the face and paralyzing or weakening them. They are effective at treating crow’s feet, lines between the eyebrows sometimes known as the “elevens”, wrinkles on the forehead, and “bunny” lines on the nose. They can also address platysmal banding in the neck, dimpling of the chin, and enlarged masseter muscles.

New Orleans Botox patient looking over her shoulder

Am I a Candidate for Botox in New Orleans?

Botox and Dysport are currently approved for anyone who would like to reduce lines and wrinkles in their face. Ideal candidates should not be pregnant or nursing. To find out more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Melancon, where she will develop a personalized plan for you.

Your New Orleans Botox Consultation

Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S. with years of safe and effective results for thousands of patients. If you would like to reduce signs of aging in your face or be evaluated for Botox New Orleans facial plastic surgeon Dr. Claire Melancon can meet with you to answer all your questions. Call our office today and set up your consultation.

Recovery from Botox

Recovery after injections is very straightforward, and there is no downtime.

However, you should avoid vigorous exercise or physical strain for 24-48 hours after injection in order to prevent migration of the Botox or Dysport.

Results from Botox

Any bruises you get should fade within a week, and you can cover them with makeup if needed.

You will begin to see results from the Botox at three to five days after injection. Dysport has a slightly quicker onset. For both Botox and Dysport, you will not see final results for seven to 10 days. Results should last on average about three to four months depending on the amount of neurotoxin that you received.

Smiling New Orleans botox patient in hat

The Botox Procedure

Botox and Dysport injections are both performed in the office

Topical numbing medication is offered for your comfort, should you prefer. During the actual procedure, Dr. Melancon will administer the injections directly into the muscle group(s) responsible for the targeted areas. Afterward, you will be given an ice pack to help with discomfort and swelling.

It is important that if you are considering receiving Botox or Dysport, you do not take any aspirin or ibuprofen products the week prior in order to prevent bruising. Also, if you are taking any blood thinners, you should be aware that you will likely bruise more than normal.

Botox FAQ

Patients may have dull headaches or pain in the face in the area where the injections were given. There may also be tenderness, bruising, swelling, redness, bleeding, inflammation, or infection. These are not experienced by every patient. Discuss the risks of Botox injections with your injector.

Generally speaking, results from Botox injections last three to four months. You can also lengthen this time with touch-up injections.

The cost will vary depending on what areas and how many areas you have treated. Some areas of the face require more units of Botox or Dysport than others. More exact pricing will be discussed during your consultation.

At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we know one of the most challenging parts of this process is the first step. We are a welcoming, restful place for you to come and learn about all the ways you can live life to the fullest and be the most beautiful you. Call or click to schedule a consultation to learn how you can breathe easy at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery.

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