What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable wrinkle treatment that contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Botox is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in over 75 countries worldwide. Louisville Laser is highly trained and experienced in administering Botox treatments.
Botox relaxes overactive facial muscles that cause wrinkles and lines to form in between your brows, at the sides of your eyes (crow’s feet) and on your forehead. Over the years, repeated frowning and squinting causes our skin to furrow and fold. Botox is injected to temporarily reduce muscle activity in these areas. Patients begin to notice a visible smoothing of crow’s feet lines and frown lines beneath the brows.
What will happen during my Botox procedure?
A small amount of the Botox medication is injected into the facial muscles through a tiny needle. The injection time lasts only a few minutes. Injection pain is reported by most patients to be very minimal and brief.
What will be involved in my recovery?
Following the injection, you may experience some small red bumps and a minimal amount of tenderness at the injection site. These effects typically subside in 15 to 30 minutes. No bandages or dressings are required, and you may return to work and normal activities right away. While there are no restrictions, you will be instructed to avoid pushing or rubbing on the treated areas for the remainder of the day.
What results can I expect from my treatment?
You can expect natural-looking softening or elimination of wrinkles in the treatment area that will last 3 to 6 months. Botox will not freeze your face in place. You will still be able to express the full range of emotions. Not the least of which will be expressing excitement at the sight of your results!
Is Botox right for me?
Louisville Laser offers Botox® and Dysport® treatments to halt muscle movement, and offers dermal fillers Restylane® and Juvederm® to fill facial lines. Let us help you choose the most appropriate solution for you. Call us at 502-499-6608 or schedule a free consultation online. See pricing details here.