Botox Louisville, Kentucky
Botox® Cosmetic is a very popular, non-surgical solution for wrinkles and fine lines caused by repetitive muscle contractions. Over the years, facial expressions, including frowning, squinting, and concentrating, can form furrows and creases in your skin. Your skin may also become less elastic as time passes, which causes moderate-to-severe wrinkles and lines to remain or worsen. Botox® Cosmetic in Louisville, Kentucky, temporarily corrects signs of aging, such as frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet.
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How does Botox® work?
Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription injection formula made with a highly-purified botulinum toxin protein (onabotulinumtoxinA), which has been extensively proven to temporarily improve frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet, or lines located at the corners of the eyes. Botox® Cosmetic addresses the cause of these cosmetic concerns: repeated muscle contractions from facial expressions over the years.
Botox works by temporarily blocking the nerve signal in the upper face, which tell the muscles to contract. With reduced muscle contractions, the patient can show expression without fine lines and wrinkles forming.
Who is a Candidate for Botox?
Both men and women can benefit from facial rejuvenation with Botox. Patients often choose Botox to treat their signs of aging when they are not ready for or do not require a surgical procedure yet. Candidates for treatment with Botox are those who experience some of the first signs of aging such as:
- Crow’s feet in the outer corners of the eyes
- Frown lines between the brows
- Forehead lines
Botox can effectively improve these signs of aging and is suspected to slow the progression of aging skin for younger patients. The treatment has also proven effective at reducing migraine pain and jaw stiffness related to TMJ. Botox can also be used in the underarms to improve excess sweating. Appropriate candidates for Botox are those who experience dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that worsen with facial expression. Those with static wrinkles that are present even when the face is relaxed might be better candidates for a different treatment like facial fillers.
Your Louisville Botox Treatment
When one of our expert providers injects Botox® into overworked facial muscles, it blocks nerve impulses to the muscles, reducing muscle activity that leads to these unsightly lines. With the help of our skincare specialists, you can achieve a more refreshed and relaxed appearance without looking “overdone” or “frozen”. Your Botox treatment will be customized based on the location of your wrinkles and their severity. At Salzman MedSpa near Lexington, Kentucky, we provide only natural-looking results that shed years off of your appearance.
Your Personalized Approach
Before your Botox® Cosmetic treatment, you will have a consultation with one of our qualified providers to determine the amount of Botox® needed to achieve your personal aesthetic goals. They will also determine the injection locations and recommend when your next appointment should be scheduled to maintain your age-defying results. In most cases, patients require touch-up appointments every four to six months. Our experts might also recommend combining Botox with other treatments like facial fillers for optimal results. Facial fillers can add instant volume to lines and wrinkles in the lower face and can be placed in the cheeks or lips for a subtle enhancement.
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What can I Expect with a Botox® Treatment in Louisville, KY?
During a Botox® Cosmetic treatment session, one of our expert injectors will inject Botox® into the targeted muscles using a very small needle. Only wrinkle-causing muscles will be treated, preventing patients from having a “frozen look.” Patients generally report a slight pinch during the injection and, if you are concerned about discomfort, please let our specialist know so that additional pain-reducing creams can be placed over the intended injection sites. Every injection session is customized based on the severity and location of your concerns. Your Botox treatment will take about 10-20 minutes to complete. The number of injections you need will depend on the severity of your signs of aging.
Your Botox® Cosmetic Results
Within 24 to 48 hours, you will begin to see a softening in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet. However, you should allow up to 10 days to see full results from Botox®. In most cases, results have been shown to last up to four months. Each patient’s results will vary, including how long the results last, so it is important to talk to our providers about what you can expect. Practicing a healthy skin care routine and avoiding overexposure to the sun can help prolong the youthful results of Botox. Once the effects of Botox wear off, patients can choose to have a touch-up session or other nonsurgical facial treatment. If further signs of aging occur like sagging, patients might choose a surgical solution like a facelift or brow lift.
How Long is Recovery After a Botox® Cosmetic Treatment in Louisville?
With Botox® Cosmetic, discomfort and downtime are minimal. Often called a “lunchtime” procedure, you can receive your injection treatment and head right back to work. Generally, the only restrictions are to avoid rubbing the treated area for the rest of the day and avoid NSAIDs (Advil, ibuprofen, etc.) to decrease your chances of bruising.
Each patient’s results will vary, including how long the results last, so it’s important to talk to your provider about what you can expect and when you should schedule your touch-up appointments.
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Side Effects of Botox® Cosmetic
Although uncommon, Botox® does carry some side effects. The most common side effects may include bruising, pain, redness, or swelling near the injection site(s). Also, headache, muscle stiffness or weakness, drowsiness, and flu-like symptoms may occur. A full list of side effects and potential complications will be provided during your initial consultation.
Join the Millions of Individuals Who Choose Botox® Cosmetic
You can experience the remarkable results of Botox® Cosmetic in Louisville when you schedule your first appointment at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. We will help create your personal treatment plan that results in a more vibrant, younger appearance.
Dr. Salzman is a member of Allergan’s Botox® Cosmetic Physicians Network where he teaches the use of Botox® to other physicians. He also has invented a medical device called the “Ouchless Needle,” which provides an improved way to administer cosmetic injectables, including Botox® Cosmetic.
As an expert in the field, Dr. Salzman, founder of Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, is your trusted provider of Botox® Cosmetic and other injectable treatments.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation.