What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is an injectable treatment that has been used for many years in the medical and aesthetic industries to treat a wide variety of muscle or nerve-related health issues. Most notably, it's used for softening the appearance of dynamic wrinkles between the brows, around the eyes, and forehead. However, it can also be used to treat misalignment of the eyes (strabismus), eye twitching (blepharospasm), excessive tearing (epiphora), and drooping eyelids (ptosis). BOTOX consists of a botulinum toxin that prevents muscle movement for a limited period of time, which can be helpful for those suffering from various muscle or nerve disorders. When used to treat facial wrinkles, this temporary and isolated muscle paralysis provides smoother contours to achieve a natural and more youthful-looking profile. If you or your loved one would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes or are searching for a nonsurgical treatment for eye-related issues, BOTOX may be an ideal solution. Call our team of certified ophthalmologists at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA to learn more.
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How is BOTOX administered?
BOTOX is administered via injection with a syringe and a fine-gauged needle. The specific injection sites will be predetermined during your initial consultation, and on the day of your appointment, BOTOX will be administered to these areas. Once the formula is placed, you will be free to go about your usual day. There is no downtime associated with the treatment, but patients may experience mild redness, tenderness, or swelling at the injection sites. If you experience any allergic reaction, contact our office immediately. BOTOX is not suitable for everyone and is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Results usually last for 3 – 4 months.
How many treatments will I need?
The amount of BOTOX administered will vary according to individual needs and the depth and severity of your facial lines and wrinkles. Our physicians can suggest the ideal number of BOTOX injections according to your aesthetic outcomes and whether you wish to address the forehead, Crow's feet, or between the eyes. To maintain your aesthetic results, we may suggest receiving BOTOX procedures every 3 – 4 months at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians.
Can I have BOTOX additional nonsurgical procedures?
BOTOX injections pair well with other cosmetic services at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians for men and women who prefer to target aging concerns. If you notice more pronounced and severe lines, our professionals might talk with you about administering a dermal filler to help you achieve your smoothest results. To further maximize your younger-looking radiant glow, we can provide additional complementary procedures, such as facials or PRP with microneedling.
Is there a comparable cosmetic injectable option?
BOTOX is a specific type of wrinkle relaxer that exists within a multitude of other comparable options, like Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau®. All of these wrinkle-reducing solutions contain type A botulinum toxin, but each is created a little differently to treat certain issues.
Is there a difference between fillers and wrinkle reducers?
While wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX, are used to decrease facial lines by temporarily preventing your muscle contractions, fillers are a different collection of aesthetic injections that enhance facial volume. Dermal fillers are intended to volumize hollow features and reduce static wrinkles. Our physicians can determine if you might be a good candidate for a dermal filler (like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®) to further enhance your BOTOX results.
If you'd like to decrease dynamic wrinkles around the eyes or address eye-related health issues, reach out to Baton Rouge Eye Physicians today. Our skilled team of ophthalmologists has been using BOTOX to treat various eye conditions and unwanted facial wrinkles for many years with great success. Contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA to book an appointment.