What to consider before visiting a New Orleans clinic for Botox treatmentBy Dr. Mary Lupo
- Age – One of the most common Botox myths is that it’s too early to start. Research has shown that early treatment, with regular maintenance sessions, can help slow the formation of etched-in wrinkles. The best time to start is the first time you notice facial lines.
- Type of wrinkles – Botox works by relaxing the muscles. It is a wonderful solution for lines and wrinkles caused by underlying muscle movement. However, it won’t help those caused by skin laxity or volume loss. Your dermatologist may recommend a combination of treatments to achieve the result you desire.
- Safety – Botox is quite safe for most patients. However, any medical treatment has the potential for adverse reactions. Be sure to tell your doctor about any medication you are taking and any known medical conditions before beginning any new treatment, including Botox.
- Recovery – There is no need to plan for downtime. You may experience mild, temporary bruising or swelling at the injection site. You’ll be able to return to normal activities immediately. Many people schedule Botox treatment during their lunch hour and then return to work.
- Results – One of the reasons for Botox’s popularity is fast and consistent results. If this is your first treatment, it will take a few days to a week for full results to develop. These treatments are carefully timed to keep muscles relaxed and keep skin smooth.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.