Are Botox injections permanent for New Orleans, LA patients?
By Dr. Mary Lupo
New Orleans, LA patients who are interested in turning back the hands of time are welcome to visit the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology to learn about the advantages of using cosmetic injections such as the popular Botox treatment.
What is Botox?
Dr. Mary Lupo is a Board-certified dermatologist who is dedicated to helping patients look and feel their best with cosmetic dermatology solutions including Botox injections. Botox is a neuromodulator that is formulated from botulinum toxin type A. It is used in the muscles of the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds. This is important for turning back the hands of time and ensuring a more youthful appearance. Botox is very safe and has been cleared by the FDA for the use in cosmetic improvements. It has also been used for many years in the medical field for a variety of other conditions including chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, and even overactive bladders. This medication is very important in general and cosmetic medicine.
Who is a candidate for Botox?
Most patients are candidates for Botox when they want to address fine lines and wrinkles that have been formed dynamically from muscle contractions. The areas of the face most commonly addressed with Botox are the:
Patients undergo an initial evaluation with Dr. Mary Lupo to pinpoint the areas of concern and determine if Botox is a good fit for their specific needs. Sometimes, other cosmetic injectables may be recommended, including dermal fillers or collagen stimulators. All of these are available at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, and many can be combined for amazing results!
Botox injections are not permanent. They will slowly diminish as the product becomes less effective over the course of several months. Patients who love the results they achieved with Botox are encouraged to book routine appointments several months apart for reinjection to keep their appearance and, over the years, slow the signs of aging. Evaluations are encouraged to check for changes and provide re-treatment as needed.
What to expect during a Botox injection appointment
During a patient’s Botox injection appointment, the entire process from start to finish takes just a few minutes. The facial area is cleansed, and then patients sit in the treatment chair while the doctor evaluates the specific areas that need attention. Botox is injected via a very small needle into the troubled areas, specifically into the muscles of the face that are forming the fine lines and wrinkles patients want to address. Once this is done, patients are educated on how to care for their skin for the next few days while the medication begins to work its magic on reducing the wrinkles and folds. The results are often seen after a few days, typically before one week, and will last several months.
Are there any side effects to Botox injections?
After injections, patients may notice some redness and itching at injection sites. This is typical and will go away within a day or two. Patients may also experience some bruising, but this too will subside. Patients can often cover up these imperfections with cosmetics until they resolve themselves.
What other options can be considered?
The signs of aging can also cause skin laxity, which in turn results in more fine lines and wrinkles on the facial area. By using cosmetic treatments with Dr. Mary Lupo, patients can slow the inevitable signs of aging. Other aesthetic fillers and injectables may be suggested for our patients alongside Botox, and patients with severe issues may be proper candidates for plastic surgery.
Ready to discuss the advantages of Botox injections?
Contact the team at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in the area of New Orleans, LA to connect with Dr. Mary Lupo. Her practice is equipped with the latest technologies and modalities to improve the skin’s health and appearance. She encourages patients to book an appointment at her facility to consult with her and her team about Botox injections and other solutions available in her practice, located at 145 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Suite #302. Call (504) 777-3047 today to schedule your visit and discuss cosmetic injectables as a way to reduce the unwanted signs of aging.