New Orleans area dermatologist describes the Botox procedure from start to finishBy Dr. Mary Lupo
What is Botox?Patients often ask for Botox by name. Botox is formulated with botulinum toxin type A, a substance that is known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators reduce muscle contractions, and therefore, smooth the skin. The results can last several months before more injections are required.
What is the process?
- Consultation/evaluation – first, patients need to determine if they are appropriate candidates for Botox injections. This is done during the initial evaluation and the consultation appointment with Dr. Mary Lupo.
- Injection – once patients have chosen to move forward with Botox, it is injected into the specific problem areas of the face.
- Aftercare – while there is no downtime associated with Botox injections, patients may experience some redness and discomfort at the injection site. This typically improves within a day or two, and results show within a week.
- Maintenance – patients who want to maintain the results are welcome to visit Dr. Mary Lupo for reinjections at regular intervals.