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.
How does the Botox Treatments work? – Dr. Mary Lupo
Botox works for the frown lines between the eyebrows they are called the glabella frown lines and are nicknamed the elevens because usually there a two of them. Some people have one and some have four or five it just depends on how the muscles work.
How does Botox work?
It blocks the neurochemical attaching to the receptor at the muscle. So, the nerve releases a neurochemical called the acetylcholine that crosses the neuromuscular junction attaches to muscle receptor and makes the muscles twitch.
What Botox and other neuromodulators do is block the ability the neurotransmitting chemical to have an effect on the muscles, so, the neuromuscular blockage. The effect lasts anywhere from 3-5 months typically there is always variability. Then the body by-passes those receptors and start using other receptors.
Is Botox permanent?
The effect of the Botox is not permanent and you have to repeat it at regular intervals.
Give your skin the extra TLC it needs as it ages. Contact our office at (504) 777-3047 for your consultation with certified Botox trainer Dr. Mary Lupo.
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.
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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.