Erase Your Expression-Causing Wrinkles and Skin lines With BOTOX® Cosmetic or Other Neuromodulators
Frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles are all visual hints that give away your age. These tell-tale signs of age are caused by the repeated movements of facial muscles (dynamic wrinkles).
Luckily, you can prevent and remove some of these lines through neurotoxins such as BOTOX® Cosmetic. This injectable treatment offers a non-invasive way to reduce signs of aging while leaving you with a naturally relaxed, youthful look.
New Orleans BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular appearance-enhancing cosmetic treatment on the market today and doesn’t involve painful or expensive surgery.
Note: Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and XEOMIN® are other neuromodulators that work in the same way that BOTOX® Cosmetic does.
How Popular Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Men and women receive neurotoxin treatments for both cosmetic and therapeutic reasons. Between 2000 and 2015, there was a 759 percent increase in the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic for wrinkles. And that’s not even counting BOTOX®’s other therapeutic uses — such as treating depression, sweaty palms or underarms, overactive bladder, twitching eyes, and migraines.
Dr. Ali Sadeghi of the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery is a renowned cosmetic surgeon with decades of helping men and women reclaim their youth and health with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Dr. Sadeghi sometimes combines BOTOX® Cosmetic with other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers or facelift surgery, to achieve more dramatic results.
Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Remove All My Wrinkles?
BOTOX® Cosmetic can help remove dynamic wrinkles (lines caused by repeated muscle movements), but it is generally considered more of a preventative measure. Many patients choose BOTOX® Cosmetic injections before deep-set wrinkles have set.
BOTOX® Cosmetic does not affect static wrinkles (lines caused by natural aging, sun damage, and genetics — these lines are present even when the face is at rest). You may need a different treatment, such as a facelift or brow lift, if you have these.
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is appropriate for healthy adults with no known allergies to botulinum toxin.
Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait to get BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repetitive contractions of facial muscles. These movements stretch and fold the skin millions of times over your life until they leave permanent creases.
During a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, a small amount of the neurotoxin is injected into selected facial muscles. This bacterium blocks the signals that connect nerves to facial muscles. If your nerve signals can’t reach your muscles, then the muscles won’t contract. This helps prevent the stretching and folding of your skin.
What Should I Expect Before, During, and After My BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment?
Before BOTOX® Cosmetic
Dr. Sadeghi will advise you to stop smoking and drinking a few weeks before your treatment. Abstaining from these helps prevent bruising.
During Your BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
When you come to the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery, we do our utmost to make you as comfortable as possible in our luxurious and spa-like environment. The injections themselves take only a few minutes and are administered with a very fine needle.
After BOTOX® Cosmetic
After the injection, you may resume all normal activities (although you may want to avoid strenuous exercise and rubbing your face for 24 hours).
Final results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic are usually seen after two to five days.
Are There Any Side Effects Associated With BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Most patients experience zero side effects after BOTOX® Cosmetic; however, it is possible to have temporary headaches, fatigue, or nausea. Any discomfort should dissipate shortly.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered and priced in units. One unit of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically costs between $15 and $20. Generally, one area of the face needs about 20 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic, but you could receive as few as eight or as many as 60.
The number of needed units generally depends on the depth of your wrinkles or other facial characteristics. During a consultation, Dr. Sadeghi will evaluate the extent of the required treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic
Are BOTOX® Cosmetic injections painful?
Pain from a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection is mild and usually doesn’t last for more than a half-hour. A headache is possible after BOTOX® Cosmetic; however, over-the-counter pain medication can be taken as needed.
How long do BOTOX® Cosmetic results last?
A typical BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment lasts for four months; however, you might need to return for another treatment after three months if you are a particularly expressive person.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?
Yes, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments have been proven safe in many experiments and decades of use.
Should I combine my BOTOX® Cosmetic with other procedures?
While many patients undergo BOTOX® Cosmetic as a standalone treatment, others choose to combine their injectable with other non-surgical or surgical treatments.
Some procedures that go well with BOTOX® Cosmetic include dermal fillers, facelift surgery, or brow lift surgery.
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“After my first procedure on Botox was done by Dr. Sadeghi, I trusted him with all other procedures as well, because of his skill and talent. More importantly, his entire staff was genuine in their approach from the beginning. They are very friendly and professional!”
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“I received Botox for my forehead and crows feet by Dr Nola himself!! He’s amazing, his staff was amazing, easy scheduling process, informative and price was great too. Dr Sadeghi is the best I have ever seen. Not only is he an amazing doctor he’s easy to talk to. I didn’t feel rushed and he answered all of my questions and concerns. I am loving my very natural but perfect results. I can’t wait to go back and see him.”
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“I went to see Dr. Sadeghi for a little Botox. I was so nervous but he was amazing. He took his time and explained each step. Office is beautiful, he and his staff are friendly and welcoming.”