How Does Botox Works and What It Does to Your Face?

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As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and glow. As a result, you may wake up one day to find lines and wrinkles that were not there a year or two ago.

The most common use for Botox is relaxing the facial expressions associated with wrinkles and crow’s feet around one’s eyes 

Wrinkles are like gray hair — they’re both a normal and necessary part of aging. While there’s nothing to be done about getting older, Botox and the hands of an expert can restore your skin and face to their youthful appearances.

As one of our safest and most popular treatments at Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery, Botox is your ticket to rejuvenated skin and a youthful face. It has long been in the news as one of the most effective ways to manage lines and wrinkles.

It’s also famous for its other health benefits and for being a non-invasive form of treatment. Botox shots block certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract.

The most common use of these injections is to relax the facial muscles that cause frown lines and other facial wrinkles. Botox injections also are used to ease symptoms of some health conditions.

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Do You Need Botox?

Botox is not a drug that many people need.

However, you can opt for it if you desire a healthier and more youthful appearance. Look in the mirror and call us for more information about our Botox treatments if you see any of the following:

  • Wrinkles under the eyes
  • Forehead lines or wrinkles
  • Laugh or frown lines
  • Wrinkles or lines that surround the eyes (otherwise called “Crow’s Feet”)
  • Marionette lines, or creases surrounding the lips
  • Wrinkles or folds between the upper lip and nose

If you find any of the above when you look in a mirror, don’t hesitate to reach out. Schedule your consultation today to experience the magic of Botox.


How Does Botox Help the Skin?

Wrinkles happen due to a combination of reduced skin elasticity and increased facial muscle contraction. Botox works by reducing the tension of the facial muscles.

Botox, or botulinum, does have nerve-paralyzing effects that reduce transmissions between nerves and muscles. However, these effects are extremely controlled and cause no discomfort.

When Botox is introduced to your face, the nerve endings in the surrounding areas become inactive. As a result, the muscles lose their tone and any tension they generate.

Hence, when you opt to get Botox, your facial features regain their line-free appearance due to reduced tension in the facial muscles.

How Does a Doctor Administer Botox to Your Skin?

A doctor may recommend Botox therapy to eliminate lines or wrinkles on the skin. The route of administration is by injection, but there are other forms of botulinum toxin available.

Before Botox therapy, the doctor will advise you to avoid certain substances, like nicotine and alcohol, that can cause you to develop bruises. Usually, Doctor Sadehegi recommends abstinence from these substances for at least a couple of weeks before your Botox appointment.

When you get your Botox injections, the doctor will use fine needles in our clinic’s spa-like ambiance to make treatment as comfortable as possible. Botox therapy often takes no more than a few minutes.

In the days following therapy, avoid strenuous exercise and rubbing the injection points on the skin.

Other than these restrictions, you may go about your daily life as you normally do. After all, Botox is there to improve your quality of life — it does not take away from it.

Does Botox Treat Other Health Conditions?

Botox isn’t only beneficial to your face; it’s also helpful for treating other medical maladies or health conditions, making it a healthy all-in-one form of treatment.

Besides its cosmetic applications, Botox is also beneficial for the following health conditions:

  • Cervical dystonia, or involuntary neck movements
  • Excessive sweating
  • Headaches that persist for more than six months
  • Incontinence
  • Involuntary muscle contractions

In short, doctors can utilize Botox to manage health conditions aside from facial wrinkles.

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Does Botox Have Severe Adverse Effects?

Very few patients experience any unpleasant side effects of Botox treatments. However, while side effects from Botox are rare, they can occur.

They usually manifest as the following conditions:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Misaligned eyebrows
  • Minimal drooling
  • Headaches or flu-like symptoms

These side effects rarely appear, and when they do, they often go away after a few days.

If you have concerns about any potential long-term conditions following Botox, reach out to us for more information. With our privacy policy, you can rest assured that your health consultation remains confidential.

How Long Do I Have to Wait Before I See the Effects?

Everybody’s body processes treatment differently. Some see the healthy results of Botox in just two days, but for other clients with certain skin conditions, it can take longer. On average, however, you can expect visible results in less than a week.

How Many Botox Injections are Necessary?

A single Botox injection may not always suffice. For most, it can take a few injections before they witness any tangible changes to their skin.

The number of injections you need will depend on several factors, like your facial characteristics, skin elasticity, age, and the depth of your wrinkles.

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Bring Back Your Youthful Glow with Botox

Botox takes years off of your appearance by reducing the lines and wrinkles that reveal your age.

If you’re looking for a clinic that expertly administers Botox therapy, look no further. Schedule your consultation with us at Sadeghi Plastic Surgery and reclaim your youthful glow.

Interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic in New Orleans, LA?

If you are considering BOTOX® Cosmetic in New Orleans, Louisiana, contact the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery today at 504-322-7435. You can also fill out our online contact form.