Botox was first approved for the treatment of a number of medical disorders including uncontrollable blinking, misaligned eyes and conditions which cause severe neck and shoulder contractions. During the early trials it was noticed that when treating the above disorders, Botox also erased the frown lines between the eyebrows. This made the patient look younger and more rested. Since then Botox has been approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Contact our clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana for a free Botox consultation.

Botox blocks nerves that are responsible for causing muscle contraction. Thus, when Botox is injected around existing frown lines, the face appears wrinkle free in 5-7 days.

Botox injections should be performed under the supervision of a licensed Physician with specialized training in the current utilization of Botox. The injections do not take long and can easily be performed during lunch hour.

The procedure is relatively simple and involves injection of Botox into the facial muscles. The injections are not very painful and the odd ache lasts a few seconds. Over the next few days, Botox stops both newer wrinkles from developing and erases the preexisting ones. Botox injections do not alter the texture of the skin.

Botox does not produce immediate effects. The maximum cosmetic benefit is seen after 5-10 days. When the effects occur, the transformation is dramatic- not only is it wrinkle free, but the skin appears smooth, younger looking and wrinkle free.

Botox injections are not a permanent cure for facial wrinkles and the majority of individuals will need repeat injections every 4-6 months. The cost of Botox injections is variable and depends on the number of injections and the size of the area treated.