Hanemann Plastic Surgery serves the Baton Rouge area in Louisiana and specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the face, body, breast and skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hanemann.
What is BOTOX®?
Currently the most popular injectable treatment worldwide, BOTOX® is renowned for its ability to safely and effectively reduce the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the forehead area and crow’s feet around the eyes.
BOTOX® is FDA-approved and is derived from the botulinum toxin. When injected directly into the muscles of treated areas with a fine needle, this neurotoxin blocks the nerve signals that cause muscle activity. This process temporarily relaxes the muscles in treated areas, smoothing out the skin and creating a younger, more alert profile.
What are the Benefits of BOTOX®?
In addition to temporarily erasing wrinkles and fine lines, BOTOX has several added benefits:
- Unlike rejuvenation procedures, BOTOX® requires no recovery time, allowing patients to immediately return to normal activities
- While surgeries and invasive treatments run the risk of infection, BOTOX® has a proven safety profile and is one of the most extensively studied cosmetic treatments in the world.
- Some solutions to skin rejuvenation can have unpredictable results, but the benefits of BOTOX® are consistent with every treatment
- Treatments are customized to your individual facial features to create a look that is natural and unexaggerated
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
During your consultation with Dr. Hanemann, it is important to discuss what medications you are currently taking, if you have a medical condition that affects your nerves or muscles, whether you have had botulinum toxin treatment or facial surgery recently, or if you have a history of allergies.
Doctor Hanemann will also discuss your cosmetic expectations and goals and determine if BOTOX® injections or an alternative treatment option are right for you. Based on the severity of your condition, multiple injections and treatment sessions may be necessary in order to achieve optimal results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
After BOTOX® treatment, minor swelling, bruising and redness at the injection sites is common but temporary. You should also avoid rubbing or massaging treated areas, as this can cause the neurotoxin to spread to other parts of the body and cause weakness or drooping.
Results are immediate and can last for up to six months. Although wrinkles and lines will return after BOTOX® wears off, the signs of aging can be effectively managed with regular treatment.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanemann and discover the benefits of BOTOX®.