Botox is an FDA-approved natural injectable that minimizes the appearance of wrinkles on the face. Providers also use this treatment to address certain medical conditions, including migraines, muscle spasms, joint pain, and incontinence. 

This fast, non-surgical outpatient treatment has very little downtime; you can get Botox injections in a plastic surgery office and resume normal activity immediately after the procedure is complete.

It is derived from botulinum which can block nerve signals to help relax muscles and ease pain. It has been safely used by injectors for over thirty years.

The Benefits of Botox

Botox is a safe and non-invasive treatment that can provide many cosmetic and medical benefits. When used as an anti-aging treatment, Botox can prevent and reduce dynamic wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals involved in making facial expressions. 

The treatment can help to improve the look of the 11’s (the Glabella region; between the eyebrows), forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Botox causes the muscles around the injection site to relax, which smooths out the skin.

What to Expect Before, During, and After the Procedure

Before Treatment

Before your Botox treatment, you should speak to Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery about your past medical history, expectations, and desired results. When you arrive at the practice, they will clean your skin, review expectations, and the consent prior to prepping your skin.

During Treatment

During your procedure, they will use a very thin needle to inject tiny amounts of Botox into your treatment sites. The number of injections you receive will vary based on the condition of your skin and the position of your treatment areas. After each injection, they may apply pressure to the skin to prevent or reduce bruising and bleeding. The entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes or less to complete.

After Your Botox Procedure

After your Botox treatment, small red spots may be visible at each injection site, but they should disappear after a few hours. If you have any bruising, it should subside in a few days. It’s fine to take acetaminophen for pain. 

We will advise you to stay upright for three to four hours and avoid touching or rubbing your face. It’s best to speak with us regarding standard and personalized aftercare instructions.

It takes up to ten days to see the skin-smoothing effects of your Botox treatment. The full effects will be visible after about two weeks and should last three to four months.

Beyond Anti-Aging: Other Functions of Botox

Botox is a versatile treatment that has several important medical uses, including:

  1. Correcting Eye Conditions: Botox is sometimes used to treat eye conditions that include rapid blinking, lazy eye, and eye twitching.
  2. Relieving Migraines: Botox is an FDA-approved migraine treatment that helps block the pain and muscle tension responses associated with headaches. Patients generally experience full relief after two or three treatments.
  3. Other Medical Applications: Beyond the applications mentioned above, Botox can be used to treat several muscle- and nerve-related ailments such as: 
    1. Muscle spasms
    2. Bell’s palsy
    3. TMJ Disorder
    4. Joint pain
    5. Excessive sweating

Consult with Banis Plastic Surgery Today

Botox has proven to be a safe anti-aging treatment for wrinkles when it is administered by skilled practitioners, such as our Clinical Team. We will determine the amount of solution needed for treatment and properly place the injection sites to help you achieve the best results.

To discover more about how receiving Botox treatments in Louisville, KY, can enhance your appearance and your lifestyle, schedule a consultation at our practice today.