Botox® is one of the leading injectable treatments as it can help patients eliminate wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we offer this treatment to patients living in Slidell, Covington, the Northshore and New Orleans, LA.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable treatment that is used to diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles. The Botox® formula is composed of botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator that relaxes facial muscles by blocking nerve signals that cause them to contract. Using Botox®, patients can target wrinkle-causing muscles, reducing the appearance of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines. At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we also offer Botox® as a hyperhidrosis treatment option.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of Botox® ranges from $10-$15 per unit depending on the amount of product used and the areas treated. If you undergo Botox® at Baldone Reina Dermatology, you will first have a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During this consultation, we will assess your current condition and your treatment goals in order to determine the best approach for your Botox® treatment. Once these variables are evaluated, we will be able to provide you with the cost of treatment and any associated fees.
What is the Botox® Treatment Like?
Before your Botox® treatment, we will apply ice to minimize any pain and bruising that may occur during the injection process. Then, injections are performed in and around the desired treatment area. The number of injections required will depend on the area being treated as well as your desired results. A Botox® treatment takes less than 10 minutes, making it a great option for patients with a busy schedule.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following Botox®?
After your Botox® treatment, you may experience swelling, bruising or sensitivity in the treatment area. These are common effects of treatment, and typically fade within a day or two. Despite these minor side effects, you will be able to return to work and all other normal activities immediately following your appointment. There is no downtime or recovery period involved after Botox®.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Botox®?
Once the Botox® formula takes effect in the muscles, your results will become visible, which usually happens within a week. You may begin to notice some results as soon as three to five days post-treatment, with the peak effect at two weeks. The results from Botox® typically last between three to six months, after which time, many patients choose to have additional treatments to maintain their results.
To learn about how you can benefit from Botox®, or to try the treatment for yourself, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Baldone Reina Dermatology welcomes patients from New Orleans, Mandeville, Covington and the surrounding areas in Louisiana.