Dr. Shondra Smith offers Lake Charles, LA and surrounding areas like Orange, TX and Jennings, LA the leading treatment for wrinkle reduction with BOTOX Cosmetic. BOTOX is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults, read more below…
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does Botox work?
Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect.
Does the injection hurt?
No. The needle used in this procedure is a 30G insulin needle. We use a separate syringe for each injection for two reasons. 1- The needle stays sharp and is therefore more comfortable and 2- Each syringe has the exact dose of product for the area treated.
How long will my appointment take?
Your total appointment time will take between 15 and 20 minutes. This includes the informed consenting process and the actual injection.
These products are in a class called neurotoxins. They are actually derived from a product produced by the Puffer Fish. They are meant to temporarily stop muscle movement. The facial lines that are treated with neurotoxins are created by muscle movement, which bulks up the muscle and makes deeper lines appear. When the movement is stopped the muscle shrinks and the lines appear less noticeable until the muscles in that area start to move again.
What are the most common side effects?
The most common side effects are rare and can include nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.
How often do I have to be retreated?
The effect of Botox will last anywhere from 3-6 months on average.
Will my lines come back and look worse?
No. If left untreated, the lines that return will be the same as before they were initially treated.