Botulinum Toxin, or BOTOX®, is a purified neurotoxin used to selectively paralyze certain muscles of facial expression in order to dramatically reduce facial lines. It is a highly safe and effective nonsurgical procedure with minimal potential side effects.

With these injections, Dr. Graham can prevent future furrows on or around the:

  • Eyebrows
  • Forehead
  • Eyes
  • Mouth
  • Neck

Contraction of these facial mimetic muscles can create deep wrinkles and furrows and may be misinterpreted by others as anger, aggression, anxiety or just aging. In either case, selective paralysis of these small muscles alleviate this look and gives a more refreshed soft appearance to the face.

It is oftentimes used in combination with other skin treatments and/or fillers to achieve optimal rejuvenation. BOTOX® is a fast, safe, office procedure that has been used in medicine for over 20 years. BOTOX® works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles and only affects the immediate area where injected.

Candidates for BOTOX® include those with:

  • Deep furrows or overly active muscles between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal creases on the forehead
  • Crow's feet in the lateral eye region
  • Platysmal bands or the bands of muscle in front of the neck
  • Muscles around the chin and mouth that cause excessive distortion of the overlaying skin

Administered in a matter of minutes, Dr. Graham can help his patients appear more rested and rejuvenated. The effects of Botox typically last four to six months and require follow up treatments for optimal results. Over time, the need for injections may become less frequent.

Botox Information

Botulinum Toxin, otherwise known as Botox, is an injectable solution that works to prevent facial lines from forming. During treatment, Dr. Graham makes injections into the areas of the face where wrinkles appear, working to temporarily paralyze the muscles. Botox is safe, fast, and causes little discomfort.

After the Botox treatment, the patient can enjoy a more youthful-looking appearance for anywhere from four to six months. Optimal results may be enjoyed when follow up injections are performed every three to four months, and may be decreased over time.

To schedule a consultation with New Orleans Botox provider, Dr. Graham, please call (504) 842-3950 or fill out our online contact form.