Dermatologists located in Metairie, LA
If the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth are affecting your self-confidence, Botox® may be the solution. At Sanctuary Dermatology in Metairie, Louisiana, Dr. Rachael Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Elizabeth Grieshaber offer Botox and DysportⓇ treatments to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles due to the natural aging process. You can enjoy younger-looking, smoother skin in just a few treatments. Learn more about Botox treatments by scheduling an appointment online or by phone.
Botox Q & A
What causes fine lines and wrinkles?
Several factors facilitate the development of fine lines and wrinkles. As you age, your skin loses its natural elasticity, and collagen production slows down. Your skin becomes loose, causing folds and wrinkles.
Every time you move the muscles in your face, especially when you smile or frown, they contract, causing your skin to fold and lines to develop or deepen. Whenever you squint, crow’s feet form around your eyes.
Sun damage and environmental toxins also influence the appearance of wrinkles and lines on your face.
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable filler that contains a prescription medicine to weaken or paralyze the muscles responsible for frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet. Botox offers immediate and lasting results for your moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.
What can I expect during a Botox treatment?
Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber create a custom treatment plan based on your cosmetic goals. During a typical treatment, they apply a numbing cream to ensure your comfort and then inject the Botox solution into the specific muscles of the targeted area. Common trouble spots include your forehead and around your eyes and mouth.
Most procedures take only a few minutes, but the duration depends on the number of treatments and size of the treatment area. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
You may experience temporary swelling after the treatment that resolves on its own within a few hours. Expect your eyes and mouth to move normally.
Results are immediately apparent with optimal results appearing after the swelling disappears. In most cases, the results last four to six months.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport is an injectable similar to Botox. Dr. Terezakis and Dr. Grieshaber use this treatment to smooth moderate to severe frown lines without affecting the movement of your face.
With Dysport, one injection in each of five points on the forehead eliminates frown lines. This treatment takes approximately 15 minutes, and your results last up to four months. There's no downtime with Dysport, and you can resume your normal activities after the procedure.
Following the treatment, you see a noticeable improvement. Maximum results are apparent three to four days after treatment. Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber can recommend additional treatments to maintain natural-looking, line-free skin.
To learn more eliminating wrinkles and fine lines, schedule a consultation online or by phone.