More than seven million people receive Botox® each year in the United States. This acclaimed treatment is known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and for treating a range of medical conditions, from involuntary muscle spasms to migraines. The team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC offers Botox at their clinics in central Indiana. With offices in Indianapolis, Greencastle, Greenfield, Kokomo, Noblesville, and Carmel, you can conveniently book your Botox appointment at a location nearest to you. Make an appointment today over the phone or through the online scheduler.
Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in America. It’s derived from botulinum toxin, a substance that’s dangerous if used in high quantities. In small doses, it paralyzes muscles, temporarily preventing them from moving.
You should only have Botox from a reputable medical practitioner, like the team at Otolaryngology Associates.
For a muscle to contract, the nerves have to release a chemical messenger that causes the muscle cells to contract. Botox targets the nervous system, preventing the chemical messenger from releasing, which causes temporary muscle paralysis.
Botox is a popular treatment for cosmetic procedures and is FDA-approved for some medical procedures, too.
Botox is most widely known for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. You get the most benefit from the treatment if you schedule regular follow-ups — typically every three months.
Botox has FDA approval to treat several health issues, including neck and laryngeal muscle spasms, dysphagia,speech difficulties, and cervical dystonia, a painful condition that causes your neck muscles to contract, forcing your head into an uncomfortable position.
The team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC has specialized training in administering Botox treatments.
The team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC recommends you consider what you want to achieve from your Botox treatment and discuss it with your provider. There are also several things you must do afterward to make sure the Botox takes.
A Botox procedure is quick, typically taking only 10-25 minutes. Duration varies depending on the extent of the area that needs treating and the amount of Botox required to deliver the correct level of muscle paralysis. Botox is injected using tiny needles. Many people report the injections as feeling slightly uncomfortable, but, on the whole, painless.
Afterward, you must not rub or put any pressure on the treated area for around 24 hours. Lying down is okay, but, if possible, wait until at least eight hours have passed. You should also avoid taking part in physical activities that cause you to sweat if you’ve had Botox in your face or neck because wiping it off can move the Botox out of place.
The team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC runs through all you need to know about your procedure beforehand, so you’re prepared on the day. Book your appointment today. Call the practice or schedule one online.