Repeated facial movements lead to wrinkling in our skin. When we are young, the skin tends to bounce back into place and these folds are not pronounced enough to cause concern. But as we age and our skin loses collagen and elastin, its ability to recover diminishes. Worry lines get worse and deeper as you show emotions. While there are many anti-aging ointments that can improve these lines, an innovative cosmetic treatment known as BOTOX offers dramatic results. Plastic surgeons or injection specialists offer this treatment for patients who have frown lines, worry lines, and crow’s feet, delivering a natural and youthful looking facial skin without the need for invasive surgery.
BOTOX is the number 1 cosmetic minimally invasive procedure in the country. In 2018, more than 7.4 million individuals received this treatment to improve their facial appearance, a 3% increase from the previous year. More so, 94.7% of patients who received this treatment were either satisfied or very satisfied 3 weeks after the procedure – according to a study published at the National Institutes of Health website.

Am I an ideal candidate for Botox?

BOTOX is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure to treat facial imperfections such as forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the eyes, or lines around the eyes. Generally, ideal candidates for Botox are individuals aged 18 years and above who:

  • Want to get rid of unwanted lines and wrinkles on your face
  • Are in good physical health
  • Have thin facial skin
  • Do not have any skin disorders or deep facial scars around your problem areas
  • Do not have drooping eyelids
During your BOTOX session with Dr. Ruston Sanchez, the surgeon will assess your problem areas and let you know whether this cosmetic procedure is suitable for you. Your first visit is an opportunity to make inquiries and raise your concerns about the process for Dr. Ruston to give professional recommendations and advice.

Treatment approach

BOTOX is usually performed under no anesthesia as most patients only experience mild discomfort during the treatment. Your injection specialist will make small injections in targeted areas of the face (usually areas where there are lines and wrinkles). The treatment should take about 30-50 minutes to complete. You do not have to take time off work because this treatment can be performed over lunch hour if you live or work near the Surgeon’s Baton Rouge office. Slight swelling, bruising, and discomfort is normal after treatment but should subside after a day or so. Most patients notice a difference in their facial features after 48 hours, with improvements getting better over the next 5 days. Because Botox is not a surgical treatment, you can get back to your daily routine immediately after the surgery.

After the procedure

Following a BOTOX treatment, most patients experience only very minor discomfort. Your surgeon may ask that you avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise for at least a week. You are allowed to use ice around the injection sites if needed. In addition, your doctor may ask that you avoid some medications such as Motrin or ibuprofen for at least two days after treatment in order to reduce the downtime.

Plan your BOTOX in Baton Rouge

The cost of Botox in Baton Rouge varies greatly depending on the extensiveness of the treatment area, and the surgeon’s charges. Most of Dr. Ruston’s patients can expect to pay anywhere between $450 and $950 for this treatment. 


Meet Dr. Sanchez

Dr. Ruston takes each patient case as unique and works diligently to achieve the best procedure outcome with minimal risk of complications. Get in touch with his office to schedule a treatment or learn about Botox specials in Baton Rouge today.


Is BOTOX permanent?
A single BOTOX injection will last for about 3 months. There is no rebound effect after the injected cosmetic wears off and muscles that were previously paralyzed will return to their normal functionality. In order to maintain the youthful and wrinkle-free facial appearance, you will need to receive a BOTOX replacement treatment.
Will my face look unnatural after BOTOX?
When performed by a seasoned injection specialist, BOTOX gives a pleasing, natural-looking outcome. Dr. Ruston’s office personalizes each treatment to suit the needs and goals of the patient. Following your visit, the surgeon will determine the best needle size and amount of injectable needed to address your trouble areas.
Can BOTOX be combined with other procedures?
It is not uncommon to combine your BOTOX treatment with other cosmetic treatments to give a more youthful and smoother skin. Products that can be combined with BOTOX include dermal fillers, Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL), Chemical peels, and Microdermabrasion. Your surgeon will help you select the best treatment regimen to suit your requirements.
How many injections do I need?
The more your problem areas, the more the injections you can expect to have. Dr. Ruston also customizes your treatment to serve your needs and aesthetic goals therefore the number of injections cannot be definite. Botox injections are not intensely painful compared to other facial cosmetic procedures. You will only experience slight discomfort as the BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into your face. Each injection wears after about 3 months and you can have a BOTOX replacement to maintain the wrinkle-free appearance.
How long till I see results?
The majority of BOTOX patients get an impression of the outcome about 2 days after the surgery. However, it may take a full 2 weeks before you can see the full result of this treatment. You will need a BOTOX replacement treatment after 3 months to maintain the result of this procedure. If you are looking for a permanent improvement in your wrinkles, discuss a face lift procedure with your surgeon.

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