Botox and Fillers

Botox & Dermal Fillers in Baton Rouge, LA,

Aging is unavoidable and can change skin and appearance due to loss of collagen, bone, and fat or environmental issues like sun exposure or pollution. Often, the results are fine lines and wrinkles that affect your confidence and self-esteem. Botox® and dermal fillers aim to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lost volume, giving you a more youthful-looking appearance.  

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is an experienced Baton Rouge Botox and filler provider who uses her extensive knowledge of facial anatomy to provide beautiful, natural-looking results. She will listen to your goals, value your time, and make you look and feel your best.

Refreshing your appearance with one of the best Botox and filler injectors in Baton Rouge, LA, is easier than ever! Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! From our location in Baton Rouge, we are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients throughout Louisiana. 

What Are the Benefits of Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers?

Aging can negatively affect your appearance, self-esteem, and sense of overall wellness. With minimal downtime, Botox and fillers can slow the signs of aging and help you regain confidence in your appearance. Botox can help as early as your late 20s or early 30s, before lines set in. It can also soften existing wrinkles to prevent them from deepening.  Meanwhile, fillers can effectively restore and refresh your natural, youthful appearance. 

With Botox and fillers, you can enhance your facial appearance by:

  • Decreasing lower lid shadow
  • Restoring volume and fullness to the cheeks and lips
  • Softening creases
  • Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Diminishing the appearance of scars
  • Redefining the jawline 

You’ll never have to worry about people suspecting you have had work done. Dr. Daugherty uses her unmatched skills and artistic abilities to restore and enhance your natural appearance and make sure you look like you — only better.

What Do Botox and Dermal Fillers Accomplish?

These two products have similar anti-aging effects, but they work differently and are suitable for separate aesthetic concerns.

Safe for cosmetic purposes, Botox, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are neuromodulators that present few side effects. Neuromodulators temporarily block nerve signals to eliminate muscle movements that can cause skin to wrinkle. By preventing repetitive muscular motions, these products reduce and smooth the appearance of fine lines. 

With natural-looking results, neuromodulators do not affect movements in non-treated areas, and they’re effective for patients who have moderate to severe wrinkles. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin can provide a smoother appearance to the: 

  • Eye and eyebrow area, including glabellar lines
  • Neck 
  • Frown lines 
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Dermal fillers are an effective method to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and they also help promote the body’s natural collagen production, improving skin’s overall appearance. Most fillers consist of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, making them safe for almost all patients. 

Dermal fillers are available in different formulas that can help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, adding volume and hydration to restore contours with long-lasting results. The refreshing effects of fillers are immediate, and in some cases, may last for up to one to two years.

Fillers can help refresh your youthful appearance by addressing wrinkles or volume loss in:

  • Lips and perioral area 
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Hands

With the artistic skills of Dr. Daugherty, you can experience significant improvements without worrying about looking overdone. Dr. Daugherty offers the following fillers:

  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC 
  • Juvéderm® Voluma XC 
  • Juvéderm® Vollure XC
  • Juvéderm® Volbella
  • Restylane® Kysse 
  • Restylane® Refyne
  • Restylane® Lift
  • Restylane® Silk
  • Restylane® Defyne

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Botox and Fillers?

Typically, Botox and filler candidates in Louisiana are patients who are experiencing the signs of aging and are seeking effective, minimally invasive rejuvenation options for a more youthful-looking appearance.

Dr. Daugherty recommends candidates for Botox and fillers should:

  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Be non-smokers  and live a healthy lifestyle
  • Not be pregnant or nursing
  • Have no history of neuromuscular diseases
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • Understand the procedural risks
Dr. Robyn Daugherty headshot full in Baton Rouge

Contact Us Today

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience conducting procedures of the breast, body, and face. She is committed to improving and enriching her patients’ lives with beautiful, natural-looking plastic surgery results and exceptional patient care. Dr. Daugherty invites you to meet with her for a friendly and informative consultation to learn more about your goals and discuss your treatment options.

What Can I Expect During a Botox or Filler Procedure?

While Dr. Daugherty customizes all Botox and filler treatments for optimal results for each patient, here are some general steps you can expect.

Check-In
Plan on arriving about 15 to 20 minutes before your procedure. After our friendly team has welcomed you and checked you in, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you are comfortable and answer any last questions. injectable procedures are quick and relatively painless. For filler procedures, you will receive topical anesthesia with numbing cream.
Neuromodulator and Filler Procedure
Treatments with neuromodulators and fillers are quick and relatively painless, with most patients reporting only minimal discomfort. The procedure takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the targeted areas. With her artistic background, Dr. Daugherty understands subtle adjustments can create dramatic improvements to each patient’s appearance. She uses extreme precision with every injection, targeting only the specific areas needed to address your concerns.
Neuromodulator and Filler Aftercare
Injectable treatments have no downtime. Following your appointment, you can immediately resume your usual daily activities. However, you should refrain from strenuous exercises that elevate your blood pressure for 24 to 48 hours following your treatment. Side effects may include redness, tenderness, mild bruising or swelling at the injection site, which normally subside within a few days.
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Choosing Dr. Daugherty as Your Botox and Filler Provider

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robyn Daugherty chose plastic surgery because it is a demanding, constantly evolving discipline. She enjoys the challenge of teaming her extensive medical expertise with an artistic touch, enhancing her patients’ lives with outstanding results.

As a mom of four sons — including twins — Dr. Daugherty has experienced many of the same life changes and challenges her patients have also faced. With injectables, her goal is to help you restore your confidence with naturally beautiful results that are never exaggerated or expressionless. 

How Soon Will I See My Botox and Filler Results?

Your results will depend on which injectable treatment you opt for. Most patients who receive Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin will notice improvement to the appearance of their wrinkles within seven days. The treatment will continue to relax your muscles over the next month, smoothing and refreshing your skin’s appearance.

Typically, patients can enjoy Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin results for three to six months; however, this timespan will vary based on placement and individual response.  

Many patients notice immediate results following a filler treatment. However, some fillers work more gradually, providing more natural-looking results two to three weeks following treatment. 

Results vary based on individual response and the treated area. With optimal treatment, most patients experience filler results that last from six months to two years. Follow-up injections may be necessary to maintain your desired results.

Refresh Your Youthful Look With Botox and Fillers in Baton Rouge

You’ll enjoy the refreshed, rejuvenated appearance you get from Dr. Robyn Daugherty, one of the best Botox and filler providers in Baton Rouge. Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your injectable consultation today!

FAQ

Baton Rouge, LA, Botox and Filler

Botox and filler cost in Louisiana depends on your goals and the number of units necessary to achieve your desired results. At your consultation, Dr. Daugherty will give you an estimate of the cost of your neuromodulator or dermal filler procedure.

Typically, there is no downtime following a neuromodulator or filler procedure. You may experience slight swelling or bruising following treatment; however, these effects should resolve within a few days.

Botox can be done quickly on the lunch hour with return to work that day.  The first consultation may take a little longer for your doctor  to get to know you and your goals.  Once a plan is established, treatments can take as little as 15 minutes.  

You should avoid strenuous activities for approximately 24 hours following your injectable treatment.

Botox (onabotulinum toxin A) and Dysport (abobotulinum toxin A)  and Xeomin (incobotulinum toxin A) are all  different formulations of botulinum toxin A.  The difference in the formulations are due to the size of the accessory protein chains attached to the active toxin protein.  It remains to be seen whether this is clinically relevant.  Some providers and patients have favorite formulations, but all work to weaken muscular activity to prevent wrinkles or smooth wrinkles that have already formed. 

Dermal fillers are used to add subtle volume to areas of the body.  Most commonly dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid or HA for short, which is a building block of collagen.  They are used to replace volume loss mostly in the face, but also can be used in other locations.

Hyaluronic acid which is a building block of collagen.

This question deserves an inpatient consultation as there are multiple options with different levels pliability, viscosity etc which can benefit one anatomic area or another.  Dr. Daugherty  will have a discussion with you about your goals prior to recommending treatment with a product.

On-label use of Botox includes the treatment of the upper face or glabellar, forehead and crows feet or canthal wrinkles.  There are several off-label uses for botox in the cosmetic world including treatment of the masseter muscles for facial slimming and to help with teeth grinding, treatment of the perioral area to soften fine lines and out turn the lips a botox “lip flip”, treatment of lower face musculature that pulls down the corner of the mouth or causes neck bands, and several others.

In the face, cheeks, chin, jawline, under eye area, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips and acne scars are commonly treated areas.  Filler can also be used in the hands, vulva and diluted in the neck and decolletage to help with aging changes.

Patients may have bruising or swelling that is usually resolved by 7-10 days.  It is best to plan treatment at least 2 weeks prior to any big event.

The effects of botox begin to wear off around the three month post treatment mark.  Patients usually retreat every 3-4 months for optimal results. 

Yes – one syringe is ⅕ of a teaspoon, so a relatively small amount of product.  The goal is to look refreshed – not “done”.

You should avoid medications or supplements that increase your risk of bleeding at least one week before.  These include aspirin, advil, aleve, fish oil, ginkgo biloba, ginseng and garlic.  You can also start taking arnica montana which is a supplement that helps to  decrease bruising and swelling a couple of days prior to treatment and until the bruise resolves.  Ice immediately to the area helps as well.  If all else fails, cover the area with a yellow/orange tinted concealer to counteract the blue in the bruise until it resolves.  A lighter concealer will tend to look grayish. 

Of course.  The muscles that are targeted in treatment are not essential for movement of your face.  You will still be able to smile, talk and interact normally.  You should look refreshed – an elevated brow, no worry lines etc and not weird or done.  Some patients prefer some movement and more of a natural look in the upper face muscles – forehead, glabella and crows feet – while others prefer a completely smooth look.  A discussion with your doctor about your goals prior to treatment is so important to make sure that the results achieved are what you desire. 

The treatment area is first topically numbed.  The needle used is relatively small, so mostly can feel like dull pin pricks.  Areas with lots of nerves like lips can be more sensitive than other areas.

Risks range from slight temporary redness, bruising, or an allergic reaction all the way to something called a vascular occlusion where the product is injected into a blood vessel.  It’s very important to have someone with an intricate knowledge of the anatomy of the face perform this procedure on you for this reason.  In the event of an occlusion, there is a reversal agent for HA filler, but you need someone who has a good understanding of what is going on and how to treat the situation.

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