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. Otolaryngology Associates offers Botox at our clinics in central Indiana. With offices in Indianapolis, Greencastle, Greenfield, Kokomo, Noblesville, Carmel, Fishers, Avon, Greenwood, Mooresville, and Shelbyville, you can conveniently book your Botox appointment at a location nearest to you. Make an appointment today at your preferred location by calling our office.

What is Botox®?

Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the United States. It is made from botulinum toxin, a substance that’s dangerous if used in high quantities. In small doses, it paralyzes muscles, temporarily preventing them from moving. In addition to adjusting facial appearances, botox is also used to treat different conditions such as excessive sweating and neck spasms. 

You should only have Botox from a reputable medical practitioner, like the team of specialists at Otolaryngology Associates.

Things to consider before and after a Botox® procedure

How does Botox® work?

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.

What are the uses of Botox® work?

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, and speech difficulties. Botox can also treat cervical dystonia which is a painful condition that causes your neck muscles to contract, forcing your head into an uncomfortable position. Additionally, botox can treat chronic migraines so if you experience migraines more than half of the month (15 days), botox can provide relief. It can also treat eye twitching and a lazy eye which results from muscle imbalances that impact the positioning of the eye. Botox can also be a treatment for bladder dysfunction.
The team at Otolaryngology Associates has specialized training and extensive experience in administering Botox treatments. Choosing your doctor carefully is important because injections need to be administered with precision. Our team is fully equipped to provide botox treatment with care.

What should you consider before and after a Botox® procedure?

Our team recommends you consider what you want to achieve from your Botox treatment and discuss it with your provider. It is important to think about your goals and what is achievable through botox. There are also several things you must do afterward to make sure the Botox is successful. Here is what you can expect during and after the procedure:

During the procedure

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, relatively painless.

After the procedure

Afterward, it is important to not rub or apply 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.

You can usually notice visible changes 1-3 days after Botox injections. Botox injections are safe when administered by an experienced doctor. Depending on the area being treated, we typically recommend follow-up injections every 3 months. 

The expert team at Otolaryngology Associates will provide you with all you need to know about your procedure beforehand, so you’re prepared on the day of injection. If you want to know more, contact us today to book your appointment.

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