Botox Specialist

Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C -  - Family Medicine

Jarvis Family Medical Practice

Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Louisville, KY

Botox® is the most popular non-surgical treatment in the world for temporarily reducing the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds. At Jarvis Family Medical Practice, Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C, in Louisville, Kentucky, offers wrinkle-reduction with Botox injections. If you’ve been thinking of giving Botox a try, schedule a consultation online or by phone today to get started.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable aesthetic treatment that temporarily smooths forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s-feet. It’s an outstanding treatment option for men and women who want to achieve a more youthful facial appearance but aren’t ready for plastic surgery. 

Approved for use in more than 96 countries, Botox has earned FDA approval for cosmetic purposes in the United States. 

There are now more than 15 years of clinical studies on these applications, and more than 500 pieces published in medical and scientific journals. Botox is also a treatment for numerous medical conditions. 

What is Botox made of?

Botox is formulated from a carefully controlled volume of Clostridium botulinum. This substance is found in nature and is present in lakes, soil, and forests. While toxic in certain concentrations, the amount used in Botox is perfectly safe. 

The makers of Botox manufacture all of the world’s supply in one facility in Ireland. That allows Allergan, the parent company, to maintain strict standards when it comes to quality control. 

How does Botox work?

Botox works by temporarily preventing targeted facial muscles from going through their full range of motion. Karla injects a precise amount of the neurotoxin into the deeper layers of your skin. It takes three injections to treat crow’s-feet and five for forehead lines and frown lines. 

The treated muscles will still be able to move, so you’ll be able to move the features of your face and express the full range of emotions. Those muscles will not, however, be able to tug and pull your skin into lines, folds, and wrinkles. 

Expect your results to develop within 24-48 hours after treatment. The effects will last around four months, at which time you can decide if you’d like to come in for another round of injections. 

The injection process takes less than five minutes and is not painful. There’s no need for any type of anesthesia or advance preparation, and there is no recovery time. You can return to your regular daily routines immediately after your appointment. 

To explore Botox in more detail, call Jarvis Family Medical Practice today to set up a consultation or use the online booking tool.