Botox® in Atlanta, GA
Serving Tucker, Decatur, Chamblee, & Brookhaven, GA
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an FDA-approved cosmetic formulation of a neurotoxin that interrupts nerve signals from the brain that instruct muscles to move. The FDA first approved Botox® for treating debilitating muscle spasms of the eyelids, bladder spasms, excessive sweating, and other medical conditions.
In the late 1990s, an ophthalmologist realized patients receiving treatment for eye spasms were also losing their frown lines. She published her findings in an acclaimed medical journal and the use of BOTOX® to counter the effects of aging began.
How does BOTOX® help with facial wrinkles?
Muscles underneath your facial skin are responsible for wrinkling your forehead when you frown, crinkling the corners of your eyes when you squint, and lifting your eyebrows when you’re surprised. These movements create wrinkles in your skin that can become permanent over time. Injecting BOTOX® into specific areas of your face causes the muscles to relax and ignore nerve impulses from the brain. When those muscles relax, the overlying skin also relaxes, which lessens the appearance of wrinkles.
What are the treatments like?
BOTOX® is administered through injections using very small needles. There may be slight stinging with the injection, but most patients report minimal to zerodiscomfort. Some individuals experience mild swelling, and rarely bruising, at the injection sites that resolve quickly. There is very little recovery time associated with BOTOX® treatments, and you can expect to return to work or normal activities the same day.
How long will it last?
It takes about seven days to notice the full effects of a BOTOX® injection and results last from three to six months. To maintain the effects in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing fine lines, patients should expect to repeat BOTOX® treatments every three to six months.
Is it safe?
When administered by a qualified professional, BOTOX® is considered safe and effective for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in men and women. It pays, however, to enlist the services of a Dermatologist such as Dr. Hill, since less skilled clinicians can misjudge the appropriate placement or amount of formula needed per injection. This may leave you with a very unnatural, mask-like appearance until the effects wear off. Dr. Hill and her team have the skill to leave you looking naturally young and vibrant rather than plastic.
BOTOX is a great treatment for dynamic wrinkles along the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and lips. BOTOX is also useful for early prevention of lines and wrinkles. Dr. Hill has years of experience with BOTOX and is a strong advocate for prevention of wrinkles. She understands aging will happen and wants to help ease the transition by fading out fine wrinkles and lines and keeping your skin appearing fresh, natural, and youthful. BOTOX can help prevent wrinkles and smooth existing wrinkles. The earlier you start the less correction and more prevention.
Are you experiencing the dreaded signs of aging on your face? Are your worry lines or facial expressions saying too much for you? Let Dr. Hill help ease your mind and wrinkles. We can not only help you retrieve the youthful and smooth skin you deserve, but Dr. Hill strives to help you maintain it.
BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that help small muscles contract. When those muscles are relaxed the overlying skin will also relax lessening the appearance of wrinkles. BOTOX is administered through injections and takes about a week to start taking effect. There may be mild swelling and rarely bruising at the injection sites. There is very little downtime associated with BOTOX treatment and patients can return to work the same day. To maintain the smoothing of lines, expect to repeat the treatment every three to six months.