What is Botox?
Botox is the only FDA approved medication to treat dynamic wrinkle lines in 3 areas of common concern: the forehead, glabellar region (between the eyebrows), and lateral canthal lines (crow’s feet). These areas commonly suffer from dynamic wrinkles, wrinkles that are created or accentuated by muscle movements. Botox works to eliminate muscle movement at the injection site, thereby minimizing or even stopping those wrinkles from occurring. By limiting the facial movements that create the tell-tale age lines, Botox allows the skin to smooth out and look significantly younger.
What can I expect?
Your provider will administer the Botox into your facial muscles using a very small needle. The injections are quick and painless, and most patients do not require any topical anesthesia. It may take anywhere from 7-14 days to see the full results, and results can last up to 4 months. There is little to no downtime after treatment making Botox a great “lunch break” procedure!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still make facial expressions?
Yes! While Botox does work by stopping muscle movement in specific areas that create wrinkles you do not have to have that “frozen” look in order to be effective. An appropriate dose of Botox, placed in specific areas, can create a softening of the most severe lines while still allowing you to have facial expressions. At your visit you can expect a thorough discussion of what your goals are in order for our providers to tailor a treatment regimen specifically for you.
How long does it last?
Results vary patient to patient, but most can expect results to last approximately 3-4 months. Retreatment any sooner than 3 months is not advised.
Does it hurt?
The needles that are used for the injections are very small. The Botox being injected into the muscles itself typically is not painful.
Is it safe?
Yes! Botox has been FDA approved since 2002 to help temporarily improve the wrinkles between the eyebrows. Since then it has gained FDA approved for the forehead lines, and the crow’s feet. Injecting small amounts of Botox into the correct locations has been proven to be safe and effective.
So, are you ready to look as good as you feel? Please call our office at (865) 233-5858 to schedule your consultation today!