You have certainly heard of Botox®, but you might now be wondering how the injections can help you. Botox® is an injectable cosmetic product that reduces lines and wrinkles in the upper portion of your face. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers Botox® for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia.
What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin A) is a non-surgical method of treating facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes and in the “crow’s feet” areas (upper third of the face). Botulinum toxin, or Botox® Cosmetic, works by weakening the muscles that create facial expressions. Once the resting tone of the treated muscles is weakened, the pull of the muscles relaxes, and the overlying skin flattens.
Benefits of Botox®
Botox® takes a different approach to lines and wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyes. Silicone, collagen, autologous fat transfer, Alloderm, and other fillers all work by filling in wrinkles or depressions. These fillers are frequently not as effective as Botox® Cosmetic in removing wrinkles in the upper third of the face. By physiologically weakening the muscles, wrinkles are lessened naturally. Options for alternative treatment include injection of either collagen or free fat, or the surgical excision of the muscles, usually through a brow lift incision.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Botox®?
Dr. Brothers recommends Botox® to men and women who have lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. The product can also be used for treating wrinkles on the neck that are caused by muscle contractions.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Botox®?
Complications are rare but may include paralysis of a nearby muscle, resulting in its temporary loss of function (e.g., a drooping eyelid). Because Botox® must be administered in a precise manner, you should entrust your Botox® treatments to board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brothers. The specific risks and the suitability of Botox® Cosmetic can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Botox®?
Injection of Botox® Cosmetic into the small muscles between the brows, in the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes causes those specific muscles to halt their function (be paralyzed), thereby improving the appearance of the wrinkles. The injections are made with a very fine needle, so you only feel a slight pinch as the needle is injected.
How Long Does It Take to Administer Botox®?
A single Botox® treatment takes only 10 to 30 minutes depending on the area where the injections are being administered. We recommend that you set aside one hour to allow enough time for checking in and preparing you for the treatment.
What to Expect After Botox®
After your Botox® treatment, you can return to your normal activities. You may have some minor tenderness and pinpoint bleeding where the needle is inserted into your skin.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable product that produces absolutely no scars.
When Will I See Results?
Botox® goes to work immediately after the injections are made in the muscles. Full results can take three to five days.
How Long Will the Results of Botox® Last?
The results of Botox® treatment are temporary, lasting four to six months. Re-injection is necessary within three to 10 months.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Botox® Results
Facials are an ideal way to enhance the results of your Botox® treatment.
How Much Does Botox® Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of Botox® is based on the amount of product that is used for your treatment. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Take years off your appearance with one simple, quick Botox® treatment. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer Botox®, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!