An Introduction to Botox

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Botox® is an injectable substance that is a medical grade form of the botulinum toxin A, also called botox botulism. It is a medical protein that is injected into the muscles of the face to minimize the appearance of furrows and lines.

When Botox® is used for cosmetic purposes the toxin is purified, diluted and then injected into the facial muscles. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses that control the movement of muscles by restricting the patients ability to contract them.

A smoothing effect is seen almost immediately and it continues to improve over the next few days. The results last from three to six months after which most patients gradually return to their former state.

The immobilising properties that make Botox® sound bad, are the ones that make it incredible!

The main concerns people have are usually

“Will botox make my face look frozen?”,

“How will I look?”, and

“Will others detect my little secret?”.


One of the biggest misconceptions is that Botox® will eliminate all facial expressions. This is not the case. If it is done properly using an artistic eye, the proper technique and conservatively, the patient should look like a more rejuvenated and refreshed version of themselves.


Botox® is useful for many different conditions including:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Brow lines
  • Low back pain
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Muscle spasticity from cerebral palsy, stroke, or – multiple sclerosis
  • Neck spasms
  • Vocal cord spasm
  • Facial spasms

Overall Botox® treatments are very safe and effective. Have you been tempted to get some “work done”? In today’s modern world, many men and women are getting all kinds of cosmetic procedures done to maintain a youthful healthy glow. Contact Pretty Faces Atlanta today to schedule a consultation, and find out more about our Botox® treatment options.