While Botox® treatments have been around for a while, they have become much more mainstream in the United States as the procedure is accessible for everyday men and women. Botox® treatment is considered by many to be a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be treated. Cosmetic de-nervation is the process of injecting Botox® into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles, and then the treatment takes care of the rest.
Botox®: Not Just For Celebrities Anymore
Botox® injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. Botox® is given by injections, and not actual surgery, which makes this a much quicker and less painful way of treating a patient. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain their full effectiveness. Research has suggested that long term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Botox® is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging. This means that patients over the age of 65 may not experience as dramatic of results.
After the operation patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed right away, as if nothing had happened at all. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles, or in some very rare cases an eyelid may droop. Botox® is reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition, a big advantage over more permanent procedures that other cosmetic surgeries offer. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation, and help to determine if Botox® will actually treat the lines on your face that you would most like to see reduced.
The important re-iteration here is that Botox® treats “expressive lines.” These aren’t natural sagging or wrinkles caused by age, but that come from smiling, laughing, being wide-eyed. These are the lines that Botox® treats.
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 an appointment, and find out more about our Botox® treatment options.