Why Botox®? A Few Facts

Cosmetic botox injection in the female face

Botox® Cosmetic treatments have been around for a while. Botox® Cosmetic 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® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles, and then the treatment takes care of the rest. Botox® Cosmetic 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.

Patients over the age of 65 may not experience as dramatic of results. Botox® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.

After the procedure, 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.

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, and being wide-eyed. These are the lines that Botox® treats.

If you are unsure if Botox® will work for you, simply ask! When you book an appointment with Pretty Faces Atlanta, ask how effective the Botox® treatments would be on your target areas. There’s no point if they do not help the specific wrinkles you want to target. We may have another option for you!