Am I An Ideal Candidate For Botox® Injections In Atlanta?
At Astra Plastic Surgery, we offer Botox® in Atlanta as well as other cosmetic injectables and fillers, to rejuvenate your facial appearance and achieve natural-looking results. We realize how busy people are today, and that is why we offer quick, non-invasive procedures (sometimes referred to as “lunch-hour” treatments) that can give you a more youthful and refreshed appearance so you can resume your normal routine immediately after your procedure. Many of these treatments can also be utilized to reduce the signs of aging on your hands, smooth lines that form on the neck, and even reduce excessive sweating in areas such as the underarms.
The ideal candidate for Botox® in Atlanta is in generally good health and has realistic expectations for their results. During your consultation, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will discuss your treatment goals to determine if Botox® injections are right for you.
What Can I Expect During Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® injections take about 10 to 15 minutes to administer, depending on the number of areas being treated. The discomfort is minimal, and most patients in Atlanta only report a slight stinging sensation with each injection. During your procedure, our professional injectors will create a customized treatment plan designed specifically for you. If you need a higher or lower dose in a particular area, we can adjust the dose to achieve your desired results.
The procedure is usually performed without topical anesthesia; however, it is available if necessary, and ice can also be applied before the injection to numb the area. Although Botox® is injected into the facial muscles, it does not affect the muscle itself, but instead blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate the muscle. As a result, there is no loss of sensory feeling. Once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract. When the treated muscle is paralyzed, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin stops.
What Can I Expect After Botox® In Atlanta?
Botox® patients in Atlanta can return to their daily activities immediately, considering the procedure is minimally invasive and does not require anesthesia. To maximize results, patients should refrain from vigorous exercise and laying flat after their treatment. By doing so, patients can avoid bruising and possible migration. However, redness, swelling, and bruising are common and should subside in the days following the procedure.
Before sending you home, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will provide detailed aftercare instructions. It is important that patients follow these directions with care to maximize the results and minimize their recovery time.