Botox® Cosmetic

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Botox Cosmetic® Injections

Botox® is a popular cosmetic injectable administered to reduce the signs of aging. Botox® injections can achieve immediate, natural-looking improvements to your facial profile. Unlike traditional facial surgery, Botox® is completely non-invasive, meaning patients do not need to contend with stitches, incisions, or lengthy recovery times. Astra Plastic Surgery offers Botox® injections in Atlanta for patients who would like to restore youthfulness to their expressions.

What Is Botox®?

The appearance of frown lines and prominent wrinkles can result in an aged appearance. Although facial surgery offers a long-lasting solution for facial lines and wrinkling, some patients prefer to improve the signs of aging without having to undergo plastic surgery. Wrinkle treatments, also known as muscle relaxants or anti-wrinkle injections, are commonly used for facial enhancement, and they offer an effective non-invasive alternative for reducing fine lines and revitalizing the facial profile.

Botox® is among the most popular minimally invasive treatments in the United States. Botulinum toxin can treat wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes by selectively limiting the movement of various facial muscles. Wrinkles are formed when nerve cells found in a muscle produce the chemical “acetylcholine”, which causes the muscle to contract. Botox® treats dynamic wrinkling by targeting the underlying nerve impulses.

Botox® injections block the signal from specific nerves to the specific muscle, disrupting the release of acetylcholine and paralyzing the muscle to prevent wrinkles. There are also often tiny muscle fibers in or just below the skin, and when a small amount of diluted Botox® is carefully injected, it can affect the tiny fibers and smooth the skin without significantly reducing movement. Approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox® is part of a class of drugs called neuromodulators. These injections use botulinum toxin type A to decrease muscle activity in the treatment area.

The active ingredient in these products (botulinum toxin type A) has been used for decades to treat conditions in children such as strabismus (lazy eye) and to loosen muscles for those who need physical therapy for cerebral palsy. For adults, it has been approved for important clinical uses in patients who have chronic TMJ and facial pain, treatment of leaky bladder (overactive bladder), and a neurological movement disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions known as cervical dystonia. There are several brands and types of botulinum toxin-based injectables on the market, including Botox®, Xoemin, and Dysport (all three derived from botulinum toxin type A), as well as Myobloc (derived from botulinum type B).

What Are The Benefits Of Botox®?

Botox® is injected into a muscle to prevent it from moving for a period of time. Although Botox® has been used for many different purposes over the years, it is best known for its ability to diminish visible signs of aging. Botox® offers patients a wide range of health and cosmetic benefits.



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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.



What Results Can I Expect From Botox® In Atlanta?

Botox® is a fast-acting procedure that is most used to reverse signs of aging on the face. Although patients may see immediate changes, it can take up to 2 weeks for the full results to set in. Once Botox® begins to set in, patients will notice their fine lines and wrinkles begin to lessen. Additionally, patients will notice they are no longer able to make extreme facial motions in the treatment areas.

During your consultation for Botox® in Atlanta, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will give you further insight into what results to expect. Although Botox® can slow the aging process, it can’t stop it completely. In order to maintain your results, routine touch-ups will be necessary.

How Much Does Botox® In Atlanta Cost?

The cost of Botox® treatments is based on the amount of product needed to achieve optimum results. During your consultation, we will determine how much Botox® is necessary to effectively soften your fine lines and wrinkles. We provide a detailed cost after the consultation, and you can pay for treatment via cash, personal check, or credit card.

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How Do I Get Started With
Botox® In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss Botox® in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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