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The Botox treatment is revolutionary in its ability to affect and smooth facial wrinkles. Whether it’s crow’s feet, worry lines, frown lines, or other wrinkled areas, Botox has shown great results. All of these areas are highly treatable with the Botox procedure, administered via injection to the affected area.
Botox works by targeting the underlying cause of these wrinkles: the repeated muscle contractions that come from frowning, laughing, squinting, etc. A Botox injection temporarily reduces muscle activity around the injection site. You’ll start noticing a visible smoothing of the lines in that area.
Before the Botox procedure, we’ll evaluate your medical history and complete an examination of your eyes to determine whether the treatment is a good fit, and to find the best injection sites. We’ll go over any concerns you may have at that time. We’ll mark the injection sites and take digital photographs so that we can compare and assess the improvement after surgery.
The Botox Procedure
The actual Botox procedure is a quick and painless surgery. It involves a minimal amount of discomfort: you may feel a small sting as the injection is made, but the vast majority of patients don’t report any pain beyond that. The entire process takes 10-20 minutes, and you can often see results within 24 to 48 hours. The procedure needs to be repeated two or three times a year to maintain the results. However, research suggests that over time, repeated treatments can lead to a longer duration of effect after each procedure. Patients over 65 may not see as dramatic a result.
After the procedure, you’ll look just like yourself: just without the wrinkles you want to get rid of. All procedures are performed by medical experts, using Botox that has been guaranteed for quality.
After the Botox Treatment
Botox is a safe procedure, but comes with a few slight side effects that you should watch out for. After getting the operation, some patients have experienced a slight bruising around the injection site. This is completely normal, and the bruising should fade quickly. You can resume all normal activities immediately after the procedure: there’s no reason to change your daily routine or diet. Other potential side effects include a temporary weakness of the nearby muscles, and in rare cases an eyelid may droop. This is caused by the muscle relaxant, and doesn’t cause any permanent harm. The Botox procedure is completely reversible, so any side effects are temporary conditions. At the time of your appointment, we’ll go over the risks and options with you so you understand the treatment and we can address any concerns you might have at that time.
Treating TMJ & Migraines With Botox
Botox can also be used to treat TMJ, TMD, and migraines. TMJ and TMD manifests as pain in the jaw region. Along with migraines, these can cause frequent pain and discomfort. One of the major factors in the pain for each of these conditions is the muscles in the head and jaw. You have strong muscles in the region that can cramp and malfunction, and that can cause pressure and tension. The muscles can’t release, and your senses run rampant.
Botox can help by binding the cramping muscles and causing the muscle fibers to release the contraction and thus release tension. The proteins found in Botox binds the muscle fibers and keeps them that way until the protein is inactive, which lasts three or four months. Your muscles behave normally during that time. We regularly help patients eliminate these conditions with Botox.
If you’re ready to look your best and get rid of some of those bothersome lines and wrinkles in your face or neck, then contact us online or call us at 404-609-1730 or 404-890-7266 to make an appointment and we’ll schedule you. Botox is a quick, painless, and affordable method to look younger almost immediately.