Skin rejuvenation treatments are designed to bring out your natural beauty. For patients who are new to cosmetic surgery or who prefer minimally invasive procedures, Botox® is a good place to start. It has works fast and has virtually no recovery period. These features make Botox® procedures in Atlanta very popular. While many people want to try skin rejuvenation treatments they also want to see results right away. Read on to find out why Botox® is both fast and fabulous.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a protein made from the clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is used for several medical purposes. However, facial plastic surgeons use Botox® primarily for cosmetic purposes to relax muscles and nerves in the face and décolleté area.
As we age, lines and wrinkles begin to appear on our face instead of the smooth skin we’re used to seeing. This happens because we use the muscles in our face every day to express ourselves. The muscles attach to the bottom of the supporting layer of the skin. Every time the muscles flex, the collagen gets flexed and after years of this movement, the collagen breaks-forming a wrinkle. Botox®, relaxes those muscles allowing the skin to repair its self. The skin actually becomes stronger, we see this on the outside as the wrinkles begin to fade, restoring a more youthful, rested appearance.
Botox® is administered by injection with a fine needle directly to the area being treated. If you are worried about any discomfort caused by Botox® injections, topical anesthesia or ice can be administered before treatment. Botox® treatments typically take less than five minutes to administer.
How Long Does It Take to See Results from Botox®?
Most patients see changes to their appearance after 48- 72 hours. The peak effect builds up to a month. Once the facial muscles relax, your skin loosens up and the wrinkles and lines on your face practically disappear. The noticeable but subtle results are one reason for the popularity of Botox®.
The results from Botox® can vary from person to person but generally last for about three to four months. Your course of treatment may vary depending on your medical history and cosmetic goals.
There may be some temporary side effects from Botox® treatments including mild swelling and bruising. However, most patients are able to resume normal activities after treatment.
The best way to find out more about Botox® is to have a thorough consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon. It’s the perfect time to ask the doctor about what to expect from a Botox® procedure and whether Botox® is the best way to rejuvenate your look.
If you’re considering Botox® in Atlanta, contact me at the 770.804.0007 to schedule a consultation.