As an experienced facial plastic surgeon, I know firsthand the benefits Botox® treatments offer people in Atlanta. I also know many people are hesitant to try Botox® because they fear potential pain and side effects.
If you are one of these people, I want to help you make an informed decision about whether Botox® is right for you. Knowing more about this treatment is key to overcoming the fear of Botox treatments in Atlanta.
I find that many fears patients have about trying Botox® are based on misinformation from the media and inaccurate stories told by individuals.
As a National Trainer for Allergan, the company that makes Botox®, I have trained practitioners from all over the world on both the basic application and advanced techniques of Botox® treatment. This, combined with years of clinical practice, enables me to share credible information about this treatment with you
Let’s start with some basics about Botox®.
The Basics of Botox® Treatment
Botox® is a skin rejuvenation treatment for lines and wrinkles that form on the face due to aging and muscle contraction.
When the muscles in your face contract, the underlying structures in your skin tighten and eventually rupture. This causes wrinkles and lines to appear on your forehead and around your eyes, nose, mouth and lips.
Botox® is commonly used to treat:
Crow’s feet around the eyes
Bunny lines along the side of the nose
Frown lines around the mouth
Décolleté (chest) lines
Botox® uses botulinum toxin to relax your muscles and heal your skin. As a result, lines and wrinkles fade over time.
Now, let’s talk about the actual procedure.
What Happens During a Botox® Treatment?
Botox® is injected directly into areas where lines and wrinkles have formed using a fine needle.
Many people hesitate to try Botox® because they are afraid it will be painful or they are afraid of needles. This is completely understandable.
To relieve patients with this concern, I apply a topical or local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort.
Botox® sessions usually take about fifteen minutes.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, your Botox® treatment may consist of several sessions over the course of three to nine months.
Another common fear about Botox® are side effects. In my experience, side effects from Botox® treatments are uncommon. When they do occur, side effects are minor and temporary. They may include mild bruising, swelling or bleeding at the injection site.
Many patients prefer Botox® treatments because they require little to no downtime. You can usually resume your normal daily activities immediately following a session.
What’s the Best Way to Handle My Fear of Botox®?
You shouldn’t let fear and misinformation stop you from pursuing your aesthetic goals. A good way to overcome the fear of Botox® treatment is to talk to a qualified facial plastic surgeon.
I use a thorough consultation to review your medical history, discuss your desired cosmetic outcomes and suggest the best treatment options for your particular goals.
I also use this time to answer any questions you may have about your treatment.
After a consultation, I create a customized treatment plan for you that maximizes Botox®’s benefits, prevents complications and reduces the potential for side effects.
I’ve provided patients from all over metro Atlanta with safe and effective Botox® treatments and I can do the same for you.
Schedule a consultation with me and let’s discuss whether Botox® treatment is right for you.