With offices in Atlanta and Marietta, GA, the board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology Affiliates offer BOTOX® Cosmetic and other cosmetic fillers and injectables to those in Alpharetta, Buckhead, East Cobb, Midtown and the surrounding areas who want a more youthful appearance without the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® is a protein that is derived from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX® is well known as a cosmetic injectable that temporarily reduces frown lines, crow's feet and furrowed-brow lines. BOTOX® is safe and effective in counteracting the signs of normal aging. Through tiny injections, BOTOX® targets the muscles that cause these lines and wrinkles during sessions that last only a few minutes.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX Cosmetic is typically injected into areas around the forehead where wrinkle and frown lines are the most visible. It blocks the signals from the nerves to prevent them from telling the muscles to contract and allow them to relax. Reduced contractions hinder those stubborn lines from forming.
What Areas Can Be Treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® is most commonly used to treat areas such as the crow's feet that form around the eyes and frown lines on the forehead. It has also been proven to be quite effective in treating the deep lines that circle the neck, the upper lips, the corners of the mouth, and around the chin to prevent chin rippling. BOTOX® injections are also extremely effective in treating excessive sweating.
When Will I See Results from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Results from BOTOX® are typically visible within a few days with a gradual diminishing for up to a month.
How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?
One session should last up to 4 months, but without continued treatments, lines and wrinkles typically return.
Who Should Administer BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should be administered by an authorized healthcare professional. It is suggested that within this group of people, patients should seek out a dermatologist or physician specializing in cosmetic procedures. The dermatologists at Dermatology Affiliates are very experienced at treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Is Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic Painful?
At Dermatology Affiliates, we use an effective numbing gel for 20 minutes prior to injection. Some patients choose not to numb the full 20 minutes or not at all. In that case, the very thin needle may cause mild and brief discomfort similar to an insect bite. But because the treatment takes a very short time to complete, the discomfort is not bothersome.
Will My Facial Expressions Continue to Look Natural?
With BOTOX® Cosmetic, you won’t have drastic changes to your appearance that look frozen. You still have normal facial expressions - just without the lines and wrinkles that come with them.
What Is the Cost Of A Botox® Treatment?
Costs can vary depending on the patient and the extent of the treatments necessary to achieve your goal. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards as payment methods and can help find an option that fits your budget.
How Do I Get Started?
Your first step is to come into the office for a consultation. Our staff is ready to discuss treatment options with you, simply give the office a call. The board-certified dermatologists and staff at Dermatology Affiliates provide cosmetic dermatology procedures to patients in Buckhead, East Cobb, and Midtown, as well as surrounding areas in Atlanta and Marietta, GA. Our goal is to help patients achieve a youthful appearance and optimum skin health. Please contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our offices.