Everyone wants to look their best, but natural aging can take a toll on the skin. With Botox® Cosmetic, you can fight back. Amr Agha, MD, at Advanced Dermatology in Acworth and Douglasville, Georgia, offers convenient, expert anti-aging care for patients who want to maintain their youthful appearance. To learn more about Botox and find out if treatment is right for you, book a consultation by phone or online today.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
FDA-approved Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic injectable treatments available today. It uses botulinum toxin, a sterile neurotoxin, to relax muscles in your face that cause wrinkles.
Repetitive facial expressions, like squinting, raising your eyebrows, and frowning, cause skin to crease over the years. With each expression, the muscles in your face contract. This, combined with thinning skin that comes with age, can make embarrassing lines and wrinkles form.
Botox injections temporarily reduce the muscle activity responsible for these common wrinkles. With just one Botox treatment at Advanced Dermatology, you notice smoother skin and fewer wrinkles.
What can Botox treat?
Botox is the only FDA-approved neurotoxin to minimize moderate to severe wrinkles on all of the following areas of the face.
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
The lines and wrinkles around your forehead and eyes form with years of facial expressions. Injecting Botox into specific muscles in the treatment area relaxes the muscles; effectively erasing the look of even deep-set wrinkles.
The results patients achieve with Botox varies from person to person. You may notice results developing as early as 24-48 hours after treatment, and optimal results last for up to four months.
What is it like to get Botox?
Dr. Agha recommends personalized Botox treatment plans for each patient. He evaluates your skin and your aesthetic goals. Because results aren’t permanent, he can help you decide if ongoing sessions are right for you.
The number of injections you can expect to receive during treatment depends on whether you’re getting Botox for frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, or more than one area. Treatment for frown lines and forehead lines generally requires five injections, while treatment for crow’s feet often uses three injections around each eye.
The needles Dr. Agha uses for Botox injections are small, and most patients report no discomfort with treatment. There’s no recovery time after Botox treatment, so you can return to your daily activities as soon as you leave Advanced Dermatology.
You don’t have to accept the lines and wrinkles that come along with age. Botox is a safe and effective way to restore that youthful look. Make an appointment at Advanced Dermatology today to find out if Botox is right for you.