Many people develop wrinkles near their forehead, brow, mouth, or chin areas at varying stages of their lives. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an excellent way to address these frustrating aesthetic features and bring you the beautiful skin you want without the downtime or discomfort that you don’t.
Georgia Center for Female Health is proud to provide patients at our Peachtree location with both the medical and aesthetic care they need to look and feel their very best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most highly reputable cosmetic treatments available today. This product is approved for use in over 78 countries and has been used for more than 17 years to treat a broad range of medical conditions. Over 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States alone since 2002.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that can be used to address some of the most common types of wrinkles and fine lines, including:
- Brow wrinkles
- Chin dimpling
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Vertical lip lines
How Does it Work?
Wrinkles and fine lines can have a variety of causes. These include cellular changes, collagen depletion, and sun damage that occur and accumulate over time. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by targeting one of the most common underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet that are often unaddressed during cosmetic treatments — repeated muscle contractions.
Over the course of a single day, people make thousands of facial expressions when they smile, frown, speak and laugh. These cause the skin above facial muscles to become wrinkled and worn over time. When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes them. This allows the skin above the muscles to soften and become smoother, healthier, and more youthful-looking, temporarily improving the appearance of the wrinkles and fine lines there.
What Should I Expect from a BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment?
Each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment takes about 10 minutes to complete. Following each injection session, side effects like itching, neck or back pain, muscle stiffness, bruising, and swelling are common. Fortunately, these usually subside within a few days of receiving treatment.
Because the results of each injection session only last up to four months, patients must receive periodic injections in order to maintain any improvements they gain through treatment.
Are you interested in learning more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic or seeing if you’re a candidate for treatment? Contact Georgia Center for Female Health today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!