Botox® Atlanta

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About Botox

Getting Botox® in Atlanta

Botox injections are one of our most popular treatments at WIFH and have been for years. This is an injectable form of the Botulinum toxin and is used cosmetically to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles on the face. This is a quick and easy way to bring back or maintain a more youthful look.

Botox and Dysport injections are the number one aesthetic procedure in the world and are approved by the FDA. These injections use a toxin called onabotulinumtoxinA and abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport) to temporarily prevent a muscle from moving, which helps smooth away lines and wrinkles on the upper face including frown lines, crow’s feet, and brow lines.

It may be used on the lower face to treat TMJ, gummy smile, downturned corners of the mouth, and lip flip. Botox may also be used to help treat conditions like persistent migraines, excessive sweating, and overactive bladder.

How Botox® Works

Botulinum toxins work by reducing the mobility of the muscles that cause those persistent lines and wrinkles that have developed over time.

Within days after treatment, you will begin to notice an improvement in the area treated. It can take up to 12-14 days for full results to be seen.

If you do not continue botulinum toxin treatments such as Botox and Dysport, the lines and wrinkles will gradually return and look like they did before treatment.

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Benefits of Botox and Dysport

Benefits of Botox® Injections

Botox injections carry many advantages for patients looking for a more youthful appearance and can even help with health issues, such as chronic headaches, and TMJ. 

Below are the top 7 benefits of Botox:

  • Enhances natural beauty
  • Non-invasive and fast procedure
  • Nearly immediate results (within 2 weeks)
  • Inexpensive cosmetic procedure
  • Lasting results (3-4 months is typical) 
  • Customizable treatment

Preparing for Botox® Injections

The week before your procedure, to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising, you should discontinue all supplements including fish oils, aspirin, and ibuprofen. If you are on a prescribed anticoagulant, you will need to consult with your prescribing physician to see what they recommend before moving forward with Botox injections.

Preparing for Botox and Dysport

Botox® Before & After Photos

Botox Injection FAQs

How Does Botox® Work?

Botox® works by blocking the neurotransmitters to the muscles, temporarily reducing the movement. Without movement, the lines and wrinkles are not as prominent and, in many cases, go away.

Is Botox® Dangerous?

There are safety concerns and side effects that come with any medication, and that includes neurotoxins. While there are side effects that you can read about below, Botox® injections are an FDA-approved procedure, and are perfectly safe when overseen by a doctor – even over years of use.

How Long Does Botox® and Dysport Last?

Botox® results typically last 3 to 6 months, but those results also depend on the number of units injected and how quickly you metabolize the product. Botox® is a customizable treatment. We will ask patients what their areas of concern are and how much or how little movement they would like to have. Patients can still have movement in the treated area with neurotoxin, if that is the look they desire. The more injected the less movement a patient will have. However, it is also best to note that the higher the dose, the longer the results will last.

How Often Should You Get Neurotoxin?

As often as we get this question, there is no hard and fast timeline for neurotoxin. The more units of Botox® you have injected, the longer it will last. Each person’s body metabolizes it differently, which is also a factor in how long neurotoxin will last – and how often you choose to get it.  Most people chose to get injections every 3-4 months for optimal results.

Do Neurotoxin Injections Hurt?

No. The needles used to administer Botox® are very tiny. You may feel a small prick when it enters the skin, but the treatment is quick and comfortable. No numbing is required for this treatment.

Further Reading on Botox®