If you wake up every day feeling like you are looking old and tired, it may be time for a change. Botox is one of the most popular wrinkle-smoothing treatments around, effectively blurring the lines that can make you look old.
Botox injections are made from a purified protein that is derived from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. This protein works by blocking the nerve signals that tell muscles to contract, which causes the facial muscles to relax, thereby softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. By reducing the underlying muscle activity, Botox injections not only treat signs of aging, but also prevent them.
Botox treatments are usually quick and easy, taking only about 10-15 minutes to complete. If you are wondering how Botox is administered, here’s a step-by-step guide on what you can expect during your treatment.
How Botox Injections Are Administered
During the initial consultation, the practitioner will first examine your face and neck to determine which areas they will need to treat.
- The first step of treatment is for your practitioner to cleanse your skin to reduce risk of infection.
- Then, they will carefully inject the Botox into specific muscles in your face using a very fine needle. You may feel a slight stinging or pricking sensation as the needle enters your skin, but this should quickly subside. Overall, Botox injections should not hurt. Let the practitioner know if you feel any pain during treatment.
- Once the injections are complete, the practitioner will apply gentle pressure to stop any pinpoint bleeding that may occur, to try to limit any risk of a bruise.
Botox is most commonly used to treat wrinkles in the upper face, including the forehead, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and brow furrows, also known as glabellar lines.
After receiving Botox injections, many patients report feeling an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem, and this is what makes Botox injections so popular. The results are evident in as little as three to four days after treatment (sometimes even immediately) and continue to take effect for the next two weeks. The results of Botox can last up to four months.
If you are concerned about safety, let your practitioner know. Overall, Botox is safe when administered according to manufacturer instructions by a qualified medical professional. To be completely safe, trust only a board-certified dermatologist for Botox treatment.
Botox Injections in Athens, Winder, Lake Oconee, Elberton & Commerce, GA
Georgia Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology offers Botox treatments, and they are administered by our board-certified dermatologists to ensure the safety and effectiveness of treatment. Schedule a consultation with us, and we will discuss how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. In addition to Botox, we also provide many other cosmetic dermatology treatments, from DiamondGlow to dermal fillers, to help you look your best. To schedule your appointment, call our dermatology clinic today at (706) 543-5858 or use our convenient online request form.