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Frown lines, deep wrinkles, drooping eyelids, even underarm sweating – these can be treated with Botox. If the condition is the result of the underlying muscles causing surface wrinkles or lines, Botox is an excellent treatment that can provide very satisfying results.

How does Botox work?

Botox, Botulinum type A, is an injectable anti-aging treatment to block the nerve impulses that control the movement of our facial muscles. Repetitive or habitual movements of these muscles – like frowning, pursing lips, squinting and so on – are responsible for creating the expression lines on the face. These tiny muscles operate automatically, below your conscious control, often due to habit patterns. By ‘turning off’ the actions of these muscles Botox can reduce or eliminate the surface effects.

For example, frown lines across the forehead and clefts are often due to squinting or raising of the brows in an habitual pattern. Botox can put these overworked muscles at rest and the disfiguring surface effect is eliminated.

It is important to have a physician trained in the specific anatomy of the muscles and skin area around the eyes to avoid complications that may result from the medication gaining access to the wrong muscle group. Dr. Neufeld has significant training in the structures in this area as an oculoplastic specialist.

Is Botox safe?

Botox has been used medically (as opposed to cosmetically) for more than 30 years for treatment of nerve disorders, muscular spasms, and even migraines, using much higher doses than those used for cosmetic purposes. Some side effects have been noted such as a mild headache following treatment and mild flu-like symptoms – but these are extremely rare. Botox has a better safety record than aspirin.

Generally speaking, the Botox procedure is safe for most people. However, only your doctor can decide if a Botox injection is safe and right for you. Before starting treatment, your doctor will need a thorough medical history, including such things as any diseases that affect your nerves and muscles, whether you're breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant, what medically prescribed or self-prescribed medications and herbals you currently take, etc.

How long does it last?

Most patients find that Botox lasts approximately 3-4 months. It has been seen that after several repeated injections, the interval between injections gets longer. Some patients only require Botox injections once or twice per year.

What results can I expect?

Botox can smooth away clefts, lines and wrinkles and restore a more youthful and rested appearance. The person applying Botox should have a complete understanding of facial anatomy, the muscles involved, how they function, and how they affect your wrinkles. In other words – seek out an experienced medical professional.Additionally, the amount of Botox injected will impact your results. Each individual will need specific treatment according to his or her unique physical characteristics. In some cases Botox is combined with other cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing. Remember, Botox ‘turns off’ the unwanted muscular functions beneath the skin, but these may have already resulted in permanent lines or wrinkles on the skin surface, and these can also be treated with other cosmetic technologies.

How long before I can see results?

Botox results can often be seen after several days, but the full effect is generally noticed after one week. Women usually see the results sooner than men. A man with thicker skin and stronger muscles may take up to 10 days. There is no limit to the number of times that you can have Botox.

Page Topics Include: Botox Atlanta, Wrinkle Reduction Decatur, Botox Results in Roswell, Newnan, and Lilburn. How long does Botox last? If you are seeking a Sandy Springs or Atlanta Botox specialist please feel free to contact us through this website or call us directly at 678.892.2020. We are happy to help you solve your wrinkle reduction goals.

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