Every day, you make over 1,000 facial expressions as you smile, laugh, speak, and frown. The fine muscle movements in your face eventually lead to the formation of thin wrinkles that become more apparent on your skin with time. At Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners and Decatur, Georgia, Lynette D. Stewart, MD, Wanda I. Cape, CNM, MPH, and the team offer Botox® injections to relax these wrinkles and give you smooth skin for months at a time. To get started on your Botox treatment plan for wrinkles and creases, call Georgia Center for Female Health, or book an appointment online today.
Botox is a great way to address physical changes that develop with age, without the need for downtime. The most popular and well-known Botox application treats fine facial lines, but the drug can treat a multitude of medical conditions, too. In its 17 years on the market, it has quickly become an outstandingly popular cosmetic and clinical treatment option.
The team at Georgia Center for Female Health specifically uses Botox for cosmetic and confidence-boosting purposes. Over time, you develop fine facial lines for a number of reasons, including cellular changes within your skin, sun exposure, collagen depletion, and repeated muscle contractions.
The fine lines that get deeper over time on your face are largely due to repeated muscle contractions. The active ingredient in Botox stops the nerve signals from telling these muscles to flex involuntarily, leaving you with smooth, unlined skin. Your skin looks smoother for up to four months at a time, and you can get injections repeatedly for a lasting effect.
The team at Georgia Center for Female Health asks you about the facial creases and dimples you want to address during your treatment with Botox. Some of the most common facial features treatable with Botox injections include:
You won’t see an improvement in these features right away, but within a few days, you can enjoy smoother skin. The team performs the procedure carefully to ensure that you don’t look frozen, just like a more youthful you.
Your Botox treatment takes only about 10 minutes at Georgia Center for Female Health. Your provider marks the areas you want to treat and carefully cleans them. They may apply a numbing cream or use ice to numb your face, so you don’t feel the needles entering your skin, especially if you’re uncomfortable around needles.
Your provider uses a very fine needle to place your injections into the targeted muscles. They apply some ice and pressure to the area to discourage swelling, but you might still see some swelling, inflammation, and light bruising in the area for several days. These effects shouldn’t last more than a few days.
To find out if you’re a candidate for cosmetic Botox injections at Georgia Center for Female Health, book a consultation by phone or online at either location today.