Botox® Cosmetic Injections
Botox® Cosmetic is, hands down, the most popular injectable neurotoxin available today to fight the inevitable signs of aging, and it’s available at Transformative Dermatology in Franklin, TN.
It happens to all of us – our skin loses its elasticity as we age. And to make matters worse, repeated facial expressions, such as squinting, frowning, or smiling, cause lasting lines that no cream can take away. Luckily there’s FDA-approved Botox, which is clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe lines on the forehead, frown lines between your eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Here’s how Botox works.
Botox works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles that cause “dynamic wrinkles,” which are the types of wrinkles formed by the contractions of certain facial muscles. Lines on your forehead, between your eyebrows, and those unwelcome crow’s feet around the eyes are the best examples of these, not to mention unsightly neck bands. Botox injections act as a type of nerve block to prevent the transmission of nerve impulses from the brain to the treated muscles. Since the muscle is not contracting, no wrinkle is formed in the treated area.
Am I a candidate for treatment with Botox in Franklin, TN?
If you’re in good health and looking to improve and prevent unwanted facial wrinkles, then Botox may be right for you.
How long does the treatment take and how long do results last?
An initial appointment with Dr. Jill will take approximately one to one and half hours, which includes your private consultation. In many cases, Dr. Jill will use numbing cream in sensitive areas, so extra time may be needed. Results typically last up to four months. In order to maintain results after that, timely return visits (which will take less time of 30-45 minutes) are recommended.
Are there any potential side effects with Botox? Does the treatment hurt?
Side effects of Botox may include redness, slight swelling, light bruising, and possible rare allergic reaction. To make treatment as comfortable as possible, we can administer numbing cream to the injection site, utilize the Alpha-Stim® device, use Pro-Nox™ (laughing gas), or a vibration device to eliminate any discomfort.
Let’s talk about results I can expect.
Patients experience smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and neck bands after only 7-10 days with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe lines in adults.
How much does a Botox treatment cost?
Every patient is different. During your private appointment, Dr. Jill will discuss with you your desired results and map out a treatment path and cost best suited for your individual needs.
I’m interested in having this treatment. What’s the next step?
All you have to do is call us at (615) 905-4994 and we’ll set up a consultation between you and Dr. Jill, either virtual or in person, at a time that’s most convenient for you.