You might know Botox as one of the most popular treatments for signs of aging, but did you know it can stop those signs before they become a problem? Botox works on “expression lines” that form as a result of everyday facial movements. Over time, the lines caused by these expressions can remain even when your face is relaxed. Botox can prevent that phenomenon from ever happening so that your skin stays smooth.
Botox works by relaxing the muscle contractions that can cause the wrinkles to form, but the success of your results depends almost entirely on the expertise of your injector. The proper dosage is a consideration, as well as the exact placement of the injections. At Total Body, we have years of training and experience that bring our patients consistent natural-looking Botox results.
We treat no two patients alike. We will evaluate your skin and listen to your concerns in order to determine the best way to help you look the way you want. If you have lines or wrinkles that are not caused by muscle activity, we also provide Juvederm dermal filler injections.
What can Botox do for me?
Botox can prevent or improve:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead creases
Do Botox injections hurt?
Most patients experience minimal to no discomfort. We can apply a topical anesthetic about 30 minutes before your injections, if you like, to make the procedure more comfortable for you.
How long does it take to recover from Botox?
One of the greatest advantages of Botox is that you can go right back to work or anywhere else after your injections.
Some people experience some mild bruising where the needle was inserted. This usually goes away within a couple of days, and you can wear makeup to cover it up.
How long do Botox results last?
It takes about a day for you to start to see results from Botox, and the full results will be evident in about a week. After that, the results will begin to wear off within 3-4 months.
Is Botox safe?
Yes! Botox Cosmetic contains a minute dose of purified botulinum toxin A, which inhibits muscle activity and has been used safely for many years to treat muscle spasms – even in children. It is also used to treat hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating under the arms.
Juvéderm is a long-lasting dermal filler that can create a face lift effect without the need for even one incision. A smooth gel that glides easily into the skin, it softens and smooths lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth by adding volume where fullness has been lost due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Juvederm also improves the moisture content of your skin, and it can be used to enhance the lips, making them pouty and full.
At Total Body, we have the skill, training, experience, and understanding of facial anatomy to ensure that your result looks natural. No one should be able to tell that you have had a dermal filler procedure.
Every treatment is customized, and we take the time to get to know you and listen to your concerns. We start with an evaluation of your skin, making recommendations about the treatment that will help you look your best. If you have lines or wrinkles that are caused by muscle activity, we may recommend Botox injections.
What can Juvederm do for me?
Juvederm can improve:
- Smile lines/nasolabial folds from the nose to the mouth
- Marionette lines from the mouth to the chin
- Vertical lines above the upper lip
- Thin lips
How do I know if I would benefit from Botox or Juvederm?
The only way to know is to have a consultation with us. We will be able to tell you if Botox will provide the results you’re after.
Call us today to find out more about Botox at Total Body in the Johns Creek and Atlanta, Georgia areas.