Atlanta patients who wish to treat facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes, or in the “crow’s feet” areas around the eyes, may be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. This injectable treatment works by weakening the muscles that control facial expressions. Once the treated muscles are weakened, the pull of the muscle relaxes and the skin flattens. The result is a smoother surface, a decrease in visible wrinkles, and a rejuvenated facial glow. Dr. Connors has spent many years perfecting his skills in facial injections and has been recognized nationally and locally for his expertise as an Injector.
Is It Safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved by the FDA and has a long, safe history. It is administered in over 75 countries and consistently ranks as the most popular cosmetic procedure in America. However, even with its popularity, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a drug and should only be administered by a qualified medical practitioner. Individuals who receive injections by someone inexperienced run the added risk of bruising, over medicating and ultimately, obtaining an undesirable result.
In 2009, BOTOX® Cosmetic gained competition when Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) was developed, approved by the FDA, and made available to the general public. Both drugs are used to relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines. Some practices lean towards BOTOX® Cosmetic to address forehead lines, while considering Dysport® for crow’s feet. There has been much debate as to which drug is superior. Both have their advantages. Some distinct differences can be discussed during your consultation.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Or Filler?
Injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane help decrease wrinkles by adding volume to certain facial structures, which creates the appearance of smooth skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic, which temporarily freezes the underlying muscle, offers a similar result, with a different approach. A skilled practitioner will be able to determine if a filler material or a product like BOTOX® Cosmetic would garner the best results
Individuals who wish to soften and decrease facial lines and wrinkles may be candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic. The most common age to receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections is between 30-55. However, it is also common for patients younger and older to receive injections.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent fix. Results will last for several months - sometimes longer - but they will not last forever. Qualified injectors will tell you there is good news and bad news when it comes to BOTOX® Cosmetic. The good news is, if you are not happy with your results, the results will only last a few months. Likewise, the bad news is, if you love your results (which most people do), the results will only last a few months. Regardless, many patients recognize even the temporary results are worth feeling and looking younger.