Botox® requires no introduction. It’s so well known in Knoxville—and around the world—because millions of people have asked their doctors to prescribe it as a remedy to frown lines, crow’s feet, and the forehead wrinkles that can make you look old, angry, or both. Botox® is available at The Breazeale Clinic for women and men looking for a wrinkle treatment that is quick, easy, and requires virtually no downtime.
What Can Botox® Do?
Botox® contains the botulinum toxin, which, when injected into your forehead, basically prevents the nerves there from allowing signals to get through. When an order to contract various muscles is sent—an order that will reveal the pronounced wrinkles that have developed over time above and between your eyes—the message never arrives. Simply put, a Botox® treatment keeps your forehead muscles in a relaxed state that reduces the appearance of:
- frown lines
- crow’s feet
- horizontal furrows
You will still be able to make facial expressions and show emotions—even ones that require the use of your eyebrows. You will not, however, be contributing to deep creases and grooves that develop below your hairline as you age. The resulting smooth, unworried look will contribute to an air of youthfulness and ease.
Botox® has been FDA approved for 44 units. Because Botox is so popular, there are those on the marketplace who sell bogus or diluted Botox®. We are a Top 100 Allergan partner (nationally), which is better than Black Diamond status. We are your trusted resource. And always ask to check the hologram! It’s your guarantee that you’re getting the real McCoy.
What Can You Expect From a Botox® Injection Session?
Botox® takes very little time to administer. Your entire session will likely last mere minutes. Expect a quarter of an hour for the injections.
The prescription medication is injected into a number of key areas depending on the exact regions of your face to be treated. The needle is very small and releases a correspondingly small amount of Botox®. As the nerves are blocked in specifically targeted areas, you should find the wrinkle-causing muscles to be relaxed, but all the rest of your 43 facial muscles to be working as they normally do. You will still be able to smile, wink, show surprise, and convey the complex set of expressions that reveal who you are to the people around you each day.
Even though this is a quick and seemingly simple procedure, it is important to choose a doctor whose staff is skilled at delivering the injections and tailoring the treatment to individuals with unique faces, wrinkles, and goals. This is a medical procedure, which necessitates a professional with training, experience, and knowhow.
Botox® Recovery and More
Since Botox® requires no surgery, there is no downtime or recovery time needed after a treatment session. You should keep from rubbing or massaging the injection sites—and you should report any long-lasting side effects to the doctor—but you will likely experience nothing more than the results you want: a forehead that looks smooth and unlined within a few days to a week after your visit.
The muscle-relaxing effects of Botox® generally last several months, after which the benefits fade and the contracting messages begin getting through your nerves as they did before. When you start seeing furrows, wrinkles, and crow’s feet in the mirror again, talk to Dr. Breazeale’s staff about scheduling another round.
Patients who like the Botox® look and plan to make regular use of the injections may want to sign up for the Brilliant Distinctions® Points Program, which awards points for every Botox® treatment—as well as applications of the dermal filler Juvéderm®, also available at the Breazeale Clinic.
Is Dysport® A Good Option for Me?
Dysport® is similar to Botox® and is relatively new to the market, but has received praise, good results, and is also FDA-approved. Just like Botox®, it uses botulinum type A, specifically, Dysport® uses abobotulinumtoxinA. Due to it’s chemical composition, Dysport® spreads a little more than Botox® once injected, and so covers a larger area than its competitor. The Breazeale Clinic offers both Botox® and Dysport® for women and men looking for a wrinkle treatments that are quick, easy, and require virtually no downtime. If you are unsure which botulinum type A you should use, ask for help from your clinician at The Breazeale Clinic.
Go Beyond Botox® and Dysport® in Knoxville
While Botox® and Dysport® are the most popular injectables that smoothe away wrinkles, they are not the only choice you have for bringing a more youthful look to your face. The cosmetic can be paired with other treatments for a comprehensive plan, including dermal fillers—like Juvéderm®—that restore volume and moisture, microdermabrasion that rubs away fine lines and marks, a chemical peel that works on a deeper lever by removing your pitted and weathered outer layer of skin, and more.
A longer-lasting solution to wrinkles and other signs of aging is a facelift, which is a surgical procedure that involves pulling facial skin tight and reshaping underlying tissues. You may also want to consider a brow lift or eyelid surgery.
No matter what you choose, Dr. Breazeale and his staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you are making an informed decision for a procedure tailored to give you the best results possible.