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How Botox® Works

botox checking eyes imageBy now, we’ve all heard about Botox – one of the most widely-used nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the U.S. Men and women alike are turning to Botox to get rid of frown lines and crow’s feet for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Millions of treatments are performed every year and the satisfaction ratings are high. If you’re thinking about getting Botox, read more to learn how it works and what you can expect if you have Botox injections.

 What Is Botox and how does it work?

Over time, normal, repetitive facial movements like laughing, smiling or furrowing your brow can cause permanent wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can be injected directly into small muscle groups of your face to reduce, and sometimes eliminate those wrinkles. These toxins stop the normal chemical transmission between nerves and muscles; causing temporary paralysis of the targeted muscles and limiting the repetitive movements that cause problems. Botox is the most well-known brand of botulinum toxin and has become the way most everyone refers to this treatment.

What results can I expect?

Botox is not permanent. Your body metabolizes the toxins and your nerves regain their ability to transmit chemical signals within a few months. Most people can expect Botox results to last three to four months; although, some results can last closer to six months and others may feel their results begin to fade in about two months.

Most patients who have Botox injected consistently over time, find they need treatment less often because their muscles adjust to having to contract less often. The added bonus is that this also helps prevent deeper lines and wrinkles from forming, especially between the brows and around the eyes.

Are there any side effects?

There are no permanent side effects associated with Botox, but there are possible temporary side effects that are important to know:

Injection site bruising or swelling. This is the most common side effect. Most practitioners use the smallest needles available to limit bruising and swelling. Avoid taking blood thinners (including vitamin E, fish oil, aspirin-containing products and herbal supplements) in the few days leading up to your injection to reduce your risk of bruising.

Drooping surrounding muscles. A less-common side effect is drooping of the eyelid or drooping of muscles in an area near the injected muscle group. To reduce the possibility of the treatment spreading to unintended areas, avoid strenuous activity or pushing on injected areas for several hours following treatment.

Where should I go for my Botox?

Obviously, plastic surgeons and dermatologists offer treatment. But you may also see Botox services offered in some pretty unexpected places, like a dentist office or spa. The convenience of getting Botox treatment at one of these places may be tempting, but it can also be risky.

When choosing a Botox provider, you should find out if your injector:

  • Is board certified
  • Knows the anatomy of facial muscles
  • Knows how to achieve the results you’re interested in (and not just following a standard pattern)
  • Can counsel you if any adverse effects occur

It would be best to schedule a consultation with an expert cosmetic surgeon to discuss your concerns, your desired outcomes and to hear their recommendations.

You’ll be happier with the results and have peace of mind knowing you’re being cared for by a trusted provider.

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Emory Aesthetic Center

If you believe Botox may be right for you, schedule your complimentary consultation with a cosmetic surgeon at Emory Aesthetic Center. Our skilled doctors will help you determine if Botox is the right treatment for you and will help you get the results you want.

Botox® for Men: Looking Good Isn’t Just for Women

Get rid of crow’s feet, a furrowed brow or sunken eyes in minutes. More men are using toxin injectables and fillers to look younger.Women aren’t the only ones who want to look better. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), men received nearly 600,000 injectable procedures (such as Botox® and fillers) in 2015.

If you’re a man who wants to look your best, clearly you’re not alone. Maybe it’s time to look for ways you can put your best face forward.

What are Injectables?

Injectables are cosmetic treatments that are injected into your body to improve your appearance without surgery. There are two types of injectables: neurotoxins (e.g. Botox®) and dermal fillers.

Neurotoxin Injectables

Neurotoxins  (also called toxins) are used treat deep lines caused by repetitive movements, such as smiling. Botox® is one of the most powerful neurotoxins in use today. Some people refer to Botox® to describe all cosmetic injectable treatments, but it only represents one substance.

This type of injectable is often used to treat:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Furrow lines between the eyebrows

It only takes minutes and you’ll have absolutely no downtime. You can expect to see full results in two to seven days. Results typically last three to four months and sometimes up to six months.

Dermal Fillers

There are different types of dermal fillers, but the most common contain hyaluronic acids (HAs). Fillers  add volume to address common aging problems like deep wrinkles, loss of fullness and sagging skin.

Fillers are used to treat:

  • Folds between the nose and lips (nasolabial folds)
  • Lips
  • Marionette lines (from corner of the mouth to the chin)
  • Sunken temples
  • Under eyes
  • Vertical lines around the mouth

Like injectables, fillers take just minutes, and you’ll see results right away. There may be a little bit of swelling and occasionally some light bruising. Typically, you can expect to get back to work the next day. The type of filler used and the area of the body it’s used on determine how long your results will last. For example, fillers in the folds around your mouth may last six to nine months, while fillers underneath your eyes may last a year or longer.

Who Should I Trust for Injectables and Fillers?

Don’t sacrifice quality for cost. The process seems straight-forward, but performing injectable treatment properly requires a great deal of skill and in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy. Look for a qualified cosmetic surgeon.

Thinking about Getting Injectables or Fillers?

Emory Aesthetic Center offers a variety of injectable procedures and other options to keep you looking your best.

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About Dr. Eaves

eaves-iii-felmontDr. Eaves recently returned to Atlanta, Georgia, to head the Emory Aesthetic Center as Medical Director, having previously completed his plastic surgery residency as well as a fellowship in endoscopic and minimally invasive plastic surgery at Emory University, The Emory Clinic, and associated hospitals. Before joining the Emory Aesthetic Center, Dr. Eaves was a partner in Charlotte Plastic Surgery for more than fifteen years and served as group president from 2010-2012.

His professional and institutional committee memberships and offices include an impressive list of national, international and local plastic surgery organizations, societies, boards, task forces, advisory councils, coalitions and foundations, including having served as President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) from 2010-2011 and Trustee (2011-Present).

Dr. Eaves’ primary areas of academic inquiry have been in minimally-invasive and endoscopic aesthetic surgery, patient safety, system and process improvement in plastic surgery, evidence-based medicine applied to plastic surgery and recontouring surgery after massive weight loss. He has received several patents for new medical devices he developed, and has made major clinical service contributions to his field. Dr. Eaves has published more than 100 articles, book chapters and book reviews on plastic surgery in peer reviewed publications, as well as manuals, videos, computer programs and other teaching aids and has coauthored the first textbook on the topic of endoscopic plastic surgery.

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