Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery
Oral Surgeon & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Poncey Highland/Midtown, Atlanta, GA
If you can see frown lines and crow’s feet when you look in the mirror, the team at Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery in Poncey-Highland, Midtown Atlanta, can help with expert Botox® cosmetic treatments. Botox is the original, industry-leading solution to smoothing out lines and wrinkles without the need for surgery, so call Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery today to find out more or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.
What is Botox?
Botox is one of the most well established and widespread forms of cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
The active ingredient in Botox is a refined form of the botulinum toxin, made safe for use in both medical and aesthetic treatments. Botox and other treatments that use botulinum toxin are so safe and effective, they’re performed millions of times every year and are the most popular form of non-surgical aesthetic treatment.
Botox is suitable for most adults, but there are some people who shouldn’t have Botox. Your provider needs to go over your medical history and check your skin before treatment sessions. The team at Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery has years of experience in using Botox safely and effectively.
How does Botox work?
Botox affects the chemical signals used by your facial nerves to make the muscles in your face contract. It’s this contraction that causes frown lines and deepens other lines and wrinkles. Relaxing the facial muscles reduces the appearance of these lines and wrinkles, so you have a smoother, younger-looking face.
Botox also helps prevent new wrinkles from developing. Wrinkles and lines between your eyebrows and around your eyes form after years of facial contractions in those areas. Using Botox regularly to stop the facial muscles contracting delays the development of new frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
What happens at a Botox session?
Your provider at Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery welcomes you to the practice and makes you comfortable. There are usually no special preparations for you to make, but if you do need to do anything - for example, take off your makeup or avoid blood-thinning drugs like aspirin - your provider lets you know when you book.
Your provider injects the Botox using a very thin needle. They typically use around three injections in the treatment area, and the entire session takes an average of only 10 minutes. You can go back home or to work without any worries, just avoid touching the treated area. Your provider gives you any instructions you need before you go, but Botox aftercare is minimal.
You can expect to see the full results of your Botox treatment a day or two after your session. These results typically last about four months, so to maintain the improvement in your appearance, you need to attend around three Botox sessions each year.
Find out more about how Botox can take years off your face by calling Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery today or book an appointment online.