The friendly and experienced staff here at Cool Springs MD Chattanooga is devoted to providing clientele from Chattanooga, East Brainerd and the surrounding area of Tennessee with all of the life management medicine that they need to look and feel their best. This includes Botox®, one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for those that want to achieve a younger appearance without the need for comprehensive cosmetic surgery.
What Is Botox®?
Also known as botulinum toxin type A, Botox® is an affordable cosmetic treatment that is injected just under the skin. These injections typically take place around the eyes, lips, forehead, and mouth to remove any wrinkles that have taken place due to aging or one’s genetics. This specific formula prevents nerve cells from producing acetylcholine, a chemical that causes wrinkles.
How Is Botox® Performed?
Botox® is a very simple treatment that can often be carried out in as little as 10 minutes and has almost no unwanted side effects. The procedure begins with either Dr. Jack Rowland and Dr. Ben Abdu or another certified staff member marking the patient’s face with a pen to determine where the shots will take place. Next, a very thin needle is used to inject the Botox® just under the first few layers of skin in multiple areas throughout the face as needed. In some instances, the injections will take place where the muscle contracts and not on the wrinkles themselves.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
The ideal candidate for Botox® is anyone that would like to reduce or remove wrinkles anywhere on their face. This advanced procedure has very few risks, and there is little chance of complications. Botox® is also a great option for anyone that suffers from excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis.
What Kind of Postoperative Botox® Care Can I Expect?
For the vast majority of patients, Botox® will have little or no side effects and no recovery time. Directly following the procedure, patients can feel free to resume all their normal daily activities. In some instances, the patient may experience redness or itching around the injection site. Flu-like symptoms such as nausea and fever have taken place in rare cases. Dr. Jack Rowland and Dr. Ben Abdu or another staff member may recommend that you stay out of direct sunlight for at least a few hours following the treatment.
What Are the Typical Results of Receiving Botox®?
The Botox® injections are typically noticeable within 2 to 5 days and can last for six months or longer. For the average patient, there will be an 80 percent reduction in their facial wrinkles and most are highly satisfied with the results.
What Are Botox® Costs?
A few variables affect the final costs, and all patients must speak with Dr. Jack Rowland, Dr. Ben Abdu or a staff member to get an idea about their own needs and requirements. The friendly team here at Cool Springs MD Chattanooga offers private consultations to anyone interested in cosmetic and aesthetic treatments.
If you live in Chattanooga, East Brainerd and the surrounding area of Tennessee and are interested in reducing facial wrinkles with Botox®, please contact us today at 423-401-8034 to set up your own private consultation.