For the quickest and safest way to remove unwanted facial wrinkles, Botox might be the best option for you. With a simple injection, your crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown wrinkles, and even the skin bands on your neck can be smoothed away. Botox is a purified substance derived from bacteria that stops wrinkle-causing muscles from contracting while preserving your natural facial expressions. With a very thin needle, the muscles are pinpointed and within a week, you’ll notice the full effect of the injection. Often, you can elect to combine Botox with chemical peels, dermal fillers, or microdermabrasion for longer-lasting results.
A quick procedure, you’ll be able to back to your normal life right away, with no rest or recovery time necessary. Depending on your unique circumstance, you may need more than one injection. Botox is not intended to be long-lasting, however, and you may notice that your wrinkles can return after three or four months. At that point, you may repeat the procedure if you desire. After the injections, it is essential that you refrain from massaging or rubbing the treated areas, because it can cause the injected material to migrate throughout your face, resulting in temporary facial weakness or drooping. Dr. Atchison will provide all the details necessary to determine if this procedure is right for you.