If wrinkles and creases are giving your face a prematurely aged look, you may be able to rejuvenate your skin without the need for surgery. Tens of millions of people have discovered the benefits of an injectable called Botox® Cosmetic, which quickly and effectively softens wrinkles and restores a smooth and youthful quality to the facial skin.
For the best results, Botox treatment should be performed by someone like Dr. Nancy Snyder, who has an eye for artistry combined with a gentle yet accurate approach. Dr. Snyder is a premier Botox provider in Fort Oglethorpe, also serving Chattanooga and all surrounding areas.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is designed to treat dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions like frowning or squinting, which crease the skin. These wrinkles appear at the corners of the eyes, between the eyebrows and across the forehead. When injected into strategic points around the face, Botox relaxes the muscles that normally contract to make these expressions. As the muscle relaxes, the overlying line or wrinkle becomes less noticeable and the skin looks smoother and softer.
The effects of Botox last temporarily. Most people see results lasting anywhere from three to six months, on average. To maintain the effects of Botox, regular treatment is recommended.
What to Expect During Treatment
Botox injections can be administered during a quick in-office appointment that usually lasts 30 minutes or less. Some patients opt to schedule Botox treatment on their lunch break from work.
To begin, Dr. Snyder will ask you to identify the particular wrinkles or lines that bother you. She may make a few marks in these areas to guide her during treatment. Your skin will be numbed prior to the injections to make treatment more comfortable.
Dr. Snyder will inject small amounts of Botox into the marked areas to relax the targeted facial muscles. This will not be painful — you may feel a slight pinch or prick, or nothing at all. The amount of Botox and number of injections will depend on the severity and location of your wrinkles. Dr. Snyder will take special care to weaken only the wrinkle-producing muscles, so as to preserve your natural facial expressions and avoid a frozen or surprised look.
When Dr. Snyder is finished, you may be asked to apply a cold compress to the treated skin. After monitoring you for a few minutes, our team will release you to go home or back to the office. Most people resume their everyday activities almost immediately after treatment, with no downtime or recovery time. You should avoid strenuous exercise and rubbing or massaging the treated skin for 24 hours, but otherwise there are virtually no restrictions.
Your results should appear within a few days, as your wrinkles and lines start to soften.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Botox
For more information about Botox and whether it is appropriate for your specific anti-aging needs, please request an appointment with Dr. Snyder. Call Fort Oglethorpe Dental at (706) 861-5263 today to schedule your visit.