Botox is considered the gold standard for treating dynamic wrinkles and fine lines.
Nearly 11 million Botox vials have been sold in the United States since the FDA approved its use as a cosmetic wrinkle injection in 2002. Today, Botox is the best-selling product in the world of its kind. Dr. Lucas Bryant is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon that specializes exclusively in the art of aesthetics. He offers his patients at Refine Plastic Surgery in Nashville Botox treatments for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Imagine waking up every day to smooth, youthful skin that is free of pesky wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is a painless and long-lasting solution to address the following skin aging concerns:
Botox starts working to soften your facial expressions and stop unwanted facial muscle movement upon injection.
However, it takes a short time to start seeing results. Most patients begin noticing fine lines and wrinkles softening about four days after the procedure. This is not the final result — It takes about 10 to 14 days for the full effects of Botox to become visible. Dysport, another neurotoxin, may start working about a day or so earlier than Botox.
Botox is a long-lasting wrinkle remedy. After treatment, patients can enjoy about three months of wrinkle-free skin. The skin-smoothing effect of Botox gradually wears away and the skin returns to its pre-treated condition. When you notice wrinkles coming back, this is a good time to see Dr. Bryant for a touch-up.
It takes just minutes to perform a quick series of Botox injections, which are placed strategically in the areas where the patient has expression lines. A fine needle and use of ice or a distraction device helps ensure there is little to no pain during injection.
Botox is usually used for wrinkles around the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, and eyebrow furrows (also called frown lines or 11 lines). To get the most out of your neurotoxin wrinkle treatment, it’s important to start or maintain a good skin care regimen. We carry some of the best skin care lines and can help you select the best regimen for your skin type and your goals.
Before your Botox procedure, you will meet with Dr. Bryant to discuss your skin aging concerns. After listening to what you’d like to change about your skin, he conducts a skin examination. He may ask you to make a series of facial expressions in order to exaggerate the facial wrinkles that are present. This helps your physician determine the muscles that need to be treated to produce the smooth skin you desire. If you are a good candidate for Botox, the procedure can be performed immediately after the consultation if you wish.
Botox is an active ingredient derived from clostridium botulinum bacteria.
While it may sound unusual, this safe neurotoxin is proven effective at treating dynamic wrinkles or ‘expression lines’ on the face. The treatment works by safely and temporarily decreasing the activity of certain facial muscles that lie below the wrinkled skin. Relaxing the muscle allows the skin to relax so it takes on a smooth, wrinkle-free appearance. When you choose a qualified Botox injector such as Dr. Bryant, the results look completely soft and natural, thus avoiding the frozen Botox look. It’s estimated that 11 million people around the world have chosen Botox to get rid of facial wrinkles.
Botox is a minimally invasive procedure, so there is no downtime or recovery period to speak of. For this reason, it is considered a ‘lunchtime treatment’. While the injection site may appear slightly red for up to a few hours after treatment, there is no reason you can’t go about your normal daily activities after leaving the appointment. Minor swelling at the injection site is also common. This tends to subside in about an hour or so. You may be advised to avoid strenuous exercise, NSAID pain relievers. It is also recommended that you avoid massaging or applying pressure to the treated area for the first 24 hours.
If you are a woman or man that is seeking a fast and effective nonsurgical wrinkle treatment that can be performed in-office, it may be time to make an appointment to meet Dr. Bryant at Refine Surgery.
You don’t have to struggle with frown lines or eye wrinkles one minute longer. Dr. Bryant has performed thousands of cosmetic injections such as Allergan Botox. Nashville patients will appreciate his skill and experience in selecting the right amount of Botox for each procedure. For consistent and natural-looking results that never look frozen, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bryant today!
Experience the transformative difference that working with Dr. Bryant can have on your life. Schedule a consultation with us in Nashville today.