Probably the most requested injectable to treat the signs of aging, BOTOX® lessens the appearance of lines and wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyebrows. At Core Plastic Surgery, Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, treats men and women living in Birmingham and Mountain Brook, as well as the surrounding communities, with BOTOX to help them maintain a younger looking and relaxed appearance.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is an injectable filler made with a derivative of Botulinum Toxin A. When injected into the muscles around the forehead and other areas of the face, it temporarily paralyzes them so that they are unable to contract. The result is smooth skin and a more youthful appearance. It is also FDA approved to treat migraines and excessive sweating.
Benefits of BOTOX
BOTOX has withstood the test of time to be a top treatment for diminishing wrinkles and fine lines. It also provides the following benefits:
- No downtime or recovery
- Effective treatment for excessive sweating and migraines
- Lifts eyebrows
- Little to no discomfort
Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
Anyone with noticeable lines across the forehead, “worry lines,” or around the eyes may be a candidate for BOTOX. Additionally, it has been FDA approved to treat chronic conditions, such as migraines, overactive bladders, and excessive underarm sweating.
Patients should remember that the effect is not permanent and will last approximately four months with the first injection and six to eight months with repeated injections. The effect of BOTOX may be long lasting with an endoscopic brow lift.
How Do I Prepare for My BOTOX Treatments?
With BOTOX, there is no preparation needed. In fact, it may be possible to have the treatments the same day as your consultation at which time, Dr. Core evaluates your skin to determine if it or another filler is the best option.
What is Involved in My BOTOX Treatments?
Dr. Core looks at your face to determine where to inject BOTOX. At that time, he injects it into the targeted area with a very fine-gauge needle. He is very careful about injecting it so that you maintain a natural looking facial expression that is relaxed not frozen.
What to Expect After BOTOX Treatments
There is no downtime or recovery so you can return to your daily routine following your treatments. Any redness or swelling at the injection site is treated with an ice pack and is gone within a day.
When Will I See the Results from BOTOX?
You will notice the results immediately, but they improve over a few weeks as the muscles relax and the lines diminish. Like other fillers and injectables, BOTOX is not a forever solution. You can expect the results to last about six months.
How Much Does BOTOX Cost in Birmingham?
The cost of BOTOX varies with each patient depending on the extent of the area being treated, how many injections are needed, and whether other treatments are done during the same appointment. We review costs during your consultation along with payment and financing options.
We offer financing through CareCredit®.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast diminish the signs of aging and enjoy a younger appearance. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!