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.
- 1 What is BOTOX?
- 2 Benefits of BOTOX
- 3 Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 How Do I Prepare for My BOTOX Treatments?
- 6 What is Involved in My BOTOX Treatments?
- 7 What to Expect After BOTOX Treatments
- 8 When Will I See the Results from BOTOX?
- 9 Complementary Procedures
- 10 How Much Does BOTOX Cost in Birmingham?
- 11 FAQs
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.
Facial lines like crows feet, frown lines, and smile lines will simply be erased with BOTOX injections!
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.
In a private meeting with Dr. Core, you will have the opportunity to learn about BOTOX and how it can be used to improve your appearance. You will be prompted to disclose your medical history and skin care routine so Dr. Core can determine if BOTOX is a healthy solution for you. Together, you and Dr. Core will create your ideal cosmetic treatment!
Pain free with Pro-Nox
For those who are concerned about discomfort during the injection process of the Botox treatment, Dr. Core is pleased to off Pro-Nox, an anti-pain system. Pro-Nox is a system that delivers non-narcotic analgesia through a handheld mouthpiece to ensure you are comfortable during an injection treatment.
Pro-Nox offers a variety of benefits such as:
- Quick Action – effective within seconds
- Effective for pain and anxiety
- Does not linger in the body – you can immediately return to normal activity
If you are interested in learning more about how pro-nox can make your Botox treatment painless, let us know during your consultation.
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.
At Core Plastic Surgery, we offer a large selection of fillers to help our patients obtain their best outcome.
BOTOX is a simple treatment that is easily combined with other aesthetic procedures. Dermal fillers are a popular treatment that can be used to truly transform the face. One of the biggest advantages of dermal fillers is that they will make you appear young without requiring surgical intervention – making fillers a cost-effective injectable anti-aging treatment for people of all ages!
Each of these fillers has been specifically created to treat areas of the face for customizable, dramatic results.
These fillers include:
This FDA-approved formula will target smile lines and erase them for up to five years! Bellafill is one of the longest lasting dermal filler formulas available today. It is made of a smooth collagen gel with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended throughout it. The microspheres will help support your skin while concurrently boosting collagen levels. Bellafill will help your skin function naturally and improve the quality of the skin for years to come!
This formula was created to fill in hollow appearing areas of the face. As we age, our skin creates less collagen, causing our skin to thin out. Some areas, such as the midfacial region, will become shallow and may cause you to look tired and older than you are. Sculptra will return a healthy volume to your face and improve the overall balance of your appearance. Sculptra is FDA-approved and often lasts up to two years!
Fine lines and wrinkles can make you look older than you feel. Juvederm will reverse these signs and return a healthy volume to your skin. This filler was designed to lessen the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and under eye wrinkles. Juvederm is a term for a group of hyaluronic acid-based, HA, fillers. HA is already found within the skin and helps to keep the skin hydrated and glowing. Fillers that have HA will improve the delicate skin of the face for impressive outcomes.
Lips often lose volume with age. If you wish to restore your lips or obtain the full lips you never had, Volbella is your solution! This HA-based formula will reduce vertical lip lines and well as plump the lips. The FDA approved HA filler will keep your lips hydrated and soft for up to a year! Volbella contains lidocaine in the formula, allowing your treatment to be comfortable. With no downtime, you will be able to show off your results right away.
Smile lines are often one of the deeper lines that develop on a person’s face. Vollure will smooth out these lines in thirty minutes and have you looking years younger! This formula also includes lidocaine and will keep you comfortable throughout treatment. Vollure provides impressive results for up to eighteen months.
Another HA filler, Voluma is used to return volume to the cheeks. If you are looking to improve the volume of your cheeks and improve the overall contours of your face, Voluma is a perfect choice! This treatment is FDA approved and is completed within thirty minutes. With lidocaine in the formula, you will be comfortable and relaxed during treatment.
An aesthetic facial treatment that implements both dermal fillers and BOTOX will take years off your face! If you are interested in these convenient solutions, ask Dr. Core about your option to combine treatments in your personal consultation.
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!
What are the most popular facial aesthetic treatments?
The most popular facial aesthetic treatments are minimally-invasive solutions like BOTOX and dermal fillers. These wrinkle removing treatments cost less than cosmetic surgeries and require no downtime. The majority of these procedures are completed within thirty minutes. This lets our patients come in on their lunch break, rejuvenate their face, and return to work without their co-workers understanding why they look so much better in just an hour!
How long do BOTOX injections in the face last?
BOTOX injections will last about six months. At this time, you will notice your wrinkles and lines slowly come back. Contact our office and we’ll get you scheduled for a maintenance appointment. Pick-me-up appointments every now and again will keep you looking young and refreshed.
Are neurotoxins safe?
“Neurotoxin” like BOTOX are FDA-approved and have undergone rigorous safety testing. With millions of treatments around the world, Botox has a long track record of safety. Treatments like this are best performed by experienced doctors who understand the toxin and where they can be injected. Dr. Core has plenty of experience with BOTOX and takes pride in helping his patients achieve their best appearance!
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a neurotoxin that reduces the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles along the face. BOTOX achieves impressive results because the formula temporarily pauses the communication between specific muscles and nerves. Wrinkle causing muscles will relax and relieve tension in the skin that caused lines and wrinkles. The result of this treatment will be smoother, younger appearing skin. BOTOX injections provide men and women of all ages with convenient facial rejuvenation!