BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable to treat frown lines and crows feet. It is a series of injections of a clinical formula of Botulinum toxin type A which naturally relaxes the facial muscles that cause you to frown or squint. By weakening these muscles, wrinkles and furrows around the forehead and eye area are smoothed. The treatment time is typically about 10-15 minnutes and within a week after treatment, full BOTOX® results will appear. These results will remain for 3-4 months, and additional treatments are required to maintain a more youthful and smoother appearance. There is no recovery time and most patients can immediatley return to nomal activity. BOTOX® is performed as a minimally invasive alternative to address the signs of aging without surgery. It can also be used after a plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to maintain results.
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Frequently Asked Questions about BOTOX Cosmetic
Results are generally visible within a few days with one treatment.* For patients with more complex, deeper wrinkling on the forehead or eye area, increased amounts of BOTOX® may be necessary. To determine a proper treatment plan, Dr. Pittman or our Certified Nurse Injector meets with each patient to discuss concerns and aesthetic goals.
Discomfort is brief and minimal with treatment only lasting approximately 10 minutes.* Rarely, some patients may experience minor swelling or redness.*
If BOTOX® treatments are discontinued, wrinkles and fine lines between your eyebrows and on your forehead will gradually reappear.
The results of any procedure vary from patient to patient depending on multiple factors. There is no guarantee of satisfaction with end results. All recovery times are estimates and not guaranteed.
To learn more about getting Botox please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page, or by calling Pittman Plastic Surgery located in Athens, GA, at (706) 549-3203. Michele, our Patient Care Coordinator will answer any questions you have about the treatment including pricing and financing options. We look forward to working with you!