BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
Expressions of laughter, joy and even contemplation tell the stories of our lives and etch themselves across our faces. But over time, these marks can start to linger longer than we’d like, making us appear older than we feel. At Aesthetic Specialty Centre in Roswell and Greensboro, Georgia, there’s a reason Botox is one of our most popular treatments — it offers an effective way to address these signs of aging without surgery or downtime. By targeting the very muscles that cause wrinkles, Botox can provide you with a fresh, rejuvenated look that bridges the gap between how you feel inside and how you present to the world.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an injectable anti-aging treatment that contains a purified form of botulinum toxin, a potent neurotoxin that helps reduce muscle activity. When small amounts are injected beneath the skin, Botox blocks the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract, temporarily relaxing them to soften the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
Botox is often used on the upper face to treat crow’s feet and frown lines, but it can address wrinkles around the eyes, nose, brows, mouth and chin. Although often considered the gold standard in anti-aging injectables, Botox is also FDA-approved to treat certain medical conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and muscle spasms.
“Amazing experience every time I go for Botox with Taylor, Casey or Sarah! The office being so beautiful is a great plus. Would definitely recommend!”
- Angela J.
How Does Botox Work?
As our facial muscles contract with every smile, wink or frown, creases develop in the overlying skin. Normally, these disappear when the face relaxes, but aging causes the skin to lose the vital structures that keep it firm and supple. Due to this, expression lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and brows become more noticeable with each passing year.
Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles in people 18 to 65 years of age. It works by disrupting and interfering with nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract, limiting their movement. This effectively softens the appearance of wrinkles in treated areas for up to six months.
Unlike other anti-aging solutions, Botox targets lines and wrinkles at the source. Regular treatments can reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles while preventing new ones from developing. Over time, treated facial muscles become “trained” to stay relaxed, with many patients noticing that fewer injections are needed to achieve and maintain their results.
Benefits of Botox
Botox is the world’s leading anti-aging injectable for a reason. Here’s why:
- Noninvasive Procedure: Say goodbye to long recovery times. Botox offers visible results without surgery or downtime.
- Quick & Easy Treatments: Botox injections are quick, simple and relatively painless in-office treatment, allowing you to get on with your day swiftly.
- Proven Track Record: With millions of treatments worldwide, Botox has established itself as a safe and effective anti-aging injectable.
- Natural-Looking Appearance: When done correctly, the outcome is a fresher, rejuvenated appearance—not a “frozen” face.
- Long-Lasting Results: Botox injections help keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free for up to 6 months, and your results can be maintained with ongoing treatments.
- Customizable: Botox treatments are highly customizable — our expert injectors use the right amount of product in strategic locations to target your exact concerns.
- Helps Prevent New Wrinkles: Botox targets the underlying cause of dynamic wrinkles, stopping the muscle movements that cause them to form in the first place.
Is Botox Right for Me?
Botox is ideal for both men and women looking to soften the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that appear with every facial expression. As the world’s most popular anti-aging injectable, Botox has become a household name with a long track record of success and safety. If you’re considering this treatment, ideal candidates for Botox include those who:
- Are between 18 and 65 years of age
- Want to improve the signs of aging around the eyes, brows or forehead
- Prefer a nonsurgical solution for wrinkle reduction
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of treatment
- Are proactive about wrinkle prevention
- Don’t have any known allergies to Botox or its ingredients
While Botox is safe and effective for most people, Dr. Yune will evaluate your concerns, needs and treatment goals during an initial consultation to determine if Botox is right for you.
What to Expect During Treatment
Your Botox treatment will begin with an in-person consultation with Dr. Yune and his aesthetic team. At this stage, we take the time to understand your treatment goals, evaluate the areas you’d like to address and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you. This initial consultation also provides an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have.
Once a plan has been set, our skilled injectors will begin your treatment. At Aesthetic Specialty Centre, Botox is administered by one of our experienced providers in a simple, nonsurgical procedure. First, the skin is cleansed in targeted areas. Then, a small amount of Botox will be strategically injected into the muscle beneath the skin using a fine needle.
This process is quick, with each injection lasting only a few seconds. You might feel a minor pinch often described as a “bug bite,” but we take great care to minimize any pain or discomfort. Botox injections are typically well-tolerated by most patients; however, if desired, the treatment area can be numbed beforehand with ice or a topical anesthetic.
From start to finish, Botox treatments take about 15 minutes to complete. Afterward, you’ll be free to go home and resume all normal activities with little to no downtime or restrictions. Dr. Yune will provide you with aftercare instructions to help ensure the best possible results.
“Had my first appointment with Missy recently, and already can’t wait to go back! This was my first time getting Botox, and she answered every question I had and was so careful to keep everything super natural. I also loved that the whole practice was kind and easy to work with. Bonus – they actually are courteous about budgets/don’t try to talk you into unnecessary treatments. I would trust anything Missy recommends now and will never go anywhere else!”
- Sarah D.
Botox Recovery & Results
After Botox, you might be wondering what comes next — both in terms of the recovery and anticipated results. One standout feature of Botox is the minimal downtime time it requires, with many patients appreciating the near-immediate return to their daily routines. Following your procedure, you may experience some slight swelling or redness at the injection sites, but these side effects are minor, normal, and dissipate quickly, usually within a few hours.
For best results, our team recommends you steer clear of strenuous activities for the first 24 hours and stay upright immediately after your treatment. This helps ensure the Botox remains in the targeted areas, preventing any unwanted spread of the toxin to nearby muscles.
Your results will become noticeable as early as two to three days after treatment, with the full effects developing within a week. You’ll be able to enjoy a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance for three to six months before the Botox begins to wear off. As you notice lines and wrinkles making a comeback, injections can be repeated to maintain your results.
Schedule Your Botox Appointment Today
At Aesthetic Specialty Centre, we bring out the best in our patients with tailored treatment plans that enhance and rejuvenate. If you’re curious about Botox or a seasoned veteran, we can help you reach your goals and achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance. Complete our online contact form to get started. You can also call our office in Roswell at (770) 393-9000 or Greensboro at (706) 467-6500 to book your Botox appointment today!
*The information about Botox was reviewed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marc E. Yune. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Botox Permanent?
No, Botox is not permanent. The effects typically last three to six months, and periodic treatments are recommended to maintain the results.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Most patients experience only a slight pinch during the injection. If you’re concerned about discomfort, discuss the use of numbing creams with your provider to enhance your comfort during the procedure.
What Are the Side Effects Associated With Botox?
Botox is a safe and effective procedure, but like any treatment, there are some risks. While severe side effects are generally rare, some individuals might experience bruising or swelling at the injection sites, headaches or temporary eyelid drooping. Choosing a qualified provider is essential to minimizing the potential risks of treatment.
Can Botox Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Yes, Botox can be combined with other aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers for a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. We recommend discussing your aesthetic goals with our specialists to help craft a tailored treatment plan that meets your needs.
Can Botox Be Reversed?
Unfortunately, the effects of “bad” Botox cannot be reversed. If you’re unhappy with your results, you’ll have to wait for the toxin to wear off naturally over the next three to six months. While issues like asymmetry or under-correction can be addressed by administering more product, there’s no remedy for too much Botox, making it important to choose a qualified and experienced provider like the team at Aesthetic Specialty Centre for your treatment.
How Will I Know When Botox Starts to Wear Off?
As Botox begins to wear off, you’ll notice a gradual return of muscle movement in the treated areas, as well as more pronounced lines and wrinkles. Regular follow-up treatments with one of our specialists can help manage and maintain your desired look.