BOTOX Injections Near Chattanooga
Also Serving Calhoun, Dalton, and Cartersville
Many people are dismayed to discover facial wrinkles, lines and other signs of aging, but cannot justify the expense or time commitment required of surgical treatment. These are usually appropriate candidates for injectable treatments such as Botox. In fact, Botox is the leading neuromuscular toxin-based injectable, and works by weakening or freezing the muscles that contract to form wrinkles. Dr. Joel Williams and his professional staff are pleased to offer Botox treatment at their Dalton plastic surgery office.
"Botox is a remarkably easy way to achieve dramatic results."
—Dr. Joel A Williams
Please contact the practice for more information about Botox or other minimally invasive wrinkle treatments.
Candidates for Botox and Dysport Treatment
Botox and Dysport are appropriate for patients who are just starting to notice:
- fine lines
- furrows above the brow
- crow's feet
- frown lines
Botox and Dysport will not treat other signs of aging and sun damage like dark pigmentation or uneven texture.
Receiving Botox or Dysport Injections
Administering Botox and Dysport is somewhat of an art form, since Dr. Williams strives to preserve the patient's natural expressions and avoid artificial-looking results. That requires the skillful hand of an experienced professional who can pinpoint the exact muscles responsible for wrinkles, but avoid other muscles responsible for making expressions. Plastic surgeons are ideally suited to perform this procedure.
During treatment, Botox or Dysport is injected through a very thin needle to target the wrinkle-producing facial muscles. The products work by blocking the nerve signals that tell facial muscles to contract and cause wrinkles and lines. The number of injections needed depends on the extent of the lines and wrinkles. Treatment typically takes about 15 minutes or less.
The results achieved with Botox or Dysport usually last three to four months. We recommend scheduling routine appointments at our Dalton / Chattanooga-area practice to maintain your improvement.
Recovering from Botox or Dysport
These treatments do not require any downtime. It is safe for Chattanooga-area Botox and Dysport patients to return to normal activities immediately after treatment, however, it is also best to avoid rubbing or massaging the treatment area; this can cause the product to migrate to other areas of the face and result in facial weakness or drooping.
Benefits and Risks of Botox and Dysport
Botox and Dysport are the most widely recognized injectable products on the market today. Millions of people enjoy smooth, wrinkle-free skin thanks to these products. They are safe, the treatment is not painful or long, and results are easy to maintain with routine appointments.
Botox and Dysport risks include infection, bruising and unintentional paralysis in the muscles surrounding the treatment area. Some patients may experience flu-like side effects, including nausea or headaches, but this is not common. In extremely rare cases, the toxin can cause botulism-like symptoms like breathing problems, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech.
If you would like to try the wrinkle-fighting effects of Botox or Dysport treatment, contact Dr. Joel Williams' plastic surgery practice today.