What to Know Before Getting BOTOX®

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BOTOX has become a beauty staple for men and women from all walks of life. My BOTOX patients in Atlanta love the quick treatments and impressive results that have made it one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. Are you considering BOTOX, or another neuromodulator like Dysport® or XEOMIN®? Here are a few things to know before you schedule an appointment.

What is BOTOX anyway?

BOTOX belongs to a class of injectables called neuromodulators that temporarily relax tiny facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Typically, patients undergo treatment for horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines, and crow’s feet. The treatment can help restore youthful skin, while achieving natural-looking results.

How do I choose a provider?

Research. Research. Research. Your local medspa may offer BOTOX, but that doesn’t mean their staff is optimally qualified to administer the treatment. Make sure to look at before-and-after photos, check online reviews, and examine the provider’s credentials. Ideally, you want an injector with exceptional training, years of experience, and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy.

Do all providers offer the same pricing?

The per unit price for BOTOX is fairly standardized, but like anything else, some providers are at the high end of the range and some are at the low end. You should be skeptical of coupons, promotions, or prices that seem very low. Extremely low pricing can mean inexperienced injectors, questionable product, inferior safety standards, or poor customer service. While pricing is important, do not let cost be the deciding factor in choosing a provider.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effects are bruising, mild redness, or swelling at the injection site. However, all these are minor and usually resolve quickly. Most patients return to their normal daily activities immediately after treatment.

What results can I expect?

The results take full effect within just a few days of treatment. Dynamic wrinkles around the eyes and forehead will soften and relax, giving you a refreshed, rested appearance. Many people worry that they may end up with a “frozen” look. Fortunately, this can be avoided by choosing a well-trained injector.

How long do BOTOX results last?

Everyone reacts a little differently to BOTOX, so results may vary. The longevity of results may also vary depending on the treatment area. Typically, results last about 3 to 4 months. However, patients often report that with regularly scheduled treatments, they see their results gradually lasting longer.

If you are interested in BOTOX or another treatment from our med spa, book now online or give us a call at (404) 233-3937. We can work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all your skin concerns.

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