BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments
Many people feel the face in the mirror does not accurately reflect who they are. They see a person who looks tired, old or even angry, not matching the happy youthful person they are inside. If fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, laugh lines and frown lines are impacting your self-image, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections may be able to help.
BOTOX treatments, or onabotulinumtoxinA injections, work by temporarily relaxing the targeted muscles in the face that cause the appearance of lines while also making it harder for new ones to develop. It is one of the most common anti-wrinkle treatments on the market. In addition to smoothing the face, BOTOX can also treat excessive armpit sweating, known as hyperhidrosis.
If you are interested in seeing if BOTOX could help you, contact us to schedule your consultation.
Why We're Nashville's Top Choice
- Stephen Davis is a highly qualified plastic surgeon with a keen eye for how to apply nonsurgical treatments like BOTOX for the best possible results.
- Stephen Davis is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is also a fellow of the American College of Plastic Surgeons.
- Our practice has been helping patients get the look they want for more than two decades.
Is BOTOX Right for You?
Clients commonly turn to us when they have lines around their eyes and mouth, between their eyebrows and along the forehead, but do not display significant signs of aging in the rest of their face. BOTOX is an effective treatment for addressing these lines, assuming they are not very advanced nor deep. BOTOX injections are suited to both men and women who are in good physical health and over the age of 18.
Some reasons to get BOTOX treatment include:
- Eliminating a gummy smile
- Stopping lines you already have from showing
- Preventing new lines from developing
- Wanting to look and feel your best
During Your BOTOX Treatment
Dr. Davis will determine the best placement for your BOTOX injections based on what areas you wish to target. Application of the product is done with a fine needle, and most clients report feeling little more than a pinch.
The active ingredient in BOTOX is a neurotoxin that goes directly into the targeted muscle and relaxes it. This prevents the contraction of the muscle, which is what makes fine lines visible and causes more to develop. The treatment is quick, and most clients can easily fit it into a break from work.
Because BOTOX application is minimally invasive, there is virtually no downtime. Once your appointment is complete, you are free to head back to work, go shopping or take care of other tasks. Aside from some redness and possibly light bruising where the injections were placed, most people have no noticeable signs of the procedure.
We do ask that you keep your head upright for four hours after treatment and avoid massaging the area treated for several days, as this could diffuse the product and compromise the results of treatment.
Within a few days after treatment, you should notice a reduction in lines. This will last anywhere between 3 to 6 months. As the results start to fade, that is an indicator that a follow-up treatment is needed if you want to maintain your results.
How often treatments are needed depends on how fast your body processes BOTOX. BOTOX treatments administered properly offer subtle, not stiff, enhancements for a refreshed and youthful appearance.
Take the Next Step
If you are unhappy with the fine lines and wrinkles on your face or want to stop signs of aging from progressing, BOTOX anti-wrinkle treatment could help. Contact us to schedule your Nashville BOTOX session.
The cost of BOTOX is determined based on the number of units needed for the treatment, and this can vary between clients. Also part of the cost of treatment is the training and expertise of our staff. When you sit down for your consultation, we will be able to explain the costs and what it will look like for you. If you are concerned about how BOTOX will fit into your budget, ask us about our financing options.
There are numerous providers offering BOTOX injections in Nashville. Finding the best means looking for someone with the proper qualifications and significant experience. Plastic surgeon’s offices often have BOTOX as one of their treatments and selecting such a practice reduces the likelihood of working with an inexperienced practitioner.
Preparation is pretty straightforward. First, if you smoke, stop smoking about a week prior to treatment as this reduces the chances of bruising. Second, avoid any medications that might thin the blood for a week as well. Bring a list of all medications and supplements you are using to your appointment so we can evaluate the risks they pose.
In addition to this, you should stop exercising four hours prior to your appointment and gently cleanse your face right before you head to the office. Be sure to clean the skin without irritating it.