Getting older means developing fine lines and wrinkles, especially at the corners of your eyes and between your brows. Cosmetic Botox® injections reduce these lines and wrinkles for a certain amount of time, providing you with smoother, younger-looking skin. At The Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Eduard Fatakhov provides Botox injections for patients in Alpharetta, Georgia, who want to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox injections are cosmetic treatments that have protein from Clostridium botulinum bacteria in a purified form. This bacteria decreases activity in your muscles. Dr. Fatakhov injects Botox in specific areas to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles on a temporary basis.
The purified protein in Botox injections decreases activity in targeted facial muscles. You develop wrinkles and fine lines between your brows and at the corners of your eyes due to muscle activity. Lower levels of muscle activity help smooth these fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful look.
When you get Botox injections, you might feel a bit of pinching, but this shouldn’t cause you considerable discomfort. If you’re highly sensitive to pain or if you’re nervous about experiencing any discomfort, you can discuss your concerns with Dr. Fatakhov. If needed, he can apply a topical numbing cream to the areas of your face that are being treated.
Botox is considered safe for most patients, although a small number might experience more severe side effects. Some of these include swollen or drooping eyelids, vision problems, or muscle weakness. Keep in mind that these are rare side effects. It’s normal to have slight soreness at the injection sites, which is temporary. You can discuss any other concerns you have with Dr. Fatakhov.
The number of injections you’ll need depends on how deep your fine lines and wrinkles are. Botox injections usually involve the following:
Dr. Fatakhov will let you know the number of injections you’ll end up needing during your consultation.
The results of Botox injections might show up in one or two days after your treatment, but keep in mind that these results vary from patient to patient. The results typically last for four months or less, which also varies.
If you need more information on Botox, please contact The Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fatakhov.