BOTOX® Cosmetic Facial Injections near Jackson, MS
People want to look younger for many different reasons. Some in their mid-twenties notice subtle signs of aging while looking in the mirror one morning. Others are looking forward to a significant life event and want to look youthful and vibrant for the occasion. Some people just want to experience a renewed sense of self-confidence and feel comfortable in their skin. No matter your reason for wanting to look younger, BOTOX® Cosmetic facial injections offer a safe, effective way to target areas of the face to create natural, youthful looks.
BOTOX® Cosmetic facial injections have more than 15 years of clinical studies proving their effectiveness and safety. BOTOX® has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration since 2002 for cosmetic applications. At our facial plastic surgery practice in Ridgeland, MS, we have three medical professionals— one board-certified facial plastic surgeon, a nurse practitioner, and a certified nurse anesthetist —who can administer BOTOX® injections. Together, our professionals have injected many thousands of patients. Appointments are easy and convenient to arrange, and the results can help you look your best! Come see how our team of medical aesthetic experts blend art and medicine to highlight your natural beauty!
How Does BOTOX® Work?
Many cosmetic skincare and facial treatments seek to reverse or prevent signs of aging by targeting collagen and elastin production, or by using light and heat to target skin pigmentation and sun damage. BOTOX® works in a different way: by targeting the muscles responsible for many of the fine lines and wrinkles that spread across your face as you age.
BOTOX® injections block signals that cause certain muscles to contract in the face. When the muscles temporarily cease contracting, it smooths out wrinkles and lines and makes the facial skin appear softer and far less aged. Because of the way BOTOX® treats wrinkles, it won’t be effective for wrinkles caused by excessive sun damage. Our team of experts will examine your skin closely during your consultation to make sure you get the best cosmetic treatment based on your individual conditions. Some patients may be able to achieve “lifted” looks in areas of their face when BOTOX® is combined with dermal filler treatments. We will discuss the best options for you based on your skin type, facial features and degree of aging.
BOTOX® injections have a wide range of clinical uses, from helping with excessive sweating, to helping stroke patients recover, to treating migraines. Cosmetically, BOTOX® facial injections are used to help improve the appearance of:
- Forehead lines
- Bunny lines (wrinkles and lines that form when you scrunch your nose)
- Crow’s feet
- Drooping brow
- Frown lines
- Smile lines
- Worry lines that look like the number “11” between your brows
Most people are good candidates for BOTOX®. During your consultation, we’ll ask about your history of medical conditions, any medications you’re currently taking, and allergies. Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant soon, or who are breastfeeding should not have BOTOX® injections.
Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX®
Many patients are surprised to find BOTOX® injections don’t cause nearly as much discomfort as they’d assumed. You’ll feel a small pinch, and different areas of the face may be more sensitive than others, but in general, discomfort from the injection is minor. Ice or topical anesthetic creams can be applied to the injection site to increase your comfort, but most patients find they simply don’t need any.
The results of your BOTOX® facial injection will typically start appearing after about 5-7 days. The results are not permanent but will last up to 3-4 months. With repeated BOTOX® treatments, the appearance of lines and wrinkles will further diminish as your facial muscles become more accustomed to being relaxed.
BOTOX® is the brand name for a prescription botulinum toxin product called OnabotulinumtoxinA. A company called Allergan USA makes it. There are other botulinum toxin products, including one we carry at our facial plastic surgery practice called Dysport®. Dysport® is very similar to BOTOX® in the way that it works, with the results being much the same. It does, however, have a faster onset of action: 1-2 days vs 5-7 days.
BOTOX® injection appointments typically take between 10-20 minutes, and there’s virtually no downtime after you leave our office. You may experience some very minor bruising around the injection site, but most patients can go back to work and resume their normal schedule with a few exceptions. Avoid working out or strenuous activity immediately after your BOTOX® appointment, and don’t rub the injection site for at least half a day afterward. Some patients report experiencing short headaches after injections, but this is a rare occurrence.
At Faces, we like to take patients through our cosmetic services in steps. BOTOX® injections are a great non-invasive, non-surgical way to re-discover that beauty that makes you feel wonderful about yourself. Our approach is to never sell you cosmetic treatments and services you don’t need; our goal is to simply guide you along your journey and educate you along the way. If you’d like to know more about cosmetic facial injections or want to schedule a consultation, please contact us through our website or call our Ridgeland, MS facial plastic surgery practice at (601) 607-3033.