Botox Injections Mobile, AL
A Wrinkle-Reducing Injection
Of the many non-surgical methods that work to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face, Botox is the most well-known. Mobile, Alabama plastic surgeon Dr. Randy Proffitt has been using Botox to treat patients for many years.
If you are bothered by facial lines and wrinkles, Botox may be able to diminish these effects and help you appear younger.
Botox works by restricting the movement of the muscle it is injected into, causeing the wrinkle to smooth out. Most often, Botox is used to treat:
- facial lines and wrinkles
- crow’s feet
- glabellar lines
In addition to being used for cosmetic purposes, Botox also has some therapeutic uses. Some plastic surgeons may choose to use Botox to treat excessive sweating and migraines. If you are interested in other treatments with Botox, please ask Dr. Proffitt during your consultation.
Who’s the Right Candidate for Botox?
Most patients who are ideal candidates for Botox should be at least 18 years of age and be experiencing signs of aging on the face in the form of wrinkles. Botox is comprised of the botulinum toxin. If you have had an adverse reaction to a similar treatment, you may not be a good candidate for Botox.
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Botox is best applied for treating moderate facial wrinkles and folds, but if the signs of aging you exhibit are more severe, another treatment or procedure may be better suited to your needs.
The Treatment: How Botox Works
In your consultation with Dr. Proffitt, you will discuss your aesthetic goals and he will devise a treatment plan. Before beginning your treatment, the skin at the injection site will be cleansed. Using a thin needle, Dr. Proffitt will inject a specific amount of the Botox solution into the muscle beneath the wrinkle. This will restrict the nerve impulses, limiting contraction of the muscle. As a result, the line or wrinkle will smooth out.
Dr. Proffitt offers several alternatives to Botox® Cosmetic, including Dysport, Xeomin and Myobloc. In many cases, these procedures are combined with another wrinkle treatment, such as Juvéderm or Restylane.
How Will I Look and Feel After Botox?
Following your treatment of Botox in Mobile, Alabama, you will begin to see a more smooth, youthful face. Deep lines and wrinkles will be diminished and others may even make note of your refreshed look. For several hours after treatment, it is important to avoid exercise and alcohol and to remain upright. A day or so after your Botox treatment, however, you should be able to return to your normal routine.
We encourage you to contact our Mobile, Alabama plastic surgery office to learn more about treating facial wrinkles with Botox.