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How Botox Can Help Reduce Unwanted Wrinkles
By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
December 01, 2015
Category: Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Discover the many benefits that Botox can offer your appearance.
Whether you are looking to refresh your appearance before the New Year or you’re just sick and tired of dealing with facial wrinkles and lines there has never been a better time to talk to your Clemmons plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan L. Wallin and Dr. Brian W. Downs about BotoxBotox treatment.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines in adults. Botox contains a small amount of botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the muscles of the face botulinum toxin stops the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. Since they can’t contract this smooths out certain wrinkles and lines in three to seven days.
What can Botox treat?
Botox is approved to treat frown lines and crow’s feet, but can also smooth out lines around the lips, eyes, nose and forehead.
How long will it take to get Botox treatment?
This process is extremely quick and easy. Botox is performed right here in our Clemmons facial plastic surgery office and it only takes a couple of minutes to inject these small needles into the skin.
Does getting Botox hurt?
While patients may feel a small pinch when the needles are injected this is usually very minor. Your facial plastic surgeon in Clemmons may use a few different methods to help ease any minor discomfort you might experience when the Botox is administered.
Are there any side effects to treatment?
Side effects for Botox are extremely rare. While redness, swelling, itching and soreness at and around the injection sites are common after treatment, very few patients experienced eyelid or brow dropping.
Other side effects include blurred vision, double vision, neck pain, headaches, dry eyes and allergic reactions. If you have any concerns about potential side effects talk to us ahead of time to make sure that Botox is the right cosmetic treatment for you.
Whether you are ready to schedule your first Botox treatment or you want to sit down with your facial plastic surgeon in Clemmons to discuss your cosmetic treatment options the team at Wake Forest Baptist Health is here to help you achieve the look you want. Call our office today or request an appointment online.