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What is BOTOX®?
By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
March 13, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Thinking about BOTOX®? BOTOX® is one the most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedure in the United States. BOTOX® isbotox a minimally invasive anti-aging treatment that can make you look years younger. Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC, offer BOTOX® wrinkle treatments to their patients. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about BOTOX®.

What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles, facial creases, and lines on the forehead, around the mouth, and between the eyebrows. BOTOX® is a quick, 10-minute procedure that you can actually do over your lunch hour. Your doctor will discuss your treatment goals and create the right BOTOX® treatment plan for you.

How Does BOTOX® Work?
Using a very fine needle, your Clemmons and Winston-Salem facial plastic surgeon will inject the Botox directly into the targeted facial muscles. Botox injections work by paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. As a result, the muscles relax, significantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Some patients have reported that getting injected with BOTOX feels like a pinch but your doctors use a special instrument to help lessen any discomfort.

How fast will I see results?
Don’t worry, you’ll be out the door and on your way to feeling younger and radiating confidence in no time. BOTOX® starts to work within 48 hours. Recent studies showed that a majority of people saw significant improvement at seven days. The effects last about three to four months, depending on what you are treating. With BOTOX®, you can get real, dramatic results and still look like yourself.

Is it a safe procedure?
BOTOX® is considered safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles. For safest results assure your physician is board certified. BOTOX® treatment requires minimal downtime and recovery. You will be able to resume your normal activities after you leave your doctor's office.

Millions of people around the world have made BOTOX® treatments a part of what they do. Perhaps it's time you joined them? If you want to watch your wrinkles disappear from your eyes, call Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery at 336-716-4000 today to schedule your BOTOX® appointment in Clemmons or Winston-Salem, NC. We want you to look your best every day!