BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular, non surgical treatment for moderate to severe facial wrinkles for both women and men. Its safety and efficacy have a proven track record.
Thousands of Botox procedures have been performed in Knoxville since the technique was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002. In the skilled hands of a board certified dermatologist with experience and artistry, results look refreshed and natural. Dr. Matthew Doppelt, a board certified Knoxville dermatologist, delivers that experience for patients of Southeastern Dermatology throughout the Knoxville TN area.
What is Botox?
It's a common misconception that Botox "freezes" the face and prevents natural facial expressions. Let's take a look at what causes wrinkles and how.
How Do Wrinkles Form?
Some wrinkles are caused by the repeated contraction of muscles. When you pull your eyebrows together in a frown, wrinkle your forehead in concentration, or squint your eyes underlying muscles pull skin into lines and wrinkles. When those actions are repeated over and over, wrinkles settle into skin.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a neuromodulator. Injected into precise points on the face, it interrupts signals from nerves that tell muscles to contract. Properly administered, it simply allows muscles to relax into a smoother foundation for skin. It's the anti-wrinkle injection!
What is a Botox Treatment Like?
After an initial consultation to determine if Botox is right for your physiology and your goals for aesthetic enhancement, Dr. Doppelt explains treatment and discusses possible side effects and cost. Then the product is injected into facial muscles with a very fine needle for minimal discomfort. It is well tolerated, but topical numbing cream can be used if your skin is especially sensitive.
Because each rejuvenation plan is customized, duration of Botox treatment varies, but typically an injection session takes an hour or less. There is essentially no downtime - you may return to work or other activities right away and wear makeup if you'd like. You begin to see change within two days, and improvement continues for up to a month. Most patients are so happy with results that they scheduled touch-up sessions about every three to four months.
Your facial symmetry, your healthy, and your lifestyle is unique. Shouldn't your aesthetic skin care be just as individualized? Call Southeastern Dermatology today at 865-474-8800 to talk with Dr. Doppelt about Botox in Knoxville - for a look that's as youthful and refreshed as you feel.