Almost 7 million people received Botox treatments last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making Botox one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market today.
Botox, or Botulinum Toxin Type A, has changed a great deal since the early days, and its popularity demonstrates how easily and effectively Botox minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing both men and women with more youthful, healthy-looking complexions.
What Does Botox Do, and How Does It Work?
Botox smooths wrinkles by paralyzing key muscles in the face, halting the contractions that cause and emphasize the look of crow’s feet and fine lines. This relaxes the patient’s facial tension without creating a frozen, unexpressive appearance. The injections, which many patients describe as mostly painless, insert precise amounts of Botox solutions into specific areas of the face, such as the brow and around the eyes and mouth. After a short time, you should see a decrease in the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, dimples, and other signs of aging or stress.
Botox injections only take a short time to administer. Many patients even undergo treatments during their lunch breaks. Aftercare is fairly minimal, allowing you to go right back to work after a treatment. So long as proper precautions are taken, most patients see results between 3-7 days. The effects of treatment last about 3 months and with regularly scheduled appointments, Botox can fit seamlessly into your routine.
Many patients also use Botox to treat migraines and muscle spasms. For these patients, paralyzing certain muscles in the face, head and shoulders can offer safe, much needed relief from debilitating headaches and neck pain.
Where Can I Get Botox in Knoxville?
The uninitiated often assume that to get Botox, their only options are local plastic surgeons; however, as Botox has become more popular, more and more medical professionals have added the procedure to their list of services.
In fact, many dentists now offer Botox, including Dr. Wes Mullins at My Family Dentistry. It might seem odd to receive treatment from someone who typically looks after your dental health, but given a dentist’s expertise in the muscles and nerves of a person’s face, they are in an excellent position to receive Botox training and provide the service as deftly as any plastic surgeon.
And considering that you already see your dentist on a regular basis (we hope), it makes sense to add Botox to the services that they already provide you. Talk to your dentist about whether or not they offer or recommend Botox, or consider seeing us.
We provide expert Botox treatments to many satisfied Knoxvillians. We also believe in the importance of relaxation during a Botox treatment, so we treat our patients to a quiet, spa-like environment, a free hand massage, and our courteous bedside manner. Contact us if you have any questions about the Botox services we provide, or give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter!