Botox in Brentwood, TN
At Cool Springs MD, our highly trained and skilled staff members are experienced in administering Botox®, and welcome new patients from Brentwood, Nashville and the surrounding area of Tennessee who are interested in Botox® to come in for a personal consultation.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is an affordable way to achieve a younger appearance. The injections are administered under the skin around the eyes, mouth and/or forehead to shrink or eliminate wrinkles in the face. Also known as botulinum toxin type A, the formula prevents the nerve cells in the skin from releasing the chemical acetylcholine, which causes wrinkles.
How Is Botox® Performed?
The procedure for Botox® involves the small injection of the formula just underneath the skin in several areas using a tiny needle. Dr. Lodge or a certified staff member will mark the treatment areas with a marking pencil prior to the procedure. Next an antiseptic is applied to the treatment areas in preparation for the injections. The injection points are where the muscles contract, which may not be on the wrinkles directly. The procedure usually takes no longer than 10 minutes.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
Botox® is completely safe and has a minimal risk of complications, so a candidate may be anyone who wants to reduce the wrinkles and fine lines in his or her face. You do not have to have crow’s feet to take advantage of this treatment. You could also benefit from Botox® if you suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.
What Kind of Postoperative Botox® Care Can I Expect?
Botulinum toxin type A has few, if any, side effects. This means that patients usually resume their normal activities directly after the procedure. However, some of the possible side effects include discomfort or redness at the site of injection, flu-like symptoms, headache, and nausea. Dr. Lodge might recommend that you avoid sunlight for a few days. Few Botox® patients have reported droopy upper eyelids or muscle weakness, which often dissipates within a few days. If you experience unusual or ongoing side effects following Botox®, you need to consult your physician.
What Are the Typical Results of Receiving Botox®?
Patients are pleased to eliminate the frowning or angry look from their faces after receiving Botox®. Wrinkles usually fade by 80%, making you look younger and more refreshed. The results are generally noticeable in two to five days following treatment, and it can last for three to six months.
What Are Botox® Costs?
Every patient’s needs are different, so you need to discuss the price of Botox® with Dr. Lodge or a staff member. The knowledgeable and friendly Cool Springs MD team is available for private consultations to talk about this and to answer your questions or concerns about the procedure. We are glad to give you all the details you need to achieve your aesthetic objectives.