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How Long Does Botox® Last?

Getting older was fun when you were little. But if you’re like most people, you probably wish you didn’t age a day after you’ve reached your 21st birthday.

There are some good attributes to getting older, like gaining experience and wisdom. But there are also many physical drawbacks like the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Although we can’t stop the aging process altogether, Botox® offers a long-lasting solution to turn back the clock on your appearance.

Nexclin Medicine provides Botox treatments to patients in Roswell, Georgia as a minimally invasive solution to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Here we explain the benefits and longevity of this anti-aging procedure.

What it’s made of

You’ve probably heard about celebrities and beauty experts using Botox. Now people from all walks of life are getting it, with more than 7.4 million procedures performed in 2018. But even people who undergo Botox treatment are still confused about how it works.

Botox comes from the bacterium, C. botulinum, which is found in many natural settings like lakes, forests, and soil. As it evolved, the bacterium started producing botulinum toxin — the same neurotoxin that causes food poisoning and that’s lethal in large amounts. However, Botox injections only contain a small amount that’s well diluted, so it is considered safe when used in the hands of a skilled injector.

Temporarily freezes facial muscles

Do you look in the mirror only to notice wrinkles and fine lines? As we reach our thirties, we notice these signs of aging we often wish we didn’t. 

Botox stops facial nerves from signaling your facial muscles. By temporarily constricting your muscle from contracting, your wrinkles relax and soften. It might sound scary at first, but it only affects the muscles that are injected, while leaving your other facial muscles free to move. You can feel comfortable when you come in for this predictable, FDA-approved procedure.

Long-lasting results 

One of the best parts about Botox is the longevity of its results. While anti-aging creams last only hours, one Botox treatment can keep you wrinkle-free for 3-4 months. Some patients report the effects even lasting for as long as six months. The long-lasting results make it one of the most cost-effective treatments we offer.

No, it doesn’t give you a frozen look

Many people associate Botox with a frozen, expressionless face. However, this only occurs if you go to an unskilled practitioner. 

Naima Cheema, MD is a triple-certified board physician and incredibly skilled injector. She knows the anatomy of the face and properly places Botox to give you a natural, but younger-looking you. 

You’ll still be able to convey a wide variety of emotions, but will happily notice your wrinkles have gone away. Your friends and co-workers will have no idea you had the procedure done — unless you tell them of course.

Does it hurt?

Getting an injection in your face doesn’t sound like the most pleasant treatment, but you’ll probably be surprised at how well you tolerate it. Dr. Cheema uses incredibly tiny needles and is known for her light-handed approach. Most patients don’t describe the procedure as painful, but rather only a bit uncomfortable. 

Your Botox appointment should only take about fifteen minutes but can shed years off your appearance. That means you’ll be in and out of our office in no time, and the results definitely make the time worth it.

Prevents new wrinkles from forming

You already know that Botox erases existing wrinkles. But did you know it prevents new wrinkles from forming?

Wrinkles form after repeated years of smiling and frowning. When Botox is administered, it helps to prevent certain facial muscles from contracting. As a  result, your face avoids using these muscles, which stops existing wrinkles from deepening and new ones from forming.

Many patients who come in for routine Botox appointments notice that less units are needed in the future to achieve the same effect. That’s because your muscles become trained, and that training helps prevent the future effects of aging.

Say goodbye to some of the signs of aging with Botox. Schedule your appointment by calling 770-558-2872, or book online today.

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