Botox in Chattanooga
Botox surgery is currently considered the leading approach to correcting fine lines and helping to reverse signs of aging. We proudly offer Botox as part of our overall practice to help you look and feel your best. In fact, Shire Facial Plastic Surgery has been designated as a National BOTOX© Cosmetic Training Center.
Dr. Shire was the first doctor in the area to use BOTOX® Cosmetic for the treatment of facial wrinkles. Done properly, BOTOX® Cosmetic is extremely safe, effective, and it can be administered in the office in only a few minutes. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no lingering discomfort.
Understanding How Botox Works
Botox is related to bacterium Clostridium botulinum, or botulism toxin. It can be harmful if ingested or taken improperly. However, the Botox used in your treatments is made in a lab and diluted to make it safe. Because of the possible risks, you should only get Botox from a trained and licensed professional.
Botox contains a chemical that blocks signals from the brain that allow a muscle to contract. When injected, Botox surgery won’t allow those muscles to contract for months, which makes it impossible to form new wrinkles and can soften existing ones.
Have those youthful facial expressions turned into permanent creases and wrinkles? BOTOX® Cosmetic is the answer. These creases and wrinkles in your brow and between the eyes at the bridge of the nose can be relaxed to allow your skin to be smooth again. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also helpful with crow’s feet, lip lines, and neckbands.
Typically, the contraction of muscles, whether voluntary or involuntary, can dramatically increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, these wrinkles can become permanent, deepen, and further age your skin over time. The ability of Botox treatment to help block those muscles from contracting helps to relax the overlying skin and reduce signs of aging.
Botox Treatment Before and After Photos
What to Expect During Your BOTOX® Treatment
Botox is considered an outpatient, office treatment. This type of procedure means that you will come into the office on the day of your treatment, be finished with the procedure, and be sent back home without the need to stay in a clinical setting overnight. Many people even get their procedure completed over their lunch break!
All injections are performed by Dr. Shire.
You typically won’t notice that there has been any immediate change to the wrinkles after the injection. Usually, you’ll start to notice the change starting around three to seven days after your procedure. After about two weeks, you’ll find that the full effects of your treatment have taken place.
If you experience any pain, swelling, or infection following your treatment, it is important to contact our office immediately. Anything more than minor swelling, bruising, or redness is very uncommon.
Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with BOTOX®
BOTOX® can safely be used on several different areas of the face and body. However, there are some areas of your face where BOTOX® has better results.
The muscles in your forehead are constantly in use and are one of the earliest signs of wrinkles and aging that anybody gets on their face. Additionally, the forehead is more exposed to the sun and the UV rays that can prematurely age the skin. BOTOX® injection is particularly effective at treating the wrinkles in the forehead to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging.
Crow’s Feet (The Outside of Your Eyes)
A BOTOX® injection that is just outside of your eyes at the wrinkles that are commonly called crow’s feet is another ideal location for an injection. These wrinkles typically appear when you smile or when your eyes are squinted. While these wrinkles are typically fine lines at first, they can deepen with aging.
These lines show up around your neck and are caused by the muscles in your neck sagging over time. However, BOTOX® treatment can help to relax these muscles and reduce the appearance of these lines.
Understanding the BOTOX® Cost in Chattanooga
BOTOX® in Chattanooga is sometimes priced by the unit. Dr. Shire does not charge by the unit. Instead, pricing is determined by the area, whether it be the forehead, the frown lines (glabella) or the crow’s feet. Depending on your treatment plan, you may need more or fewer units than somebody else. The average number of units that an individual uses in their treatment can range between 40-65 units as a reference. You can work closely with Dr. Shire to identify the best treatment plan that works for you. All injections are performed by Dr. Shire!
Identifying How Much BOTOX® You Need
Dr. Shire offers a personalized BOTOX® treatment program that relaxes the muscles and the skin for a smooth appearance. The effect usually lasts for three to six months, and can be repeated when needed.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a procedure that has been safely used to treat a variety of conditions for more than 40years.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.
Botox Before & After Gallery
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