At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we are proud to offer BOTOX®, the most popular cosmetic injectable, to help clients address cosmetic concerns, fight off aging, and even alleviate migraine and TMJ pain.
This injectable has been helping clients achieve different goals for over 20 years and is a safe solution that temporarily eliminates expression lines that make you look and feel older and unapproachable.
Cosmetic UsesOf all the cosmetic injectables designed to smooth expression lines, BOTOX® can treat the most. It is FDA-approved to smooth the lines that form on the forehead from repetitive expressions. It can also smooth the crow’s feet at the outer corner of the eyes that appear when you smile and the frown lines between the eyebrows that typically appear as indentations resembling the number one or the number 11. Not only can we use BOTOX® to smooth expression lines on the upper half of the face, but we can also use it to naturally enhance the appearance of the lips with a treatment called the lip flip. This treatment involves injections into the area around the upper lip to relax muscles to create a fuller upper lip, promoting improved facial aesthetics. The lip flip is long-lasting yet temporary and can help clients reach cosmetic goals without a dermal filler if necessary.
Medical UsesMigraines can cause debilitating pain and significantly interfere with the quality of your life and your ability to carry out normal daily activities. If you’re among millions of men and women who suffer from several migraine days every month and haven’t found relief with medication or other treatment methods, you may be a good candidate for this injectable. During the treatment process, we inject BOTOX® into different areas of the head and neck to block pain signals so that you can experience relief from migraine pain. We can also use this injectable to treat TMJ pain which often stems from jaw clenching, tension, and stress. We can use this injectable to reduce the pain associated with this condition by making precise and strategic injections into the jaw muscles.
What To Expect From the Treatment Process
Your Pre-Treatment ConsultationThis treatment process begins with a consultation. We will meet with you at our office to discuss your treatment goals, provide you with more information about the injectable, and ask you specific medical questions to confirm your treatment eligibility. We need to determine that you are not allergic to the protein in the formula before we can proceed with treatment. Once we confirm treatment eligibility, we can design your treatment plan and can use this injectable to address one or multiple concerns during a single appointment.
Your TreatmentBOTOX® injections are virtually painless. Some clients prefer a pre-treatment numbing cream before undergoing the injection process. Whether you choose this option is an aspect of your treatment we can discuss before beginning the injection process. The injectable has a very thin and fine needle, and the treatment is quick and comfortable. It only takes a few minutes to administer the product to your treatment area. Once it’s over, you can resume your normal daily activities, but you must be mindful of some aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results.
AftercareThere is no significant post-treatment downtime, but you will need to keep your head elevated for several hours to avoid product migration. It’s also important to avoid strenuous workouts and anything that could temporarily elevate your body temperature. Certain activities and environments that cause increased blood pressure and elevated body temperature could negatively impact your results. It’s also important that you temporarily discontinue the use of blood thinning medications and even supplements like fish oil and vitamin E, among others.
Your ResultsYou will notice results within the first week of your treatment. For some clients, expression lines begin to fade within the first few days, but for most, it can take up to a week. Your best results will be visible by 30 days post-treatment and can last three to four months, sometimes longer, depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the active ingredients. Regular follow-up treatments are key if you want to maintain your treatment results long-term. We can help you determine the best treatment schedule so that you can maintain your treatment results.
Who Is a Candidate?The best candidates for BOTOX® are those who want to treat cosmetic concerns, like expression lines, or enhance their appearance with a lip flip. Additionally, those suffering from TMJ or migraine pain can benefit significantly from this treatment. It’s important that clients understand that while the results are long-lasting, they are only temporary, and regular follow-up treatments are needed to maintain the desired results long-term.
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If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX® and how it can soften your expression lines, alleviate your pain, and give you more confidence in your appearance, we can help. We can evaluate your desired treatment areas and design a unique treatment plan that meets your needs. Once you experience the benefits of this injectable, you’ll love your results, and this treatment will become a staple in your skincare routine.