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Wrinkles and Lines and Folds, Oh, My!

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Oh, those lines between your eyebrows that make you look upset! Where did they come from? What about the crows’ feet at the outside corners of your eyes that show your age? Perhaps you have parents with these wrinkles and would like to reduce your chances of seeing them on your face as you age.

Repetitive facial expressions like frowning, squinting, or even smiling can cause wrinkles to imprint on our faces. The vertical lines between our eyes may make us look angry even when we aren’t. And all the lines can make us look older than we are. But there is a solution. If you are in Nashville Botox from specially trained facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kate O’Connor may be the approach you need to look years younger.

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What is Botox?

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Botox Cosmetic, produced by Allergan, is a drug originally developed to treat eye problems like spasms and misalignment.

Later the FDA approved it to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face, including those between the eyebrows and on the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes. It consists of small amounts of a filtered neurotoxin originally from botulism, called botulinum toxin A. Injections of small amounts of neurotoxin are carefully administered into the muscles underneath the face where the lines exist. This process blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that cause the muscles to contract. The effect is to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Benefits of Botox

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Botox injections are extremely safe and are the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. The treatment has been used millions of times to improve patients’ facial appearance.

In addition to the restorative capabilities of neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, Juveau, and Xeomin, there are also preventative benefits. The increasing consensus among aesthetic professionals is that preventative use of neuromodulator injections earlier in life can reduce or even prevent the onset of deeper wrinkles in our later years. This “prejuvenation” principle argues that by eliminating wrinkles early, it keeps the skin from creasing, preserving its youthful appearance and preventing damage.

Botox treatments can last 3 – 4 months or longer to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, primarily in your forehead and at the corners of your eyes. Lines around your lips and neck bands can also be improved. There are medical uses as well, including reducing excessive underarm sweating and alleviating pain in people with frequent and long-lasting migraines.

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Am I a Candidate for Botox?

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You are a good candidate for Botox if you are healthy and have no neuromuscular diseases. Most patients are in their 40s and have started to notice facial wrinkles. There is no upper age limit.

However, people in their 20s and 30s can start using Botox as a preventative treatment. Genetics plays a large part in your facial patterns, so if your parents developed crows’ feet early in life, chances are you will, too. You will need to have realistic expectations about what Botox can do. Dr. Kate O'Connor strives to offer the best Botox Nashville has to offer and is committed to helping you achieve the natural, youthful results you want.

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What Happens During Botox Procedures?

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The Botox treatment takes only a few minutes and anesthesia is not needed. Dr. O’Connor will mix the toxin with saline. She will use a small needle to inject the Botox solution into the muscles that are creating the lines. You may feel the sting of the needle but there is very little discomfort.

What Can I Expect During Recovery from Botox?

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There is no downtime with Botox. You can return to your regular activities right after the treatment. You may have some mild tenderness at the site of the injections for a limited time. You will see the results within a few days, but the full results may take a couple of weeks.

The treatments usually last three to six months. Most patients repeat the treatment every few months. After a few sessions, you may find that the wrinkles are not as pronounced. Dr. O’Connor focuses on a holistic, integrative approach to every treatment she offers. In Nashville Botox from Dr. Kate O’Connor will help you look years younger.

What Results Can I Expect from Botox?

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You will see a reduction in frown lines, both those between your eyes and the horizontal ones across your forehead. The smile lines at the corners of your eyes will be less visible. Some patients report that others find them more approachable and sociable since the frown lines are reduced.

Some studies show that for those in their 20s Botox treatments may help prevent the formation of those lines and wrinkles as they age. Botox for people in their 30s and 40s may forestall wrinkles deepening. If you are older, the treatment may help you to look rested and youthful.

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Why Should I Go to Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery for Botox?

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Kate O’Connor, MD, is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She provides a holistic approach to aesthetics, designing every treatment with intention.

Dr. O’Connor is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a national honor society that admits only those noted for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service. If you have considered Botox in Nashville, contact Dr. O’Connor for advice and a treatment plan customized for you.

When you decide to explore the surgical refinement of a facial feature, our goal at Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery is to begin your journey as a united team. We take our role in your care, happiness, and confidence to heart and strive to make your entire experience smooth and empowering. We will answer all your questions and help you understand your options to make the best decisions for yourself with a clear vision of your aesthetic goal in mind. We’re here to help you achieve your most confident self.

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