Serving Chattanooga, Tennessee
Botox is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States. It was approved by the FDA for medical use in 1989 and has been used cosmetically since 1990.
Botox is used to soften the appearance of wrinkling produced by our facial muscles. The areas in which the treatment is most reliable are throughout the forehead and at the crow's feet area of the eyes. Botox works by weakening the facial muscles and decreasing our ability to create wrinkling by squinting.
This short procedure is virtually painless and is performed with no anesthesia in our plastic surgery office. After one of our plastic surgeons evaluates your face and creates a plan for your wrinkles, he will mark the specific points for injection placement. Botox is delivered with a number of very small volume injections.
This produces the smoothest effect and avoids the problem of disturbing eyebrow symmetry and function. Side effects are minimal and can range from slight bruising to headache although most patients are problem free.
Makeup can be reapplied immediately. You should see your wrinkles subside within one week. Botox results are not permanent and must be repeated to maintain the look. Patients typically repeat treatments every 3-6 months.
To speak with our cosmetic surgery staff or to schedule a Botox consultation, please call us at (423) 756-7134 or (800) 634-3334 or e-mail us. We proudly offer Chattanooga, Tennessee patients with confidential consults.