Probably the most requested injectable to treat the signs of aging, BOTOX® lhighlights the appearance of lines and wrinklesacross the forehead and between the eyebrows. At Core Plastic Surgery, Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, treats men and women living in Birmingham and Mountain Brook, as well as the surrounding communities, with BOTOX to help them maintain ayounger look and relaxed look.
- 1 What is BOTOX?
- 2 advantages of BOTOX
- 3 Who is a good candidate for BOTOX?
- 4 Personal consultation
- 4.1 Pain-free with Pro-Nox
- 5 How do I prepare for my BOTOX treatments?
- 6 What is involved in my BOTOX treatments?
- 7 What to expect after BOTOX treatments
- 8 When will I see the results from BOTOX?
- 9 Supplementary procedures
- 9.1 Bellafill
- 9.2 Sculpting
- 9.3 Juvederm
- 9.4 Volleyball
- 9,5 Volure
- 9.6 Volume
- 10 How much does BOTOX cost in Birmingham?
- 11 frequently asked questions
- 11.1 What are the most popular facial aesthetic treatments?
- 11.2 How long do BOTOX facial injections last?
- 11.3 Are neurotoxins safe?
- 11.4 What is BOTOX?
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is an injectable filler made with a derivative of Botulinum Toxin A. When injected into the muscles around the forehead and other areas of the face, it temporarily paralyzes them so they are unable to contract. The result issmooth skin and a more youthful appearance. It is also FDA approved for the treatment of migraines and excessive sweating.
Facial lines such as crow's feet, frown lines and smile lines will simply be erased with BOTOX injections!
Benefits of BOTOX
BOTOX has stood the test of time to be a top treatment for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also provides the following benefits:
- No downtime or recovery
- Effective treatment against excessive sweating and migraines
- Raises eyebrows
- Little or no discomfort
Who is a good candidate for BOTOX?
Anyone with noticeable lines across the forehead, "worry lines" or around the eyesmay be a candidatefor BOTOX. In addition, it has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic conditions such as migraines, overactive bladders, and excessive underarm sweating.
Patients should remember that the effect is not permanent and willlasts approximately four monthswith the first injection and six to eight months with repeated injections. The effect of BOTOX can be long-lasting with an endoscopic eyebrow lift.
In a private meeting with Dr. Core gives you the opportunity to learn about BOTOX and how it can be used toimprove your appearance. You will be asked to provide your medical history and skin care routine so that Dr. Core can determine whether BOTOX is a healthy solution for you. Together you and Dr. Core cupboardsyour ideal cosmetic treatment!
Pain free with Pro-Nox
For those concerned about discomfort during the injection process of the Botox treatment, Dr. Core happy to be able to step off Pro-Nox, an anti-pain system. Pro-Nox is a system that delivers non-narcotic analgesia through a handheld mouthpiece to ensure you are comfortable during an injection treatment.
Pro-Nox offers a number of benefits such as:
- Fast action – effective within seconds
- Effective against pain and anxiety
- Does not linger in the body - you can immediately return to normal activity
If you are interested in learning more about how pro-nox can make your Botox treatment painless, please let us know during your consultation.
How do I prepare for my BOTOX treatments?
With BOTOX there isno preparation necessary. In fact, it may be possible to have the treatments on the same day as your consultation, at which time Dr. Core evaluates your skin to determine if it or another filler is the best solution.
What is involved in my BOTOX treatments?
Dr. Core looks at your face to determine where to inject BOTOX. At that point, he injects it into the targeted area with a very fine needle.He is very carefulabout injecting it so you maintain a natural looking facial expression that is relaxed not frozen.
What to expect after BOTOX treatments
There is no downtime or recovery thenyou can return to your daily routineafter your treatments. Any redness or swelling at the injection site is treated with an ice pack and is gone within a day.
When will I see the results from BOTOX?
You'll notice results right away, but they'll improve over a few weeks as muscles relax and lines diminish. Like other fillers and injectables, BOTOX is not a permanent solution. You can expect the results to last about six months.
At Core Plastic Surgery, we offer a large selection of fillers to help our patients achieve their best results.
BOTOX is a simple treatment, i.eeasily combinedwith other aesthetic procedures. Dermal fillers are a popular treatment that can be used to really transform the face. One of the biggest advantages ofdermal fillersis that they will make you look young without requiring surgical intervention – making fillers a cost-effective injectableanti-aging behandlingfor people of all ages!
Each of these fillers has been specially created to treat areas of the face for customized, dramatic results.
These fillers include:
This hereFDA approved formulawill target smile lines and erase them for up to five years!Bellafillis one of themlongest lasting dermal fillerformulas available today. It is made of a smooth collagen gel with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended throughout. The microspheres will helpsupport your skinat the same time as the collagen level increases. Bellafill helps your skin function naturally andimprove the quality of the skinin the coming years!
This formula was created forfill in hollow areasof the face. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which causes our skin to thin. Some areas, such as the mid-face region, become shallow and can make you look outtired and elderlythan you are.Sculptrawill give your face a healthy volume and improve the overall balance of your appearance. Sculptra isFDA approvedand often lasts up to two years!
Fine lines and wrinklescan make you look older than you feel.Juvedermwill reverse these signs and return a healthy volume to your skin. This filler is designed to reduce the appearance of finelines around the mouthand wrinkles under the eyes. Juvederm is a term for a group of hyaluronic acid-based, HA, fillers. HA is already in the skin and helps to maintain the skinhydrated and glowing.Fillers that have HA improve the delicate skin on the face and give an impressive result.
Lips oftenloses volume with age. If you want to restore your lips or get the full lips you never had, Volbella is your solution! This HA-based formula willreduce vertical lip linesand plump lips as well. The FDA approved HA filler keeps your lips hydrated and soft for up to a year!Volbellacontains lidocaine in the formula, so your treatment is comfortable. Withno downtime, you will be able to show off your results immediately.
Smile linesis often one of the deeper lines that develop on a person's face.Vollurewill smooth out those lines in thirty minutes and have youlooks years younger! This formula also contains lidocaine and will keep you comfortable throughout the treatment. Vollure gives impressive results forup to eighteen months.
Another HA filler,Bindis used toreturn volumeto the cheeks. If you want to improve the volume of your cheeks and improve the overallthe contours of your face, Voluma is a perfect choice! This treatment is FDA approved and is completed withinthirty minutes. With lidocaine in the formula, you will be comfortable and relaxed during the treatment.
An aesthetic facial that implements both dermal fillers and BOTOX will take years off your face! If you are interested in these practical solutions, ask Dr. Core about your option to combine treatments in your personal consultation.
How much does BOTOX cost in Birmingham?
Theprice of BOTOXvaries with each patient depending on the extent of the area being treated, how many injections are needed, and whether other treatments are performed during the same appointment.We review the costs during your consultationas well as payment and financing options.
We offer financing through CareCredit®.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook and across the Southeast, reducing the signs of aging and enjoying a younger appearance. Contact Dr. Core's office today toschedule your consultation!
Frequently asked questions
What are the most popular facial aesthetic treatments?
The most popular facial aesthetic treatments are minimally invasive solutions such as BOTOX and dermal fillers. These anti-wrinkle treatments cost less than cosmetic surgery and require no downtime. Most of these procedures are completed within thirty minutes. This lets our patients come in on their lunch break, rejuvenate their face and get back to work without their staff understanding why they look so much better in just an hour!
How long do facial BOTOX injections last?
BOTOX injections will last about six months. At this point, you will notice that your wrinkles and lines are slowly coming back. Contact our office and we will arrange a maintenance agreement. Pickup appointments every now and then will keep you young and fresh.
Are neurotoxins safe?
"Neurotoxin" like BOTOX is FDA approved and has undergone rigorous safety testing. With millions of treatments around the world, Botox has a long track record of safety. Treatments like this are best done by experienced doctors who understand the toxin and where they can be injected. Dr. Core has tons of experience with BOTOX and takes pride in helping her patients look their best!
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a neurotoxin that reduces the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles along the face. BOTOX achieves impressive results because the formula temporarily stops communication between specific muscles and nerves. Wrinkle-causing muscles will relax and relieve tension in the skin that caused lines and wrinkles. The result of this treatment will be smoother, younger looking skin. BOTOX injections provide convenient facial rejuvenation for men and women of all ages!