Botox® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator drug that relaxes targeted facial muscles while still preserving natural facial expressions. It is a widely-used treatment to smooth lines and soften wrinkles caused by muscle contractions during repetitive facial expressions. Botox® treatments by Michael Neimkin, M.D., at the Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA, decrease the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, and they may also be used in conjunction with dermal-filler injections for maximum facial rejuvenation results.
To determine if Botox® is right for you, Dr. Neimkin will evaluate your skin, wrinkle characteristics, and general health at your initial consultation. The ideal candidate for Botox® treatments at the Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center is:
- In good physical and emotional health
- Concerned about the lines and wrinkles around the eyes or on the forehead
- Has realistic expectations for the results
Our experienced approach ensures that your ability to make normal facial expressions will not be affected.
About the Procedure
Treatment sessions take approximately 15 minutes depending on the extent of the wrinkles to be treated, the number of injections administered, and the number of areas targeted. The targeted area is first cleaned with alcohol. The procedure does not require anesthesia; however, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to reduce any tenderness.
Dr. Neimkin employs a tiny needle to inject the Botox® into the muscles of the targeted area. Patients sometimes experience a stinging sensation for a few seconds and possibly hear a “popping” sound. There may be some immediate redness and mild swelling at the injection sites, which will disappear within a few hours. There is no real downtime with the treatments. Patients resume most normal activities after treatment although strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours.
Duration of Results
The results of Botox® injections are not immediately visible. Within about a week after treatment, patients notice a reduction in the ability to move the treated muscles. Within several weeks, the wrinkles in the treated areas will appear to soften. The effects generally will last anywhere between three and six months, during which time ability to move the treated muscles will gradually return. The potential for Botox® to spread beyond the treatment area is extremely rare.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results will vary.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Neimkin at the Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA please call (404) 946-8323 or fill out our Contact Form. Dr. Neimkin and the staff take pride in only offering patients the highest level of care in a family-like environment. Our office serves patients in the metro Atlanta, GA area including the surrounding communities of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Roswell. We look forward to seeing you soon.