After decades of creating facial expressions (such as smiling, frowning, squinting), dynamic wrinkles are formed by the repetitive contraction of certain facial muscles that can leave etched lines and creases, which may make you look older, angry, tired, and unapproachable. At Y Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery, we implement BOTOX injections to temporarily paralyze the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles and this allows the lines and wrinkles to become smoother and more relaxed. BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles. While it does not remove all facial expressions or leave you with a frozen face, it does relax and limit muscle movement for a more youthful appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, offers patients BOTOX injections at both of our offices in Woodstock and Roswell, GA.
During the initial consultation, the doctor will ask about your concerns and your goals to help you decide if BOTOX is the best treatment for you. Ideal candidates will have:
- Deep lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions
- Facial asymmetry, particularly around the eyebrows
- Wrinkles that make you look sad, tired, or mad
- Are not ready or do not want a facelift
"I get my all of my injectables from Dr. Yalif and even after moving make the commute to see him for regular followups. As of now I have received Botox and Juvederm multiple times and each time was satisfactory. I have also made plans to have my breast augmentation redone by Dr. Y along with with a mommy make over after my second child is born. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Y, not only because of his qualifications but because of the first hand results I have seen on others."- D.T. / Yelp / Jan 08, 2017
What to Expect
A BOTOX treatment is usually performed on the same day as your consultation in about 15 – 30 minutes as an in-office procedure. The plastic surgeon will clean the treatment sites before the BOTOX is injected into the facial muscles with a thin needle. Most patients feel mild to no discomfort during the procedure, but local anesthesia or numbing cream can be used if the patient prefers. Patients will be able to leave immediately after their BOTOX treatment, but they should avoid lying down, touching the injection sites, and exercise for at least 24 hours. There may be temporary bruising, swelling, or redness in the first 1 – 2 days.
While some results will be seen immediately after the treatment, patients will see the full results of BOTOX in 3 – 4 days as the dynamic wrinkles begin to soften and smooth. BOTOX treatments usually last 3 – 6 months, so patients are encouraged to schedule their next appointment after their treatment to prevent the results from fading. The plastic surgeon may also suggest a follow-up appointment several weeks after the initial treatment to check the patient’s progress and add more BOTOX, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 – 30 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smile Without the Lines
Make all the facial expressions you want without worrying about creating wrinkles that make you look older and tired by scheduling BOTOX sessions. Injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments with BOTOX Cosmetic will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. Schedule an appointment today.