Botox

AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta

Maki Rheaume, MD

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Internal Medicine located in Marietta, GA

If you can see lines and wrinkles developing on your face, don’t despair as there are highly effective treatments available. Maki Rheaume, MD, of AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, has experience in using neurotoxins like Botox and Xeomin to minimize wrinkles and deep lines with this quick procedure. Call the office or request an appointment online today to find out more.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment for lines and wrinkles that uses a refined botulinum toxin. Botox was one of the first injectable cosmetic therapies developed from a medical version that is used for health problems like migraines and incontinence.

Botox works by disrupting the signals going from your facial nerves to the muscles. The nerves tell the muscles how to move, but Botox prevents the message from arriving, so your facial muscles stay relaxed.

When the muscles aren’t creasing your skin, the lines and wrinkles smooth out, helping you to look more youthful. Botox is effective in treating:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Lip lines
  • Smile lines
  • Nasal folds

A Botox treatment can also help open up your eyes, and by preventing frowning and tension in your facial muscles, it can help you look more relaxed. 

The product brand we carry for these treaments in our practice is called "Xeomin"

What happens during a Botox treatment session?

Before your Botox treatment, Dr. Rheaume discusses the process with you. It’s important for you to talk about what you hope to achieve and understand what Botox can do for you. 

Botox injections aren’t painful, as the needle Dr. Rheaume uses is very fine. You might feel a slight pricking or a pinch in your skin that goes away very quickly. If you’re worried about having injections, you can numb your skin with an ice pack, or Dr. Rheaume can give you a topical anesthetic cream to put on your skin before your treatment.

Each session takes about 10 minutes. There’s no need for downtime after your treatment, so you return to your usual activities straight away.

How long does it take for Botox to start working?

You should be able to see the effects for lines and wrinkles very soon after treatment, and certainly within a couple of days. 

The effects last between three to four months, so with a quarterly visit to AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta, you can maintain the improvement in your appearance.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution for lines and wrinkles on your face, Botox is ideal. Call AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta or request an appointment online today to find out more.