A refreshed appearance can boost your self-esteem and lead to more positive social and professional interactions. A furrowed brow or lines around your eyes may lead people to perceive you as tired or angry – even when you're not. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at our Memphis-area practice are skillfully performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald J. Johnson. His precision and experience produces natural-looking results, smoothing your crow's feet and frown lines so you can look younger and more vibrant.
Many women in men in Memphis get BOTOX at our Germantown, Tennessee practice because Dr. Johnson performs all injections himself. Request a consultation online to discuss your cosmetic goals with Dr. Johnson, or call our office at (901) 737-1050 and a member of our friendly staff will help schedule an appointment.
What Can BOTOX Do?
BOTOX is made with botulinum toxin type A, which temporarily immobilizes the tiny muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles— those caused by repeated facial expressions. Dr. Johnson carefully injects BOTOX to minimize those lines without causing a patient's face to appear "frozen" or unnatural.
BOTOX is approved by the FDA for a range of uses in addition to the treatment of dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX originally was used to treat eye spasms by relaxing the muscles that caused the twitches. It can also be used to control excessive sweating by disabling sweat glands.
Areas Treated by BOTOX
The popularity of BOTOX can be partially attributed to its versatility. In the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Johnson, BOTOX can help diminish signs of aging in virtually all areas of the face. Those include:
- Forehead lines
- Drooping eyebrows
- Crow's feet
- Frown lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows)
- Bunny lines (horizontal lines on the nose)
- Some lines and dimpling around the mouth and chin
BOTOX injections take only about 15 minutes to administer. Even when combined with other non-surgical procedures, you can typically come in during your lunch hour for treatment. Even though most patients say there's very little discomfort associated with BOTOX treatments, Dr. Johnson can numb the targeted areas with ice or a topical anesthetic before the injections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the results immediate?
It usually takes several days before you'll notice changes to your appearance. Each patient's experience varies, but you should see the results within 5 to 10 days. Some minor swelling and bruising are possible side effects, but usually subside within 48 hours of the treatment.
How long do the results last?
Most people enjoy the results from BOTOX injections for up to 4 months. Touch up treatments can maintain your refreshed appearance without interruption. Discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Johnson.
Is safety a concern with BOTOX?
BOTOX injections enjoy an exceptional track record when it comes to safety. BOTOX is FDA approved for cosmetic use, as well as several non-cosmetic uses, and when treated by a trained and experienced physician, patients should experience no serious complications.
How much do BOTOX injections cost?
The price of BOTOX and other injectables is based on the number of units used. Specific areas of the face require different quantities to get the desired results. The cost per unit varies depending on the region of the country and the experience, training, and skill of the injector. That said, Wolf River Plastic Surgery offers competitive pricing on BOTOX injections and other services.