Botox In Nashville, TN

Botox is one of the most common minimally invasive cosmetic treatments performed in the United States. The injections have been revered for years as a “holy grail” skincare option, allowing your skin to look smooth and youthful, correctingfrown lines, fillingfacial wrinkles, and liftingdrooping eyelids ordrooping eyebrows. But, although Botox is impressive, to get the best results, you should always have the injections performed by an experienced skin care professional. 

If you are located in the Nashville area, Skin Pharm’s medical providers would love to help you achieve all of your skincare goals, including Botox. Book your appointment today!

What Is Botox?

Have you ever looked in a mirror and thought, “how did all those wrinkles get there?” If you are one of the over one million people who get Botox injections yearly, you’re in good company. Botox is one of the most popularcosmetic treatments, likely because the results are impressive without requiringsurgery

Botox, and its close relative, Dysport, are made with naturally-occurring proteins. When injected into themuscle just underneath the skin, they help to soften and relax them, smoothing out the skin on top.

The main target of Botox is dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are caused by the repeated contraction and release of thosemuscles. Botox doesn’t make the lines disappear, as many think; it just smooths the skin out underneath them and stops themuscle from contracting, making them appear far less visible. 

Your results depend on how many units your provider uses and what your goals are. At Skin Pharm, we aim for a more natural effect. We want your face to still look like your face, just the best version possible. The least amount of Botox needed to get your results is our goal. 

Common areas for Botox injections:

  • Around the eyes
  • Chin
  • Eyebrows
  • Forehead
  • Jaws
  • Lips
  • Mouth
  • Neck
  • Nose

You can start getting Botox injections at any time. We recommend beginning once you begin to see wrinkles that won’t go away even when you relax your face or experienceweakness of forehead muscles

How Can Botox Be Used?

While the primary use for Botox is to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, other lesser-known uses yield equally as impressive results. 

Although many people turn to dermal fillers to help give them a more pronounced lip, Botox can provide similar results without adding volume. A good example is the Botox lip flip, which is one of our most requested procedures. 

Our medical providers will inject a small amount of Botox into themuscles around the mouth (the orbicularis oris). When thosemuscles relax, the lip will roll outward slightly, enhancing the Cupid’s bow and creating a subtle but noticeable difference. 

You can also pair a Botox lip flip with dermal fillers for an even more impressive result. 

Botox can also be used in the jaw area to help ease symptoms of certainmedical conditions. When injected into the massetermuscle, which runs from the cheekbones to the lower jaw, Botox not only helps to slim the jawline but can also help with a few health concerns. 

Specifically, when you have a more relaxed massetermuscle (themuscle that tightens when you clench your jaw), you may experience lesshead and neck tension and jaw discomfort, which may come as a big relief tochronic migraine sufferers. 

Talk about immediate tension relief! Some people also useinjections of botulinum toxin for TMJ.

Botox may also be used to help easeneck pain associated withcervical dystonia to relieve symptoms ofsevere primary axillary hyperhidrosis,lower limb spasticity, orloss of bladder control.

Botox may also be effective for the under eyes, especially if you experience eye “bags.” Smoothing out the under-eye area, especially when combined with dermal fillers, can make those bags less visible.

You should avoid Botox if you have previously hadallergic reactions to otherbotulinum toxin products, likerimabotulinumtoxinb,abobotulinumtoxinA, orincobotulinumtoxinA. Botox is also not recommended for those usingblood thinners,muscle relaxants, oraspirin-likemedications.

Preparing For Botox

Before scheduling your appointment, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Although Botox starts working right away, it may take about two weeks for the results to be at their most visible. There is also the risk of having some slight redness or bruising at theplanned injection site

For that reason, we recommend that you schedule your appointment at least two weeks before any special event you have planned. 

How Do Botox Injections Work?

For some, the fear of needles makes them hesitant to schedule an appointment to get Botox. While we understand and respect that fear, we don’t want it to hold you back from achieving the results you want. 

The first thing to know is just how tiny the needles are. There are very few other needles on the market that are as tiny as Botox needles, which are estimated to be about the size of three pieces of hair. Most people who get Botox say that it feels like a quick pinprick. 

While we can’t say that Botox injections are pain-free, we can tell you that thediscomfort is minimal and goes away after the procedure is over. 

Once your injections are complete, you are free to go! Most people only experience some slight, temporary redness andswelling at the sites of the injections, which usually fade away after an hour or so. 

When Do The Results of Botox Become Visible?

Botox isn’t immediately visible, but it doesn’t take as long to show up as othercosmetic treatments. For most people, it takes between three and five days to start to see results. Full onset of Botox happens at around two weeks but can happen as soon as one week or as far out as four weeks. 

Once you reach those results, they will stay for three to four months. After that, the proteins in Botox will begin to wear off, and you will need to repeat your injections to keep your face looking smooth. 

Do I Need To Do Anything Different After Botox Injections?

After your Botox injections are complete, you can get right back to your life! Other than the redness that can be present around theinjection sites. If you notice any sensitivity, we recommend that you use Tylenol as needed. 

However, to ensure the best results, there are a few things that you should avoid for the first four hours following your injections. For one, try to avoid touching your face (and especially the areas you had Botox injected). This helps to reduce the risk of infection. 

In addition, do not wear any hats, lie down, or perform any heavy lifting or vigorous activities. Doing any of those may cause the Botox to spread into unintended areas.

Certainside effects of Botox may occur in some patients, including:

  • Tiredness
  • Eye problems orvision problems such asdouble vision,dry eyes, orswelling of your eyelids
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of voice orhoarseness
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Asthma symptoms

If you have any symptoms of anallergic reaction, seekmedical help promptly. These side effects may include:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing or otherproblems breathing
  • Itching
  • Red itchy welts

To minimize the potential for thatswelling or bruising, try to avoid foods high in sugar, sodium, spice level, or carbs, as well as alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco. Minimizing your use ofaspirin, NSAIDs,vitamins A and E, and a few other supplements (see the complete listhere) can also be helpful.   

Botox and Microneedling

Botox is excellent for making the skin appear more smooth, which is why people seek it out. Once your skin is smooth, microneedling can help it appear more radiant and firm. The result of this combination is skin that looks younger than it has in years. 

In Conclusion

Whether you are having Botox injected into yourforehead or smile lines, around your mouth, or into yourcrow’s feet, you can trust Skin Pharm Nashville to help you achieve your skincare goals. We’d love to meet with you and come up with a treatment plan. Our medical providers are here to help you improve your skin, mood, confidence, and life.