Botox® in Nashville, TN
Over the years, different forms of cosmetic treatments have become popular and then faded away. Botox®, on the other hand, has remained a popular option for many years. When a patient has lines and wrinkles that do not react well to other treatments, Botox® injections performed by regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Morgan Moor at her Brentwood practice can have a positive result. New Life Physicians is happy to provide Botox® treatments to individuals who live Nashville, Franklin or the surrounding areas of Tennessee.
What is Botox®?
Botox®, also referred to as botulinum toxin type A, is injected in patients to provide cosmetic benefits. It is an effective way to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles that everyone experiences as they age. Botox® is made from a refined bacterium. Patients who use this product will see their skin become smoother and will develop a younger appearance as a result of its ability to temporarily relax facial muscles. Doctors will also use Botox® to provide relief for migraine sufferers and for those with overactive bladders.
Botox® is a good choice for patients who desire to:
- Prevent or remove wrinkles from forming in places like the forehead
- Give skin a softer and more youthful appearance
- Find an alternative way to treat and control migraines
- Minimize underarm sweat production
- Temporarily remove facial wrinkles
A good portion of individuals who seek Botox® treatments do so because they are not happy with the way they look as a result of aging. Botox® treatments can give a person a more youthful and vital appearance, which in turn can increase confidence and self-esteem.
Where Can Botox® be Applied?
Botox® can be applied in many different places including:
- Bunny lines
- Platysmal bands
- Frown lines
- Gummy smile
- Marionette lines
- Forehead lines
- Chin dimples
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
How is Botox® Administered?
Some patients prefer a local anesthetic to be used in the area that is going to be treated. Others do not feel that Botox® treatments are uncomfortable enough to merit anesthesia. Botox® is injected into the facial muscles by using an extremely thin needle. The doctor will vary the number of injections given based on the amount of and severity of the wrinkles and fine lines in an individual’s face. The results of a Botox® treatment usually lasts between three to four months. Once this time has passed, patients usually return for additional treatments.
Botox® Procedure Preparation
It is imperative to inform Dr. Moor of any other injections you have had over the previous four months. Before the procedure, you should avoid using blood thinners and aspirin, since these could increase the risk of excessive bleeding. Let us know if you’re using muscle relaxers, medicine for allergies or sleep aides before scheduling an appointment.
Once your treatment is completed, you will need to avoid vigorous exercise and rubbing or touching your face in a rough way. You will be able to smile and frown normally. It is recommended that you use an ice pack or an over-the-counter medication to minimize swelling and discomfort after the treatment. It is also suggested that you sleep on your back.
How Much Does Botox® Treatment Cost in Nashville?
Procedures to rejuvenate the skin are usually considered to be elective, so the majority of insurance companies will not pay for them. However, with the goal of making Botox® treatment something that everyone can afford, New Life Physicians provides financing options. We accept payment by cash, check or credit card. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about the cost of Botox®.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
You will have to choose whether or not Botox® is the right treatment option for you. If you feel uncomfortable with the way you look because of wrinkles and fine lines, then Botox® may be the best treatment option for you. It can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help you look younger and allow you to enjoy greater self-esteem.
Dr. Moor will sit down with you during the consultation process so that she can understand your medical history and address any concerns you may have about the treatment. The consultation is an excellent time to ask questions and get a good understanding of how Botox® works.
If your goal is to easily remove frown lines and forehead wrinkles, it is likely that Botox® is a good procedure for you. Residents of Nashville, Franklin or the surrounding areas of Tennessee are invited to visit New Life Physicians. We are located in Brentwood. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Morgan Moor!