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Botox Specialist

Alliance MD Weight Loss Center -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Alliance MD Weight Loss Center

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Covington, GA

Noticing wrinkles and lines on your face when you look in the mirror or see yourself in photographs can make you want to avoid pictures and mirrors. Muhammad Abbasi, MD, and the team at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center in Covington, Georgia provides Botox® injections to help restore confidence in your appearance. To learn more about Botox and how it works, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is the most popular and recognizable name in the field of cosmetic medicine. Botox is an injectable medication that your doctor strategically places near the unwanted lines and wrinkles on your face to reduce or eliminate their appearance for about four months at a time. 

Botox treats wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions and movements, including:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet

When wrinkles begin reappearing as Botox results start to wear off, you can come back to Alliance MD Weight Loss Center for additional injections to maintain the natural appearance that Botox injections gave you.

Does Botox hurt?

Most people do not consider Botox injections painful, but you do feel a pinch as the needle pierces the skin. Before receiving a Botox treatment, Alliance MD Weight Loss Center can minimize potential discomfort with a topical numbing cream. 

Each Botox treatment takes about 20 minutes. After your treatment, you can return to your regular activities, including work, school, and exercise without any downtime. 

How does Botox work?

Botox injections are made with a natural toxin that prevents specific muscles from moving without freezing your entire face, which then stops the formation of wrinkles caused by repetitive movements.

Since Botox targets specific areas, you’ll still have natural expressions and the ability to express yourself with smiles, frowns, and eyebrow raises. 

What are the side effects of Botox injections?

Botox is considered a safe aesthetic treatment, but there is a potential for mild side effects. The most commonly experienced side effects of Botox include: 

  • Red skin at the injection site
  • Bruising at the injection site
  • Mild pain at the injection site
  • Mild swelling
  • Numbing
  • Headaches

You can cover most temporary visual side effects with makeup. Side effects usually resolve within a week after receiving the injection.

Are Botox results permanent?

Botox injection results are not permanent. The results last an average of four months, but the experienced team at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center personalizes your Botox treatments to ensure you receive maximum results with the fewest treatments. You can schedule additional treatments to maintain your Botox results.

To boost your self-confidence with Botox and other aesthetic procedures, request an appointment by phone or online at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center today.