Atlanta in BOTOX® & Dysport - Injectable Wrinkle Treatment
Neurotoxins are a prescription medication used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, specifically the forehead, glabella (aka the 11s in between the brows), lateral eye area known as the crow’s feet, and upper lip. Neurotoxins can also be used in the armpits to reduce sweating. BOTOX®®, Dysport, and Xeomin®® are FDA-approved for the most requested treatment areas of the face.
To learn more about BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin® at The Spa at NAPS, contact Dr. Joiner and our team today!
What Can Wrinkle-Smoothing Injectables Do?
We develop lines and wrinkles due to facial muscles that work daily to control our expressions. Neurotoxins act as communication disrupters between the nerve inputs and the muscles. This allows the muscle to relax and take a vacation from sensory input, and the decreased muscle contraction allows the skin to become smoother in appearance.
What Happens During Your Injectable Appointment?
Dr. Joiner will discuss your areas of concern and take photos to discuss your anatomy and options. We strive to work with your budget to determine the best value and treatment. If you decide to treat, we will provide you with informed consents. The injections themselves are relatively quick to administer.
Very small amounts of your botulinum solution are injected with a tiny needle into the muscles of the concerned areas. Injections take only a few minutes to perform. Dose considerations are dependent on muscle strength, metabolism, daily medications, and activity level, and results are driven by appropriate dosing. Dr. Joiner will discuss your suggested dosing with you at your free consultation.
Your Neurotoxin Treatment Options
BOTOX®™ (Onabotulinum toxin), Dysport ™ (Abobotulinum toxin) and Xeomin®™ (Incobotulinum toxin) are the three most popular brands in the US. They are similar in their mechanism of action, but the manufacturers have proprietary formulations. Statistically, the onset and duration are similar. Talk to Dr. Joiner about the differences and what may best suit your needs.
Request a Consultation
If you’re in the Atlanta area and have any questions about BOTOX®/Dysport or wish to schedule a consultation on BOTOX®/Dysport with The Spa at NAPS, please contact our office.Request a Consultation
Get a 'Brow Wow with Neurotoxin Treatment
Everyone loves a lifted brow. We recommend combining your neurotoxin treatment with Ultherapy™ for a super smooth brow. Ultherapy tightens the deep tissue of the skin, uses safe ultrasound technology, and helps to tighten the forehead. When Ultherapy is combined with a neurotoxin, the brows are lifted in a very natural, non-surgical way. The combination gives you the ‘Brow Wow!
Frequently Asked Questions about BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin®
Is Treatment Comfortable?
BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin® injections are not painful; many people tolerate them very well. The sensation is a slight sting, but a topical anesthetic is not necessary.
What type of recovery should I expect?
We ask that you do not exercise the day of treatment or lay down for four hours immediately following your appointment. Refrain from tight hats for a few days if the brow area is treated. Otherwise, resume normal activity immediately.
Meet Dr. Joiner
Dr. Aida Joiner is an extremely experienced, board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in providing anesthetic services for outpatient, cosmetic surgery here at our Atlanta and Alpharetta offices. What sets her apart from her peers is her attention to detail, concern for patient safety, and desire to provide the most advanced anesthetic techniques currently available. And she is always available to discuss our patient’s concerns prior to surgery. She completes the surgical team! No one gives a better anesthesia experience than Dr. Joiner.
Meet Dr. Alderman
Dr. Amy Alderman is a nationally known, board-certified plastic surgeon located in Buckhead near Atlanta. As a female surgeon and mother of two children, she provides a unique perspective to patient care. Each surgical plan is individually tailored to each patient’s needs and lifestyles and is aimed at enhancing her patient’s natural beauty and restoring confidence. She is known for her personal approach to patient care and has unparalleled commitment to patient safety, which can be attributed to years of education, professional experience and involvement in national patient safety initiatives.Meet Dr. Alderman
How long do the results last?
The average length of time is 90-120 days in the neuroreceptor. Treating quarterly is recommended to keep your areas smooth. The different manufacturers have rewards programs to participate in and get retreatment coupons.
Are injectables safe?
Most people respond with no adverse reaction. If you have any issues with ALS in your family, history of allergy to cow’s milk protein, history of difficulty swallowing or a history of muscle weakness, let Dr. Joiner know.
Are there any medical reasons why I should not have neurotoxin injections?
Yes, please let Dr. Joiner know if you have any medical history of nerve or muscle disease, history of allergy to botulinum toxins, history of bleeding, history of drooping of eyelids, history of slow heart rate, or are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Let Dr. Joiner know if you are on any blood thinning medications. Some patients prepare with Arnica supplements which are herbal supplements that help reduce bruising. If at all possible, limit aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen) for about a week before injection.
Is it true that neurotoxins can limit underarm perspiration?
Absolutely! Neurotoxins are a great way to reduce perspiration in patients with overly active sweat glands. Generally, the underarm area is treated. The results last 3-4 months.
What is the average cost of the injections?
Prices range by treated area. Most injections are in the range of $250 per area. Cost of treatment of the axilla for sweating should be discussed during your complimentary consultation.
Can neurotoxins be combined with fillers?
Absolutely! Smoothing lines and wrinkles are a fantastic combination with lifting and volumizing cheeks, enhancing lips, and filling lines in the lower face. Don’t forget those hands! Filling your hands to showcase your jewelry and manicure is amazing!