Even if you don’t feel your age, it can show around your eyes and through your expression lines. Instead of giving in to the aging process, fight against it with BotoxⓇ. At 23 Sandstone Body and Mind Spa, Alice McKee, MD, offers patients FDA-approved cosmetic injections to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you live in Jackson, Tennessee, and are looking for a board-certified MedSpa physician, contact Dr. McKee’s office. Call to schedule your appointment or book it online today.
Botox, used cosmetically, is a minimally-invasive, FDA-approved injection used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes and brow. It’s often used for:
Botox (offered elsewhere) is also a viable treatment option for various health conditions, including:
Botox injections contain a small amount of a botulinum toxin, Clostridium botulinum. Dr. McKee injects this toxin into specific facial muscles, paralyzing them. Once paralyzed, these muscles stop moving, which is the underlying cause of your fine lines and wrinkles. With no more muscle contractions, the folds and creases in your skin begin to diminish, leading to visibly smoother skin.
When you see Dr. McKee for Botox injections, she begins the process by having you make exaggerated facial expressions. That allows her to pinpoint which muscles should receive the toxin, and she marks the injection sites.
Dr. McKee then prepares your Botox injections and administers them. The whole process takes about 10 minutes.
Although most patients don’t experience significant pain, some say the injections “burn” or feel like a pinch. If you’re worried about discomfort associated with the injection process, talk to Dr. McKee before the procedure. She may use ice or a numbing cream to make you more comfortable during the treatment.
Once Dr. McKee completes the treatment, you’re free to return to your regular daily activities. You may notice some results right away, but full effects become visible in 2-7 days.
In most cases, Botox lasts about three months. Although the treatment is temporary, if you have multiple Botox injections in the same area, the effects may last longer. The muscles may “learn” to relax on their own over time.
Caution is advised: Don't overdo Botox cosmetic injections! Your facial muscles may lose some of their inherent integrity with prolonged paralysis.
If you think Botox could be beneficial in your anti-aging regimen, it’s time to contact 23 Sandstone Body and Mind Spa. Call to schedule your appointment with board-certified Dr. McKee or book it online now.