Botox® Cosmetic

Each line, wrinkle, and fold on your skin tells a small story about who you are – the laughs, cries, and everything in between. But when these signs of aging begin showing a version of you that’s older than you feel inside, it can leave you feeling less confident about yourself. Botox is an extremely popular injectable treatment that helps minimize the appearance of these dynamic lines and wrinkles to renew the younger, more vibrant you.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that is formulated using the naturally-occurring protein, botulinum toxin type A. When used for cosmetic purposes, this substance helps to relax underlying facial muscles in order to improve the skin’s surface – smoothing away and helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Sethna recommends Botox for women and men looking to…

  • Minimize the appearance of crow’s feet (the horizontal fine lines at the corners of the eyes)
  • Treat vertical frown lines between the eyebrows (also known as glabellar lines, or “11’s”)
  • Fade and soften existing lines and wrinkles
  • Slow the development of future lines and wrinkles
  • Maintain a youthful look throughout life

Botox has come to be one of the more popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments today due to its effective results and natural-looking outcomes. A personalized treatment plan with Dr. Sethna can help you maintain smooth, youthful skin for years so you can age on your own terms.

Besides its cosmetic benefits, Botox can also be used for other medical purposes, such as the treatment of chronic migraine, muscle spasms, or excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).  Dr. Sethna can discuss your various options for Botox with you during your private consultation.

What is the Botox Procedure Like?

Botox is a non-surgical procedure that is performed on-site at our Atlanta cosmetic and reconstructive practice.

You will have a private consultation with Dr. Sethna to discuss your specific concerns as well as your goal outcome. Based on your unique circumstances, Dr. Sethna will customize a treatment plan designed to provide you with your optimal and most natural-looking outcome. She will also provide you with detailed instructions for both before and after your treatment.

Each Botox treatment session should take no more than 30-45 minutes to complete. You will simply need to undergo a series of carefully placed injections at our practice, and then you are free to resume your day as normal. Usually, no anesthetic is needed, but a topical numbing cream can be used to help minimize any discomfort during treatment. Many of our patients even just use their lunch hour for their Botox appointments.

What’s Recovery Like After Botox?

There is very little to no recovery time associated with Botox. Some numbness and bruising is to be expected, but should typically fade within the first few days and can be hidden with makeup. Most patients are able to resume their normal schedule as soon as their treatment is complete.

If you experience any unexpected side effects after treatment, please contact our office immediately.

What Can I Expect for my Botox Results?

  • Initial Results at… 3-4 days
  • Final Results at… 2-3 weeks
  • Results last… 3-4 months

Botox is a great way to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but because it is an injectable treatment as opposed to surgery, its results are not permanent. In most cases, Botox can provide noticeable improvements that last for about 3-4 months. At this point, lines and wrinkles may begin to reappear, but you will likely still look younger than before your treatment.

A master in performing complex facial surgeries, Dr. Sethna’s artistry and keen understanding of facial anatomy shines through with each Botox treatment she performs. To maintain long-lasting results and your naturally youthful appearance, Dr. Sethna can work together with you to develop an ongoing treatment plan. Botox can also be combined with other procedures – such as fillers or laser treatments – to address other concerns you may have with your skin.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Anita Sethna, MD, FACS is double board-certified in Head and Neck surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with a passion for helping her patients to achieve their most confident, empowered, and youthful selves. To schedule your private consultation, please give our Atlanta office a call at 404-778-6880 or fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you right away.