What is BOTOX?

Commonly referred to as Botox injections, this non-surgical cosmetic procedure involves the targeted application of Botulinum toxin to specific facial muscles. Botox treatment is tailored to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, particularly in areas like the forehead, crow's feet, and between the eyebrows. The result is a refreshed and more youthful appearance that can leave you looking relaxed and vibrant without the need for surgery.

This is different from dermal fillers, which are injectable substances (commonly hyaluronic acid or collagen) that add volume to areas with wrinkles or loss of facial fullness

  • Average Cost: $300 to $600 per session
  • Typical Recovery Period: Two Weeks
  • Discomfort Level: Minimal
  • Anesthesia Options: Not Needed

Why Wrinkles Develop and How BOTOX Can Help

Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing – any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin.

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What Can BOTOX Do for You?

Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, offers a range of cosmetic benefits, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking to enhance their appearance. Here are some ways Botox can benefit you:

  • Frown Lines: Botox relaxes muscles between the eyebrows, reducing "11 lines" for a youthful look.
  • Crow’s feet: Botox smooths lines around the eyes, diminishing crow's feet caused by smiling and squinting.
  • Forehead furrows: Botox eases forehead muscle contractions, reducing lines for a smoother look.
  • Skin bands on the neck: Botox weakens neck muscle bands, improving the appearance of skin bands on the neck.

Before & After BOTOX in Nashville

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Benefits of Botox

Getting Botox in Nashville can offer a variety of benefits for those looking to achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin. The most common benefits of the treatment include:

  • Smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking facial skin
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Non-surgical treatment
  • Minimal recovery downtime
  • Quick, simple procedure
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Treats various health conditions, including migraines and excessive sweating
  • Immediate results

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Am I a Candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX offers effective solutions for certain wrinkles but can't address sun damage or other skin issues. Its effectiveness depends on factors like skin type and the severity of wrinkles. Consult with Dr. Moran to determine if BOTOX in Nashville is right for you and get personalized recommendations for your specific goals.

The BOTOX Treatment Experience

Dr. Moran performs BOTOX injections in Nashville in the privacy of our local Tennessee office. To begin, she will apply a numbing medication to the treatment area to ensure your comfort. She will then place the injections at strategic locations throughout your face to soften your lines and wrinkles while preserving your ability to move your face naturally. 

The entire process will take 10 to 15 minutes, and you will be free to return to work and your normal daily routine immediately. Your smoother skin will last about three to four months, at which point you will require additional injections to preserve your results. 

How does BOTOX Work?

Botulinum toxin type A and type B are purified substances derived from bacteria. Injections of this substance block muscular nerve signals, which then weaken the muscle so that it can’t contract. In this way, BOTOX diminishes your unwanted wrinkles.

BOTOX can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, or microdermabrasion to improve your results further. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

What Can I Expect After Treatment?

Though you can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure, there is one note of caution: don’t rub or massage the treated areas because it can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping.

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Why Trust Dr. Moran?

Patients receiving BOTOX treatments in Nashville and Franklin know Dr. Moran for her natural – never frozen results. She administers the medication with a conservative hand, always mindful of your natural contours. The result is a smooth, youthful face that can still move and express all of your emotions freely. For the past 28 years, Dr. Moran has been a trusted partner in facial aesthetics for patients of all ages.

She is the first female president of the AAFRPS, and the only female double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Tennessee. She is also an assistant clinical professor in the department of otolaryngology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


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Where are BOTOX injections performed?

A very simple procedure, BOTOX injections are done in our Nashville area office on an outpatient basis.

Does BOTOX prevent wrinkles?

Yes. When BOTOX is injected, it weakens your facial muscles and prevents them from moving. If they can’t move, they can’t cause wrinkles. In this way, BOTOX does prevent wrinkles from forming and can be an important, proactive tool in your arsenal to slow down signs of the aging process.

What is the best age for BOTOX?

BOTOX is approved for patients who are 18 years of age or older. Many of our Nashville patients start BOTOX in their 20s and 30s as a preventative measure. However, there is no established age recommendation. Rather, it depends on your signs of aging.

Are there any side effects?

Although BOTOX is generally safe, side effects and complications can include:

  • Bruising and pain at the injection site
  • Redness
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Temporary facial weakness or drooping

Very rarely, the toxin can spread beyond the treatment area, which can cause botulism-like signs and symptoms such as breathing problems, trouble swallowing, and muscle weakness. 

Do I need anesthesia?

It depends on your pain tolerance. If necessary, topical anesthesia can be applied to the skin prior to injection.

Are there alternatives to BOTOX?

Yes, alternatives to BOTOX include products like Jueveau and Dysport.

Is there a recovery period?

None. Most patients return to work and most normal activities, including vigorous exercise, the day of the procedure.

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To experience the transformative benefits of BOTOX in Nashville for yourself, don't hesitate to contact our Franklin, TN office today and schedule an appointment. 

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