With an ability to minimize lines and creases, while restoring a smooth and dynamic expression, BOTOX injections can take years off your appearance.

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?

Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead furrows
  • Skin bands on the neck

Why Trust Dr. Moran?

Dr. Moran is known throughout the Nashville area for her natural – never frozen – BOTOX 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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The BOTOX Treatment Experience

Dr. Moran performs BOTOX injections in the privacy of our Franklin, TN 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 botulinum toxin type B are both purified substances, derived from a 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.

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

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Are you a Candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX won’t fix all types of skin problems. For example, while it can diminish under-eye wrinkles, it can’t repair the damage caused by the sun. Your skin thickness, type, and the degree of wrinkling all play a role in determining the effectiveness of botulinum toxin. 

FAQ

Where are BOTOX injections performed?

What can I expect after treatment?

Does BOTOX prevent wrinkles?

What is the best age for BOTOX?

Are there any side effects?

Do I need anesthesia?

Is there a recovery period?

Where are BOTOX injections performed?

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

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.

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.

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 for yourself, please contact our Franklin, TN office today and schedule an appointment. 

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