Botox® / Other Neuromodulators in Savannah, GA
If you are experiencing facial wrinkles, Botox® and other neuromodulator injectable treatments can help reduce their appearance and prevent them from worsening over time. Savannah Plastic Surgery offers these treatments to the residents of Savannah and the surrounding areas of Chatham County, Georgia.
What Are Botox® and Neuromodulators?
Botox® is a type of injectable treatment known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators are treatments that block nerve signals in the body. These treatments are used to target the cause of facial wrinkles to produce a more youthful appearance and prevent the further development of these unwanted traits. It is well-known that wrinkles are a side effect of aging, but their primary cause is frequent muscle movement in the face. Wrinkles develop around the eyes and forehead because these parts of the face are particularly expressive and active. Botox® and other neuromodulators block nerve signals that activate specific facial muscles. As these muscles relax, the wrinkles diminish. Therefore, these injectable treatments are effective techniques for both reducing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing them. At Savannah Plastic Surgery, we currently offer Botox® and Dysport® injections, which can be used to address the following facial wrinkles:
- Forehead lines and wrinkles
- Crow's feet
- Frown lines (or glabellar lines)
How Much Do Botox® or Dysport® Injections Cost?
The cost of Botox® or Dysport® injection treatments at Savannah Plastic Surgery can range from $5 to $11 per unit. The exact cost of your treatment will depend on variables that include your treatment goals and the number of treatment sessions necessary to achieve those goals. During your consultation, we will discuss these factors in order to develop a personalized treatment plan and provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We can also determine your eligibility for health insurance coverage at this time. To learn more about our insurance policies or your payment options, please refer to our financing and insurance page.
What is the Difference Between Botox® and Other Neuromodulators?
Botox® was the first formula developed and popularized for cosmetic use. However, it is quite similar to other injectable neuromodulator treatments. At Savannah Plastic Surgery, we also offer Dysport®, which contains the same active ingredient as Botox® (known as botulinum toxin). The only difference between these two formulas is that Dysport® contains no other ingredients. Many patients will notice no difference between the two treatments. However, some patients develop a level of tolerance to the Botox® formula, and this is often due to the inactive ingredients in Botox®. For these patients, we may recommend Dysport® as a more effective alternative.
What Are the Botox® and Dysport® Treatments Like?
The injection process is the same for both Dysport® and Botox®. Before treatment, the skin will be numbed to minimize any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the skin is prepared, the appropriate formula will be injected into and around the desired treatment area, relaxing the muscles responsible for your facial wrinkles. This is a brief process, and the full treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
What is the Recovery Like Following Botox® or Dysport® Injections?
Injectables are a popular cosmetic treatment because they require little to no downtime. With Botox® and Dysport®, it is common to experience some minor redness and swelling in the treatment area. However, these symptoms typically fade within a few days of treatment. Otherwise, patients are able to return to all usual activities immediately following their appointment.
What Results Can I Expect from Botox® and Dysport®?
The results from Botox® and Dysport® injections will become gradually visible as the formulas take effect in the body. Many patients experience results within a few days, with the full results setting in within a week of treatment. The results from Botox® and Dysport® are clinically proven to last four to six months. After this time, many patients choose to receive additional injections to maintain their results.