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Botox

Total Hair and Body is your expert source for Botox in Knoxville. Our experienced providers can help you achieve a youthful, natural-look with Botox and Dysport treatments.

woman before treatment
woman after botox treatment

WHAT IS BOTOX?

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are similar products with slight differences. They are both used to relax the muscles and lessen the look of wrinkles. Botox can take longer to kick in and have more of flattened frozen look. Dysport tends to take effect faster in 3-5 days, with a gradual more natural effect.


WHAT IS BOTOX?

Put simply, Botox is a medication injected into muscles in order to temporarily smooth crow's-feet around the eyes and frown lines and other on the forehead. It contains a highly purified botulinum-toxin protein.


HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?

Whenever you frown, laugh, or squint, certain facial muscles contract, creating lines on the face. Botox temporarily reduces this muscle activity by paralyzing these facial muscles, which helps to visibly smooth crow's feet lines and frown lines.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BOTOX TO WORK?

Botox is known as a lunchtime procedure—the actual injections take only 10 minutes. That said, results generally don't show up for several days. Faces look noticeably smoother within a week, with optimal results showing up after a month.

In the manufacturer's clinical studies:

  • 67.9% of people had mild or no crow's-feet on the 30th day after treatment
  • 80% of people had significantly softened frown lines. The effects typically wear off in three to four months.

HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?

Results vary but in general, the effects wear off in 3-6 months.


CAN BOTOX TREAT MIGRAINES?

Botox may be best known as a miracle wrinkler-eraser, but since 2010, it's also been an FDA-approved treatment for those suffering from chronic migraines.


CAN BOTOX TREAT SWEATING?

Botox has also been used as an effective treatment for excessive sweating. When injected in the underarms, palms, or feet, the substance helps deactivate sweat glands in much the same way it hampers muscle contractions.