Hailey, Brody, Casey & Wray, M.D., P.C.
Hailey, Brody, Casey and Wray,
M.D. P.C. has been recognized as one of the country's most
respected National Training Centers for BOTOX. A key research center during the
development of BOTOX Cosmetic, our Atlanta practice continues to
provide expert BOTOX training
to Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons from
around the United States. Our doctors are
some of the most respected BOTOX specialists in
the country. Don't trust your appearance with
just anyone...The doctors of Hailey, Brody, Casey & Wray, M.D., P.C. can help you look your absolute best!
(Botulinum A Toxin) is an FDA-approved treatment for wrinkles.
Safe and effective, BOTOX Cosmetic prevents
wrinkles by preventing frowning and squinting through a mechanism of muscle
inactivation. Supplemented by collagen injections, skin can be smoother
than ever before on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes
and on the neck.
When BOTOX Cosmetic is injected
into a muscle, it blocks the release of the chemical that transmits nerve
signals to help the muscle contract. The result is
a localized muscle relaxation. Wrinkles then smooth out from disuse of the
In Atlanta, BOTOX has been
used by our dermatologists for wrinkles since
1994. The treatment weakens the muscles
that produce the frown lines between the eyebrows on the bridge of the nose,
called the glabella. It is used for the forehead wrinkles and also for the
crow's feet around the eyes. BOTOX injections can also be used to relieve the banding under
the neck in certain sagging necks. BOTOX is excellent to maintain results after
cosmetic surgery (laser resurfacing, eyelift, browlift.) BOTOX can also be used for
certain cases of droopy mouth corners or dimply chins.
BOTOX around the eyes
BOTOX between the eyebrows
patient frowning before procedure
patient frowning after procedure
Through our practice in Atlanta, BOTOX injections for wrinkles are available as an in-office procedure that usually takes less than 20 minutes.
The treatment involves tiny injection of small amounts into the muscles to
weaken them. The weakness must be maintained by reinjection every 3 months for
the first year or two. After that time the results may last as long as 5-6
months as the muscles thin from disuse. The needle for injection is so small
that patients are amazed that the treatments are so easy. Patients should
contract the muscles for an hour afterwards and avoid direct pressure on the
site or heavy exercise for several hours after treatment.
BOTOX is best
injected by a dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon, a physician that has
expertise in the medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments of the skin.
Dermatologists have done considerable research with the use of BOTOX since its
beginnings in the early 1990s. Hailey
& Brody, M.D. P.C., has been a key research
center during the development of BOTOX Cosmetic,
and has now been chosen as a National Training
Center for BOTOX. We offer our expertise to you,
the patient, in Atlanta, Georgia. And that
means you get beautiful, safe results -
from some of the country's most respected BOTOX specialists. Our Atlanta physicians will
evaluate your skin, and determine the
role BOTOX should have in your treatment. Along with prescription medical creams and the other surgical
options, BOTOX Cosmetic injections can provide
beautifully effective and gratifying results in the treatment of aging skin.
Side effects are minimal, but a temporary droopy eyelid can appear.
This condition is
treatable if it occurs. Bruising and local soreness or temporary headaches are
rare complications. The amount of respiratory infections after BOTOX is the
same as the general population. Patients who are pregnant, on Calcium
Channel blockers, or with Myasthenia Gravis disease should not receive BOTOX.
If you have a history of a "lazy eye," you should tell your doctor.
Additional treatments for wrinkles are also available from
our dermatologic surgeons. Simultaneous collagen
or Restylane injections are available for wrinkles that are "etched"
into the skin. Additionally, chemical
peels, laser surgery, or
dermabrasion can be used to
treat wrinkles (from sun damage) that are not treatable by BOTOX.
BOTOX injections can also be used as an
off-label treatment for
Approximately 79% of patients will see an
improvement with treatment. An interesting
fact - dermatologists helped to describe the use of BOTOX for
migraines. BOTOX can also be used to decrease
sweating on the palms, under
the arms and at the hairline. The effectiveness of this treatment may last as long as 6 months.
(Botulinum B toxin) may be used instead of BOTOX. The
complications are basically the same. Myobloc use for wrinkles is an off-label
use of the drug. Relaxin (Medicis) will be available in 2006.
BOTOX®, BOTOX® Cosmetic,
and BOTOX® Purified Neurotoxin Complex are registered trademarks
of Allergan Corporation. Myobloc® is a trademark of Elan Pharmaceuticals.
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