Botox Cosmetic2019-06-21T13:45:28-04:00

Project Description

Botox cosmetic treatment is an extremely popular nonsurgical treatment for facial wrinkles. Millions of patients, both men and women, use it every year to temporarily relax the facial muscles around wrinkles, making them less noticeable. Botox Cosmetic is the most frequently performed procedure in our Knoxville office. In the right hands, Botox can provide spectacular results, providing a more youthful, happier and confident look. Botox cosmetic treatment is administered by our board-certified dermatologists to guarantee superior, longer-lasting results. Contact our office today for a free Botox consultation with a Knoxville Institute of Dermatology physician.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What exactly is Botox and how does it work?2017-07-19T16:41:40-04:00

Botox is a highly purified protein that prevents unwanted muscle contraction. Many people subconsciously furrow their brow, especially when they are tense, which results in facial wrinkling. Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes and forehead creases are other examples of this type of wrinkling. Working by minimizing unwanted nerve signals for a muscle to contract, Botox can be compared to a cut-off switch between an electrical cord and a lamp. Electrical energy must reach the lamp for the light to turn on just as a nerve signal must reach a muscle for it to contract. Botox minimizes the wrinkling effects of these muscles, thereby giving the skin a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Who should administer Botox?2017-07-19T16:42:07-04:00

Botox Cosmetic is available to any licensed physician. However, for best results you should always trust your skin to a physician with specific training in cutaneous and aesthetic medicine, such as a board-certified dermatologist. Drs. Anderson and Rahman are two of the few doctors in Knoxville to become a member of the Botox Cosmetic Physicians Network, a select group of physicians the maker of Botox recognizes as an expert in facial aesthetics.

In many offices in Knoxville, physicians delegate the injection of Botox to technicians who may have minimal or no medical training. You may have also seen “medi-spas” popping up throughout the Knoxville area. Many of these centers do not even have a physician on the premises! Recent articles in The New York Times and CNN stressed the importance of having a qualified physician administer your treatments, stating it is “crucial that people check the credentials and experience of those who offer cosmetic treatments”. It is vital that you insist on having a highly qualified, specifically trained providers perform your Botox injections. Trust your skin to Knoxville’s leading experts in Botox Cosmetic!

How long will it take before I notice results?2017-11-07T19:59:50-05:00

The initial results are visible within three days and typically last three to four months. You may notice that your first treatment does not completely eradicate your frown lines or other wrinkles. This is because every patient requires an individualized treatment and initial under-treatment is much better than over-treatment. Drs. Anderson, Rahman and Wright will adjust your future treatment based on your initial results. After three to four months your treatment effects will start to wear off. Most patients schedule follow-up visits every three to four months for re-treatment.

What is the treatment like?2017-07-19T16:42:50-04:00

Botox is injected with a very tiny needle into the specific area being treated. No anesthesia is needed, as pain is very minimal. Most patients liken the injections to a light “pinch”.

How long will my treatment take?2017-07-19T16:43:10-04:00

Botox can usually be administered in less than ten minutes.

Will there be any downtime after the treatment?2017-07-19T16:43:30-04:00

There is no downtime following your treatment. You can return to work or your regular activities immediately. Occasionally mild bruising may be visible at the treatment site. You should not lay down or exercise strenuously for several hours following your treatment. Take care not to rub or massage the treated area immediately after the injection.

Why do some Botox users look “strange” or “expressionless”?2017-11-07T19:58:25-05:00

Under-trained or inexperienced physicians can leave a patient with a “blank” and “expressionless” appearance. Only by careful analysis can a specifically trained physician determine how much Botox will give you the results you want without overdoing the procedure. The ideal result is youthful and fresh while still allowing natural expressions.

Our physicians will ask you to frown, squint, smile, and even contort your face to determine your individual muscle intensity. This is important in determining both treatment placement and dosage. You will never be rushed through your appointment.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

I have already recommended Dr Raman to a friend. The timeliness getting an appointment, the Covid safe setting, the efficiency of the staff along with the expertise of the doctor are reasons I will return and refer.

M. H.

I had a recurring dermatological condition for several and a series of dermatologists as a result. And yet until I met Dr. Wright, my condition remained undiagnosed and it turned out to be potentially life-threatening. I am so fortunate to have found him and I would not go to anyone else and recommend him often.

D. B.

Timely, professional, thorough and took the time to explain the procedure being done and options for upcoming needed procedure. Steps were taken to protect employees and patients against Covid challenges. I had basil cell removed three times and in different states. This office is the best hands down.

S. J.

This office is very clean, professional and I never have to wait excessive time for my appointment. Dr. Rahman is so thorough and caring and kind. I have had Mohs surgery with Dr. Wright on my face and you cannot even see where the scar is. This is the place to go for your dermatology needs.

C. P.

I’ll be 77 years old in a month and this was my first real skin check-up. I sort of had one a few years ago at a different place but was turned off by their emphasis on selling cosmetic treatments when I wanted to know about skin disease. Dr. Bakke and his assistant seemed to give me a thorough check, burned off some spots, took.a few biopsies, and I was good to go.

R. G.

Everyone is so nice and friendly…the office staff is caring, professional and an asset to your institution. Even though I’ve been going to your office for a few years this is the first time I saw Kegan Reilly. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. He explained everything to me in detail and made me very comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs to see a dermatologist. He is definitely an exceptional medical provider.

D. S.

I will be forever grateful to Dr. Anderson for her careful skin exam and detection of the start of a melanoma on my arm. She is pleasant, professional, and kind– everything you would want in a dermatologist.

E. T.

Dr. Anderson and her staff are excellent. I have been a client for several years. I have received the best care. Dr. Anderson is excellent in discovering and treating. problems. Dr. Anderson listens and is honest.

M. J.

The whole experience was a positive one… getting an appointment to see someone relatively soon, receiving several reminders, the (covid) health protections at the office, and the very pleasant and knowledgeable care of Lindsey Best FNP, at my appointment.

P. P.

Sent email & text to inform of arrival procedures, took proper covid-19 protocol to ensure my safety and that of staff and other patients. Doctor and nurse took time to explain what would happen during visit and answered all questions. Explained proper home care of procedure site, made sure I knew how and informed to call office if any problems or questions. Everyone was very helpful, friendly and professional.

D. C.

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