Botulinum Treatments

Botulinum Treatments Services Offered In Alpharetta, GA

About Botulinum Treatments

If oral medications aren’t relieving symptoms of chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, or spastic hemiplegia, you may be a candidate for botulinum treatments. At Greene Neurological and Medical Consulting in Alpharetta, Georgia, customized botulinum treatment plans are available to treat a range of underlying medical conditions. Board-certified neurologist Dr. Tamara Greene also provides botulinum toxin injections as a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for frown lines and crow’s feet. Call the office to schedule a consultation for botulinum treatments or request an appointment online today.

Botulinum Treatments Q & A

What are botulinum treatments?

Botulinum toxin injections are a therapeutic treatment for conditions like chronic migraine headaches, cervical dystonia, and spastic hemiplegia that result from muscle or nerve dysfunction. Botulinum treatments are also beneficial as an aesthetic treatment to address age-related skin issues like frown lines across the brow and crow’s feet around the eyes. These conditions develop after years of squinting, frowning, and other repetitive muscle movements. Greene Neurological and Medical Consulting offers customized botulinum treatments for adults. Dr. Greene is a board-certified neurologist who personally performs each injection to ensure your safety and optimize your treatment outcomes. She may use purified toxins available under several brand names, such as Botox®, Dysport ®, and Xeomin®.

How do botulinum treatments work?

Botulinum toxin comes from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and works by paralyzing or weakening contracted muscles that contribute to certain neurological conditions. Greene Neurological and Medical Consulting uses a purified form of the toxin to treat both medical and cosmetic issues. You may be a candidate for botulinum toxin treatments if you have:

  • Chronic migraine headaches
  • Spastic hemiplegia
  • Severe muscle contractions in the neck and shoulders (cervical dystonia)

  • In cosmetic treatments, botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles in the face and scalp that contribute to deep-set wrinkles across the brow and crow’s feet around the eyes. As muscles relax, skin in the treatment area smooths out, giving a more youthful, alert appearance.

    How long do the results of botulinum treatments last?

    Botulinum treatment results vary from person to person based on the condition you’re treating. During your consultation, Dr. Greene discusses what kind of results you can expect if you’re using botulinum to treat any of those medical conditions. Cosmetic injections typically provide results that last three to six months before you need maintenance injections to keep your skin smooth. Your provider can recommend how often you should schedule additional botulinum treatments based on your age, skin health, and aesthetic goals.