By Best Self staffer: Candace Bivins
The Babytox Mega Glow Facial is an exclusive procedure performed by Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D. at Atlanta Face & Body Center. This is the first and only plastic surgery practice in Atlanta that performs this Babytox and microfiller injection technique. The innovative treatment reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and oily skin.
My aesthetic nurse, Samantha Sheperd, R.N., specializes in microinjections and uses gold microneedles thinner than a strand of human hair to infuse moisturizers, neurotoxins, serums and vitamins directly into a person’s skin. This will cause sweat glands, as well as sebaceous glands, to shrink and close; visibly reducing pore size and acne. And since microinjections don’t target the muscles, you will not lose facial movement or look frozen. Instead, microinjections work underneath the surface of the skin to fill out lines and wrinkles.
To get ready for the treatment, I washed my face and a numbing cream was applied all over it. From there, Dr. Whitaker let the cream absorb into my skin for about 20 minutes. It was definitely numb after that. Samantha Shepard, R.N., and Dr. Whitaker were extremely thorough in explaining the entire procedure.
As for the suite that I was in, it was very clean and comfortable. Using a sterile canister, Dr. Whitaker administered the customized Babytox serum all over my face and neck. It created some redness in the skin at first, but overall, there was no pain and virtually no downtime.
The result left my face with a beautiful glow. My skin felt very hydrated. I could see and feel a big difference in my skin afterward—it felt healthy and vibrant. Dr. Whitaker said that the results would get better over the next several weeks. If you’re considering having Babytox, a series of treatments is ideal if it’s spaced about one month apart. Each treatment can last from three to four months.
Details: 678.888.3223 (FACE). 3200 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30339. atlantafaceandbody.com
As with any skin care regimen, consistency is the key to overall good results. A consistent daily regimen of cleansing, moisturizing and protection against the sun is a must. Also, don’t forget to get your skin screened in support of good health and skin cancer awareness month.