Botox® Cosmetic

BOTOX® with Dr. Walter Erhardt in Albany, Georgia

The first signs of aging often appear as fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes or the forehead. These lines or wrinkles are caused by repeated contraction of these muscles during facial expressions. Genetics, age, and sun exposure can also contribute to more prominent wrinkling.

If you want to improve the appearance of these fine lines or wrinkles, Botox® Cosmetic with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Walter Erhardt is a great choice, especially if you are seeking a safe, non-invasive alternative to more drastic surgical procedures.

Benefits of Botox®

  • Botox can be used to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, reduce forehead creases, and eliminate crow's feet.
  • It's a quick procedure that requires zero downtime.
  • If you're hesitant about going under the knife, Botox is a great way to delay the need for more invasive plastic surgery.

Ideal candidates for Botox are people between the ages of 18-65 who wish to eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their face without surgery. Botox has also been approved to treat a variety of other medical conditions. During your consultation, Dr. Erhardt will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Botox.

Before and After Botox


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Over the past several years, Botox has become a popular anti-aging procedure for both men and women. It's a discreet, non-invasive way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The most effective areas for Botox include furrows on the forehead and crow's feet. Other areas such as neck banding may also be corrected with Botox.

How Botox® Cosmetic Works


Botox® has been used in cosmetic treatments for over 10 years. It was first approved by the FDA on April 15, 2002. Botulinum Toxin, the active ingredient, was first discovered in the 1820s by a German doctor named Justinus Kerner.

Before Botox: Prior to treatment, you will have the opportunity to discuss Botox treatments, as well as your medical history in detail with Dr. Erhardt. If you have many questions, it may be helpful to make a list before you come in. Following your consultation, you have the option of choosing to have Botox treatments the same day.

Treatment: Prior to treatment, Dr. Erhardt will examine your face while you make certain facial expressions. He will then determine the location and amount of Botox necessary. Using a fine needle, he will inject Botox beneath the surface of your skin. Treatment can be completed in as little as 15 minutes and does not require anesthesia.

After treatment: The injections sites may appear slightly red or swollen for about 30 minutes. You should avoid touching the treatment area for at least an hour. Botox treatments do not require any downtime and you can resume your normal activities right away.

Expected Results: Your results will gradually develop over the next few days. It may take up to 14 days before final results are achieved. It is important to remember that the anti-aging benefits of Botox are only temporary. Your final results can last for up to four months. Regularly scheduled treatments will be necessary to achieve long-lasting results.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Erhardt

If you're ready to learn more about Botox in Albany, call 229-432-9325 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Erhardt. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 506 Fourth Avenue, Albany, GA 31701.