Most of the wrinkles and lines on our faces are due to the repeated movements of the muscles of facial expression under the skin. When we are younger, the skin is soft and elastic and easily bounces back when folded by the muscles. As we get older the skin loses its ability to bounce back and the lines are there even when the muscle is relaxed.
This is where Botox Cosmetic comes in. Botox relaxes these muscles that are causing the wrinkles. Some of them we are trying to totally relax and some just a little. In younger people, Botox injections act as a prevention against these wrinkles. As we get older, Botox Cosmetic will soften or erase the wrinkles we already have and prevent them form hetting worse.
Very simple! We apply some alcohol to your skin and then use a tiny needle (used for insulin injections) to inject the Botox. It takes less than 15 minutes, pain is minimal, and you are on your way.
Some patients will see some results within a few days from the treatment. But it may take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect. This varies from person to person and whether you have recently had Botox injections before.
Most patients will see results for 3-4 months, some less and some more. Getting more Botox before the effect totally wears off, can gradually extend its duration.
Obviously you should not get Botox if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, breastfeeding of if you are allergic to it. Some other conditions that preclude its use include ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
Botox has been injected tens of millions of times for more than 10 years. It has a remarkable safety record. The most common side effects are due to the injection and can include bruising. We do everything to try to avoid this, but sometimes it happens. Sometimes the Botox can drift from the injection site and cause unintended muscles to relax. This is pretty rare and the good thing is that there are no permanent effects and everything eventually returns to normal.
At Beleza Medspa, we specialize in non-surgical brow lifts using BOTOX® and Dysport injections. Dr. Broder and his staff are also trained in the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and TMJ pain using BOTOX®. Beleza Medspa in Austin and Round Rock can also offer you the BOTOX® Brilliant Distictions program which offers discounts, special offers, and access to exclusive events as well as single treatments.