Many 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 were younger, the skin was soft and elastic and easily bounced back when folded by the muscles. As we get older, the skin loses its ability to bounce back and the lines remain even when the muscle is relaxed.
This is where Botox Cosmetic comes in. Botox relaxes the muscles that are causing the wrinkles. Some muscles we are trying to totally relax and some just a little. In younger people, Botox injections act as a prevention against formation of these wrinkles. As we get older, Botox Cosmetic will soften or erase the wrinkles we already have and prevent them from getting 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.
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 and 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 Botox side effects are due to the injection and can include bruising. We do everything to avoid this, but sometimes it happens. Rarely, the Botox can drift from the injection site and can 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 facial rejuvenation using BOTOX and Juvederm injections as well as complementary procedures. 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 distinctions program which offers discounts, special offers, and access to exclusive events as well as single treatments. Beleza saves you even more with Botox Tuesdays, Dr Broder’s Essential Packages and the Beleza Babe VIP Program.