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Botox Brow Lift

What is the Botox Brow Lift?The position of the eyebrows are critical to how are faces are perceived by others. “A younger brow has a lower central brow (near your nose), the arch is lateral (at the edge of your pupil), and the tail is elevated. An older brow has less of an arch and tends to be straighter and less curved throughout,”explains NYC-based plastic surgeon Dr. Melissa Doft.  As we age, the lateral or tail-end of the brow tends to droop making the face appear older.  The Botox Brow Lift can change this.A surgical brow lift aims to lift the brow, opening the eye and giving a more youthful appearance.  Non surgically, Botox injections can be used to produce the same effect without the expense, downtime and risks of surgery.  Specifically, Botox can be carefully placed to relax some of the muscles of the forehead that depress the brow.  This allows the muscles that elevate the brow to produce a brow lift.The great thing about the Botox Brow Lift is that it is very easy to perform, has no downtime and it will go away if you don’t like it.  It is even adjustable if you get too much lift or arching of your eyebrow!Botox Brow Lift Before and AfterThe effects of Botox on the forehead and brow are very pleasing.  There should be a relaxation of the forehead lines or wrinkles and a slight arching of the tail-end of the brow, producing an opened, youthful eye.Botox Brow Lift UnitsSo how many units of Botox does it take to produce a brow lift?  The great thing, is not many.  To relax the frown lines it may require 20-25 units and to relax the forehead it may take 10-15 units.Botox Brow Lift CostAs not may units of Botox are required for the brow lift, the cost is not excessive.  A typical Botox Brow Lift Cost can run from $300-$400, but is different for every individual.How Long Does a Botox Brow Lift Last?The typical effects of Botox will last 3 -4 months.  If the Botox injections are repeated before the full effect goes away, sometimes the results can last longer.Botox Brow Lift Near MeBeleza Medspa offers trained and experienced Botox injectors at all of its locations in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Killeen Texas.  Contacts us now for your free Botox Brow Lift consultation!          …

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Dispelling Botox Myths

Botox Cosmetic has been around for more than 10 years now and has been injected hundreds of millions of times.  It has an unparalleled safety record.  Most people are pretty familiar with it and what it does.  However, there are still many myths about Botox.  Let’s look at some Botox myths:Botox Works ImmediatelySome patients will see effects from their Botox in 1-2 days, but most patients require 1-2 weeks for full effect.  Nobody will see an immediate result from Botox injections.Botox Fills WrinklesBotox relaxes the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  Dermal fillers like Juvederm are needed in conjunction with Botox to fill wrinkles.  When used together, Botox and Juvederm can completely erase many lines and wrinkles.Botox is all I NeedBotox is just one component of facial rejuvenation which also includes volume replacement with dermal fillers and collagen stimulation with microneedling, laser resurfacing, and products like retin-a.  Using Botox alone will leave you with less than optimal results.Botox is not for MenBotox works great in both men and women.  Men get the same wrinkles as women and greatly benefit from Botox injections.  Men tend to have bigger and stronger facial muscles, and usually require more units of Botox.Some Practices Dilute BotoxBotox is supplied by its manufacturer as a freeze dried protein.  Everyone must mix the Botox with saline (salt water) to make it possible to inject it.  When Botox is sold by the unit, you are assured of knowing exactly how much Botox you are getting.Botox is a PoisonBotox is a purified protein derived from the botulinim toxin and is not a poison.  When injected properly, Botox Cosmetic is very safe.Botox is Too ExpensiveWhen you look at the effects of Botox in reducing and prevent facial wrinkles and lines, Botox is a wise investment compared to many other less effective procedures and products.Athletic People need more BotoxThe amount of Botox needed depends on your facial muscles and several other factors.  Your level of physical activity usually doesn’t affect the amount of Botox needed.I only need Botox once in a While.The good and bad thing about Botox is that it will only last 3-4 months in most patients.  To keep up the effects, maintenance Botox injections are necessary.   …

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Botox Lip Flip Austin

What is the Botox Lip Flip?So, you’re thinking about getting your lips done, but you are held up by two things: 1.) Cost, 2.) You’re scared they’ll be too big or look ‘ducky’. We get it. We hear it every single day. The cost of Juvederm in the lips can run from $495 – $595, which can be costly for some people. Of course at Beleza, we would never make your lips look ‘ducky’ or too big, but if you’re looking for a less-stressful alternative to getting that perfect pout, try the Botox Lip Flip!In a nutshell, to achieve the perfect Botox Lip Flip, Botox is strategically injected into the superficial layers of the orbicularis oris (muscles around the mouth, see photo) to relax the muscle fibers just enough to flip the lip outward without losing the function of the muscle. Botox around lips also treats lip lines, aka “smoker line”.How long does the Botox Lip Flip take?Less than a minute! The Botox Lip Flip is an insanely fast procedure, but don’t think you can go just anywhere to have this done.  The Botox Lip Flip is a complicated procedure and must be done properly by a professional Botox provider who has extensive experience in administering this procedure. Care must be taken to use enough Botox to see an effect, but not too much to affect the ability to use a straw.How much does the Botox Lip Flip Cost?We have seen patients need 2-4 units for the Botox Lip Flip, and we have seen patients need up to 6 units. Beleza charges $12/unit, so it will depend how many units the provider recommends. Typically, only 1-2 units of Botox is needed in each lip line. Say you need $6 units, your cost would be only $72! If you are a Beleza VIP member, it would be even lower! Platinum Members receive Botox for $10.50/unit, so it would cost $63 if you are Platinum Member receiving $6 units. To learn more about our Beleza Babe VIP program, click here. And, don’t forget you will earn those valuable Brilliant Distinctions points with all of your Botox purchases!How long does the Botox Lip Flip last?The ONLY catch with the Botox Lip Flip is how long it lasts. Typically, Botox in the lips only lasts about 6-8 weeks, but for the cost, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth and LOVE your pout. One good thing about Botox in the lips is that you typically don’t have to wait the full 7 days to see results, the lip flips right away (results can vary). While Botox in other areas of the face lasts 3-4 month, it also can take up to 14 days to kick in. Botox Lip Flip usually hits right away.Where can I get the Botox Lip Flip?With Beleza, of course! Our medical professionals are highly experienced in administering Botox and can answer any questions you may have about the process. As an added convenience to our patients, Beleza has Botox injectors at all four locations making it easy on your commute to try out the Botox Lip Flip. Call or email us to book your FREE consultation today: info@belezamedicalspa.com or 1.800.509.9785.At Beleza MedSpa, we pride ourself on having the top injectors in Austin (maybe even Texas!). As a Top 25 Allergan Aesthetic Practice in the country, (AKA Black Diamond Practice), all Beleza MedSpa injectors receive the highest level of training from Allergan directly. When it comes to lips, well, our injectors take it to a new level.…

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How many units of Botox is normal?

Botox Meaning: Botox is a purified protein that has been used for cosmetic purposes for more than 10 years now.  It is injected into the muscles of facial expression to prevent and soften wrinkles and lines.  It is also used to alter the shape of the face such as lifting the brow or making the lips poutier.  It is very safe and relatively painless to inject.  Botox side effects are very rare.  It takes 1-2 days to see some effect and up to 2 weeks for full effect.  When injected properly in the right amounts, the effects of Botox can last 3-4 months.How many units of Botox is normal? The amount of Botox used is measured in Botox Units.  Each vial of Botox comes with 100 units of Botox.  Generalized amounts of Botox required for different facial areas has been determined.  For example: Botox  for frown lines usually needs 25 units, Botox Forehead 10-15 units, Botox eyes 10-15 units per side and Botox lips 2-6 units.  These units of Botox vary from person to person.  So these numbers would be considered the units of botox that are considered normal.  However, what is normal for one person may not work in another.Some patients have larger facial muscles than others and will require more Botox to get the same effect and longevity of results.  Men tend to have larger and stronger facial muscles than women and almost always require more Botox.  Some patients will metabolize their Botox faster than others and will require more Botox units.  Some patients are very sensitive to Botox and will require fewer Botox units for the same desired effect.  The right amount of Botox for you takes some trial and error between you and your injector. How many units of Botox in a syringe? Botox comes as a freeze dried protein that is reconstituted with saline.  The Botox is then drawn up into syringes for injection.  The syringes may contain any number of units of Botox depending on how the Botox was diluted.  It is best to purchase Botox by the units and not by the syringe.  It is the number of units that gives you the results and not the syringe.  There is no way to tell how many units of Botox you are getting when you purchase a syringe. Best place to get Botox in Austin. When looking for Botox in Austin there are several factors you should consider.  These include experienced and well-trained injectors, Botox price, convenience and availability of other facial rejuvenation procedure.  Beleza Medspa has been injecting Botox for more than 10 years and is one of the highest volume Botox injectors in Texas.  Our Botox injectors are well-trained and experienced in all aspects of Botox use.  Beleza offers low Botox prices as well as Botox Austin Specials.  Botox is just one aspect of facial rejuvenation.  Volume replacement with dermal fillers like Juvederm, skin resurfacing with fractionated CO2 lasers, collagen stimulation with microneedling and skin exfoliation with hydrafacials are some of the other important facial rejuvenation procedures.  Beleza Medspa offers all of these and our injectors are skilled at combining them for the best effects.  Make your free facial rejuvenation consultation now.…

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Best Botox Near Me @Beleza Medspa

Looking for Botox Near me?Beleza Medspa specializes in patients looking for Botox Near Me.  We are all about making your Botox injections convenient as well as rewarding.  We know better than anyone how busy you are.  Work, school, grocery shopping, kids, social events, etc., take up most of your time.  When you need Botox Near Me, you want it quick and easy.  No drama, no fuss and no hassle.  We have been injecting Botox and Juvederm for more than 10 years and are experts at getting you the Botox results you want. Best Botox Near Me: What to look for. When looking for the best Botox near me, there are several considerations.  Of course there are things like distance, availability and pricing.  But even more important are other factors like the training & experience of your injectors, availability of other facial rejuvenation procedures and if the practice values your business.Beleza Medspa offers well-trained and physician supervised injectors at all of its office.  Beleza Medspa is a very high volume Allergan Botox Cosmetic practice and as a result, its injectors have tons of experience.  Plus Beleza injectors continually receive advanced Botox training.  Botox is just one part of the facial rejuvenation puzzle.  Collagen stimulation and skin surface repair with laser resurfacing, microneedling and Hydrafacials, and volume replacement with a dermal filler like Juvederm and fat transfer, are just as important.  Beleza Medspa also makes your Botox injections affordable with Brilliant Distinctions, Beleza Babe VIP Membership and the Fresh Skin Club. Botox Round Rock Our beautiful Beleza Medspa Round Rock office is conveniently located off of RM 620 behind Round Rock Medical Center.  We have been providing Botox and Juvederm to Round Rock Residents for more than 10 years.  Stop by for your Botox and Juvederm injections, Skinmedica products, microneedling, IPL photofacials, Time Machine procedure and more! Botox Austin Many Austin residents stop by our downtown office with free parking off of S 1st street.  Our expert injectors can get you Botox and Juvederm injections quickly and safely.  We are also experts at lip injections and Kybella. Botox Cedar Park Our flagship office in Cedar Park contains our AAAHC accredited surgical suite as well as a full-service medspa.  Besides Cosmetic Surgery procedures like Smartlipo Laser Liposuction and fat transfer, we offer experienced Botox and Juvederm injectors.  Learn about laser resurfacing, chin liposuction and facial fat transfer too. Botox Killeen Our newest office in Killeen offers one stop medspa services to our loyal Killeen and Harker Heights patients.  Botox and Juvederm, Skinmedica, IPL photofacials, microneedling and coolsculpting are all readily available. Botox Near Me is Easy at Beleza Medspa. As you can see, we make it easy and convenient for you to get Botox and Juvederm injections all over central Texas.  No matter which office you choose, you will find trained and experienced injectors.  We want to be your medical aesthetics provider and offer all the complementary services and products to make your results better and to make them last.  We also value your business and offer rewards, specials, and deals to reward your loyalty.  Make your free consultation today! Best place to get Botox in Austin. Beleza Medspa is one of the places to get the Best Botox in Austin with experienced and highly skilled injectors.  As one of the highest volume practices in the United States we can offer you many Botox Austin Specials.  They include Botox Tuesdays, Beleza Babe VIP program and Brilliant Distinctions.  Some of the Best Botox Prices in Austin!…

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Botox Injections

Looking for Botox Injections in Austin TX? There are many things to consider when you are looking for Botox injections in Austin.  There are many choices including med spas, dermatologists and plastic surgeons.  Some things to keep in mind include Botox cost, Botox side effects and safety and Botox alternatives.Botox Injections. Botox cosmetic is a purified protein that has been injected for more than 10 years to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  The Botox is carefully injected using very small needles during a 15 minute office visit.  There is now downtime and you can return to normal activities immediately.  Genuine Botox Cosmetic only comes from Allergan in the U.S.  It’s important that the Botox practice is certified by Allergan and not using black market and illegal Botox. Botox Side Effects & Safety Botox has a remarkable safety record.  If injected by well-trained and experienced injectors, Botox side effects are extremely rare.  Common side effects are due to the needle itself to include occasional bruising and swelling. Botox Injections Cost. When looking for Botox injections, shop around for the Botox cost by price per unit.  This allows you to make direct comparisons and ensures you are getting the amount of Botox you paid for.  Do not buy Botox by the area or the volume.  How much does Botox cost? Botox Alternatives. There are several other neurotoxins on the market that work similar to Botox.  Dysport is the most popular one.   However, none of the Botox alternatives rival Botox Cosmetic for safety, price or effectiveness. Botox vs Dysport Botox Injections at Beleza Medspa Dr Lawrence Broder MD has been injection Botox Cosmetic for more than 9 years.  He personally selects, trains and supervises his staff of expert injectors.  Beleza Medspa has multiple locations to make getting your Botox injections more convenient.  Beleza offers many Botox specials to include Dr Broder’s Essential packages and the Beleza Babe VIP club.  Beleza also participates in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program to save you even more.  Beleza is a very high volume practice achieving Black Diamond status.  Beleza offers many other procedures to enhance your Botox injections to include Juvederm injections, microneedling, hydrafacials, laser resurfacing, IPL photofacials and Skinmedica skin care products. How much Botox do I need? How long does Botox last? Best Botox in Austin?…

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How Much Botox Do I Need?

How much Botox is needed? Patients frequently ask us this question.  There is no set amount of Botox Injections that is right for everyone.  Differences between gender, size of facial muscles, metabolism of Botox, frequency of repeat injections and desired cosmetic effect, alter the amount of Botox needed for each individual.  Generally accepted guidelines have been published that list amount of Botox in units to treat the most common areas.  Most Botox providers use this as a starting point and customize the treatment plan for each patient.How much Botox do I need for my frown lines? The frown muscles (11s) are some of the strongest in many patient’s faces as some use them more than others!  Typically at least 20 units of Botox is required but is may take 30 units to get good relaxation.  Men have bigger frown muscles and usually require more than 30 units.How much Botox do I need for my forehead? The forehead muscle is broad and thin.  Multiple, small Botox injections are required to relax the forehead.  Usually this requires 10-15 units of Botox.  In women the injections should be centered between the pupils which produces a brow lifting effect.How much Botox do I need for my crows feet? The circular muscles around the eyes produce the crows feet wrinkles.  They are usually visible when smiling or squinting.  Several small injections of 10-15 units of Botox per eyes will relax the muscles and reduce the wrinkles.How Does Botox Work? Botox is a purified protein that we use to relax the muscles of facial expression.  It affects the nerves that supply the muscle and temporarily blocks them.  Botox is measured in units.  These units are measured on their ability to block these nerves.  The good and bad thing about Botox is that these nerves repair themselves after 3-4 months and the muscles return to normal. Botox and Gender Men have bigger muscles than woman.  This applies to facial muscles too.  As a result, men require more Botox per area than an average female. Size of Facial Muscles Some people just use certain facial muscles more than others.  Some of us are frowners and we develop bigger frown muscles.  Some of us are big smilers or squinters and we develop bigger muscles around our eyes.  Some of us purse our lips a lot and develop bigger muscles around our mouth. Since Botox works to relax these muscles, bigger muscles will require more Botox. How long does Botox last? Once injected, the effect of Botox typically lasts 3-4 months in most people.  However, there are a few where Botox will only last 2 months or sometimes more than 6 months.  We cannot predict who will metabolize their Botox faster or slower than average. Frequency of Repeat Botox Injections Our advice to most of our patients is to repeat your Botox when 50% of the muscle action returns.  We find that when this advice is followed, the length between Botox Injections can be increased.  This is because the muscle is kept in a weakened state and doesn’t have a chance to recover.   If the Botox effect is completely allowed to wear off, most patients start from square one. So How Much Botox Do I Need: Desired Cosmetic Effect. Our goal for most patients is to obtain a natural look with Botox injections.   We want our patients to look rested, fresher and younger without a frozen appearance.  Some patients want to have a more dramatic look and this naturally requires more Botox.How Long Does Botox Last?Find out more about Botox Injections at Beleza Medspa Here.…

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Botox: More Popular than Ever!Consistent with a recent Reuter’s report, Botox has been on a steady climb, overtaking breast augmentation as the most popular cosmetic procedure to date. So what can be accredited to the rising demand of Botox?  What are some Botox Uses?These factors may play a role:Botox Is Affordable – there are several payment options available, and patients are able to schedule treatments at times that are convenient to them. Non-Surgical – Botox is considered to be a non-invasive method of treating or preventing the signs of aging. Botox Has Little Downtime – many people schedule Botox injections, and then return to work the very same day. The results are furthermore inconspicuous, so no one has to know that you’ve undergone treatment – as is the case with a facial lift for instance.Considerations When Getting Botox:The treatment needs to be reoccurring in order to maintain the effects of soft, smooth skin. The doctor will recommend the best times between each session – for a natural appearance.  How long does Botox Last?Botox is recommended no more than once or twice a year, but depending on the client’s appearance, these doses can be increased – with the green light from a medical professional. Botox and your expressionBotox uses a purified protein, which is technically a neurotoxin. Its effects include stopping muscle contractions, while simultaneously softening fine lines and wrinkles. Clients are able to see dramatic results, and restore how they once were in their youth. Today, even younger adults are opting for Botox – to prevent wrinkles and aging before it happens. It’s one of the quintessential fountains of youth.The doctor may use different amounts of Botox based on the patient’s response to treatment.How many units of Botox do I need?Health Impacts of Botox Uses:Botox treatments are also widely used for health issues like headaches, given that nerve tissues are located in the facial area, and these send signals that cause migraines. Botox can furthermore be used to treat jaw pain, sweating in the underarms and even depression – in some cases.Other uses for Botox include stopping or minimizing muscle spasms, as well as the teeth grinding habit that’s medically known as bruxism.It’s important to go over all the details with your doctor to grasp what to expect in terms of recovery and cost.Today, Botox is no longer a hidden agenda – as individuals are scheduling it as routinely as a dentist’s visit. …

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Using Botox to Treat Excessive Sweating

Excessive Sweating: HyperhidrosisOur bodies sweat to keep itself cool. Exercise, physical or emotional stress, and nervousness often cause us to sweat. However, many people suffer from excessive sweating in their underarms, hands or feet. This is a conditional known as hyperhidrosis.People who suffer from hyperhidrosis often feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, may have to refrain from wearing certain types of clothing, or may even wear additional clothing to cover up the sweating. This excessive type of sweating cannot be treated or controlled with regular antiperspirants.People suffering from excessive sweating can be treated with botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as Botox.How Does Botox for Hyperhidrosis Work?Botox injections will in effect block the signals from the nerves to the sweat glands. Since the glands are not receiving chemical stimulation, they will cease producing sweat.The sweat is not actually backed up, nor does it go to other areas of the body, it simply is not being produced. It should be noted that other areas of the body will continue to sweat normally to provide the necessary cooling functions.The Botox Treatment ProcedureA small amount of Botox is injected into the treatment areas — just under the skin — using a very fine needle. On average, a patient will receive about 15 injections, and the entire procedure lasts only 10 to 15 minutes. Most people will not require any type of anesthesia, and there is little to no downtime after the procedure.After the Botox TreatmentPatients will experience a significant reduction in the amount of sweat being produced in about four weeks after the first treatment. The treatments last about six months. Botox does not actually cure this condition; therefore, the symptoms will gradually reoccur. At this time, your body is telling you that it may be time for subsequent Botox treatments.The possible Botox Side Effects include injection site pain or discomfort, headache, dry mouth or vision problems. Other side effects may include allergic reactions resulting in asthma symptoms, dizziness or itching. Should you feel any of these side effects that do not subside quickly, you are advised to contact your doctor.Is Botox Right for You?If you are considering Botox to treat your excessive sweating, consult with a reputable specialist to discuss whether you are a good candidate. During this consultation, you should tell your physician about any medical conditions that could affect the Botox procedure including allergies to botulinum toxin, nerve or muscle disease, or any schedule surgeries or medical procedures.How many units of Botox do I need?…

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Botox for Crow’s Feet

Does Botox work on crows feet? Do you struggle with lateral canthal lines, or crow’s feet around your eyes? If so, Botox for Crow’s Feet  may be a great solution for your concerns. Beleza has always offered Botox treatments for crow’s feet, but this application of Botox was recently approved by the FDA, meaning it is no longer an off-label use of the drug.Botox for crow’s feet is injected directly into the muscle around the eyes that causes the scrunching at the outer corners that ages our faces and causes us to look tired. Botox works to prevent those muscles from contracting, meaning that the lines caused by those muscles will not appear for 3 – 4 months after a Botox treatment. Regular use of Botox can extend the drugs’ period of efficacy.In many cases, the number of units of Botox needed to address a particular issue varies from patient to patient based on the depth of the wrinkle, the strength of the muscle and how regularly Botox is applied.How long does botox take to work around the eyes As a general rule, and as approved by the FDA, Botox for crow’s feet can be expected to require 15 – 20 units per eye. If you’ve never had Botox before, it’s a great idea to come in for a free consultation to determine your ideal number of units and a final cost.  Botox for Crow’s Feet takes 1-2 days to see some effect and up to 2 weeks to see full effect.There are still many areas of the face and neck that Botox can be used off-label. Off-label uses are completely safe if administered in normal doses and by an experienced professional injector. Beleza uses Botox in the neck to diminish lateral lines, at the arch in the brow to lessen appearance of heavy eyelids, and above the lip to enhance the “pout” of the upper lip.Botox for crow’s feet is a long used off-label application and we expect that many more applications for Botox will be FDA approved in upcoming years. Botox is one of the most versatile drugs available in the aesthetic market and is even used to treat non-aesthetic needs like headaches, joint pain and anxiety.Botox for crow’s feet is an ideal treatment for anyone with concerns about the aging of the eye area, and as always, it is an extremely safe way to use Botox. But, with the new FDA approval of Botox for crow’s feet, patients can be even more sure of the drug’s safety and efficacy in the trouble area around the eyes. Botox crows feet cost Botox for crow’s feet may need anywhere from 10-15 units of Botox per eye.  So the Botox cost will be anywhere from $240-$360.  You can get much lower Botox prices with our Beleza VIP program and Brilliant Distinctions.…

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