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Botox Austin: Top Questions & Answers

Botox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002.  Since then, tens of millions of patients have been successfully treated with Botox Cosmetic.  Beleza Medspa has been providing Botox for Round Rock, Cedar Park, Killeen and Austin patients since 2007.  Of the tens of thousands of patients we have treated with Botox, we have assembled some of their most common questions and answers about Botox facts: What is the Botox Meaning What is Botox Cosmetic How long Does Botox Last What areas of the face can be treated with Botox How much Botox do I need Do you Have Botox Before and After What are Botox Prices What are other Botox Uses What are some Botox Side Effects How do I Find Botox Near Me Botox Facts Explained: What is the Botox Meaning? Botox is a brand name from the company Allergan and is derived from the bacteria clostridium botulinim.  It is this bacteria that produces the protein that interrupts nerve transmission to muscles. What is Botox Cosmetic? Botox cosmetic is a purified protein that is used to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  Botox cosmetic is injected directly into specific facial muscles to relax them, and reduce and prevent facial wrinkles. How Long Does Botox Last? Botox injections will produce some effects in 1-2 days and full effect may take 1-2 weeks.  The effect of Botox Cosmetic will usually last 3-4 months.  If Botox injections are repeated before the effects completely wears off, the Botox effect may last even longer. What areas of the Face can be Treated with Botox? Botox can be used to relax many facial muscles producing wrinkles including frown lines, forehead lines, crows feet, bunny scrunch, lipstick lines and chin dimpling.  Botox can also be used to produce a brow lift and a lip flip. How much Botox do I need? The number of units of Botox needed to relax the facial muscles, depends on many factors.  This includes the area to be treated, if you have had Botox before, the desired effect and the gender (men usually need more Botox). Do you have Botox Before and After Pictures? Check out our Botox Before and After photos here. What are Botox Prices? Beleza Medspa prices its Botox by the unit.  There are generally accepted numbers of units of Botox needed to produce an effect.  With this Botox Cost, you know exactly how much Botox you are getting.  Some practices price Botox by the area, which leaves you in the dark about the amount of Botox you are receiving. What are other Botox Uses? Beside cosmetic purposes, Botox injections have been used to treat TMJ pain, hyperhidrosis and migraines. What are some Botox Side Effects? When injected properly, After Botox injections may produce some temporary redness and swelling, but are usually side effect free.  Sometimes, the Botox can drift from where it was injected and effect other areas causing some temporary drooping. How do I find Botox Near Me? Beleza Medspa has been injecting Botox since 2007 and is one of the largest providers of Botox and Juvederm in the Austin area.  All of our offices are staffed by highly trained and experienced injectors who are available for free consultations.  …

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Botox for Migraines

Botox Migraines Botox Cosmetic has been successfully used for more than 10 years to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  In 2010, the FDA approved Botox as a preventative treatment for patients with chronic migraine headaches.  Chronic migraine patients are those who experience headaches more than 15 days a month and lasting for more than 4 hours.  Botox does not cure migraine headaches but decreases their frequency. How does Botox work? Botox is a purified protein that is used to relax muscles.  The Botox blocks nerve impulses to muscles so they cannot contract.  It is a temporary effect that lasts 3-4 months and eventually wears off.  This is the same Botox used for cosmetic reasons. How does Botox help migraines? It is really not known how Botox helps to prevent migraine headaches.  It is possible that relaxing certain muscles prevents the triggering of migraines.  It is also possible that Botox blocks the transmission of nerve impulses that directly cause the migraine headaches. How is Botox used to prevent migraines? Botox is injected using very small needle during an office visit.  The skin is prepped with alcohol before each injection.  There are a total of 31 Botox injections in 7 sites scattered around the head and neck.  These include the forehead, temples, and the back of neck and head as well as the shoulders.  A total of 155 units of Botox is injected.  A typical session should take 15-20 minutes. When will I see effects from the Botox? It is possible to see effects as early as 2 weeks after being injected.  However most patients will require 2-3 treatment sessions spaced 12 weeks apart to determine if the Botox is effective. What are the side effects of Botox injections for migraines? Botox has a remarkable safety record.  The most common side effects are neck pain and headache which usually resolve on their own. How do I get Botox for Migraines? Call or email us for a free consultation.…

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