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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 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: 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 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, Botox injections may produce some temporary redness and swelling, but are 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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What happens after Botox injections? Immediately after Botox injections, you may leave the office with a few bumps. These bumps consist of the botox that was injected either under the skin or in the muscle.  No need to worry as they will resolve on their own in 5-10 minutes.   You do not need to rub them or do any facial exercises to help them resolve.  Just give them time and they will slowly vanish! Once the bumps resolve, the only other thing to look for after botox is an occasional bruise.  Botox injections are mostly a blind procedure and no matter how much we try to avoid it, we may hit a blood vessel.  The area around the eyes  is especially prone to bruising.  The good thing is that bruises will all resolve on their own with time. Botox Cosmetic Effects It then becomes a waiting game as we wait for the botox to take effect.  In most patients some effects of the botox will be seen within a few days. The muscles that were injected will begin to become weaker and their associated wrinkles will resolve.  Full effect of Botox may take up to two weeks.  It is important to wait a full two weeks before judging the results of your botox injections.  Botox side effects can include bruising and headaches. How long does Botox Last? The effects of botox injections will typically last 3-4 months.  If you stay on a regular schedule, the muscles will remain in a weakened state. Studies have shown the subsequent botox injections will tend to last even longer if you do not allow the effects to completely wear off.  There are patients who the effects of Botox will be shorter than average or longer.  There is no way to predict or change the results for these patients. Zinc-Zytaste There are no tricks to prolonging the effects of Botox.  The best strategy is to return for injections when you see about 50% of the muscle action return.  By keeping the muscles in a continually weakened state, the effects of Botox can be maximized.  Of interest is the recent introduction of a supplement called Zytaste.  Zytaste consists of zinc and an enzyme called phytase which increases the zinc absorption.  Zinc appears to be important for the effects of Botox on the muscles.  In one study 92% of subjects who took Zytaste experienced a 30% average increase in duration effect of the injected neurotoxin. More importantly, 84% of the study participants reported a subjective improvement in the drug effect.  It is believed that many patients have a zinc deficiency and that’s why the Zytatse helped the Botox effects.  It may be worthwhile to check zinc levels in patients who complain of short duration botox effects. For more about Botox Injections click here. How many units of Botox do I need? …

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