OB/GYNs & Women's Health located in San Antonio, TX
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a popular cosmetic treatment containing botulinum type A toxin. Your aesthetics specialist uses it to reduce signs of aging caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions. Botox® works by temporarily paralyzing muscles associated with these expressions.
What are the benefits of Botox®?
When choosing Botox® as a cosmetic treatment, you can reap numerous aesthetic benefits. Examples include reductions in:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead creases
- Frown lines
- Smile lines
- Other lines near your mouth
- A cobblestoned chin
Botox® is fast and noninvasive without surgery or downtime. It’s one of the most common cosmetic treatments, as it helps millions of men and women fight signs of aging each year.
What happens during Botox® treatment?
Before your Botox® treatment, your aesthetic specialist reviews your medical history and completes a skin exam to let you know if Botox® is an appropriate match for your personalized needs.
They apply an anesthetic to your skin if you desire to numb the area and inject Botox® just beneath your skin at strategic points. The procedure is quick and painless, and you can resume normal everyday activities right after treatment. You may experience some redness or swelling temporarily.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® blocks the signal from your nerves to your muscles. It paralyzes the muscle, making it highly effective at improving aesthetic appearance and treating muscular and neurological conditions, including:
How Does Botox® Treat Wrinkles?
Muscles contracting in the forehead and eye area cause wrinkles. Botox® paralyzes the muscles in these areas, preventing them from contracting as forcefully.
How Long Does Botox® Last?
Results from Botox® usually last about three to six months.
How Many Botox® Treatments Do You Need Before You See a Difference?
You see results from Botox® after the first session. It can take up to two weeks for the full effects of the treatment to show. The more sessions you have, the better the results each time, and you can start reducing the units of Botox or allow for longer between sessions.
Botox® has FDA approval, making it a safe and well-researched alternative to conventional medicine.
Don’t live with signs of aging when simple cosmetic solutions are at your fingertips. Schedule a consultation at Bluebonnet OB/GYN today by phone or online.