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Could A Botox Cosmetic Treatment Be Right For You?

Do you have facial wrinkles or other lines on your face that drive you crazy? Have you ever wondered what it would be like if they went away?

If you are between 18 and 65 years old, Botox could be a great solution for you. Botox is one of the best non-surgical treatments for rejuvenating your face.

What is Botox?

Botox is a series of injections that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines. It is a non-surgical procedure that uses neuromodulators, in the form of botulinum A toxin.

This toxin helps relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. These injections can also treat different medical conditions like chronic migraines.

What are some reasons to consider getting Botox?

Some people consider Botox if they have forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet near their eyes. They also may have frown lines or wrinkles between their eyebrows.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by temporarily blocking urges from the nerve to the facial muscles. This lets the facial muscles relax.

After the injections, your skin becomes smoother because the facial muscles have relaxed. It takes about 3-5 days post injections for these changes to be noticeable.

These results last for four months on average. Sometimes patients want to repeat this procedure to keep the smoother appearance. You can get Botox injections three to four times per year.

What happens during the procedure?

Before the injections start, a topical local anesthetic cream is rubbed on your skin. The surgeon will make small injections into specific areas in the face. By injecting into these specific areas, your skin will look smoother and younger.

What does Botox work well on?

Botox works well on deep lines or wrinkles between your eyes or on your forehead.

If you are trying to get rid of these, then Botox injections might be the best way to achieve your cosmetic goals. There are a variety of different brands that allows your surgeon to meet your exact needs.

What is the cost of Botox?

The cost of your Botox treatment depends on the look you want and any other services you need. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss all your Botox treatment costs.

Are there risks to Botox?

All procedures come with some level of risk. You can reduce them by following all instructions from your surgeon. After Botox, you may experience the following minor side effects for a few weeks:

  • burning
  • brief weakness in the muscles near where you were treated
  • nausea
  • drooping of the eyebrow or upper eyelid
  • pain
  • tenderness
  • swelling
  • redness
  • bruising near the injection site

After a short period of time, the side effects will go away, and then you can enjoy how your face looks.

Botox is a great way to temporarily improve your face without surgery.

Do you think you are ready for Botox? Contact South Texas Eye Institute in San Antonio, TX to schedule an appointment with us today!