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Do I Need Botox?

Are you starting to develop wrinkles on your forehead? Do you want to prevent more wrinkles from developing?

One of the best ways to deal with wrinkles is to get Botox. Deciding to get Botox is a personal decision. Some people go throughout life without it and others get it on a regular basis.

Botox is a great way to help fix or prevent specific types of wrinkles or fine lines. Botox has many benefits.

It is a great alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. That’s because it is painless, quick, and rarely has side effects.

Also, there is little to no recovery time when compared to chemical peels or dermabrasion. If you live an active lifestyle and want to improve your skin, it is a great option.

Botox is a neurotoxin and it works by attaching itself to nerve endings. After this occurs, it prevents the neurotransmitter that contracts muscles from being released.

This temporarily relaxes muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Botox does not work on wrinkles from sun damage or gravity.

Patients can expect full results up to seven days after the procedure. Deep wrinkles improve slowly over the next two weeks.

After that, you will look great for up to six months and then you will need another treatment. Keep reading for some reasons you may want to consider Botox!

Forehead Wrinkles or Frown Lines

One of the first places people tend to experience wrinkles or frown lines is their forehead. Botox can get rid of these wrinkles as long as they appear while you are moving your face.

This means that when you furrow your brow, the wrinkles appear.

Smile Lines

Smile lines are also referred to as crow’s feet. They respond quite well to Botox and appear when you use the muscles around your eyes. Botox relaxes the muscles that make crow’s feet appear.


We know that smoking has all sorts of negative side effects. One of them is developing what’s known as smoker’s lines.

Smoker’s lines are vertical lines that appear above your mouth. This is due to years of puckering your lips while smoking.

Botox minimizes how much muscles around your mouth can contract, getting rid of the lines.

Preventative Measure

For some individuals, they decide to get Botox to prevent wrinkles from forming. If you use Botox when you’re younger, it treats and prevents new wrinkles from forming.

Including Botox in your skincare routine has benefits. Combining it with sunscreen, a healthy lifestyle, and skincare products make a difference.

It helps prevent new wrinkles from forming and getting worse over time.

No Severe Wrinkles

In order for Botox to be most effective, you need to have dynamically low to moderately severe wrinkles. Wrinkles that aren’t settled in or moderately severe won’t improve with Botox.

For cosmetic reasons, no one actually needs Botox. If fixing your wrinkles will improve your life and self-confidence, then it’s worth it!

Are you ready to talk to your doctor about Botox? Schedule a cosmetic consultation at South Texas Eye Institute in San Antonio, TX today!