Are you tired of seeing crow’s feet next to your eyes or looking at your forehead wrinkles? Do you think about what your face looked like when you were younger?
If you’ve tried creams and treatments and haven’t seen the results you want, you may want to consider Botox. Botox is for patients ages 18 – 65.
Botox is best for patients that do not want surgical treatments. If you want to look younger and have better-looking skin, Botox is a great option. Keep reading to learn if Botox treatments could be right for you!
What is Botox?
Botox is an injection that people use to reduce wrinkles on their face, frown lines, and any other lines on the face. It is a series of injections.
Getting Botox is a non-surgical procedure, and it uses neuromodulators. Botox injections come from botulinum A toxin. This toxin helps relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.
Botox can be used to treat some medical conditions, including to prevent migraines.
Why do people get Botox?
There are many reasons people decide to get Botox. The main reason people get Botox is to reduce wrinkles on their face and look younger.
As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity, leading to more wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
How does Botox work?
Botox temporarily blocks messages from the nerves to the facial muscles. It relaxes them.
After the injections, the result is that your muscles are relaxed. This smoothes out your skin.
You will notice changes 3-5 days after the injections. On average, the results last for around four months.
Many patients love the results so much that they want to repeat it. You can get Botox 3-4 times a year.
What happens during a Botox injection appointment?
In the beginning, your doctor will use a topical anesthetic to numb the skin before the injection. Your surgeon will then inject small amounts of Botox in specific areas around your face.
It will make your skin smoother and look younger.
What can Botox treat?
Botox works best when treating wrinkles and deep lines near your eyes or forehead. Patients looking to get rid of lines and wrinkles are usually satisfied when getting Botox.
You should tell your surgeon what you are looking to accomplish when getting Botox. There are different types of Botox, so they can target specific things.
Is Botox expensive?
How much Botox costs depends on your goals and any other services you may want. When you have a consultation, you will learn about the different costs associated with Botox.
Are there risks to getting Botox injections?
Any medical procedure or treatment comes with risks. Your best way to reduce risks is to follow all instructions from your doctor.
Botox has minor side effects associated with it. These include minor burning, tenderness in the muscles around the treated area, queasiness, and minor eyebrow or eyelid drooping.
These side effects could last for a few weeks. Other side effects you may experience are pain, swelling, redness or bruising near the injection site.
After a few days, you will experience less swelling and redness, allowing you to enjoy the results. If you’re looking to get rid of lines or wrinkles, then Botox is the treatment for you!
Are you ready to look younger? Schedule an appointment at South Texas Eye Institute in San Antonio, TX to discuss Botox treatments with one of our doctors!