Are you bothered by the appearance of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, lines on your neck, squint lines, or crow’s feet? If so, BOTOX® injections can help to minimize signs of dynamic wrinkles like these in a safe and effective way. The treatment has been used safely for decades to help minimize the appearance of many wrinkles that tend to give away your age.
BOTOX® is a liquid that we inject into the skin for the treatment of facial lines and creases. The product helps to relax underlying muscles that create these types of wrinkles, causing them to become less prominent.
The product itself consists of a purified protein serum. It has an excellent safety profile and has been used both cosmetically and medically for over two decades. It is produced in a laboratory and has been carefully purified under only the most strict controlled conditions.
BOTOX® has become famous for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles. These types of wrinkles are formed when underlying muscles contract. The treatment works by temporarily paralyzing these facial muscles to prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles like those typically seen between the eyebrows or on the forehead. By relaxing the muscle, we are preventing it from causing dynamic wrinkles.
How It Works
BOTOX® works as a type of nerve block. Although your brain may send the signal to facial muscles to contract, the injected product will block the transmission of this nerve signal so that the intended muscle cannot receive the message and form a wrinkle there. At some point in the future, the product will wear off and the muscle will begin to regain its ability to contract and form wrinkles. You will need follow-up injections at that point to maintain your results.
In addition to its cosmetic uses, BOTOX® is commonly used to treat migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It can also be used on other facial areas like raising the outer part of an eyebrow that sags, lifting mouth corners, and smoothing out cobblestoned chins.
Patients typically notice their first results within a few days after their BOTOX® injections, however it could take as long as one week to achieve ideal results. Patients sometimes must return after their initial injections for an assessment of their response. If they have not achieved complete relaxation after their first set of injections, it may take one or two more treatments.
BOTOX® injections usually last for a few months. If you have been undergoing regular injections, it may take less to maintain the relaxation of treated facial muscles. However, every patient is unique and may respond slightly differently to the treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation to Find Out More
If you feel you would benefit from BOTOX® injections for facial wrinkles or other uses, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment. At our convenient locations in Cedar Park and Georgetown, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!