Botox® is an injectable treatment for lines and wrinkles, as well as migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Texas Dermatology offers Botox® treatments for men and women in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and nearby areas of Texas.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a purified form of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that works by relaxing muscle movements to eliminate wrinkles. It is a simple, non-surgical treatment that prevents and softens moderate to severe wrinkles between the brows, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and on the forehead. Botox® is a non-surgical treatment that involves the injection of a prescription medicine into the muscles. This temporarily relaxes muscle contractions and smooths wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of Botox® depends on how much of the product is needed, and we can provide this information during your consultation. Financing may be available through CareCredit®.
What Can Be Treated with Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic services are effective for smoothing moderate-to-severe wrinkles and frown lines between the eyebrows. It is also used for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet lines around the sides of the eyes. Producing noticeable results, millions of people choose Botox ® for achieving healthier-looking skin and a more youthful appearance. Botox ® is also used for the treatment of excessive sweating and migraines.
When Should I Start Using Botox®?
Prevention is key, so the best time to start treatments is BEFORE any fine lines and wrinkles are present at rest.
What Happens During a Botox® Treatment?
Treatment plans are developed after careful assessment of the individual’s facial anatomy and movement with a certified provider. Affected areas are cleaned and prepped with alcohol and hibiclens, and the target areas are injected with tiny aliquots of botulinum toxin. The number of injections varies depending on areas of concern and severity of involvement. Ice is applied immediately after treatment to prevent bruising and swelling.
When Will I See Results of My Botox® Injections?
Results can typically be seen within seven to 14 days, and last between three to four months depending on product used and the individual’s metabolism.
What is Recovery Like After Botox® Injections?
As with any injection, there is a risk of redness, swelling, and bruising; however, these risks are temporary and typically resolve within 24 to 48 hours. Botulinum toxin is generally well-tolerated, but rare side effects can occur including, but not limited to an allergic reaction, headache, eyelid drooping, and altered vision.
How Do I Find Botox® Doctors Near Me?
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He leads a team of expert dermatology practitioners who work with patients of all ages in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels and the surrounding areas of Texas, including children, adolescents, and adults. If you are interested in Botox®, contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Kenedy, Mission Trail, and New Braunfels.