BOTOX® is one of the world’s most popular cosmetic treatments, with about 6 million treatments performed every year. It’s used mainly in the treatment of dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines. By keeping the skin in this area smooth, patients can maintain a consistently youthful appearance. We offer this injectable treatment with expertise at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX. Contact us today to find out if BOTOX® is right for you.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a purified protein made from the botulinum toxin. This neuromodulator targets receptors in nerve cells and prevents them from reaching muscle cells, allowing them to relax. BOTOX can be used to target certain facial muscles and prevent them from contracting too harshly. When the treated muscles can relax, the lines and wrinkles they formed over the years will also begin to fade.
The Treatment Process
When you book your first appointment for us, our specialist will first go over your needs and concerns with you to determine that BOTOX® is the right treatment for you. You can also use this session to raise any questions that you might have. The treatment itself is very simple and consists of injecting the solution into the targeted areas.
Most injections are administered to the brow line and forehead, the muscle groups responsible for forming wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines. The treatment causes very little, if any, discomfort, but you can discuss topical numbing options with our provider prior to receiving your injections. It can take up to 72 hours for results to take effect, so don’t worry if you don’t notice immediate results.
For optimal results, our specialist may recommend follow-up treatments every four to six months. Regular treatment sessions help keep the treated muscles relaxed, meaning that any fine lines and wrinkles will have less time to develop. The benefits of BOTOX® increase with every repeat treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
Almost anyone who is interested in a non-surgical way to reduce wrinkles makes an ideal candidate for BOTOX®. It’s also gaining popularity as a preventative treatment that can help stop dynamic wrinkles from forming at all.
To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for BOTOX®, contact Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX today.