Age brings many amazing things in life: family, stability, and a rewarding career. Unfortunately, fine lines and wrinkles also come with the passage of time. This leaves many of us searching for the most effective solution to restoring the youthful look of our skin.
A Botox injection from Personique On The Spot in Austin, TX, is an ideal treatment to smooth out fine lines and prevent future wrinkles. Not sure if Botox is the right anti-aging treatment for you? Unsure whether it can help restore your youthful skin? Below, we’ll explore the benefits, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Botox injections.
Botox is composed of purified protein and is FDA approved, making it a low-risk treatment with many advantages. The injections are always administered by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, so you’ll be in great hands. In fact, Botox has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use since 2002 and remains the single most popular and effective treatment option for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles.
It Works At Preventing Future Wrinkles
Botox not only smoothens out existing wrinkles, but it can also prevent wrinkles. This is because Botox blocks the muscles from moving too much, and studies prove that wrinkles are more likely to be formed the more a muscle is used. This is actually how many of our wrinkles got their name – laugh lines actually do come from using the muscles at the corners of your mouth to smile.
In addition, Botox is long lasting. Depending on the injection site, amount and problem being treated, it can remain in place for three months or longer, helping reduce the overuse of muscles and the development of wrinkles throughout that time.
It’s Easy & Convenient
While facelifts have been popular for many years, more and more patients are choosing Botox because it delivers outstanding anti-aging results while being non-invasive, safe, and requiring no downtime. In fact, Botox is now the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the entire country.
Botox Treatment Is Fast
Botox goes to work quickly, offering anti-aging benefits almost instantly. It’s typically performed in only 15 minutes without any need for extensive anesthesia or surgery.
The results are immediate and patients can return to their daily lives directly afterward. Within 7-10 days, the maximum results are visible and last between 4-6 months.
It Increases Self-Confidence
Since Botox is so fast and shows instant results, many patients come back regularly and consider it to be an indispensable part of their beauty regimen. Many patients consider it an essential task, like a visit to the hair salon.
Aesthetic upkeep with effective wrinkle smoothing treatments like Botox can reduce the appearance of embarrassing wrinkles and dramatically increase confidence. In fact, a study published in the journal Dermatologic Survey actually found significant improvements in the self-confidence and quality of life of patients treated with Botox injections, with improvements being noted in their satisfaction with their body, mood, life satisfaction, and even their sense of well-being.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is one of the best solutions to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. These FDA-approved injections work by preventing the nerve-produced synapses from reaching the muscles, relaxing the area and smoothing out the skin. This is also why many younger patients request a little Botox to prevent future wrinkles. There is also the fact that Botox stays in the area where the injection occurred, rather than migrating to other areas of the body. This enhances safety while prolonging the anti-aging results of Botox injections.
What Is Botox Treatment Like?
The Botox treatment is very fast and effective. In just under 15 minutes, the patient receives some local numbing and a series of injections is administered to their “problem areas.” The appearance of wrinkles is instantly reduced as the skin regains its youthful elasticity and glow. Since the treatment is so minimally invasive, the patient can resume normal activities immediately without any required downtime or recovery necessary.
How Often Will I Need To Come Back For Another Treatment?
In most instances, Botox treatments are needed every 4-6 months. However, many patients find that after the first few touchups, the muscles eventually become used to relaxing, so treatments can be spaced out longer.
Which Areas Can Be Treated With Botox?
Botox injections work most effectively in areas that are constantly being exercised and always moving, like around the forehead and the eyebrows. Botox is commonly used to smooth out scowl lines (between the brows) and crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes).
Besides diminishing wrinkles, Botox can also be administered to raise the eyebrows to make the patient look more awake and refreshed.
Botox isn’t only for cosmetic purposes, either. It’s frequently used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, and even to reduce heavy sweating by desensitizing the nerves around these areas.
What Are The Benefits Of Botox Injections?
- Smoothing vertical furrows/scowl lines between the eyebrows
- Softening of forehead lines, creating a more relaxed and youthful appearance
- Reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines around the eyes
- Lifting or drooping, tired eyebrows for a more rested and refreshed look
Your Questions About Botox Injections Answered
- What is it? – Botox is an FDA-approved, purified protein is injected into the muscle that causes facial wrinkles.
- Who handles Botox injections? – The procedure is performed by one of Personique’s board-certified plastic surgeons.
- How long does it take? – The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes after an initial consultation.
- Will I need recovery time after Botox injections? – Patients can resume normal activity right away.
- How much Botox is used in my treatment? – The amount depends on the area being treated and your unique physical condition. Forehead lines = average of 20 units, though every person may require slightly different amount. Crow’s feet = average of 8-10 units per side, though every person may require slightly different amount.
- How much do Botox injections cost? – Your cost will be determined following a FREE consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. We can also offer interest-free financing with approved credit
What Is the Average Cost Of Botox Injections?
Since every patient has unique objectives and needs, the price of Botox differs according to the amount needed for a successful result. The rates of the treatment will be determined by assessing the patient’s specific needs and creating a fully customized plan. We want Botox to be more affordable, so we offer interest-free financing with approved credit.
Ready To Get Started?
Interested in Botox treatment in Austin, TX? Fill out the online form to the right or call (512) 459-6800 to schedule your free consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.