What is BOTOX®?
Botox® Cosmetic is a popular, non-surgical injectable procedure that is used to treat and prevent common signs of facial aging. Dr. Ortegon can help you fight lines and wrinkles for a smoother, younger look.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
With every face that you make, be that a smile, frown or anything in between, the muscles in your face are contracting and pulling your skin into a fold. Over time, this repeated contracting and folding eventually leads to the development of facial lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic uses a purified protein, botulinum toxin type A, in order to relax the underlying muscles, thus improving the appearance of current signs of aging and helping to prevent new ones from forming.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right For Me?
Injectable treatments have become extremely popular in the United States, reaching more than six million total treatments in 2012. It provides men and women a non-surgical alternative to more invasive anti-aging procedures.
Common Areas BOTOX® Can Help Treat Include:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Nasolabial folds
Alternative uses of BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used for medical purposes, such as excessive sweating, Chronic Migraine, overactive bladder, and muscle spasms. Discussing your expectations and concerns with Dr. Ortegon will help them determine if this treatment is right for you.
What To Expect During Treatment
When you come in for your Botox Cosmetic treatment, your plastic surgeon will identify the areas that need to be treated to achieve your goal appearance. A thin needle is then used to inject Botox Cosmetic into the underlying muscle beneath the skin. After the initial consultation, your treatment should take no longer than 15 minutes and requires no downtime. You can come in on your lunch break without anyone being suspicious that you had anything done!
When Can I Expect To See Results?
Over the next three to four days after treatment you will begin to notice the changes in your appearance.
How Long Does BOTOX® Last?
Over the next three to four days, you will begin to notice the changes in your appearance. The results of your Botox Cosmetic procedure should last three to four months, at which point, you can return for additional treatments to maintain a youthful appearance for years. Having your first three treatments 12 weeks apart and the next two at 16 weeks can help provide you with optimal results.
Schedule A Consultation
If you live near San Antonio or Austin and would like to learn more about Botox Cosmetic, we invite you to call our office today to schedule a consultation. Call 210-614-4320 or use the online contact form to send an email to our San Antonio office. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 11130 CHRISTUS HILLS SUITE 108 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78251.