Botox is an injection that is made out of a purified version of botulium toxin A. It is designed to diminish the appearance of wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscle contractions in the face. Botox has become an extremely popular treatment option in recent years for both and women. In fact, a study showed that the number of people seeking Botox increased by five percent from 2011 to 2012. It was first approved for cosmetic purposes in 2002.
At Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas, we offer Botox cosmetic to help diminish wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance. Doctor Thomas Jeneby can work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your needs. He can answer any questions you may have, and suggest an effective treatment to give you the results you want. Contact Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas today to schedule your consultation.
Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Many people are looking for an alternative to surgery to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is a non-invasive treatment that can help diminish fine lines and wrinkles by working under the skin at the muscular level. Results can be seen almost immediate, but most people notice full results within a week of treatment.
The results typically last anywhere from four to six months. However, the results of Botox sometimes last longer than six months. Repeat treatments can help people maintain the results of this treatment. Our staff can work with you to determine how often we recommend treatment, and how far apart your treatments should be scheduled.
Prevent Future Wrinkles
Even though the results of Botox are not permanent, it may help prevent wrinkles from forming in the future. Experts have noticed that wrinkles have a tendency to be less severe after Botox. Dermatologists believe that Botox can help prevent wrinkles by helping the muscles in the face relax. Over time, the muscles are trained to stay relaxed, preventing new wrinkles from forming.
Lift the Brow
The brow has a tendency to lower or drop as one gets older. This can cause a person to appear tired and much older. Botox can also help lift a sagging brow, which can give a person a more youthful appearance.
Who Can Get Botox?
Botox is not just for older people. Many people begin to notice the signs of aging when they are in their 20s. These people can also benefit from Botox. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Botox for patients who are between the ages of 18 and 65.
The way people see themselves can have a positive or negative effect on their self-esteem. Because Botox can improve a person’s appearance, it can also improve people’s self-esteem.