For people who are looking for facial rejuvenation without having to endure the pain and discomfort of plastic surgery, Botox is a proven method to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
The procedure begins with several injections in the face, generally at the lines around the mouth, eyes, lips and forehead. The injections lessen the facial muscle contractions with lasting results anywhere between three and four months. Approved by the FDA since 2002, Botox has become a popular method to achieve youthful looking skin for both men and women.
At the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas, we work with our patients to deliver the best Botox results. Contact Dr. Jeneby today to schedule your consultation and to find out if Botox is right for you.
When is it the Right Time to Begin?
Knowing when to seek Botox treatment is dependent on each individual person, so it’s difficult to give a precise age. If you start to notice visible lines, you’ll want to consult with a physician to determine if you’re ready for Botox. However, most people between the ages of 20 and 30 are prime candidates. Catching the wrinkles early-on can help prevent deeper lines from forming. It’s almost like preventative medicine when you catch the wrinkles at the early stages.
What to Expect Out of Your Botox Treatment?
Botox treatments should be done approximately two to four times per year. While you want your skin to look fresh, you don’t want to appear waxy and void of expression. A reputable physician – like Dr. Jeneby – will be able to give you advice on the regions of the face the Botox is needed, and the number of units recommended.
Botox for Teens
A knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon will most likely discourage patients in their teens from seeking Botox. This is because their skin is still young and shots of Botox are not yet necessary. However, with the amount of sun damage many of today’s teens have acquired through tanning, wrinkles can form earlier than normal.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that teens between the ages of 13 and 19 accounted for nearly 12,000 Botox injections in 2009 – a number continuously growing. Some teens even seek multiple injections. Botox is not a recommended treatment for teenagers, but can be administered for medical reasons.
While discounted specials may seem tempting, an untrained professional can cause serious damage to the facial muscles. If you feel that you’re ready to experience the wonders of Botox, you’ll want to begin with a consultation with a board-certified physician.. They have the expertise to assess your skin and determine a treatment plan based on your own individual needs. A physician is also thoroughly trained to handle the correct pressure points to ensure that you get the most out of your Botox treatment.