Smooth Facial Lines with BOTOX Injections – Spring TX
When it comes to Botox injections, Spring, TX residents have many questions: What is Botox? How does it work? Does it hurt? How long will my results last? Today we’ll answer those questions, and more.
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA approved treatment that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet around the eyes in adults. It is a nonsurgical treatment, with the injections performed in one of our treatments rooms by a healthcare professional.
How does Botox Work?
Botox is not a filler (a substance that is injected into certain areas of the face to “fill in” wrinkles). Rather, it targets one of the underlying causes of facial wrinkles – namely, the repeated muscle contractions of frowning and squinting. When injected into these muscles, Botox temporarily reduces the muscle activity, thereby decreasing how much the skin wrinkles.
How Soon Will I See Results?
You may begin to see results within 24 to 48 hours, but the maximum effect is usually seen 10-14 days after the injections. The results can last up to 4 months, depending on certain factors (such as age, diet, and whether or not you smoke).
Will I Look “Frozen”?
Thanks to numerous jokes in TV and movies, Botox is often associated with a stiff, frozen face. However, when done properly, you do not lose the ability to show expression. That is why it is important to be treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and is a medical expert in facial anatomy. Talk to your healthcare professional about what results you are looking for from the treatment.
Does Botox Hurt?
Botox is injected with a needle, so some patients do report feeling a pinch, though not severe. However, if you are concerned about discomfort, call our office to discuss options for numbing the treatment area, such as topical cream.
Is Botox Just for Women?
Any adult can use Botox. In fact, in clinical studies, 17.5% of patients treated for moderate to severe frown lines were men. And in studies of treating moderate to severe crow’s feet with Botox, men comprised approximately 12% of the patients.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox Injections?
If you want to restore a youthful look, without undergoing plastic surgery, than Botox is for you. It will help you look more relaxed and refreshed, helping to boost your self-esteem and confidence.
Offering Botox Injections – Spring, TX
If you are interested in botox injections, Spring, TX is home to Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD, FAARM, ABAARM. Board Certified in Family Medicine and Board Certified with the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Malhotra can help you regain your youthful look. Call us today at (832) 246-8437 to learn more about botox injections in Spring, TX.