Growing older brings wisdom and enriching life experiences, but it can also etch lines and creases on your formerly smooth, youthful skin. If you are worried about these signs of aging but are not yet ready to commit to surgical interventions like a facelift or brow lift, you can restore your appearance with Botox®, the world’s best-known minimally invasive injectable product.
When carefully administered by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Teotia, Botox injections can make you look as young and vibrant on the outside as you feel on the inside. Botox has a long track record of safety and efficacy and requires no downtime. Additionally, the average treatment only takes 10 to 15 minutes, so you can fit it into even the busiest lifestyle.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a neuromodulator derived from a purified version of the botulinum toxin. It blocks the nerve signals that trigger muscle contractions, which helps relax your existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.
After your brief in-office or curbside Botox appointment, you will be able to resume your typical daily activities without any interruptions to your schedule. The most common side effects of Botox are minor bruising and swelling at the injection sites, which will subside on their own over time. You can minimize these by applying ice packs at home.
You will continue to see the results of your Botox injections revealing themselves for two weeks after your treatment. Though Botox’s effects will wear off after three to four months, you can maintain your new look with periodic touch-ups.
What Concerns Can Botox Help You Address?
Botox is best for addressing dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions like smiling, squinting, and frowning. These include:
- Forehead furrows
- Crow’s feet, also called smile lines
- Glabellar lines (the “11” wrinkles between your eyebrows)
- Bunny lines that result from wrinkling your nose
Choosing a Qualified Botox Provider Is Essential
Botox’s enduring popularity has led to its widespread availability. Unfortunately, it has also caused many underqualified providers to advertise their services as Botox injectors. At first blush, it may seem more convenient for you to get Botox treatments at your favorite salon, spa, or even at an at-home Botox party. However, it is crucial to carefully consider who performs your Botox injections to avoid risks and unsatisfactory results. For example, someone whose only training is a brief crash course might inject too much Botox in your forehead, causing the stereotypical “frozen” look.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the greater Dallas metropolitan area, Dr. Teotia uses her training and knowledge of facial anatomy to provide beautiful, natural-looking anti-aging procedures, all while upholding the highest possible patient safety standards.
You will love how quick, convenient, and painless Botox treatments are with Dr. Teotia. During a consultation with you, Dr. Teotia will ask you questions about your specific aging concerns so that she can develop a tailored plan to address your needs. She may also recommend complementary non-surgical methods for restoring your youth, vitality, and self-confidence. To schedule your virtual consultation, contact Dr. Teotia and her all-female team today.