The name “Botox®” is synonymous with anti-aging or wrinkle treatment. One of the first FDA-approved cosmetic injectables, Botox is a very effective treatment for many possible aesthetic results. While it is best known for smoothing away certain lines and wrinkles, Botox can achieve many other cosmetic and medical benefits. Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers Botox injections as one of our non-surgical cosmetic procedures at our Irving, TX, location.
What Is Botox?
Botox was the first neuromodulator to be FDA-approved for cosmetic treatment. This neuromodulator is derived from C. Botulinum, a bacterium that can release neurotoxins when ingested. The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin A, a purified neurotoxin that can be safely injected into muscles. The neurotoxin blocks nerve messages to the muscle that causes it to contract, relaxing the target muscle.
Benefits of Botox Treatments
Relaxing certain muscles can have a cosmetic benefit. The dynamic lines like the glabella lines between the eyebrows (11s) or worry lines across the forehead are increased by muscle contraction. When Botox is injected into specific muscles, it can relax and smooth these wrinkles. There are multiple wrinkles and lines on the face that can be smoothed with Botox. Other cosmetic benefits include:
- Smoothing chin dimples
- A lip-flip for a fuller upper lip
- Masseter muscle reduction (facial feminization)
- Smooth neck cords/bands
- Liquid brow lift
- Hyperhidrosis treatment
Botox injections are used for a wide variety of aesthetic and medical treatments. They can be performed in a short visit to our facility and the results can last 3-4 months or longer. The treatment only takes about 15 minutes and there are minimal risks for side effects – the most common issues are swelling or slight bruising from the injection. Most patients will begin to see the results of Botox treatment in a few days after their procedure.
If you have been wondering whether Botox is right for you, come see us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center. We can schedule a Botox consultation to discuss the benefits of Botox and other cosmetic treatments we offer. Contact our facility in Irving, TX, to book your appointment.