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Your facial appearance has changed, and you're not sure you like it. Crow's feet, those lines across your forehead--they distract from your lively personality and overall youthful attitude. What's the best way to enhance your looks without the expense and downtime of a face lift procedure? Explore what BOTOX can do for you. At Great Hills ENT in Austin, TX, Dr. Mark Brown uses BOTOX injectables to smooth those bothersome wrinkles so you look and feel refreshed.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX injectables are highly purified, pharmaceutical-grade injections of the botulism toxin. Placed with a super-fine needle under the skin, BOTOX limits the movement of certain facial muscles. Without this movement, muscles relax, and wrinkles become less obvious. Lines caused by muscular movement are called dynamic wrinkles.
Dr. Mark Brown qualifies patients for BOTOX injections right in his Austin, TX, office. This evaluation includes:
- Inspection of your skin and possible areas of treatment
- A discussion of how you'd like your appearance to change (realistic goals are important)
- An outline of the procedure, including therapeutic effects and side effects
BOTOX typically softens the look of forehead lines, crow's feet at the corners of the eyes, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and lines at the corners of the mouth. Additionally, many physicians use BOTOX to treat stubborn and frustrating problems such as migraine headaches, eyelid spasms, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), TMJ (jaw joint dysfunction), and more.
The treatment and aftercare
In general, BOTOX treatments take about 1/2 hour at Great Hills ENT. Patients describe feeling a mild stinging sensation with their injections, and afterward, they may see some mild redness and bruising
. However, patients resume their normal activities immediately.
Regarding facial changes, you'll see some mild smoothing right away, with full effects taking one to three days. Results typically last between three and six months.
Wanting a new look?
Look no further than Great Hills ENT and Dr. Mark Brown. Why not contact the office today to inquire about BOTOX treatments? You could become one of the millions of happy BOTOX patients. Phone (512) 258-2300 for an appointment in Austin, TX.
Cosmetic Botox: To Seek a Professional or an at Home Party?
Wrinkles are more complicated than you may think. There are those that are transient, occurring when you raise your eyebrows or frown at your spouse. As soon as you relax they disappear. But over time, when the skin is moved and pleated repeatedly by muscle activity, those wrinkles become more permanent.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is remarkably safe and effective at relaxing facial muscles and preventing active wrinkles. You should also know that Botox helps prevent permanent wrinkles from getting started in the first place. If your skin is not put in a position to wrinkle to begin with, it stays smooth and young looking. Permanent furrows are not allowed to get started and facial skin retains its youthful appearance.
Is Botox for Men or Women?
Younger looking skin is a positive for men and women personally and professionally. And Botox is a part of that effort in addition to cleansing and moisturizing with the right skin care products. The effects of this very short and surprisingly easy procedure last up to 3 months.
But a friend is having a Botox party at her house? Should I go?
Believe it or not, it's not as simple as just putting a needle in your face. The muscles of the forehead, for example, are paper thin and it is imperitive that you hit the muscle correctly. Those around your eyebrow have different end points for each person. It is always preferred to have a professional with a background in facial plastics administer the drug.
If you want to retain that youthful glow, let us know at Great Hills ENT.