Pearls Of Wisdom

Posts for: January, 2019

By MARK T. BROWN, MD, FACS
January 04, 2019
Category: Botox
Tags: botox  

Your facial appearance has changed, and you're not sure you like it. Crow's feet, those lines across your forehead--they distract from yourbotox 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.