What is Botox®? You may have heard this on TV or from a friend who has had the treatment performed. Botox is a medical treatment used for the deep wrinkles or creases that develop on our skin as we age. The most common areas treated are the forehead creases, frown lines between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet that form around our eyes. The medication is injected beneath the skin in key areas around the wrinkles/creases. After the procedure, you will notice progressive smoothing of the skin of the areas treated. The effects of Botox last somewhere between 6 months to a year.
Dallas patients should consider all aspects of having Botox injections. They wonder about recovery, the cost, and if they are the right candidate. The team here at J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery will tell you here and now that we have your best interest in mind, so whether or not you’re the right candidate, we’ll inform you. If you’re worried about the risks of Botox injections, don’t worry; our key goal is your knowledge.
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Best Candidates for Botox Injections
The ideal Dallas patients for Botox injections are the ones who are relatively healthy and don’t mind some minor discomfort during the procedure. If you have any questions about the injections, we’re happy to answer any of them, so you can feel more confident walking into the procedure room.
Botox is used in several different capacities, from wrinkle reducer to the treatment of excessive sweating. Several different treatment areas are most commonly requested. Botox is used to treat…
- Brow lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Smoker’s wrinkles (around the mouth)
- Under the arms (hyperhidrosis treatment)
- And much more!
Botox is incredibly versatile and can be used many areas around the face. If you have a question regarding a specific treatment area, contact us at [phone].
After Botox Injections
After the procedure itself, you may experience some bruising or minor swelling in the areas treated. This is normal. You should see the results of the Botox in about a week after the injections. We stress that after the procedure, you take it easy for the first 24 hours afterward.
Botox Long Term Side Effects
People have long used botox to tighten their features, rid themselves of sagging or wrinkled skin, and improve their overall appearance. Of the many people who have used botox over the years, almost none have experienced serious, negative side effects.
The immediate side effects of a Botox injection can include flu-like symptoms such as headaches and occasional nausea. These symptoms tend to pass quickly, and should not cause any concern. In the rarest and extreme cases, Dallas patients may experience irritation of the eyes, muscle weakening leading to paralysis, the spread of toxins throughout the skin tissue, and allergic reactions. It’s important to emphasize that these side effects are improbable. In almost every case, the only long-term effects of Botox are enhanced facial features and increased personal confidence.
Pros and Cons of Botox
Botox can transform your appearance. How does it work? The active agent in Botox is a toxin known as clostridium botulinum. This same toxin causes botulism, a potentially paralyzing food poison. Medical professionals like those at J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery harness the power of this toxin for good! By carefully injecting Botox, we can tighten your facial muscles and significantly improve the appearance of any wrinkled skin.
There are very few cons to a Botox procedure. Of course, you should know that it only works temporarily and is not a long-term solution to aging. Also, there is a slight possibility of side-effects such as uncontrollable blinking, muscle spasms, paralysis, and flu-like symptoms. However, all of these effects are extremely unlikely. In contrast, the pros of Botox are significant and consistent. You can expect a short, painless procedure followed by positive results. If you’re plagued by aging skin, this 5- to 10-minute procedure can easily reduce or remove your wrinkles.
Don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dr. J Hopkins with any questions about Botox.
Cost of Botox Injections
The cost of Botox injections can vary depending on the treatment area and a number of treatments you need. While some offices offer extremely cheap Botox, it should make you feel wary. Botox should only be administered by a licensed plastic surgeon with extensive experience. At J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery, we offer affordable financing plans that can make Botox a possibility. For more information about the cost of Botox injections, contact our office at [phone] today!
Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins, M.D.: Plastic Surgeon and Advocate
If our team could be your advocate beyond the procedure, we would. We do everything we can to help you feel prepared, ready to recover, and on your way to a new you. Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins focuses on his Dallas patient’s needs first and foremost. We ensure the health, safety, and the desired outcome every time.