There are many options out there to treat lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging. In recent years, we've seen non-surgical treatments rise in popularity, allowing patients to look younger without surgical downtime or the need to take time off from work. Many of these non-surgical treatments are available at the Dallas, TX plastic surgery office of Paul Pin, MD. Some of the most popular treatments are cosmetic injectables.
BOTOX® injections are among the most popular cosmetic injectable treatments around. Thanks to BOTOX® Cosmetic, patients can look years younger without the need for a facelift or other kinds of surgical procedures. Let's consider some of the basics of this procedure.
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular type of injectable treatment for facial lines and wrinkles. Made from a safe and purified version of botulinum toxin, BOTOX® injections prevent muscle contractions in the injection site. This prevents the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which refers to wrinkles that are only apparent when people make certain kinds of facial expressions. In the process, the skin appears smoother and more youthful, and wrinkles fade.
BOTOX® Injection Candidates
Good candidates for BOTOX® injections are people who have issues with dynamic wrinkles. Typically this refers to the following types of wrinkles:
- Frown lines
- Crow's feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Bunny lines around the nose
- Smoker's lines around the lips
- Chin dimples
BOTOX® injections are ideal for people who would like to experience the benefits of facial plastic surgery without the risks, complications, downtime, or scarring. During a consultation at our plastic surgery center, we will answer your questions and address your concerns to help you make the right decision when it comes to your aesthetic goals.
The BOTOX® Injection Procedure
The BOTOX® injection procedure is performed in a short visit to the office. Treatment is completed in no more than 15 to 20 minutes. No anesthesia is required since patients will feel just a slight pinch during the injection process. Dr. Pin will follow the patient's custom treatment plan, ensuring that the proper facial wrinkles are targeted.
BOTOX® Injection Recovery
Since there is no surgery required and no incisions made, there is no downtime or interruption in daily life. Patients are able to return to work after their BOTOX® injection visit so long as their job is not physically demanding or strenuous.
For the first 24 hours after BOTOX® injection treatment, patients will be asked to avoid strenuous physical activity, vigorous exercise, direct sun exposure, and touching the injection site(s). BOTOX® injection patients may experience a mild headache, temporary redness of the skin, and swelling around the injection area. All of these are common side effects that will subside after a few hours.
BOTOX® Injection Results
The results of BOTOX® injections become apparent roughly three to four days after the office visit. The targeted lines and wrinkles are less visible, and patients look younger and more refreshed overall.
The effects of BOTOX® injections will typically last from four to six months. Once the wrinkle-reduction benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic have worn off, another injection session can be performed. This allows patients to prolong the results of their BOTOX® injections, and look their best for the months ahead.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Consultations
BOTOX® injections have helped many people look younger and more rejuvenated. Contact our office to find out if BOTOX® injections are right for you. We will consider your situation and determine if BOTOX® injections or another cosmetic injectable option are ideal for your anti-aging needs.