It seems like everyone’s getting Botox, yet there are still many questions surrounding this popular cosmetic treatment. At Carr Dermatology in Sugar Land, we want all our patients to feel confident in making informed decisions when it comes to cosmetic treatment. In this article, we will focus on the basics of Botox and what it can do for you.
What is Botox?
In simplest terms, Botox is a cosmetic injectable liquid that relaxes muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It has been used both medically and cosmetically for over twenty years with a history of being extremely safe.
Botox injections are most commonly used for:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Squint lines
- Lines on the neck
How Botox works
The doctor will inject Botox into specific areas of the face. Injections are mapped out, based upon the ways the muscle works. By temporarily blocking the nerve signals that cause the muscle to relax, it creates a smoother appearance.
For most patients, results from Botox last three to six months. Patients who wish to maintain results typically need to come in three to four times their first year and then two to three times the following year. Once multiple treatments have relaxed the muscles, it takes fewer injections to keep them relaxed.
What do I ask during my Botox consultation?
When it comes to Botox, it’s important to find a qualified provider. We’ve all seen that frozen look that can result from too much Botox, and you want to make sure your results are as natural as possible. We suggest that you start by asking for recommendations from friends and family if you like how they look. When you have a consultation, find out how many years the doctor has been doing Botox injections and make sure that they take the time to study your face before making recommendations. Great Botox requires a doctor that is passionate about Botox who can create a look that is beautiful and natural looking.
If you are in the Sugar Land, TX area, call Carr Dermatology today at (281) 494-0034 to schedule your Botox consultation.