in Lewisville, TX
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is the FDA-approved injectable that changed the way we correct the signs of aging. As a cosmetic drug, Botox was approved in 2002. It was the first drug to be approved for the correction of mild to moderate frown lines. The base of this drug, however, the bacterium Clostridium, had been used therapeutically for many years.
Botox is the brand name used by Allergan to describe the wrinkle-reducing treatment we all know and love. When injected into superficial muscles beneath the skin, Botox prevents the reception of nerve stimulation that causes contraction. The muscles are temporarily paralyzed but not to such a degree that facial movements are inhibited. With Botox, you look like you, only younger.
As the most commonly known injectable treatment, Botox is renowned for its safety and efficacy in treating not only frown lines but all dynamic wrinkles. These are the creases the form due to muscle movements. Dynamic wrinkles include frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and platysmal bands on the neck. In addition to offering Botox, Dr. Lipton is now offering Dysport at his practice in Lewisville, TX.
When Should I Consider a wrinkle filler?
If you have visible lines in any of the following locations, you should definitely consider starting BOTOX®.
- On your forehead (transverse worry lines)
- Between your eyebrows (Frown lines)
- Smile lines (crow’s feet)
You don’t have to wait to use BOTOX® to treat wrinkles that are already present, BOTOX® not only treats wrinkles – it prevents them.
What are the benefits of Botox?
Botox has been one of the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments in the past few decades. The development of this FDA-approved cosmetic drug changed the way we approach the signs of aging forever. Since its early use, Botox has morphed into a powerful wrinkle-reducer, sweat-buster, and headache remedy. Benefits of this treatment include:
- The minimally invasive procedure does not require anesthetic
- Minimal downtime if any at all. Most patients are able to immediately resume normal activities.
- Proven results for dynamic wrinkles. Botox has been used around the world for many years. We know that it works, and we know that it works safely.
- Results gradually appear over several days and last approximately 3 months.
- Retreatments are safe and convenient.
Dr. Lipton and his entire staff is so caring. They truly take time to get to know your desired results and explain the options. They are so responsive to any questions, and the results are amazing. They truly are the absolute best.
Who are the ideal candidates for Botox?
Many adults are great candidates for Botox. The idea that this treatment is only for older adults wanting to smooth frown lines or lift their brow is long gone. In recent years, Botox has become popular among all age groups. Patients in their twenties get injections to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming prematurely.
Adults in their thirties treat minor frown lines and forehead lines with Botox. Middle-aged individuals may use Botox for similar improvements, as well as a sagging brow. If you are generally healthy, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and understand what Botox can and cannot do, you may be an excellent candidate for this treatment.
How do BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections Work?
It works because it actually weakens the facial muscles that are causing the wrinkles to show. The weakened muscles relax so that the skin can flatten and smooth out. BOTOX® is available to everyone and allows you to look your freshest and youngest even as aging tries to take that away from you.
BOTOX® Treatment Process
Dr. Lipton uses a very fine needle, to inject BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Usually receiving the BOTOX® injections requires no anesthetic, but some patients choose to have the area to be injected numbed with ice packs or topical anesthetic cream.
What is the recovery from Botox?
Botox is a conservative treatment that has very few side effects. There is no need to take time off work to recover. The most common side effects of treatment include minor swelling and redness at injection sites. Some people develop a slight headache or body aches from Botox injections. This typically lasts 12 to 24 hours and does not inhibit the performance of normal activities.
How long does it take to see results from Cosmetic Injections?
Within 24 to 48 hours you may begin to notice softening in the appearance of your moderate to severe lines. Areas will continue to improve up to a month after injections.
How Long Do BOTOX® Results Last?
Results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Every individual is different, so results will vary. Our specialist will discuss what you can expect and when you should schedule your next appointment.
Wrinkle Filler Patient Testimonial
Dr. Lipton and his staff are the best! I cannot begin to describe how satisfied I am with my results. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone works very hard to make you feel comfortable and welcome. I really felt like Dr. Lipton listened to exactly what I wanted and made it happen. He is truly an artist and has surrounded himself with the best possible team.
Dayna W. – September 2016
Are There Side Effects to Botox Treatment?
As with any other medical procedure, there are possible side effects to the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Luckily for most patients, BOTOX® side effects are usually mild and temporary. These potential injection-site effects include:
- Bruising and Swelling
Does Insurance Cover Botox?
Botox treatment for chronic migraines may be covered by insurance. However, most instances of Botox injections are not medically necessary; they are done to correct the signs of aging and are therefore not covered by insurance. Fortunately, Botox is an affordable treatment option that needs repeating only every few months.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost?
The cost of Botox varies based on region and provider. Occasionally, skilled providers run specials on injectable treatments, but the average per-unit price is about $9. This is a foundational detail because the number of units one person needs can vary quite a bit from another person. Our job is to perform a thorough consultation with each of our patients, understand their needs, observe their muscle-tone in the problem area, and determine how many units of Botox are needed to smooth the skin. A consultation with our experienced Botox provider will lead to a full understanding of how to achieve your cosmetic goals, how we can help, and how much your treatment will cost.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information on BOTOX® Injections and learn if this is the right procedure for you, contact our office today at 972-420-0023 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Lewisville and surrounding areas in Texas.