The fountain of youth is, unfortunately, a myth. Luckily, you can tap into its mythical powers in real life with cosmetic dermatological procedures such as Botox. This procedure can help you attain a more youthful appearance in just a single visit with your dermatologist, Dr. Linda Banta at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX.
What is Botox?
Botox is a dermatological procedure which injects a substance directly into the muscle that lies underneath the facial skin. The substance freezes the muscles, allowing the skin on top to smooth out. The process reduces fine lines and wrinkles and gives you a more youthful appearance. Since the skin no longer moves and folds, Botox also helps to prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Are Botox Injections Safe?
Botox has been around for many years and is considered safe. It was FDA-approved in 2002 and has since helped many people reduce their fine lines and wrinkles. It produces minimal side effects; the most common are slight bruising at the injection sites and some swelling and redness.
How does Botox Work?
Your San Antonio, TX, dermatologist will ask you to lie on an examination table and cleanse your skin. Then, they mark which muscles could benefit most from Botox and begin the injections. Dr. Banta injects the Botox substance into the facial muscles by using a fine needle. Most patients report that the procedure feels like a small pinch. The procedure takes only about 15 minutes and has no downtime, meaning patients can go right back to their daily activities. Results of Botox treatment typically last three to four months.
Botox Treatments in San Antonio, TX
If you think you can benefit from Botox, Dr. Banta can help you determine if this is the best treatment plan for you. For more information on Botox, please contact Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX at (210) 494-0504 to schedule your appointment for a skin examination today!