Oh, no! Those lines between your eyebrows make you look angry, and the lines at the corners of your eyes add years to your appearance. What's the best way to eliminate facial lines and wrinkles and to help new ones from forming? BOTOX Cosmetic is an injectable aesthetic treatment that can do just that. Available from Dr. Linda Banta at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, BOTOX is a quick, minimally invasive way to rejuvenate your appearance and boost your self-image.
What is BOTOX?
It's an FDA-approved form of the botulinum toxin type A, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Banta injects it just below the skin in areas of the face that have aged and acquired fine lines through something skin doctors call dynamic wrinkling. Over time, when you smile, frown, whistle or otherwise use the muscles of your face to express your emotions, the skin moves and creases with the movement of the underlying musculature.
What results are frown lines between your eyebrows and across your forehead, "marionette" lines on the corners of the mouth, "crow's feet" around your eyes and vertical lines around the lips. While moisturizers help lessen the appearance of these wrinkles, they are still indicators of wear and tear, aren't they? If the action of the underlying facial muscles would lessen, so would the lines and creases.
The BOTOX treatment
BOTOX limits the movement of facial muscles for San Antonio area patients Dr. Banta determines are good candidates for the injections. She administers them in one quick visit and repeats them every four to six months as needed. Dr. Banta may apply a topical anesthetic or ice to the areas receiving treatments to minimize discomfort and reduce the small amount of bruising and swelling that may happen after BOTOX treatments.
After Dr. Banta injects BOTOX, patients notice a smoothing of their wrinkles fairly quickly, progressing throughout the rest of the day and maximizing in about 10 days or so.
Could you benefit from BOTOX?
Many people qualify for these amazing treatments. Dr. Banta will tell you if you are a good candidate when she sees you at Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio for a complimentary consultation.
For your personal consultation with Dr. Linda Banta, please call Stone Oak Dermatology at (210) 494-0504.