Worried about crow’s feet and frown lines? Concerned about the appearance of forehead lines? In Fort Worth, Texas, BOTOX Cosmetic is the most popular non-surgical treatment, helping women and men roll back the hands of time by softening fine lines and wrinkles.
Ready to learn more? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation in Colleyville or Fort Worth!
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
It’s difficult to imagine a world without BOTOX. It is the single-most popular cosmetic treatment around the world and has been since it debuted back in 1989! It’s one of the safest and most effective ways to combat lines and wrinkles that age your face, easing and softening them to reveal a younger, rejuvenated face.
BOTOX is made from botulinum toxin, which is secreted by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium – the same bacteria that cause botulism. It’s delivered to the muscles just beneath the skin’s surface via very small injections. These injections are virtually painless, and many patients choose to have the procedure done on their lunch break, returning to work immediately afterward.
Interested in learning how BOTOX Cosmetic can help you rejuvenate your appearance? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Jesse E. Smith in Colleyville or Fort Worth today.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Several things cause facial wrinkles. Around the eyes, eyebrows, and mouth, it is usually a combination of muscle contractions and reduced skin elasticity due to reduced collagen production. BOTOX is a paralytic that stops those muscle contractions for three months, leaving them flaccid instead of rigid.
As the muscles under the skin relax, the wrinkles ease and slowly fade. Within a few weeks, they will be noticeably lighter, transforming your features and erasing years from around the eyes and mouth.
How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX Cosmetic is specially designed to harness the toxin’s paralytic capabilities. It prevents acetylcholine from releasing from the axon endings, effectively paralyzing and relaxing the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.
When the underlying muscles relax, the skin above smooths out gradually. That causes the wrinkles to fade, erasing years from your features. Dr. Jesse E. Smith is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and former national injection trainer for Allergan Aesthetics, with years of experience helping patients just like you erase years from their features. Contact us today to schedule your consultation in Fort Worth and learn how BOTOX Cosmetic can help you look and feel younger.
Is BOTOX the Same Thing as Dermal Fillers?
While both BOTOX and dermal fillers rejuvenate your features, they are not the same things. It is easy to confuse them, though. Both BOTOX and dermal fillers are injected into the skin, and both smooth wrinkles and lines. However, they work differently within the body.
BOTOX is used to combat movement-related wrinkles, like those at the corners of your lips and crow’s feet around your eyes. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, plump up soft tissue, combat hollowing, and fill in lines and wrinkles from within and underneath. They’re designed to help in situations where the skin has thinned, the underlying fat layer has dissipated, and sagging has started to cause wrinkles.
Can You Combine Dermal Fillers and BOTOX in Fort Worth?
Yes! Many of our patients come to us with a combination of movement-related wrinkles and wrinkles in the softer tissues due to hollowing and fat loss. Dr. Jesse E. Smith can create a customized treatment plan that combines both dermal fillers and BOTOX to achieve maximum results and reveal the smooth, youthful features you crave. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What Will Happen at My Fort Worth BOTOX Appointment?
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to facial rejuvenation. While BOTOX works the same way for all patients, the number of injections and injection locations can vary greatly.
Dr. Smith takes a personalized approach based on your unique facial structure, underlying musculature, genetics, sun/UV exposure, and other factors that contribute to the aging process. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions about the process and whether you would benefit from additional treatments, such as dermal fillers, or a BOTOX alternative.
Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Smith may recommend additional skincare treatments to help you achieve younger, healthier skin, such as chemical peels, facials, or microneedling.
The BOTOX procedure is nonsurgical and takes very little time. Dr. Smith will discuss the number of injections and their locations with you during your consultation. At your appointment, you’ll receive your injections for about 30 minutes. We provide solutions to help alleviate any discomfort during the procedure.
Do BOTOX Injections Hurt?
Most patients experience little to no discomfort during BOTOX injections at our Fort Worth and Colleyville offices. However, for those concerned it will hurt, we offer several options, including nitrous oxide and topical anesthesia.
Are BOTOX Results Immediate?
No, BOTOX results do not show up immediately after injection. It takes around seven days to notice changes in your facial lines and wrinkles and may take several more days to see the full results. We schedule a follow-up appointment 10 to 14 days after your initial procedure to check the results and determine if additional injections are needed to achieve your goals.
How Much Does BOTOX Cost?
Many factors affect the cost of BOTOX in Fort Worth. The primary factor is the number of injections required (units of BOTOX). Other factors include:
- The specific injection areas
- The injector’s training and expertise
- Whether you want dermal fillers at the same time
It’s important to realize that “discount” BOTOX treatments often lead to unwanted side effects and complications. Always work with a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from BOTOX?
BOTOX recovery is brief – most patients return to work or their daily life immediately after the procedure. The most common side effects are mild swelling and redness at the injection sites. There are no restrictions on activities after receiving BOTOX injections, either.
How Long Do BOTOX Results Last?
BOTOX results are temporary but long-lasting. Most patients enjoy smoother, younger skin and reduced wrinkles for three to five months. When the results begin to fade, simply schedule another consultation.
BOTOX is not the only treatment based on botulinum toxin. XEOMIN, Dysport, and Daxxify are also based on it and may be viable alternatives to BOTOX for certain patients.
XEOMIN – While BOTOX is most frequently used for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles, XEOMIN is often recommended for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
Dysport – Dysport is also recommended for moderate to severe frown lines and is injected at five points above and between the eyebrows to achieve natural-looking results.
Daxxify – Daxxify is also based on the same toxin as BOTOX, but it offers several differences. One of those is the use of a proprietary stabilizing excipient peptide rather than human serum albumin. Another is that it delivers potentially longer-lasting results than BOTOX, possibly twice the lifespan.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
You don’t have to age gracefully. In Fort Worth, BOTOX offers a simple way to achieve natural-looking results. It’s possible to ease lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate your face without surgery. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Smith in Colleyville or Fort Worth.