Wrinkles and facial creases can affect your confidence and sense of well-being. Although things like a healthy diet and reduced sun exposure can help fight against wrinkles, your skin becomes less and less manageable as you age. Botox® can successfully treat these unsightly signs of aging, making your skin look incredibly clear. Contact Dr. Maninder Guram, MD, at the Texas Health and Lifestyle Center in Tomball, Texas, to find out if Botox is right for you.
Botox can decrease wrinkles by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles in the affected area. When the muscle is injected with Botox, it can no longer contract. This makes the skin in your face relax and soften, reducing wrinkles.
This treatment can help with many types of skin imperfections, including:
If you want to improve the way your skin looks and reduce the amount of wrinkles on your face, Botox might be the right treatment for you.
The Botox treatment itself only takes a few minutes and will not require anesthesia. Dr. Guram will administer the Botox through a simple injection. Some patients report minor discomfort at this part of the treatment. After the injection, the treatment will take 3-7 days to take full effect.
You can enjoy the effects of Botox for up to four months after treatment. As you continue to get Botox treatments, your wrinkles may become less and less defined at the end of every cycle as the muscles learn to relax.
If you’re taking anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, you should stop at least two weeks before treatment. This will keep your skin from bruising.
Some people may experience temporary bruising after a Botox treatment. Headaches may occur 24-48 hours after treatment, but this is rare. Some patients have also experienced a “drooping eye” effect after treatment. This usually clears up within three weeks.
Although rare, in some cases the active ingredient in Botox can spread to other parts of the body. Call Dr. Guram right away if you’re experiencing muscle weakness, vision problems, or trouble speaking after a Botox treatment.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease, Dr. Guram does not recommend Botox. Because Botox doesn’t heal all types of wrinkles, consult with Dr. Guram to find out if Botox is the right course of action for you.
If you’re considering Botox to reduce wrinkles, contact the Texas Health and Lifestyle Center today.
*Individual results may vary