As a premier aesthetic facility in Hurst and Weatherford, TX, SkinMD offers the widely popular wrinkle relaxer, BOTOX Cosmetic, to men and women between the eyebrows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and across the forehead. Along with a comprehensive range of nonsurgical treatments to improve, enhance, and prevent aging skin, our providers can perform BOTOX injections. This injectable can make a significant improvement to dynamic lines, which are made from expressive movement with the contracting muscles on the forehead and around the eyes. These facial lines go away when the face is relaxed, but dynamic folds can still remain. BOTOX is a clean and purified strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the facial muscle. To soften these static wrinkles, BOTOX is carefully injected to smooth the skin. Discover if you qualify for BOTOX injections at an appointment at either office at SkinMD.
"Dr.Swayden is extremely nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. She did my first ever forehead botox. I was amazed at the minimal pain and how fast she did it. Can't tell ya how well it works for me because it takes a week to fully set up and only time shows each individual how long it lasts. I'm optimistic that I'll get great results."- C.W. / Facebook / Aug 25, 2018
BOTOX Ideal Candidates
BOTOX injections are great for patients who wish to soften the visible look of dynamic lines and wrinkles on their upper face without surgery. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive anti-aging treatment even if you do not show signs of aging — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It's a terrific noninvasive treatment if you are frustrated by forehead wrinkles or parallel lines between the brows. It is also a solution for lines around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, a filler product may be more suitable. In addition, if you are over the age of 50 with sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, you may be considered more appropriate for an invasive surgery.
BOTOX Procedure Technique
BOTOX treatments are available as an outpatient procedure conveniently at SkinMD. If it is your first time to visit our office in Hurst, TX to get BOTOX, we typically perform the treatment on the same day as your initial consultation with your injector. You will be asked to make several expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us to visualize where the injections should be placed. The face will be prepared and BOTOX will be applied with a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help minimize discomfort and bruising. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is unnecessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, then you may resume to your usual routine as soon as you feel able.
BOTOX What to Expect
Following the injection session, you may get back to your regular routine, although strenuous activity should be skipped for a minimum of one day. You will be advised to sleep with your head elevated for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face can appear swollen, bruised, or red for 2 – 3 days, but you should not develop any lasting or serious side effects. In many cases, it typically takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX can be seen. The results usually last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about when to make your next appointment at SkinMD to extend your results.
Your BOTOX results may be visible for as long as four months. Usually, patients make an appointment every quarter to maintain their results; however, you can come back earlier. If you're getting BOTOX injections before wrinkles are visible as a proactive measure, you can schedule treatments further apart. After hearing your concerns and developing your BOTOX plan, we will be able to tell you when you should make your next visit.
How much does BOTOX cost?
The cost for BOTOX will be based on the amount of product that is needed to meet your unique goals. In your consultation, we will develop your custom treatment plan and then discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces beautiful results when injected by an experienced, certified injector. However, it can be dangerous if performed by someone who doesn't have experience, which is why you should avoid any place that is advertising discounted or off-brand BOTOX injections. If you'd like to save money, ask for more information on the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which allows you to get points for BOTOX and other products from Allergan, including Juvéderm.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and wrinkle fillers (like Restylane or Juvéderm) can all reduce wrinkles and correct fine lines but with different methods. BOTOX works by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create dynamic wrinkles, including frown lines (between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (outer edges of your eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Injectable fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve wrinkles. After hearing your goals, we may suggest BOTOX, fillers, or a liquid "facelift," which combines both.
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin injections?
BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport are brands of wrinkle relaxers that contain botulinum toxin. Each of these relax the treated muscles to smooth dynamic wrinkles; however, each brand is made to treat specific needs. Some of the small differences between them include the dosing amounts, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last. Your injector will select the best dosage and formula to match your goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is used correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it's important to select someone with training injecting BOTOX, like our injectors at SkinMD. Overusing BOTOX may create unfavorable results. An experienced injector will implement the right dose to carefully relax the muscles causing the unwanted wrinkles without affecting nearby muscles. As one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, BOTOX is considered safe and has earned approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Along with its cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used as a treatment for medical problems like excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
Is BOTOX Right for you?
If you would like to discover the benefits of BOTOX and if you qualify for injections, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our providers to hear more about this popular nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles. Let's prevent, correct, improve, or smooth the telling age lines on your upper face with BOTOX Cosmetic.