BOTOX is a neurotoxin treatment that is used to treat muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, prevent chronic migraine headaches, and most commonly, to improve the appearance of wrinkles on the face. We are happy to offer this highly effective BOTOX in Austin for patients who want to improve the way they look and feel.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a popular injectable treatment that gives the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. It is formulated from highly purified botulinum toxins that can temporarily erase or reduce horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines, and crow’s feet. By blocking the nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to contract hundreds of times a day, BOTOX can effectively reduce and even prevent etched-in lines in the skin. BOTOX can also lift the corners of the mouth that sag with age, smooth out the “pin-cushion” look in some chins, soften smokers’ lines around the mouth, and soften vertical lines in the neck.

Patient getting cosmetic injections at Austin Face & Body

Dr. Paul came recommended to me by a friend. He and his staff are wonderful, providing excellent customer service and exceptional results. I was getting Botox and a filler for the first time and Dr. Paul took the time to talk me through my questions and concerns about the procedures as well as respected my goals.  It’s a good feeling knowing I’m in good hands.

J. A.

What are the benefits of BOTOX?

  • Non-invasive and non-surgical
  • Painless with no downtime
  • Short treatment time
  • Reduces signs of aging in the upper face
  • Combats forehead lines and crow’s feet
  • Creates a more youthful, engaging countenance
  • Can help prevent future signs of aging
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Results last from 3-4 months

What causes wrinkles?

Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing—basically any facial movement—can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: dynamic wrinkles. They can make you appear tired, sad, or angry, even when you are in high spirits. This is why BOTOX is so popular.

It can soften and smooth these creases, lines, and wrinkles, providing a more youthful and pleasant appearance. BOTOX can also be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, or microdermabrasion to further improve their results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

Am I a candidate for BOTOX?

If you're looking for BOTOX treatment in Austin, you may be a great candidate, depending on several factors, such as your health, age, and the nature of your cosmetic concerns. The ideal patient is 18 to 65 years old and is exhibiting lines on the smooth part of the forehead above and between the brows (the glabella.) 

BOTOX is contraindicated if the patient exhibits an infection at the proposed injection site(s) or has a known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation. Do not get BOTOX if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have experienced an allergic reaction to another product containing botulinum toxin. Candidates should also know that BOTOX will not correct all types of skin problems. Your skin thickness, type, and the degree of wrinkling all play a role in how effective the treatment is.

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What to expect during treatment

As with any injections, you will feel some sensation when BOTOX is administered, especially between the eyebrows. We are always happy to offer topical anesthesia before the procedure to ensure the highest level of comfort for you at all times. BOTOX should not affect the nerves that cause sensation or make you feel numb. When the product is used correctly, the treatments can lift the brow to give an appealing and sincere look.

With BOTOX, it’s essential to be treated by an experienced plastic surgeon who can judge the size of your muscles and how much BOTOX you will need. BOTOX treatment is quick and convenient. It can be performed over a lunch break in our office since it typically takes no more than 30 minutes.

Before & Afters

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Medical uses for Botox

Migraines: BOTOX injections can be a treatment option to help prevent chronic migraines, and should be considered if other treatments are not effective, not well tolerated, or cause too many side effects. BOTOX may offer a safe and effective preventative treatment option to help people with chronic migraines manage their pain and improve their quality of life.

Excessive sweating: BBOTOX is a treatment option for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis.) It works by blocking signals the brain sends to the sweat glands. BOTOX injections are administered in affected areas such as the armpits, hands, feet, or face. Results can last up to eight months.

MS and muscle spasms: BOTOX is a treatment option for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis.) It works by blocking signals the brain sends to the sweat glands. BOTOX injections are administered in affected areas such as the armpits, hands, feet, or face. Results can last up to eight months.

Bell’s palsy: Bell’s palsy causes the drooping of the side of the face because of nerve problems. The effect usually goes away after some months; however, BOTOX injections may be used in long-term Bell’s palsy patients to relax muscles that have become tight or to help reduce unwanted muscle movements or twitching.

Squint: With a squint, also known as strabismus or crossed eyes, the eyes don’t look towards an object together. BOTOX may be injected into one of the eye muscles as a treatment option, usually if a squint develops rapidly without an obvious cause. The injection weakens the injected muscle for a period of time, which lets the eyes realign themselves.

Eye twitching: Eye twitching is a repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of (usually) the upper eyelid. One common treatment for a type of eye twitch called benign essential blepharospasm is botulinum toxin injection. The treatment may relieve spasms for several months.

Recovery from BOTOX

After your BOTOX treatment in Austin, you may resume normal activities immediately. Do not rub or massage the treated areas because it can cause the BOTOX to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping.

Although generally safe, botulinum toxin side effects and complications can include bruising and/or pain at the injection site; redness; headache; flu-like symptoms; nausea; and temporary facial weakness or drooping. Very rarely, the toxin can spread beyond the treatment area, which can cause botulism-like signs and symptoms such as breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness, and slurred speech.


How long does it take to see results?

With BOTOX, it can take up to two weeks for the results to become apparent. We recommend that anyone preparing for a big event have their treatment done two weeks ahead of time. Also note that if you are taking blood-thinning medications that contain aspirin or NSAIDs, you may develop some bruising at the injection site. You can wear makeup immediately after treatment, but you should avoid heavy lifting for at least 24 hours. BOTOX results will continue to impress for around 3-4 months. Some individuals with increased metabolisms may “soak it up” more quickly, requiring touch-ups every two months.

Are there any side effects?

Every drug has potential side effects, and BOTOX is no exception. Luckily, any side effects from the treatment tend to be minor and short-lived. In one to five percent of cases, there can be mild drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow, which usually goes away within two weeks. Some patients may also experience slight bruising.

Schedule a consultation with us today!

If you’re considering an Austin BOTOX treatment, please contact us at Austin Face & Body. As an aesthetic plastic surgery practice, improving the signs of aging is one of our areas of expertise. We bring together top surgeons and innovators from all over the country to get the most effective results while also providing the highest level of patient care. You will receive warm and professional service, attention to detail, outstanding communication, and incredible results. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 512-559-3544 or contact us online. 

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