In the age of selfies and social media, who doesn’t want to put their best face forward? Botox® lets you do exactly that. Botox is the leading surgery-free cosmetic treatment for banishing crow’s feet and frown lines, with over 13 million vials sold since 2002 in this country alone. What’s more, it’s no longer merely the secret weapon of women over age 45. Botox’s popularity is expanding and now includes men and millennials too.
If you’re looking to incorporate Botox into your beauty routine, make sure to choose your injector carefully. Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Manuel A. Lopez, explains why.
Botox is a medical procedure
Botox may be used for cosmetic purposes, but it’s still a medical procedure. It should only be performed under the supervision of a physician or by a physician. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lopez personally trains each medical provider to ensure that treatment is consistent, safe, and natural-looking at all practice locations in Alamo Heights, Boerne, New Braunfels, and Stone Oak.
Injecting Botox requires specialized training
At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, each medical provider has received classroom instruction and hands-on training in Botox treatment and is certified and licensed to perform the procedure.
How do Neuromodulators Eliminate Wrinkles?
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all formulated with a purified botulinum toxin, a protein that stops your muscles from contracting and creating wrinkles. Neuromodulators can smooth:
- Horizontal brow wrinkles
- Vertical frown lines
- Crow’s feet
Within days to weeks, the dynamic muscles that cause your wrinkles become relaxed. As a result, these muscles no longer press your skin into wrinkles and folds. You look younger and fresher for up to four months.
Using Botox requires knowledge about the face
Our team of professionals understands the facial structure. Botox is injected into specific muscles on your face, including near your eyes and brows. If Botox reaches areas other than those specific muscles, it can cause unwanted results such as droopy eyelids. Along with knowing exactly where to place your Botox, quantity is vital. It’s the difference between looking refreshingly vibrant and a frozen-faced mannequin. Poor technique can also leave you looking shiny.
Botox isn't for everyone
Botox isn’t safe for everyone. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should put Botox on hold. If you’re taking certain medications, have a neuromuscular disease, or are allergic to the ingredients in Botox, you’re not a good candidate.
At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, your injector will review your complete medical history and all medications you take to determine if Botox is a good option for you.
Book your consultation
Ready to smooth out those pesky wrinkles with Botox or any other injectable call Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, or request an appointment using the online booking tool. Our experienced professionals provide the necessary expertise in administering Botox safely for incredible results.