4 Questions for Your Cosmetic Surgeon Before Botox
While plastic surgery procedures are a great way to improve your appearance, many clients prefer to avoid invasive procedures. Fortunately, Botox injections offer an alternative for individuals interested in reducing fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, rejuvenated look. Before you schedule a consultation with your cosmetic surgery center, consider these four crucial questions to ask regarding Botox:
1. Am I a Candidate?
One of the first questions to ask is whether or not you're a candidate for Botox. Botox has been FDA-approved for a wide range of problems, including crow's feet, under-eye wrinkles, and frown lines.
2. What Makes Botox Different From Dermal Fillers?
Many people believe that Botox injections are the same as dermal fillers. However, Botox injections work by temporarily weakening the facial muscles that cause wrinkles when we smile or frown. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are designed to plump or "fill" facial lines and wrinkles using hyaluronic acid, collagen, or calcium hydroxylapatite. They reduce wrinkles at rest and during smiling.
3. What Can I Expect During the Treatment Process?
While the number of injections will vary based on the areas being treated and the severity of the wrinkles, most patients find that a Botox treatments produce little to no discomfort, and can be completed in as little as 5-10 minutes.
4. How Long Does Botox Last?
One of the most pertinent questions to ask regarding Botox is how long the results will last for you. Botox injections typically last from 3 to 6 months depending upon the physiology of the individual's muscles. Studies show that repeated injections may stave off the development of new wrinkles.
Do you still have questions regarding Botox injections? Contact Dallas' own Dr. McBride to set up a consultation and find out if you're a candidate for Botox. We also provide neck lifts, facelifts, and rhinoplasty for a more pronounced rejuvenation. For a full listing of services, call our office at (214) 989-3322.
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