Botox

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a procedure that uses Botulinum Toxin to treat the visual signs of aging, by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements to your appearance.

Common areas for Botox® injections:

  • Botox Cosmetic | Swamy Clinic | Sherman TXHorizontal forehead furrows
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • “Crow’s feet” around the eyes

Botox® Cosmetic benefits:

  • Excessive facial wrinkles
  • Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead
  • Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes
  • A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows

How does Botox® treatment work?

Botox works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. Botox® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out.

What to expect from Botox cosmetic?

A cream with local anesthetic will be placed on your skin prior to treatment. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Botox® is injected into the area of the wrinkle. Ice will be immediately applied upon completion of the treatment.

It is important that during the first Botox treatment that the patient realizes it may take a little tweaking to figure out the proper amount to reduce the wrinkles appropriately.

Dr. Narasimhan and Dr. Swamy will discuss all of your options and expectations with you during your consultation to make sure that you receive individualized results that meet your needs.

 Are there any alternatives for Botox?

Non-Surgical Alternatives to Botox can be fillers. Because each individual is unique, during your consultation Dr. Swamy will discuss the best alternative or solution to achieve the desired results. Another alternative is also surgical procedures for longer lasting results are  Browlifts and facelifts.

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Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections.  It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.

How long do Botox® results last?

The effects of a Botox® treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat treatments after a given period.

Can Botox be combined with any other facial procedures?

Yes. Many of the Swamy Clinic’s Botox patients have or will have upper eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the entire brow and eyelid complex. Eyelid surgery is a nice complement the surgery because it is minimally invasive, and has great results. In select patients, small amount of Botox can even raise the eyebrows slightly. Botox is truly a great treatment!

Will I need more than one Botox treatment?

In order to properly prevent wrinkles from forming further and maintain result, Botox treatments will typically need to be maintained every 3 to 4 months. Botox does not last forever, however is very noninvasive and most patients find it convenient to come in for a quick five minute visit.

Botox side effects

Patients typically experience some mild swelling the first night. There may even be a very slight bruising post treatment. However, these side effects are mild and resolve very quickly and can be concealed with make up. Please contact the Swamy Clinic if you have had any reactions to Botox.

Schedule a consultation

For more information on Botox or any of our other cosmetic treatments, call The Swamy Clinic at (903) 893-6311 today. Dr. Swamy serve Sherman, McKinney TX and surrounding areas.

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