The active ingredient in BOTOX smooths away facial lines by temporarily halting contractions of the underlying muscles. Relaxing overactive facial muscles allows the overlying skin to become smoother, creating a refreshed, more youthful look.

The many benefits of BOTOX

Neuromodulators such as BOTOX work by temporarily blocking nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. This helps relax the muscles and smooth out wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle activity. Although your results will not radically change your facial appearance, you will look more rested and rejuvenated. In addition to its wrinkle-reducing benefits, BOTOX can be used for:

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • TMJ issues
  • Gummy smiles
  • Dimpled chins 
  • Crepey skin

Why Choose Austin PSI for your BOTOX injections?

The Austin Plastic Surgery Institute was established in 2003 and is a close-knit group of physicians, nurses, aestheticians, and support staff striving to provide the best plastic surgery care and medical aesthetics in central Texas. At Austin PSI, we offer a wide range of injectables such as BOTOX to help our clients achieve their aesthetic goals. Whether you are looking to reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone, or tighten sagging skin, or just regain some of the youthful glow you feel you may have lost, we are here to help.

 All of our procedures are overseen by our board-certified doctors and carried out by our expert experienced registered nurses.

As we age, it’s common to feel frustrated with the visible signs of aging. We are here to help, and we believe you have the right to look as young as you feel!

Overview

At Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments for correcting fine lines and wrinkles caused by laughing, smiling, squinting, and other facial expressions over the years. BOTOX Cosmetic reduces the muscle contractions that cause furrows and fine lines on your face as you are making expressions. Sometimes the lines on our faces can make us look tired and older. BOTOX Cosmetic is a quick and easy way to fix the problem areas on your face, including frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, “elevens” and many more.

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Administering BOTOX

BOTOX is administered during an in-office appointment that typically takes about 30 minutes. The depth, length, quantity, and location of wrinkles vary for each patient. Therefore, the injection treatment, including the dosage and injection location, is tailored during the procedure. Patients will be marked for the specific areas on the face that are going to be treated. The injection is given through a syringe to localized areas on the face. Patients will feel a small prick as the needle inserts through the skin, but any pain or discomfort is controlled with a cold compress.

What to expect?

Immediately following a series of BOTOX injections, you may have some mild swelling and redness at the injection site. This will subside a few hours after the procedure. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately, but exercise should be avoided for a few hours. It is also recommended that clients keep their heads elevated for the first eight to ten hours. Results following BOTOX will become apparent within four to seven days. About a week after treatment, the smoothing effect appears, leaving you looking younger and refreshed. 

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BOTOX® FAQs

Is it safe?

BOTOX is approved by the FDA and has a long, safe history. It is administered in over 75 countries and consistently ranks as the most popular cosmetic procedure in America. However, even with its popularity, BOTOX is a drug and should only be administered by a qualified medical practitioner. Individuals who receive injections by someone inexperienced run the added risk of bruising, over-medicating, and ultimately, obtaining an undesirable result.

Is BOTOX the best option for me?

In 2009, BOTOX gained competition when Dysport was developed, approved by the FDA, and made available to the general public. Both injectables are used to relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines. Both injectables have their advantages. Some distinct differences can be discussed during your consultation, and why we would advise one over the other.

BOTOX or filler?

Dermal fillers are used to fill deeper static lines (lines that are still seen when the face is at rest) or to add volume or enhance features like lips or cheeks. Botox, on the other hand, works to target dynamic lines caused from repetitive muscle movement by temporarily freezing facial muscles. Our nurses will be able to determine if a filler or a product like BOTOX is ideal for you, or a combination.

What is the best age for BOTOX?

Individuals who wish to soften and decrease facial lines and wrinkles may be candidates for BOTOX. The most common age to receive BOTOX injections is between 30-55. However, it is also common for clients younger and older to receive injections.

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