Dr. McGee and his staff use BOTOX® injections to restore a youthful look by eliminating frown lines and facial wrinkles. BOTOX injections are the most popular minimally invasion procedures in the United States, with almost 6.3 million procedures performed in 2013.
BOTOX is an injectable form of Botulinum Toxin Type A. Scientists discovered that small, diluted amounts of this toxin could cause muscle paralysis when injected directly into the muscle. When the amount is small enough, it causes controlled weakening of the muscle, not full-blown muscle paralysis.
Where Can I Use BOTOX?
The FDA originally approved BOTOX in the latter half of the 1980s for treating certain types of conditions caused by muscle spasms, such as dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions), strabismus (crossed eyes or lazy eye), spasmodic torticollis (uncontrolled neck movement), and blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking). In 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Today, we use BOTOX to treat not only frown lines but also other areas of the face, including the forehead and the crow’s feet at the corners of the eye.
When Will I See Results?
Results from injections are generally visible within a few days after treatment and remain for a minimum of 4 months, but typically last up to 6 months. After that time, your muscles will once again begin to contract and you will start to see some of the lines and wrinkles reappear. They will likely be less prominent than they were before, but we can touch up each area with additional injections as needed to keep your wrinkles from reappearing.
We perform BOTOX injections right in our Round Rock office with no need to go to a surgical center. Injections take only a few minutes, do not require anesthesia, and you will feel only a slight discomfort if anything at all. Please schedule a consultation with our office to learn what the differences are and how one or the other may be better in your case.