At Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Edward Buckingham and his expert team are proud to offer Botox to patients in Austin, Sunset Valley, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, and surrounding areas. Let’s take a closer look at what Botox is and why it’s one of the most popular anti-aging treatments in Texas and throughout the country.
Facial wrinkles can make a person look much older than they really are. The good news is that Botox, a safe, non-invasive treatment, can effectively smooth out facial wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. Botox is especially effective for reducing the look of dynamic wrinkles in the eye, forehead, and lip areas. Although it’s not a permanent solution to wrinkles, it can lead to long-lasting results.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox Cosmetic uses a neuromodulator known as botulinum toxin to relax dynamic lines and wrinkles, which form over time as a result of facial muscle activity and repetitive facial expressions. Unlike many of the expensive wrinkle creams that many of our patients have tried without success, Botox has the power to block muscular signals and prevent the face from contracting. Results typically last about 3-4 months at a time, but many patients choose to receive maintenance treatments in order to enjoy ongoing rejuvenation.
Is Botox Dangerous?
Since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines, Botox Cosmetic has been used to treat millions of patients in the US. It is considered one of the safest and most tested drugs on the market. The safety of the treatment, combined with Dr. Buckingham’s skill, means that our patients can undergo Botox treatments with complete peace of mind.
Our Botox Cosmetic Safety Information page touches on more ground and more details regarding Botox safety.
How Long Does Botox Take?
Botox is known as a lunchtime treatment as it typically takes 30 minutes or less to complete. Within days, patients are able to see a noticeable improvement in their dynamic lines and wrinkles. While the results of Botox may last between three to six months, most patients enjoy their results for three to four months. The severity of the patient’s wrinkles, the strength of their facial muscles, and the number of past treatments they have received will all play a role in the longevity of their results.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
What is the Botox Recovery Process Like?
Recovering from our Botox injections is easy. Most patients are able to resume work and other daily activities as soon as the treatment is complete. They are free to engage in light exercise 4 hours after treatment but should keep their head elevated for 3 hours if their frown lines were treated.
Can Botox Help with Migraines and Hyperhidrosis?
A migraine is a recurrent headache that usually affects one side of the head and comes with side effects like temporary vision issues or nausea. In 2010, Botox was approved by the FDA to treat migraines.
The treatment can block neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from the brain and stop the chemicals before they make it to the nerve endings around the head and cause migraines. Patients who suffer from migraines may be able to find relief by receiving Botox injections every 12 weeks.
Can Botox Help Excessive Sweat?
Botox may also help patients with hyperhidrosis or excessive sweat in areas of their underarms, hands, face, scalp, feet, and other areas of their body. It can temporarily stop the release of the chemical that activates sweat glands.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox in Austin?
Ideal candidates for Botox treatments are healthy men and women who are bothered by dynamic wrinkles and want to look younger without undergoing plastic surgery. Botox is ideal for young patients who have just started to notice dynamic wrinkles as well as older patients who have been concerned about them for quite some time.
Botox is also a great option for people who are seeking relief from frequent migraines or hyperhidrosis. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for Botox in Austin with Dr. Buckingham.
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More Botox-Related Questions
How much does Botox cost?
The average Botox treatment ranges from $350 to $500 for each injectable area. However, there are a number of factors that go into determining the cost of Botox, making it a good idea to schedule a consultation at our office.
Are there are any Botox specials available?
Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery strives to make Botox in Austin affordable for all patients. That’s why we consistently have special offers on Botox.
Are Botox injections painful?
Minimal pain and discomfort are associated with Botox injections. Patients may request a special cream or ice to remain as comfortable as possible during or after the treatment. There should not be any pain once the Botox injections are complete.
How does Botox Cosmetic differ from dermal fillers?
The purpose of Botox is to stop dynamic wrinkles, which occur as the result of years of facial expressions. Dermal fillers, however, are plumping treatments that fill in static wrinkles and are designed to create a more uniform plane and restore lost volume. Dr. Buckingham can help determine whether or not a patient can benefit from one or both treatments.
Can Botox injections help with crow’s feet?
Wrinkles that develop at the outside corners of either eye and resemble the shape of a bird’s foot are known as crow’s feet. They are particularly noticeable when a person is making facial expressions like squinting, laughing, and frowning. As long as it’s delivered safely by a Botox specialist in Austin, Botox is the ideal treatment for crow’s feet.
What makes Botox different than laser treatments?
Laser treatments are extremely versatile, as they can address a variety of skin concerns including sun damage, brown spots, and large pores. Botox is a wrinkle relaxer, specifically designed to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Botox and laser treatments differ in many ways, but the most significant difference is that Botox affects a specific facial muscle in the treatment area while laser treatments use light energy to encourage rejuvenation in the skin cells.
When should Botox treatments be scheduled for patients who are getting ready for a special event?
Patients often undergo Botox because they want to look younger and more refreshed before a wedding, graduation, party, or another special event. Since the maximum effect of Botox typically appears around 10 to 14 days after treatment and lasts for a few months, Dr. Buckingham recommends that patients get Botox in Austin approximately one month before their event.
Does Botox make it difficult for patients to express themselves?
When administered properly by a trained Botox specialist in Austin, patients should have no issues with making normal facial expressions following a Botox treatment.
How much Botox is used during each treatment?
When injecting Botox in Austin, we use the standard 2.5 ccs yielding 4 units of Botox per 0.1 ccs of saline. Check out this blog post for more information.
Are there any Botox side effects?
Although they are rare, Botox may lead to side effects including allergic reactions, dry mouth, droopy eyelids, drowsiness, headaches, neck pain, and vision issues. We encourage patients to seek medical attention right away if they do experience any side effects following a Botox treatment.
When looking for a doctor to do these procedures. I wanted somebody who was board certified and who had a good reputation. I had been to Dr. Buckingham's office before for Botox. Having had that experience I inquired to see if I could have a consultation with him. It was very thorough and I felt, very much at ease. I had already done my own homework and I pretty much have decided that I was going to do it, but initially when we set it up, I was going to do it in January. I was so sure that he was going to just do a great job that I changed it to October. I actually did it three months earlier than I planned. It was a lot bigger deal than I thought it was going to be. I had quite a bit of swelling and it wasn't pain necessarily from the incisions but the swelling was what caused my pain. I think that I had the swelling more severe than most people do, or I'm just a baby. It was a lot bigger deal in the recovery end than I had expected. When I got online I found out that everything I was going through was normal. The office was really nice and they gave me some good direction about how to keep the swelling down. I took three weeks off. When I came back nobody said, "Oh, did you have a face lift?" Everyone who said anything at all said, "Oh, do you have a new hairdo?" I love my results, he’s definitely the best!
Choose Dr. Buckingham: Botox Expert in Austin, TX
If you’d like natural-looking Botox results, choosing the right practitioner is essential. Dr. Edward Buckingham of the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Buckingham is considered a Botox specialist in Austin and offers a wide array of non-invasive treatments and facial plastic surgery options. He is dedicated to providing patients with natural results that boost their confidence.
If you’re interested in learning more about Botox and wondering whether you’re a good candidate for this treatment, contact us via phone at 512-401-2500 or fill out our convenient online contact form.