BOTOX Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX injections relax and temporarily improve wrinkles, treating lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead, or at the corners of the eyes with very little discomfort and no downtime. The expert team of providers and injectors at the Buckingham Center offers BOTOX in Austin, TX to patients looking for a solution to the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

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What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX®, which is made from a safe form of botulinum toxin, is a versatile treatment that has been used in medicine for decades to treat diverse conditions ranging from uncontrolled eye movements and lazy eyes to overactive bladder. Today, botulinum toxin is best known for its anti-aging effects in BOTOX Cosmetic. One of the most popular cosmetic injectables available, its versatility and non-invasive nature only add to its popularity and demand.

Since becoming FDA-approved in 2002 as a temporary solution to frown lines, this injectable treatment has been used to treat millions of patients in the U.S. for aesthetic purposes. Considered to be one of the safest and most tested drugs on the market, it’s also extremely effective and convenient for patients. Some patients schedule their BOTOX appointments at lunchtime and head right back to work following their session!

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How Does a Botox Treatment Work?

BOTOX works as a neuromodulator, relaxing dynamic lines and wrinkles that form over time as the result of facial muscle activity and repetitive facial expressions. A skilled BOTOX injector can create a natural look that allows the patient to express himself or herself while easing unwanted wrinkles. Unlike the expensive wrinkle creams that many of our patients have used without success, BOTOX has the power to block muscular signals and prevent the face from contracting.

Though the results are temporary, it’s a great introductory treatment for people who are interested in a non-invasive solution for facial wrinkles that inevitably occur with aging.

When administered by a qualified professional, on average, BOTOX treatments typically last about 3 to 4 months. In order to maintain their results, patients must keep up a consistent schedule of regular treatments.

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What Can You Expect?

Dynamic wrinkles develop in different areas of the face over time due to repetitive facial movements and facial expressions/reactions. BOTOX is a safe, non-invasive treatment that can effectively smooth out facial wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance for months at a time. Though BOTOX is only a temporary solution for wrinkles, it offers effective results that can last longer with repeated treatments. We at the Buckingham Center offer BOTOX and Dysport treatments.

BOTOX Treatment Areas

  • Around the eyes: Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Between the eyebrows: “Frown lines” resulting from furrowing the brow
  • Forehead: Horizontal forehead lines or excessive sweating
  • Around the mouth: Laugh lines or fine lines caused by facial expressions
  • Jaw: Treatment for the masseter muscle
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Why Choose The Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery for BOTOX in Austin?

At the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we provide unparalleled expertise in BOTOX treatments. Our facial rejuvenation specialists boast over two decades of Austin-based experience, leading a dedicated team in our state-of-the-art medical facility. Utilizing a science-driven approach, we assure results proven to align with your aesthetic desires. Our commitment extends past the procedure; we focus on creating enduring connections. Immerse yourself in a supportive, friendly atmosphere from your first consultation to achieving your BOTOX goals. Enhance your confidence and appearance with the utmost precision, safety, and attentive care.

How Do Botox Treatments Help with Migraines?

BOTOX isn’t just for wrinkles. It’s a versatile treatment that can also provide relief from migraines. A migraine is a recurrent headache that usually affects one side of the head and involves side effects like temporary vision issues or nausea. In 2010, BOTOX was approved by the FDA to treat migraines.

BOTOX works as a chronic migraine treatment by blocking neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from the brain, stopping the chemicals before they make it to the nerve endings around the head and cause a migraine. Patients who suffer from migraines may be able to find relief by receiving BOTOX injections every 12 weeks.

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Alternatives to BOTOX

Dysport

Probably the best-known alternative to BOTOX is Dysport. Dysport’s ingredients are similar to those in BOTOX Cosmetic. Just like BOTOX, Dysport has also received FDA approval as an effective treatment option for patients trying to keep their frown lines and wrinkles at bay. Like BOTOX, it temporarily immobilizes facial muscles to treat wrinkles. Dysport can:

  • Smooth out fine lines
  • Restore a youthful appearance
  • Improve resting facial expression
  • Produce effective results for an affordable price

Many people find that after several Dysport treatments, they don’t need maintenance doses as often because they have “unlearned” the habit of frowning or squinting that originally led to their dynamic wrinkles. The lasting effect of treatment with Dysport can differ between individuals, however. This is something you can discuss during your Dysport consultation with our specialist.

Injectables/Dermal Fillers

BOTOX is designed to treat dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles, on the other hand, are caused by volume loss and remain even when the face is at rest. In such a case, perhaps patients should consider facial fillers to address such issues. These wrinkles and furrows are best treated with injectables made from biocompatible materials like hyaluronic acid rather than neuromodulators.

One of the many benefits of dermal fillers is their ability to restore volume in areas of the face that are sunken and appear tired. Injectables are a great non-invasive rejuvenation option for people who are not interested in surgery.

With so many injectables currently on the market, choosing the right one can be a challenge. During a consultation at our Austin practice, one of our specialists can help determine the right injectables for your needs.

What to Expect During and After BOTOX

Patients often wonder how they will feel following a session. In general, the procedure for the forehead area consists of four or five small injections, while the treatment for crow’s feet is two to four injections per side.

Ice is used as a topical anesthetic at the injection site in most cases, but if a patient is particularly nervous, a topical cream may also be used to help them remain as comfortable as possible during treatment. Our experts use a 32-gauge needle, which is very tiny and causes very little discomfort.

There should not be any pain once the injections are complete. Minor bruising, redness, and swelling may occur, but these side effects should subside quickly.

BOTOX typically begins to take effect within a few days following the injection. Effectiveness increases during the first week. In some cases, the full effects of BOTOX can take up to two weeks to emerge. The results typically last 3-4 months, depending on the treatment area. The severity of the patient’s wrinkles, the strength of the facial muscles, and the number of past treatments all play a role in the longevity of the results.

BOTOX Recovery

In general, the recovery process for injectable treatments is easy. Most patients are able to resume work and other daily activities as soon as their treatment is complete. Patients can engage in light exercise for about four hours following their BOTOX treatment. However, if the session was to treat your frown lines, we recommend keeping your head elevated for 3-4 hours post-session.

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BOTOX Aftercare

Follow these aftercare instructions to help ensure optimal results and to prevent complications from occurring.

Pain management

You may have mild bruising, swelling, discomfort, and/or a headache following the injection session. You may use an ice pack on the treated area and take Tylenol for the discomfort.

Rashes or swelling

If any rashes or any abnormal swelling develops and persists for three or more days, call our office at 512-401-2500. More information on aftercare and BOTOX safety can be found on the product site.

Don’t rub the area.

Do not massage the treatment area. This may diffuse the BOTOX into the surrounding muscles, causing unwanted effects.

Don’t lie down.

Stay upright and avoid lying flat for 2-3 hours after treatment to prevent BOTOX or Dysport from spreading unevenly.

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BOTOX FAQ

How much does BOTOX cost?

How long is a session?

Can BOTOX or Dysport help prevent future wrinkles?

Are there any BOTOX specials available?

What’s the better anti-aging solution: BOTOX or laser treatments?

Can BOTOX or Dysport help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet?

Is it safe to get BOTOX or Dysport while I’m still breastfeeding?

If I have a special event coming up, how far ahead of time do I schedule an appointment?

Will my face look frozen?

How much BOTOX is used during each treatment?

Are there any risks or side effects associated with Dysport or BOTOX?

Is BOTOX effective around the mouth?

What parts of the face is Botox most commonly used on? Is it injected in parts of the body other than the face?

How long should I wait after a BOTOX injection before getting Dysport?

How much does BOTOX cost?

An average treatment ranges from $150 to $350 for each injectable area. A number of factors go into determining the cost of an individual’s BOTOX treatment. These factors can be discussed further during your initial consultation at Buckingham Center in Austin, TX.

How long is a session?

A treatment session lasts approximately ten minutes. BOTOX is a favorite among busy patients because they can often fit treatments into their lunch break with no downtime.

Can BOTOX or Dysport help prevent future wrinkles?

While these muscle relaxants are fantastic treatments for wrinkles once they’ve appeared, there’s not much research indicating that they do much in preventing wrinkles. Even if they do ultimately keep dynamic wrinkles from forming, there are other proven treatments available at the Buckingham Center to keep the skin looking young. Treatments ranging from skincare products, chemical peels, and other non-invasive procedures help to maintain the skin’s long-term health and beauty.

Are there any BOTOX specials available?

Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery strives to make BOTOX affordable for all patients in Austin, Sunset Valley, and surrounding areas. That’s why we consistently feature special offers on our site.

What’s the better anti-aging solution: BOTOX or laser treatments?

While these two options are very different, the best choice depends on the goals you want to achieve. BOTOX is ideal as a quick fix for your wrinkles. However, if you’re looking to give your skin a long-lasting, refreshed look, then laser treatments might be a better option. Every case is different, and a consultation with our specialists will help clear up any confusion regarding these two procedures.

Can BOTOX or Dysport help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet?

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that appear in the skin at the corners of the eyes, resembling the shape of a bird’s foot. They are particularly noticeable when a person is smiling, squinting or laughing. When delivered safely by a specialist, cosmetic injections like Dysport or BOTOX can serve as an ideal treatment for crow’s feet.

Is it safe to get BOTOX or Dysport while I’m still breastfeeding?

BOTOX is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers. While it is almost certainly safe to inject, we require that you wait until you are done breastfeeding to schedule an appointment with us.

If I have a special event coming up, how far ahead of time do I schedule an appointment?

Patients often schedule anti-aging treatments to look their best when attending 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, the specialists at Buckingham Center recommend that individuals have their BOTOX treatment approximately one month before their event.

Will my face look frozen?

When administered properly by a trained BOTOX specialist, patients should have no issues with making normal facial expressions following their treatment.

How much BOTOX is used during each treatment?

We use the standard 2.5 ccs, yielding four units per 0.1 ccs of saline. The starting dose for a glabella is 20 units of BOTOX. For the periocular lines (i.e., crow’s feet), it is ten units per side. Forehead treatment is more variable and depends on the size of the patient’s forehead.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with Dysport or BOTOX?

BOTOX, Dysport, and other botulinum toxin treatments are very safe and pose minimal risks for asymmetry or incomplete muscle relaxation. Even rarer side effects include allergic reactions, dry mouth, droopy eyelids, double vision, drowsiness, headaches, neck pain, and vision issues. On the off chance that any of these occur, seek medical attention right away. To minimize your likelihood of experiencing a complication, have an experienced BOTOX injector perform your treatment.

Is BOTOX effective around the mouth?

It is true that BOTOX is mostly used for the upper part of the face. It can be used around the mouth, but it needs to be used in much smaller quantities to avoid lack of expression or, worse, lack of function.

What parts of the face is Botox most commonly used on? Is it injected in parts of the body other than the face?

BOTOX is most commonly used in the areas around the eyes and the forehead, but it is also used in smaller quantities in the muscles around the mouth and the neck.

How long should I wait after a BOTOX injection before getting Dysport?

The duration of BOTOX and Dysport are similar. They will both last between 3 and 4 months. Therefore, I would plan to use Dysport at the regular intervals that you might set up your next BOTOX injection.

Schedule a Botox Consultation in Austin Today

If you’re interested in learning more about BOTOX or Dysport and are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for these injectable treatments, call our Austin practice at 512-401-2500 or fill out our convenient online contact form to request a consultation with one of Buckingham Center’s doctors.

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