Every time you make a facial expression like laughing, smiling, or frowning, the muscles of your face contract, creating lines of expression. In youth, such lines of expression, like squinching your nose, can be cute; but over time, these lines become permanently etched wrinkles in the skin, making you appear older, tired, angry, and sad. Botox® treatments target the muscles of facial expression to soften existing wrinkles and lines and also prevent the progression and deepening of these lines, leaving you appearing younger and revitalized. We offer Botox® to those living in and around McAllen, Brownsville, the Rio Grande Valley, and all of South Texas.
How Long Does Botox® Last?
The good news is that Botox® treatments are not permanent. Botox® treatments tend to last an average of three months but can last up to four to six months, and the results last longer as patients continue their treatments. Botox® is nearly painless, takes less than 15 minutes, and there is minimal downtime. It is important for patients to remember that although Botox® can be used as a stand-alone treatment, you can also combine it with other combination therapies offered in our MedSpa, such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels and dermal fillers, resulting in higher patient satisfaction with more powerful results.
What Other Health Benefits Does Botox® Offer?
Botox® is FDA-approved as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating, or “axillary hyperhidrosis”. Botox® treatments consist of small, almost painless injections to the underarms that take less than 15 minutes. It works by blocking the nerves that stimulate sweat glands, meaning that decreased sweating can be noticed as quickly as two weeks after treatment, with results lasting between six to eight months.
In addition, studies have shown that patients treated with Botox® actually feel happier since they are unable to frown unconsciously, thereby stopping the feedback of feeling upset.
When Should I Start Botox® Treatments?
Patients sometimes ask when is the right time to start using Botox®, and a good way of approaching this is to ask yourself if the lines of expression on your face are becoming permanent wrinkles – this is independent of how old you are and depends more on your skin type and history of sun exposure. If patients already have wrinkles, then the question becomes: do they want their wrinkles to progress?
Patients are sometimes afraid of Botox® because they think it can be harmful or permanent, or they’ve had friends who have had Botox® treatments at other practices whose results look unnatural. The truth is that Botox® is one of the safest drugs ever released in history, with minimal risks or adverse effects when injected properly by trained clinicians. Botox® is only a tool, and your results are only as good as the person injecting you.
Why Choose RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center For Botox® Treatments?
Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez and our certified nurse practitioner, Stephanie Brown, have years of experience with all of these products, and we offer our patients both Botox® and Xeomin®, depending on their specific needs and our expertise. Botox® is the most popular anti-wrinkle injectable because it was the first to market and remains the most heavily advertised.
We are consistently recognized as Allergan’s Platinum level status or higher. What does this mean to you? Dr. Rodriguez and Stephanie are advanced injectors who inject with an artistic eye for optimal facial symmetry. We also inject high volumes of Botox® on a regular basis to maintain this elite status.
Our office also participates in the Brilliant Distinction™ Reward Program by Allergan, which allows for exclusive savings on Botox® and Juvederm® injections.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
To determine the cost of your Botox® treatment, we invite you to schedule a private consultation at our practice. During your consultation, we will assess your cosmetic goals in order to pursue a treatment plan that matches your unique needs. Then, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment. At RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center, we accept a number of payment and financing options, including cash, checks, money orders, major credit cards, and CareCredit® financing. We also offer simple and secure online payment options for the convenience of our patients.
For more information about Botox® for treating wrinkle reduction and/or hyperhidrosis, please contact us to schedule your private consultation in either our Brownsville or Edinburg location. We proudly serve patients in McAllen, Brownsville, the Rio Grande Valley, and all of South Texas.