Natural aging and a lifetime of involuntary facial muscle movements contribute to the formation of wrinkles, creases and lines that can make you look angry, tired or older than you feel. Although aging may be inevitable, Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics offers, non-surgical treatments that combat the most noticeable and frustrating facial imperfections.
HOW DOES BOTOX®WORK?
BOTOX® is designed to soften wrinkles caused by continual frowning, squinting and furrowing of the brows. Your facial muscles move when you make certain expressions and over time, this muscle movement creates wrinkles where the skin folds together. BOTOX® works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. When the injected muscle is unable to contract, wrinkles relax and soften. BOTOX® is also FDA-approved for the treatment of severe underarm sweating. This is an attractive option in a warm climate like ours.
What Issues Can BOTOX® Injections Address?
Targeted injections of BOTOX® into facial tissue can temporarily interrupt the nerve signals to nearby muscles. By diminishing muscle activity, BOTOX® can correct fine lines and deep-set wrinkles.
With this amazingly effective and diverse treatment option, offered at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help temporarily erase and eliminate:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Bunny lines
- Downturned corners of the mouth
- Gummy Smile
- Facial asymmetry
- Wrinkling on the neck
- Chin dimpling
- Poor jawline definition
- Masseter hypertrophy
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
How Long Does BOTOX® Last?
In most cases, the results of BOTOX® injections will last up to three to four months. Every patient is different, however, the accurate length of time your results will last depends on certain factors:
- Amount of BOTOX® used: Generally, the more units of BOTOX® that are injected into a region, the longer the results will last.
- Muscle strength: If you have very strong facial muscles in a certain area, they may be more resistant to the paralyzing function of the treatment. As a result, more BOTOX® may be required to achieve the same duration of results.
- Follow up treatment: With follow-up BOTOX® injection treatments at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, it is possible for your results to last longer than the average three to four months. Some patients can enjoy results for up to six to eight months with consistent follow-up appointments.
Your Initial BOTOX® Consultation
During your aesthetic consultation at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, Dr. Liz Millan will perform a comprehensive facial examination that thoroughly evaluates the shape of your face, the presence of wrinkles and lines as well as the overall texture of your skin. Dr. Millan will discuss your facial evaluation with you in front of a mirror and determine the role of BOTOX® Cosmetic in your treatment.
A key component of this examination is confirming that the wrinkles of concern are the result of muscle activity and not volume loss or other issues. Depending on the nature of your wrinkles, Dr. Millan may suggest other modalities of treatment, such as dermal fillers.
Alternatives To BOTOX®
Dr. Millan strives to meet the unique needs of every patient. This dedication to individualized care includes a variety of treatment options to meet the specific needs and preferences of each patient who visits. During your consultation, Dr. Millan will thoroughly explain all of your options to help you make an informed decision about your care.
Am I A Good Candidate For BOTOX®?
Like any other cosmetic procedure, you must meet certain requirements in order to undergo BOTOX® treatment. At Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, we consider you an ideal candidate for BOTOX® injections if you:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Are not pregnant or nursing at the time of your treatment
- Are free of any known allergies to BOTOX®
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that 57 percent all BOTOX® patients are between the ages of 40 and 54. Twenty-three percent of recipients were 55 years of age or older, while people between 30 and 39-years old made up 18 percent. Only 1 percent of these patients were between the ages of 20-29.
Not all patients between 20-29 years of age will benefit from BOTOX®, but some may find value in its ability to prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Early injections may also make it possible to reduce the frequency of injections needed later in life.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?
The average patient may receive anywhere between 10-35 units of BOTOX®. This amount varies and depends greatly on how many areas you want to treat, as well as the strength of the muscles in the targeted areas. During your consultation at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, Dr. Liz Millan will discuss the number of units needed to match your specific goals and explain how much you can expect your treatment to cost.
Schedule Your BOTOX Consultation Today!
If you would like to learn if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® facial rejuvenation, please Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics today at (956) 717-0095 to schedule an aesthetic consultation with Dr. Liz Millan. We proudly welcome patients from Zapata Texas, Hebbronville Texas, and all surrounding areas.
Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics is proud to offer dermal fillers. As we age, the thin skin of the face loses elasticity and slows in cellular turnover. In addition, a lifetime of expressions including laughing, smiling, squinting and frowning can leave profound creases and fine lines. With aging and harsh environmental factors, we naturally lose the fullness and plumpness of our youth, leaving less volume in the face and lips.
Treatment with dermal fillers enables patients to address and correct the following cosmetic problems related to aging and facial volume loss, including, but not limited to:
- Vertical Lip Lines
- Thin Lips
- Lost facial Volume
- Laugh Lines
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Dermal fillers recondition lost skin volume, diminishing the appearance of creases and fine lines. By restoring volume and reducing fine lines, the face looks youthful and refreshed. These injectable fillers allow you to reduce fine lines and restore lost facial volume without altering your ability to achieve natural facial expressions.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR DERMAL FILLERS IS LOOKING TO:
- Maintain natural facial expressions
- Eliminate or decrease the appearance of minor, moderate or severe facial lines and wrinkles
- Have a minimally invasive approach to age management
- Restore lost volume to the checks or lips
Your Initial Dermal Fillers Consultation
During your aesthetic consultation at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, Dr. Liz Millan will perform a comprehensive facial examination that thoroughly evaluates the shape of your face, the presence of creases and fine lines as well as the overall volume of your face. Dr. Millan will discuss your facial evaluation with you in front of a mirror and determine the role of dermal fillers in your treatment. Dr. Liz Millan strives to meet the unique needs of every patient. This dedication to individualized care includes a variety of treatment options to meet the specific needs and preferences of each patient who visits Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics. During your consultation, Dr. Millan will thoroughly explain all of your options to help you make an informed decision about your care.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your dermal filler treatment will be performed in our office and typically takes no longer than 20 minutes, after which you can resume your normal daily activities.
After your treatment, you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise, exposure to sun or heat, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Potential temporary side effects of injectable fillers include tenderness, swelling, redness, firmness, bruising, and bumps at the injection sites. These symptoms are generally mild to moderate in nature and resolve within 7 days. Following your dermal filler injections, you will be able to observe an immediate improvement in the volume and overall appearance of your skin in the treated areas. Although dermal fillers offer long-lasting results after just one treatment, each patient metabolizes these fillers differently, and periodic maintenance treatments may be necessary to preserve and maintain optimal results.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY!
We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute to that outcome. If you are interested in discussing how dermal fillers can impact your physical appearance, please contact us at (956) 717-0095 to set up a free consultation.