Millions of people suffer with fine lines and wrinkles and Botox® Cosmetic has helped them rejuvenate their appearance and boost self-confidence. Thousands of Dallas and Fort Worth area women and men are erasing the signs of aging with Botox® Cosmetic treatments at Reflections Med Spa. Reflections Med Spa works hand and hang with our board-certified plastic surgeon Charles A. Wallace, M.D. Dr. Wallace is our on-site and works hand in hand with our certified injectors to meet your every need.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in women and men. So that you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines, and will make the skin appear smoother and look younger. It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime.
Some of the other uses of Botox® are used in the treatment of migraines and an overactive bladder in some patients. It may also be appropriate for patients looking to decrease sweat underneath the arms.
A Natural Appearance with Botox® Cosmetic
Botox® Cosmetic can be used in many areas of the face to achieve a natural, energetic appearance. It is appropriate for the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes and lines around the eyebrows. Also, patients use Botox® Cosmetic for a gummy smile, frown lines, chin dimples, lip lines and marionette lines around the mouth. Botox Cosmetic is the natural way to smooth and relax features without surgery.
Benefits of Botox®
Botox® injections temporarily smooth the skin on the face. This gives the patient a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Skin appears softer as wrinkles are smoothed, even in trouble spots, such as the forehead and around the mouth. In some patients, Botox® is an alternative treatment for migraines, excessive underarm sweat or overactive bladder.
Where areas do you use Botox Cosmetic in?
The most popular areas of use for BOTOX® Cosmetic are the face. By relaxing different facial muscles – from the forehead to the neck – wrinkles can be minimized, resulting in the smoothing of the overlying skin. The most common areas are shown in the diagram below.
How Is a Botox Cosmetic Procedure Done?
Getting Botox Cosmetic takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. Botox Cosmetic is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. Our Injectors working with Dr. Wallace will make a treatment plan to the number of units prior to your treatment to meet your goals. We do start more conservative to achieve a natural appearance by using guidelines set by Allergan. After treatment it generally takes seven to ten days to take full effect, and it is best to avoid alcohol starting at least one week before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
How often do you do Botox Cosmetic and how long does it last?
The effects from Botox Cosmetic will last three to four months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Who Should Not Receive Botox Cosmetic?
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under age 18, or have a neurological disease should not use Botox Cosmetic. Since Botox Cosmetic doesn’t work for all wrinkles, you should consult with a doctor first.
After researching for about a month on the upcoming surgery that I wanted to get done, I choose Dr. Wallace office for my consultation. Although I felt I had so many of my questions answered based on my own research, Dr. Wallace still educated me on information that only a doctor would know with YEARS OF EXPERIENCE under their belt. The consultation went so smooth. I booked my surgery that day. 2 weeks later I had my surgery and NOW I am 1 month out of surgery and I’m in love with my results. It was everything I wanted and MORE!!! I followed all of instructions he and his staff gave me. Everyone was polite, friendly and professional. Dr. Wallace made this girl VERY happy.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox Cosmetic and will I have down-time?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect of Botox Cosmetic. Some patients experience headaches, which end in 24 to 48 hours, can happen, but this is rare. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping. This usually ends within three weeks. Drooping usually happens when the Botox Cosmetic moves around, so don’t rub the treated area for 12 hours after injection or lie down for five hours after the procedure. We also recommend no strenuous activities for 24 hours post treatment. Patients are able to return to a normal schedule following the procedure. Our Injectors will indicate if you will have any restrictions following your treatment. It is important to allow your face time to recover.
Is Botox® Cosmetic Right for Me?
If you are frustrated by lines and wrinkles, you may be an excellent candidate for Botox® Cosmetic treatments. This treatment is also being used in your 20’s and 30’s to prevent the signs of aging. No matter what age you are if you are dealing with fine lines, deep folds, wrinkles, or crow’s feet, this is a great treatment to help you feel more confident in your own skin.
To enhance your Botox Cosmetic treatment, we may recommend a combination of treatments like dermal filler injections, laser treatments, chemical peels, and skincare for more comprehensive results. Schedule a consultation with our certified Injector to determine if Botox® Cosmetic is the right treatment for you.
How Much Does Botox® Cost in Dallas?
Each patient requires a unique treatment plan. We recommend a complimentary consultation with our certified Injectors and Dr. Charles Wallace will design your Botox® Cosmetic treatment specifically to your needs, tailoring the number of injections and the amount of Botox® cosmetic used.
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options via Care Credit are also available.
Schedule a Consultation
If you live in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, and want to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, schedule a Botox® Cosmetic treatment by Reflections Med Spa today for a complimentary consultation!