Since the Food and Drug Administration first approved Botox in 1989, it has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments administered in the United States. Botox comes with a number of benefits, with convenience and fast results at the top of the list. Dr. James Ralston and the team at Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX, can help you make an informed decision on whether to start Botox treatments.
How Botox Works
Wrinkles and depressions in the skin are caused by muscle contractions. Botox is made of a substance called botulinum toxin A which is formulated to pause the signals that cause these contractions. When the muscles under the skin relax, it creates a smoother, more youthful appearance on the surface. The neurotoxin solution is injected into various targeted areas of the face determined by your dermatologist.
Benefits of Botox
Patients often ask for Botox when they visit Dr. Ralston’s McKinney, TX, office because it offers a number of benefits including:
- Almost immediate visual results, as some Botox patients start to see better looking skin in as little as a couple of days.
- Long lasting results, with some patients maintaining their improved appearance for up to three months before needing another treatment.
- Botox treats a range of common skin issues including crow’s feet, smile and forehead lines, skin folds, chin lines and wrinkles above the forehead. It can also fix some issues that are related to the appearance of the eyes.
- There is no need to undergo an invasive surgical procedure that would require cutting and anesthesia.
Is Botox Right for You?
If you’re looking for a way to refresh your skin’s appearance in a short period of time, whether for a special event or a new everyday look, Botox may be right for you. It’s also a treatment that has minimal risk compared to other options, so if you’re nervous about making a cosmetic change this may be the ideal first step to take. Your dermatologist can ease any concerns and answer the lingering questions you may have at your first appointment.
Your First Botox Appointment
Dr. James Ralston can help you explore the benefits of Botox in more detail at the Dermatology Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX. Call the office at (972) 548-0333 today to schedule an initial chat and have your first treatment.