BOTOX® in San Antonio, TX

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What is BOTOX?

Reducing the first aesthetic signs of dynamic lines and wrinkles in the upper face is easy with BOTOX injections at Essential Med Aesthetics. BOTOX injectable treatments are for people who would like to get ahead of visible expression lines. Board-certified physician Dr. Freda Cobbinah is a BOTOX Cosmetic provider. She performs the injections herself at her San Antonio, TX practice.

BOTOX is a time-tested injectable treatment made of a clean strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the contractions of the facial muscles. These are the muscles that form wrinkles on the forehead and near the eye region (Crow's Feet). The crevices created from these repeated muscle contractions are referred to as “dynamic” because they're due to muscle activity. Over time, these expression wrinkles stay in place, even when the face is totally relaxed. BOTOX injectable treatments can significantly smooth the look of these lines by blocking these muscle movements. If you would like to learn more about BOTOX injections, please call and schedule a consultation.

Can I have BOTOX Injections?

BOTOX injections are great for patients who want to smooth the appearance of lines on their upper face without surgery. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive treatment if you are younger. It's an effective, noninvasive approach if you have obvious forehead lines or parallel lines between the brows. It's also a solution for other wrinkles and lines around the eyes. If you have more severe, deeper lines, then we may recommend an injectable filler. Furthermore, if you are over the age of 50 with moderate-to-severe skin laxity, you may be a candidate for a facelift. Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Cobbinah to find out whether you can have BOTOX.

Our BOTOX Injection Technique

BOTOX treatments are completed conveniently at Essential Med Aesthetics. If it is your first time to visit our office for BOTOX injections, we commonly perform the treatment immediately following your initial consultation with Dr. Cobbinah. We'll ask you to make various facial expressions using your upper face — such as squinting, frowning, etc. — to allow her to determine where to place the injections. Dr. Cobbinah most commonly administers BOTOX between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and throughout the forehead.

We'll prepare your face and will inject BOTOX under your skin through a fine needle. We'll follow this with a cold compress on the injection site to diminish bruising and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it is usually unnecessary. BOTOX treatments can take around 10 – 15 minutes, after which you can return to your usual routine with no required recovery period.

What to Expect

After the injection session, you may return to your usual routine but should avoid strenuous activity for a minimum of one day. You will need to sleep with your head propped up for the first night. The injected sections of your face may be slightly swollen, bruised, or red for a few days, but you should not have any severe or lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it takes about a week before the full results of BOTOX appear. The injections generally last for 3 – 4 months, and then the muscle will return to functioning as before. Dr. Cobbinah can schedule a follow-up appointment for you at Essential Med Aesthetics to maintain your results at your request.

BOTOX will Look Amazing on you

With BOTOX, you can smile, laugh, frown, and make any expression you want without creating wrinkles or lines thanks to BOTOX injectable treatments. To prevent future lines or smooth lines already on your face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cobbinah in San Antonio, TX to hear more about this popular nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.

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