Botox® and Dermal Fillers

Noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time — discover the benefits of Botox® at our practice.

There are many different reasons that patients choose to receive Botox treatment, from wanting to remove fine lines and wrinkles to treating more severe conditions such as TMJ and chronic migraines. Botox can relieve any of the symptoms that make you feel less confident, and help you achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance.

What is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox is a medication that can only be prescribed by a healthcare professional. It is used as a temporary treatment for patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Botox treatments are quick and comfortable: In only a few hours, you will begin to notice a difference in the way your skin looks and feels.

How does Botox work?

Botox uses a special protein to block overactive nerve impulses and restrict muscle contractions. In this way, Botox helps to relax your muscles beneath the skin, so fine lines and wrinkles become less visible. This gives your skin a healthy, more youthful appearance.

Depending on each individual case, the results can last between one and six months. Treatment is temporary, so when the Botox begins to wear off, the skin will return to the way it looked before treatment.

Botox is also used to relieve symptoms of TMJ, as well as provide comfort to patients receiving dental implants. In each of these cases, Botox reduces the amount of stress placed on the teeth and jaw so patients feel more comfortable and confident.

How Does Botox Reverse Aging?

Botox comes from a neurotoxin. In the hands of a skilled practitioner such as Dr. Salazar, a small amount is injected into a muscle. Botox blocks nerve signals from reaching the muscle, which effectively renders it unable to contract. Therefore, when you smile, there are no more fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox in San Antonio is ideal for eliminating lines that appear in the upper half of your face. It can be used across your forehead, between your eyebrows, and at the outside corners of your eyes and mouth.

Botox treatments take just a few minutes and really aren’t uncomfortable. In just a matter of days, you’ll start to see the benefits, and the effects will continue to improve for about 12 to 14 days.

Your rejuvenated look will last for about four to five months. To maintain your appearance, we’ll be glad to schedule your appointments ahead.

What do Dermal Fillers Do?

As the name suggests, dermal fillers fill out skin to smooth and plump the surface. As with Botox, Dr. Salazar delivers dermal fillers by injection. The gel-like substance is gently injected just under the surface of your skin.

Fillers are ideal for softening facial creases and wrinkles, to make your lips look plumper, reduce the appearance of scars, and make shallow contours disappear.

If you want to have Botox in San Antonio or dermal filler injections but are afraid of needles, we offer sedation. Once the sedative takes effect, you’ll be able to sit back and relax while Dr. Salazar works magic to reverse the hands of time and make you look years younger.

Am I a good candidate for Botox?

Botox may or may not be the right treatment for you. The best candidates for treatment with Botox are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Diagnosed with, and experiencing discomfort from, TMJ
  • Concerned about removing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Looking for a non-surgical skin treatment
  • Aware that Botox results are temporary
  • In good physical and psychological health
  • Willing to discuss concerns and desires with the doctor before treatment

If you believe you may be a good candidate for a Botox treatment, and are interested in learning more, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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