The New Year is traditionally a time for fresh starts, and what better way to ring in this New Year than with smoother, younger-looking skin? Start Botox® treatments now, and you can begin enjoying your results in a week or less after your appointment, making this one resolution that’s easy to keep.
At Texas Wellness Clinic in RIchmond, Texas, Ijeoma Linda Bethel, DNP, APRN, customizes Botox treatments to help women and men look and feel their best. If Botox tops your list for self-care this year, here’s how she can help.
Botox is a neuromuscular agent that works on dynamic wrinkles — wrinkles and lines that form as a result of facial movement. When you make a facial expression — frowning, smiling, or any other expression — your muscles send messages to your brain via nerve pathways.
These messages trigger muscle contractions that tug on your skin, causing folds and wrinkles to form. By blocking those signals, contractions don’t happen — and neither do lines and wrinkles.
Botox is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the United States, typically used on lines and wrinkles that form:
Our providers use very specific doses of Botox based on your treatment goals and other factors to help smooth lines and wrinkles without interfering with normal facial movement, for beautifully natural results.
Botox treatment takes just a few minutes per area. Injections use a very thin needle — much thinner than the needles used for vaccinations — and most patients feel nothing more than a pinch during each injection.
Immediately after your treatment, it’s not uncommon to have some redness and swelling in the area, but these effects resolve within a few hours. It’s OK to apply ice if you like, but don’t rub the area, because that could spread the Botox into other areas, making the results less noticeable.
The effects of Botox are visible within just a few days, and they last for up to six months. Repeated treatments prolong your results and may actually help soften wrinkles over time. Plus, Botox can be combined with facial fillers to treat wrinkles and lines from your forehead to your chin, an all-over treatment that’s earned the nickname “liquid facelift.”
The holiday season is always busy, but it only takes a few moments to schedule a visit with Dr. Bethel. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, call 361-298-3362 or book an appointment online today.