With more than six million treatments administered in the US each year, BOTOX® therapy is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments currently available. The doctors working through Tijuana Bariatrics provide BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments in Monterrey and Tijuana, Mexico, as a non-invasive option for eliminating facial wrinkles. With their expert care you can receive effective, affordable treatment without sacrificing any of the safety standards held by practitioners in the US.
The Basics of BOTOX® Cosmetic
While many patients have heard of BOTOX® treatment, they do not always know what it is or how it works. This injectable medication is derived from botulinum toxin, which temporarily relaxes muscles and is approved by the FDA. BOTOX® injections are the result of a purifying process which makes this chemical much safer to use. Originally used to treat medical conditions caused by overly active muscles, such as muscle spasms, migraines, and crossed eyes, this drug has since been applied to cosmetic concerns.
In this capacity, BOTOX® Cosmetic is most often used to reduce and prevent the appearance of facial wrinkles in the forehead, between or at the edges of the eyes, and around the mouth and nose. By relaxing the facial muscles, this treatment allows the skin on top to flatten and can smooth wrinkles. However, it is important to keep in mind that BOTOX® injections are most effective on wrinkles that have not yet become deeply set and are only visible when the face is moving.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can offer patients a number of advantages. One major benefit of the treatment is its high rate of effectiveness and quick effects. Patients can notice changes in their appearance immediately following treatment. Treated wrinkles can be significantly reduced for smooth, younger-looking skin. Furthermore, the effects can last up to four months without re-treatment. If patients are unsure about committing to the permanence of a facelift, Botox may be recommended.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
As with any cosmetic treatment, patients need to meet with their potential doctors beforehand for a physical examination and a discussion of their expectations. If BOTOX® Cosmetic seems like the right fit, then they can proceed with administration. Because the injections are a nonsurgical treatment, appointments are relatively quick – no more than an hour, in most cases. Your doctor will use a thin needle to inject small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic into the areas previously decided upon. Because of how small the needle is, most patients require no anesthetic beforehand. However, a topical numbing cream can be provided to ensure a comfortable experience. The total number of injections you receive will depend on the size of the treatment area and the depth of the issues being treated.
The doctors working through Tijuana Bariatrics can smooth wrinkles and lines with safe and cost-effective BOTOX® treatment.
While the full effect of the treatment should become apparent within a few days of treatment, you should be able to notice some results immediately. Your full results can take up to a week to become visible. However, you can notice improvement in your appearance immediately after receiving your injections. Once your results begin to fade about three to four months later, you can discuss retreatment with your doctor.