BOTOX® is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the world. In 2014, Americans spent over $2 billion on BOTOX® Cosmetic, a number that is obviously much, much higher if you consider the rest of the world.

Why is BOTOX® Cosmetic so popular? Because it’s a non-surgical facial procedure that boasts an impressive ability to wipe away the signs of age, wear, and fatigue.

With our BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment in Round Rock near Austin, Texas, Dr. Erella can safely and non-surgically reduce wrinkles, creases and fine lines, leaving you looking and feeling revitalized as you go about your busy day. If you live in or around the Austin, Texas area such as Killeen, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Steiner Ranch, and you’re considering facial rejuvenation, you deserve a safe experience. Please call Aspira Plastic Surgery today at (512) 730-3885.

How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?

Despite (or perhaps because of) its popularity, BOTOX® suffers in the popular consciousness from certain misconceptions. Most people simply don’t know how the treatment works and what, exactly, it can achieve.

The wrinkles, fine lines and creases on your face that cause you so much consternation are caused by muscle contractions in your facial muscles. Any individual contraction is, of course, minor in the grand scheme of things. But over the course of decades, these contractions number in the millions, and they add up.

Once they do add up, the end results are wrinkles and creases, especially in the forehead region.

BOTOX® Cosmetic prevents the muscle contractions. A safe, medically engineered and modified form of the botulinum toxin, it does this by blocking the nerves in your facial muscles from receiving the contraction signals sent by your brain. No signals means no contractions means no wrinkles.

While the effects aren’t immediate, you will see your skin smoothing out and losing wrinkles shortly after undergoing a BOTOX® treatment. The results are temporary and last a few months, but you can come back for another treatment once the initial injection wears off. Each patient’s results will vary, so talk to Dr. Erella about your results if you have any questions.

Safe BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment

One of the appeals of BOTOX® treatment is that the procedure is quite simple and short. The entire process takes about 15 or 20 minutes, and you’ll require no downtime- you can return to work immediately after undergoing a treatment.

However, this simplicity also means that some less-than-qualified individuals provide BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Many of them even inject a large number of patients at so-called “BOTOX parties.”

Don’t attend these “parties,” and don’t undergo BOTOX® Cosmetic from an unqualified provider. The procedure is safe, but only when administered by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Erella has been providing injections for years; he understands how, how much and where to inject in order to safely achieve your goals.

If you’re an Austin, Texas resident looking for a safe BOTOX® experience, please call Aspira Plastic Surgery today at (512) 730-3885 or contact us online for a complimentary consultation.