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8 Benefits of Botox®

8 Benefits of Botox®

Botox® has become a household name, but don’t mistake its familiarity with commonality. No other cosmetic treatment can match Botox’s loyal following, proven track record, or long list of benefits. 

At LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., in San Antonio, Texas, Botox is our top treatment for women and men of all ages. Dr. Jerome Washington and Valerie Calzada, RN, FNP-C, have extensive experience administering Botox with skillful precision. Here, we explain the top eight reasons to consider Botox.

1. It’s nonsurgical

More people are opting to make cosmetic changes, but most aren’t willing to go under the knife to get rid of a few wrinkles. Many have found the perfect solution in Botox.

The convenience of a few painless injections that take only moments out of your day makes Botox the smart choice for men and women looking to thwart the signs of aging without committing to surgery.

2. It’s safe

Regardless of Botox’s dramatic results, they’d be worthless if they weren’t safe. Fortunately, Botox enjoys a long history of safe applications when administered by licensed medical professionals like our experienced team at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A.

The FDA approved Botox in 1989 for therapeutic uses in conditions such as strabismus (crossed eyes) and eye spasms. When researchers discovered that Botox also smoothed out facial creases caused by muscle contracture, the substance found a whole new market, and the FDA approved its cosmetic use in 2002. Since then, Botox has proven safe and useful for a growing list of cosmetic and medical issues.

3. It restores a youthful appearance

Wrinkled skin makes everyone look older, but avoiding and getting rid of wrinkles can be tricky. Creams and lotions can only do so much. 

The problem is that aging skin loses the structural proteins collagen and elastin and the plump layer of fat just below the surface, so your skin thins, wrinkles, creases, and droops. Over the years, thousands of facial expressions stay etched into your face because your skin can’t bounce back anymore. 

That’s where Botox comes in. This purified neurotoxin halts the muscle contractions that line your skin, giving it a chance to recover, smooth out, and restore your youthful appearance.

4. It provides immediate results

A surgical face-lift offers dramatic changes that last a long time, but it also requires weeks of rest, attentive care, bandages, swelling, discoloration, and pain before you see the final effect.

Botox results are visible immediately. From the moment you walk out of our office, you’ll notice the difference, and so will others. You instantly look more relaxed and refreshed after your appointment.

5. It’s customizable

What’s your main wrinkle complaint? Vertical lines between your brows? Crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes? Maybe it’s the long parenthetical lines that curve from your nose to your jawline. We listen to your concerns and let you know what’s possible with cosmetic treatments like Botox. We can make big changes or subtle ones depending on your goals.

6. There’s no downtime

Who has time to hide away and recover from surgery? If you’re like most busy folks these days, you barely have time to check off all the things on your to-do list, let alone carve out time for surgical procedures and lengthy recoveries.

That’s another reason Botox is so popular. You can come in on your lunch break or between errands and go right back to what you were doing without skipping a beat.

7. It increases your confidence

When you feel good about how you look, you project self-confidence that speaks to everyone around you. This can make personal and work relationships come more easily and give you a sense of overall well-being.

On the other hand, the opposite is true if you feel dissatisfied with your appearance. You may not need science to corroborate this phenomenon, but studies reveal the connection between low self-esteem and depression. 

Botox isn’t merely an exercise in vanity — it’s an act of self-care.

8. It works well with other treatments

To tackle the crepey wrinkles, too, we offer injectable fillers along with Botox — the dynamic duo of wrinkle-wrecking treatments. We carry the entire line of Juvéderm fillers and other popular brands to give you a full spectrum of options. A few strategic filler injections add volume under your skin, smooth wrinkles, tighten the surface, and stimulate new collagen produce within. 

Call us or book an appointment online to get started on your Botox and/or filler treatment, and you can look a whole lot younger on the day of your visit.

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