Botox® is an effective treatment for age-related skin flaws, such as moderate to severe wrinkles on your brow line and the creases around your eyes. But did you know you can safely incorporate Botox therapy into your regular beauty routine to help prevent wrinkles?
Board-certified dermatologist David Bushore, MD, at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics, is highly experienced in creating Botox treatment plans to quickly smooth out moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. He can also work with you to develop a long-term plan using Botox injections as part of your routine skincare regimen.
Why Botox works so well
Botox is made of a purified form of botulinum toxin, and it has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use since 2002.
Years of smiling, frowning, and squinting, forces muscles to contract and wrinkles to form. Botox works by blocking the signals between your brain and the nerves in your muscles, temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for frown lines and crow’s feet.
As muscles relax, your skin smooths out and reduces the severity of wrinkles and creases. While many people seek Botox therapy when their wrinkles become visible, you can use Botox treatments to help prevent wrinkles from appearing.
Preventive Botox therapy might be right for you
By working with board-certified dermatologist David Bushore, MD, on a preventive basis, you can maintain healthy, vibrant skin, and learn important tips about caring for your skin.
Board-certified dermatologist David Bushore, MD, can provide guidance on selecting cleansing products, moisturizing products, and eating a healthy diet. He can also provide guidance on selecting sunscreens that can protect your skin from ultraviolet rays and other environmental factors that can contribute to wrinkles, sunspots, and skin cancer.
As part of routine skin evaluations and care recommendations, you may be eligible for routine Botox injections to address early-stage wrinkles and creases and to prevent new ones from forming. The timeline of your maintenance injections will depend on your skin health and overall health.
As a board-certified dermatologist, David Bushore, MD, may also recommend injections of Botox to treat hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating. Botox blocks the nerve signals responsible for abnormal sweating and can provide relief for 6-12 months. Most insurances cover Botox for hyperhidrosis, and board-certified dermatologist David Bushore, MD, can determine if you’re a candidate for treatment after an evaluation of your condition.
Other benefits of routine Botox therapy
In addition to fighting wrinkles and keeping your skin looking youthful and fresh, routine Botox therapy can also provide other benefits. By receiving regular injections, you may actually need less Botox over time than if you waited to get treatment whenever wrinkles became pronounced.
Board-certified dermatologist David Bushore, MD, will develop a customized injection plan to place Botox in just the right areas at precise dosages to ensure that your results are natural-looking and your risk for complications are minimal.
To learn more about incorporating Botox treatments into your beauty routine, book an appointment online or over the phone with Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics today.