Our practitioners are experts with this injectable treatment and can create impressive results that truly restore your youthful glow.

What is Botox? 

Botox is a popular injectable treatment that is used to smooth wrinkles and fine lines. The Botox substance temporarily relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles to appear. The Botox substance is formulated with a low, safe dose of a purified protein called botulinum toxin. 

Botox is used by patients both young and old. Younger patients use Botox as a preventative treatment to stop or delay wrinkles from appearing. Older patients use Botox as a rejuvenating treatment to achieve smooth, youthful-looking skin.

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Are you a Good Candidate for Botox?

Candidates for Botox are men or women who are looking for an effective anti-wrinkle treatment without a surgical procedure. Candidates may be younger patients in their 20s who are looking to hold off wrinkles from forming in the first place, or they may be in their 30s, 40s, and beyond, and would like to turn back the clock on wrinkles that have already formed. 

Ideal candidates for Botox should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good physical health
  • Are not pregnant 
  • Are at least 18 years old 
  • Have no history of neuromuscular diseases

How much do Botox Injections Cost?

The price for a Botox treatment is determined by the number of units used. The number of units required varies depending on which areas of the face are being treated, as each facial area typically requires a certain number of units to achieve smooth, wrinkle-free skin.

For a single unit of Botox, the price is generally between $10 to $15. An average facial treatment may include about 30-40 units. 

How does Botox Work?

When injected into the treatment area, the botulinum toxin prevents nerve messengers from causing your facial muscles to expand and contract. This keeps them relaxed and at rest, creating a remarkable smoothing effect on facial skin that has developed dynamic lines and wrinkles over time. Specific types of facial wrinkles develop due to constant contractions of specific facial muscles. These wrinkles appear on the upper third of the face and are caused by the engagement of the muscles around your eyes, on your brows, and across your forehead.

Over time, you make hundreds of thousands of these expressions. As the skin becomes thinner over the years, wrinkles will appear on the surface skin lying above these facial muscles, forming what are known as “dynamic wrinkles.” When BOTOX is injected into the muscles responsible for these dynamic wrinkles, it stops the muscles from contracting, preventing wrinkles from deepening while smoothing over existing creases. Such is the magic of BOTOX!

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Botox is popularly known by its nickname, “the lunchtime treatment.” You can pop in during your lunch break, have your Botox injections, walk right out, and head straight back to work–there’s simply no downtime to worry about. You may have some redness or small bumps at the injection sites, but these mild side effects will fade within about one hour. Aftercare is minimal–avoid rubbing the treatment area, alcohol, sun exposure, strenuous exercise and any blood-thinning medications for a day or two.

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BOTOX Injections in San Antonio from the Pros at The Skin Elite

At The Skin Elite, our expert injectors come with a high level of both experience and training. Our injectors are highly educated, and you can look forward to incredible results that look incredibly fresh and natural, created by a highly experienced nurse practitioner. Your personalized treatment will be tailored to your goals and delivered in a caring, relaxing environment. When you’re ready to learn more, simply reach out to our San Antonio location and set up your consultation with a member of our team!

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A Little History about the World’s Most Popular Injectable – BOTOX

In the 1950s, scientists discovered that if a specific neurotoxin called botulinum was injected into a muscle, the muscle would temporarily stop contracting.

The development of BOTOX as an aesthetic injectable grew out of that research and can now be used to work back that clock and leave you looking younger and fresher than you’ve looked in years! Initially, it was assumed BOTOX would be helpful to treat unwanted muscle spasms, which proved to be true.

In fact, its first FDA approval was for involuntary eyelid spasms in 1996. In 2002, BOTOX became the aesthetic legend it is today, with the Food and Drug Administration approving it for cosmetic use on the upper third of the face. Today, BOTOX remains one of the most effective methods for treating forehead lines, glabellar lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. Ever since its aesthetic debut, BOTOX has been the world’s most popular injectable, non-surgical treatment year after year. 

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BOTOX does not have instant results, as it takes a few days for the product to activate and block the nerve messages and relax the injected muscles. The smoothing effect appears about four days after the injections have relaxed the muscles in the treatment area. At that point, BOTOX effectively erases or dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the treatment area. Our injectors are highly experienced, giving them the ability to make sure your outcome looks fresh and natural, not overdone or frozen.

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Is it time to take the plunge and try BOTOX to enhance my look?

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Is it time to take the plunge and try BOTOX to enhance my look?

That depends on the wrinkles you want to smooth. If you have crow’s feet, creases between your brows (11s), and forehead lines, BOTOX injections genuinely perform. We also offer injections with several other neuromodulators, in addition to several dermal fillers that can help you address other issues in other areas of the face and neck.

If the lines and creases appear on the mid to lower areas of your face, particularly from the nose down to the mouth and chin areas, dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Belotero, Versa, Radiesse, and Sculptra are the right choice. A comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment can also help.

These lines and wrinkles tend to appear due to sun exposure, declining collagen production, environmental factors, and lifestyle and therefore aren’t the result of muscle contractions. These lines, wrinkles, and creases are called “static wrinkles” and can be effectively addressed with dermal fillers. These treatments are injected beneath the wrinkles, creases, or areas of volume loss to fill the area and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.

Does BOTOX have side effects?

BOTOX has been injected millions of times worldwide, and it has proven to be safe and effective. The only side effects may be some redness and possible slight swelling at the injection sites. Some patients may have a slight headache for a few hours after their injections, but these side effects pass quickly.

The only real risk with BOTOX is when practitioner error causes the treatment to be injected into the wrong muscle, leading to issues like droopy eyelids. Our team is thoroughly trained in BOTOX injections, and bring an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy to the table, so you can be confident in your incredible results!

How often will I need BOTOX injections?

BOTOX relaxes the muscles it is injected into for about four months. Over time, your system will absorb the now-inert BOTOX, and the muscles will begin to contract again. Another BOTOX session with the team at The Skin Elite will help you maintain your rejuvenated, refreshed look.

What does the injection feel like?

BOTOX is injected with a very fine needle just beneath the skin. Our patients tell us it feels like a minor pinprick. The sensation is so minor that there is typically no need for topical numbing cream before your BOTOX injections, although we can provide the numbing cream if you desire. The numbing cream takes about 20 minutes to take effect, adding a little time to your appointment.

Should I worry about pain?

BOTOX is frequently known as a “lunchtime procedure” because it takes just ten to fifteen minutes to complete. When our certified nurse practitioners inject BOTOX, they use a very fine needle to keep you comfortable and eliminate the need for any kind of topical numbing cream. Once your injections are completed, you are free to return to work or your usual activities immediately.

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If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX injections, please contact us for a consultation or fill in our online contact us form. You will be under the care of a team with impressive credentials and experience, focused on ensuring you are completely thrilled with your results.

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