For many of us, how we look on the outside affects how we feel about ourselves on the inside. We know we can eat healthy and exercise to lose weight, but what can we do when our faces show our age? Or worse, make us look older than we really are?
There’s no reason to skip conferences or social events just because you have a few fine lines or wrinkles. Botox® can help.
At Longoria OBGYN in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Leonardo A. Longoria K. offers this treatment to patients all across the area who want a little boost. So, whether you want to land that next big job promotion or set a date with someone you’ve had your eye on for a while, we’re here to help.
What is Botox?
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments of all time. It’s an FDA-approved injectable substance made from a purified toxin that works by blocking nerve signals to your muscles. Because your facial muscles can’t receive the signals, they can’t contract. This helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles -- crow’s feet around your eyes, lines on your forehead, and frown lines between your eyebrows.
What to expect
The procedure is quick and painless, though you may feel a slight pinch at the injection site. The entire appointment takes about 30 minutes, and you can resume your normal activities as soon as you leave our office. You’ll notice the results within a few days.
Results are temporary, but easily renewable
This is a temporary solution, with results lasting anywhere from 3-6 months. You’ll notice the fine lines and wrinkles slowly becoming more noticeable over time as the effect wears off.
But no need to let it get you down, because you now have the secret to looking and feeling your best. You can easily keep up your look by coming in for a quick touch-up appointment. If you have a special event coming up, be sure to set your appointment for a few weeks before that to look your best on the big day.
Side effects are rare
Although rare, some people do experience complications. That’s why it’s important to make sure you get your Botox injections from a medical expert like Dr. Longoria. Possible side effects include dry eyes or tearing, headache, flu-like symptoms, or bruising, swelling, or pain at the injection site.
If you’re ready to try Botox to look and feel your best inside and out, request an appointment online or call our office at 915-201-1165 today.