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Botox services offered in San Antonio, TX

Frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet are no match for Botox® Cosmetic. The expert dermatologists at Limmer Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas, use Botox® to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in as little as a few minutes with virtually no downtime. This minimally invasive injectable treatment is a safe, effective solution to rejuvenate your appearance. Call the dermatology center today or request an appointment online to learn more. 

Botox Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox® Cosmetic is a popular neuromodulator that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This injectable medication is minimally invasive and only takes a few minutes to administer. It requires almost no downtime, so you can resume your normal activities right away.  

How does Botox® work?

Botox® temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause the skin to fold and form wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, Botox® allows existing wrinkles to soften and prevents new ones from developing. This process allows for visible yet subtle results when performed by a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience administering Botox®.

The medication’s ability to prevent muscle contractions also makes it an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), muscle spasms, and chronic migraines.

How is Botox® different from fillers?

Botox® and fillers both reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but they address different types:

Dynamic wrinkles

Botox® primarily treats dynamic wrinkles, which develop from repeated expression. These include forehead lines, crow’s feet, glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), and bunny lines (on the nose). Botox® cannot effectively address wrinkles that form due to fat and volume loss.

Static wrinkles

Dermal fillers plump up the skin to address static wrinkles, which develop from volume loss. While most dynamic lines form in the upper one-third of the face, static wrinkles tend to appear in the lower half of the face, particularly around the mouth and jaw.

What can I expect from Botox®?

Botox is a relatively quick treatment that requires no anesthesia. Injecting the medication takes only a few minutes.

Botox® carries few risks and side effects. You may experience minor swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site, but these effects should subside within a couple of days. More severe side effects are rare. Most people see visible improvements within seven days of their initial injections. 

How long does Botox® last?

Botox® typically lasts for about three to four months before gradually wearing off. You can return to Limmer Dermatology for additional injections to maintain your results. The practice also offers a number of other cosmetic treatments, such as microneedling, Laser Genesis, and other laser treatments to promote smoother, tighter skin.

Call Limmer Dermatology today or request an appointment online to book a Botox® consultation.