Botox® is used to correct unwanted wrinkles as well as to treat certain muscular conditions and other medical issues.
Thang D. Tran, MD, offers this popular cosmetic treatment to his patients at his private practice, True You Medical Aesthetic, located in San Jose, California. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more.
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Botox® is delivered via a thin needle into muscles around problem areas in the face. Botox® is a purified form of the botulinum toxin. This injectable medication causes the targeted muscles to relax, preventing them from contracting and creating wrinkles. Botox® is ideal for smoothing the skin between the eyebrows, eliminating lines on the forehead, and reducing the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes.
Numerous sessions might be needed to reach the desired look, but the process is the same. Some of the advantages of Botox® are:
Because it’s a nonsurgical approach, there’s no blood loss or incisions that would occur with a facelift.
Botox® treatment is quick and virtually painless. Because it’s injected with a needle, patients are usually concerned with whether or not the procedure is painful. Fortunately, the needles used during Botox® treatment are often extremely small and only a tiny amount of medication is needed, causing a minimal amount of discomfort.
If you prefer, Dr. Tran can apply a topical anesthetic cream and/or ice compresses for several minutes before the treatment to numb the area.
Like most medical procedures, Botox® comes with a few side effects, but they’re generally quite mild. You might feel slight pain or numbness around the injection site for a short period after the procedure.
Every person is different, of course, and Dr. Tran can help you determine how many Botox® treatments you may need to reach the desired effect you’re looking for. Depending on the muscles that surround your unwanted wrinkles, the number of units to be injected for forehead wrinkles, between-the-eyebrow lines, and crow’s feet will vary.
For more information about how you can benefit from Botox®, call the office or use the online scheduler to make an appointment.