If you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead and face, consider seeing Dr. Maria Coimbra for a Botox® treatment. Dr. Coimbra uses Botox to address the cosmetic and therapeutic concerns of her patients in McAllen, Texas. Call Coimbra Family Medical Center today or request an appointment online.
Botox is a neurotoxic protein that can have positive cosmetic and therapeutic effects when administered correctly and at certain doses.
When administered to muscles underneath the surface of your face, Botox temporarily improves the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox can also be used therapeutically to treat medical conditions like chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms.
Botox works by preventing nerve signals from reaching your muscles. As a result of your nerves being unable to “talk” to your muscle tissue, the muscle ceases to move and is temporarily paralyzed.
This selective paralysis is useful when addressing cosmetic concerns as it allows the muscles of your face to relax and lengthen. The lengthening of this tissue causes lines and wrinkles on the surface of your face to stretch out as well.
In other therapeutic applications, Botox can relax the muscles in your neck that may be contributing to migraine headaches. It can also be used on the muscles that cause stubborn eye twitching or spasms of the face.
Dr. Coimbra will analyze the treatment area and determine which muscles to inject depending on your goals. She will then administer the Botox using a fine needle.
You may experience a little pinch. The process only takes a few minutes, and no anesthesia is required. You can return to your daily routine as soon as the procedure is finished.
You will begin to notice results from after the Botox injection within 24 to 48 hours. However, it can take up to one week to see full results. It’s common to notice slight bruising and a little pain at the injection site.
The effects of Botox should last around 4-6 months. Your wrinkles will start to reappear as the muscle gradually regains its ability to move.
Botox primarily addresses wrinkles caused by overactive muscles under the skin’s surface. However, you may also notice that fine lines decrease as well over time.
Dr. Coimbra can also use Botox to treat chronic migraine headaches. If your migraines are triggered by stiff or spastic muscles, she can administer the injection into these muscles and provide you relief from the pain.
If you’re someone who suffers from migraines for more than 15 days per month, each seeming to last four hours or longer, Botox might be able to help.
Whether you’re looking for a beauty fix, or you want to discuss your options for migraine relief, call Coimbra Family Medical Center today or schedule an appointment online.