Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Austin
The aging process can leave many of us with telltale lines long before we are ready for them. While surgery is an option for turning back the clock, not everyone wants to commit to the time and potential discomfort that commonly accompanies a surgical procedure. One of the most requested options available today is injectable "wrinkle relaxers," the most famous of which is BOTOX® Cosmetic. Gone are the days of looking "frozen" with this treatment. Advances in injection techniques mean that our expert injectors are now able to smooth the look of wrinkles without interfering with your natural expressions. Each treatment is tailored to the unique needs of each of our patients.
In addition to stopping wrinkles in their tracks, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are effective treatments to prevent lines in the future. By “training” muscles to relax, they may be less likely to create those facial creases over time. Patients often find they can begin to go a bit longer between treatments as the muscles get more accustomed to the relaxed state and the wrinkles remain at bay for extended periods. For patients looking to get a handle on the aging process before it becomes pronounced, regular Botox injections early in the aging process can be just the ticket to maintaining your youthful vitality.
Who Should Consider BOTOX® Cosmetic?
We all know the signs of aging are going to start creeping in at some point, which is why we typically take steps to ward them off as long as possible. From a healthy diet to a workout regimen and high-quality skin care products, you may have done everything possible to maintain a healthy, youthful lifestyle and appearance. Still, you can’t avoid the formation of those wrinkles completely.
As much as we prize a calm and stress-free appearance, forehead wrinkles, eye creases and furrowed brows that form over time can create seemingly permanent expressions of worry, fatigue or even anger. Women and men who want to convey a more relaxed, rested and positive facial expression can find help in BOTOX® Cosmetic or its alternative, Dysport®. Dr. Christine Fisher and her team use both of these formulations to provide her patients with the cosmetic enhancement that suits their needs. By helping you reverse telltale signs of aging, our staff can help you hold onto your youthful image for as long as you like.
What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® Treat?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are specifically designed to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which form due to cumulative facial muscle activity. Repeated contractions etch facial lines into the dermis over time so that they are visible even when the muscles are relaxed. When injected with one of these "wrinkle relaxers," the targeted muscles relax, and the skin smooths out to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles for up to several months at a time. This relaxation process can contribute to a younger, refreshed appearance without the need for incisions or anesthesia.
The FDA has approved both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® for treating the following aging concerns:
- Moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows (known as glabellar lines)
- Crow's feet (known as lateral canthal lines)
- Forehead lines that form horizontally across the upper face
We can also use these products to temporarily address a "gummy smile," chin wrinkles and other facial cosmetic issues, as well as jaw clenching and grinding. Our staff will assess your symptoms to determine whether this is the best treatment choice for you.
Who Can Administer BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® ?
At Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we have a team of qualified BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® professional injectors in our office to ensure our patients can receive their treatments at a time convenient for them. Dr. Fisher, physician assistant Sandy Lanier, and nurse injectors Katie Bertling and Lara Montfort have the specialized training and experience necessary to provide our patients with the highest level of care and the best possible results. Set up your appointment with one of our professionals at our office today.
The Medspa at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Known for advanced aesthetic skincare treatments that scientifically and safely create a natural-looking result.
- Treatments administered by Sandy Lanier, PA-C; Katie Bertling, RN, LE; Lara Montfort, BSN, RN; and Jeremy Porche, CRNA. Physician Assistant Sandy Lanier has 10+ years experience in cosmetic dermatology and vein treatments. Registered nurse and licensed aesthetician Katie Bertling also brings a decade of medical aesthetics. experience to our medspa.
- Offers full range of medical-grade skincare products to improve skin quality and treat aging skin.
- 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of online reviews for non-surgical laser and injectable treatments.
How is BOTOX® and Dysport® Administered?
Each session begins with a consultation, giving you an opportunity to clearly communicate your goals and ask questions you may have about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, facial wrinkles and the range of treatments available. Prior to your procedure, we will review your relevant medical and skincare history, as safety is always our priority. Please note it is recommended that patients refrain from ibuprofen and similar anti-inflammatories for one week in anticipation of their treatment. This simple step will reduce your risk for slight bruising that is a possibility with any injectable process.
If BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® is determined to be the best course, the injections will be made with precision based on the personal treatment plan discussed. Your injector will use a fine needle to administer the medication to minimize discomfort. Some patients report that the injections feel like a slight pinch, but anesthetic is not necessary. The entire process should last no longer than 15 minutes, and you will be able to resume work or other activities immediately after leaving the office.
BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport® Aftercare
While patients may experience some degree of post-injection swelling or bruising, no recuperation time is required after this nonsurgical procedure. Side effects are generally short-lived and can be easily concealed underneath makeup. Discomfort is minimal and will not prohibit you from your daily routine.
What Results Can I Expect From BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®?
Patients typically begin to notice results within 48 hours after their session, with the full benefit appearing after about one week.
Effects can last up to four months, after which regular muscle activity returns and the wrinkles become pronounced once again. At that time, you can schedule another session to maintain your more youthful appearance over the long term. Some patients find that by planning regular treatments, they can begin to extend the time between injections as the muscles seem to relax for a more extended period.
The Professional BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport® Difference
While BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures today, not all people injecting these neuromodulators are qualified to offer the same standard of care to get the best possible results. To become an expert injector at Dr. Fisher's medspa requires advanced medical training and an artistic eye combined with an intricate understanding of the facial anatomy and a significant amount of specialized training.
The training and experience behind each injection performed at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery serve to maximize natural-looking results. In-depth knowledge of underlying facial structures allows your injector to work with precision and deliver natural-looking results that smooth out the targeted lines and wrinkles while preserving your ability to make your normal range of facial expressions. You will still look like you—just refreshed and more youthful.
Download Our Skin Care & Non-Surgical Rejuvenation Post-Procedure Care Guides
We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our skincare & non-surgical rejuvenation patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.
BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport® as Part of a Comprehensive Approach
As useful as injectable treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can be as a standalone treatment, they represent just one aspect of an overall, long-term nonsurgical facial care plan that can be developed to accommodate your unique issues as they arise. Your features and cosmetic goals will be assessed during your consultation, which may lead to the recommendation of a different procedure or a combination of treatments intended to help rejuvenate your face now as well as prepare for future aging symptoms.
Since our faces change with time, our nonsurgical treatment programs are entirely adaptable. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® may be advised to treat dynamic wrinkles, while dermal fillers are preferred for addressing static lines and volume loss. The effects of fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® can also be combined for a "nonsurgical facelift," which provides temporary rejuvenation results for six to twelve months without incisions or sutures. This combination can be an excellent choice in preparation for the holidays or another big event where you want to be sure you look your absolute best.
Chemical & Laser Peels, Microneedling, Laser Resurfacing
Chemical peels and laser peels remove the outermost dermal layers to smooth the skin's texture and even its tone to reveal more youthful skin underneath, while microneedling and laser resurfacing stimulate new collagen production to give a naturally youthful look that's long-lasting. Adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your microneedling and laser resurfacing procedures means topically applying your own plasma cells and platelets that release growth factors, which combines an increase in collagen production with an acceleration of your body's healing process to enhance results further. While a single treatment can yield excellent results, a series of treatment sessions offers an even more dramatic outcome in some cases.
Patients seeking a longer-lasting solution to deep forehead lines may also consider a surgical brow lift, which involves repositioning underlying tissue and tightening the skin to smooth away wrinkles. An eyelid lift can help to further revitalize the upper half of the face by helping to restore a naturally alert expression. While these procedures involve the use of anesthesia and incisions, as well as a recovery process, the results are dramatic and last for many years. Dr. Fisher is an expert in all types of surgical rejuvenation and will tailor your procedures to your unique needs and facial proportions for a natural, beautiful look.
You take excellent care of yourself and have been able to maintain your youthful vigor even as friends are starting to show the telltale signs of their age. Don’t let a few wrinkles take away your edge. Now is the time to contact Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at (512) 815-0123 to find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® is the right anti-aging treatment for you.
Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is happy to discuss all these anti-aging options with patients who may want to restore their youthful appearance but are not sure what approach to take. Call our office today at (512) 815-0123 or send a message online to schedule your consultation today and find out how we can help you turn back the clock on your appearance.