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Tru-Skin Dermatology’s Corina Corbeille talks about Botox and other nonsurgical treatments.

By Corina Corbeille, RN, cosmetic nurse specialist

Botox is the only FDA-approved treatment for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles, and is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment available. 

How does it work?

Botox prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which normally makes muscles contract, thereby preventing the formation of wrinkles. For one to really experience the anti-aging benefits of Botox, Tru-Skin recommends coming in for a Botox treatment every four to six months. Once injected, it takes two to three days to activate and approximately two weeks to be in full effect. For those looking for a refresh, Botox requires no downtime.

How else is Botox used?

In addition to aesthetics, there are several medical conditions Botox is used to treat, including migraines, excessive sweating and bladder spasms.

When should I start using Botox?

As we age, collagen production slows and our skin loses its youthful appearance. Botox helps soften wrinkles, making you look rested and rejuvenated. So, the next time you look in a mirror, pay attention to any static lines that appear. This is a great time to start thinking about Botox as a preventative measure. The amount of Botox needed is dependent upon the intensity of the muscle movement, and each individual requires a different amount. It’s never too early or too late to start your anti-aging regimen.

What does a consultation at Tru-Skin Dermatology entail?

During a consultation appointment, a care plan is created based on the patient’s specific needs. Botox, dermal fillers, lasers, microdermabrasion, Kybella, MicroPen and chemical peels are all nonsurgical treatments that can be used for optimal results.

Complimentary cosmetic consultations are available at Tru-Skin Dermatology. Book an appointment by calling 512.451.0139, and tune in to the Dr. Dan Show on KLBJ 590 AM and 99.7 FM each Sunday at 11 a.m. to learn more about cosmetic dermatology.

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