Botox Specialist

West Plano Medical Associates -  - Internal Medicine

West Plano Medical Associates

Internal Medicine located in Plano, TX

Botox® is one of the most popular and effective non-surgical procedures to target fine lines, and it provides results for an average of four months. At West Plano Medical Associates, Safoora Harandi, MD, Sarah Guido-NP, and Julie Ramus-NP, targets crow’s feet and other fine lines with Botox. They also offer Juvéderm® dermal fillers for larger wrinkles and volume loss. To schedule your cosmetic injectables consultation, call the office in Plano, Texas, or book online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable that temporarily reduces facial creases that develop over time. 

When you’re young, your face appears smooth and wrinkle-free. Soon, you might see some creases when you make facial expressions that go away once you relax your face. Over time, these creases can remain even when you’re at rest due to diminishing collagen. 

Wrinkles like these are called dynamic wrinkles, and Botox can treat them by targeting certain facial muscles. Botox inhibits signals between your motor nerves and muscles. This causes your facial muscles to stop flexing subconsciously, minimizing fine lines. 

For non-dynamic wrinkles, which are often the result of skin laxity and volume loss, West Plano Medical Associates offers Juvéderm dermal fillers. Like Botox, fillers are injectables that provide temporary results. However, they do so by adding volume and do not affect your nerves or muscles.

West Plano Medical Associates offers topical numbing agents to make your injection experience as pain-free as possible. They perform the injections according to all safety guidelines and can answer any of your questions about preparation and aftercare. 

What are the effects of Botox injections?

You might opt for Botox injections if you’d like to target unfavorable facial features associated with subconscious muscle movements. A few features commonly targeted with Botox are:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead ridges
  • Frown lines or bunny lines
  • Dimpling on the chin

A single round of Botox injections in the targeted area lasts an average of four months. You can book follow-up injections at West Plano Medical Associates to maintain your smoother skin. 

What are some treatment options similar to Botox?

Botox isn’t the only cosmetic injectable that can treat unfavorable facial features like wrinkles. West Plano Medical Associates also offers Juvéderm dermal fillers to treat larger wrinkles that result from collagen and elastin loss over time. 

Juvéderm doesn’t only target wrinkles. Using dermal fillers, you can also:

  • Add volume to your lips
  • Add volume to your cheeks
  • Correct facial contour deformities
  • Minimize recessed scars
  • Improve facial symmetry

Depending on which Juvéderm product you use and the area you target, the results can last one to two years. Like Botox, you can get follow-up injections at West Plano Medical Associates. 

Can I get Botox and Juvéderm at the same time?

You’ll sit down and discuss your cosmetic treatment goals with your provider before you begin treatment at West Plano Medical Associates. 

If you have some features you want to target with Botox and others you want to target with Juvéderm, your provider can incorporate both products into a comprehensive treatment plan. 

Botox and Juvéderm are both top-tier cosmetic injectables that can revamp your appearance to be more youthful. To set up a consultation, call West Plano Medical Associates or book online today.

*Individual results may vary.

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