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What is Botox and How Does it Work?

Removing fine lines is something many people in the nation struggle with. Do you purchase expensive creams that claim to reduce wrinkles? Do you avoid sunlight for fear of having unhealthy looking skin? One of the quickest and safest ways to remove those pesky fine lines is with Botox. These injections have become extremely popular over the past few years, and at Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center, we offer this great service!

Visit or call us today to schedule a consultation. Learn more about Botox and how it can help you look younger!

What is it Used For?

Botox can be used to treat many things, such as jaw reductions, excessive sweating and headaches, but we’ll talk mainly about the cosmetic benefits of reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Keep in mind that Botox is very effective, but these injections don’t guarantee to rid all wrinkles.

The Two Types of Wrinkles

There are two types of wrinkles that form on the face:

  • Dynamic Wrinkles – Botox works best by removing these wrinkles, which are caused by constantly moving the face with expressions. Dynamic wrinkles typically appear on the forehead or around the eyes when smiling and are difficult to see when the face is relaxed.
  • Static Wrinkles – These are wrinkles that are seen when the face is resting and can appear on the skin at all times, whether facial muscles are in movement or not.

Recommended Dosages

Botox is measured by unit and not my volume or weight. Botox dosages vary from patient to patient depending on which part of the face will be treated. If it’s your first treatment, our specialists will be sure that the correct dosage will be used. If you’re on a budget, we recommend choosing a treatment that allows you to take the recommended dosage for optimal results.

If you are new to Botox treatments, keep in mind that we’ll most likely recommend a conservative dosage for your first visit. Our goal is to get as close as possible to the optimal amount. We always advise patients that it’s better to return for touch-ups than to receive too much on their first visit. Remember, the goal of Botox is to reduce wrinkles while avoiding any discomfort following treatment.

Services You Can Trust

As you can see, the factors that affect how successful Botox will be depend exclusively on the patient. At Uptown, we always offer the best advice regarding this service and will never let discomfort become an issue for you. Don’t hesitate to schedule your Botox treatment with us in McAllen!