Botox® Cosmetic

Conveniently located to serve in Austin, TX

At the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Daniela Atencio in Austin, TX, the doctor also specializes in non-surgical aesthetic skin treatments such as Botox Cosmetic. This injectable wrinkle relaxer can improve the appearance of existing forehead furrows and crow’s feet around the eyes that form during facial expressions, and over time remain visible facial when muscles are at rest. Botox injections not only work to relax these types of dynamic wrinkles, but they can also help to prevent new ones from forming, particularly when combined with the diligent practice of a proper daily skincare routine.

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What Is Botox and How Does It Work?

Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment that contains a purified synthetic form of botulinum toxin, that when strategically administered in small doses, relaxes the muscles, allowing the overlying skin to smooth out. The effects of Botox are temporary, typically lasting three to six months, after which the treatment can be repeated to maintain the desired results.

Who Are the Candidates for Botox?

Ideal candidates for Botox injections are individuals who are looking to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles—those caused by facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, or squinting. Botox is suitable for both men and women who are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and are not pregnant or breastfeeding. A consultation with Dr. Daniela Atencio will help determine if Botox is the right treatment for your specific concerns.
What to Expect During Your Injection Procedure
The Botox injection procedure at Dr. Atencio’s practice is quick and minimally invasive. During your appointment, Dr. Atencio will use a fine needle to inject small amounts of Botox into the targeted muscles. The entire procedure typically takes about 10 to 15 minutes and requires no anesthesia, although a topical numbing cream can be applied if desired. Most patients experience only minimal discomfort during the injections.

Results & Recovery

After the Botox procedure, you may notice initial results within a few days, with full effects visible after about two weeks. The treated areas will appear smoother and more youthful. There is no downtime associated with Botox injections, allowing you to return to your daily activities immediately. You will be given after-care instructions that will include a recommendation to avoid pressure on the treated areas for 24 hours until the injections are fully absorbed into the treatment areas. Some patients may experience minor side effects such as redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, but these typically resolve quickly.

Botox Consultation and Cost

At our Austin practice, we believe in providing personalized care for each patient. During your consultation with Dr. Daniela Atencio, a customized treatment plan will be developed based on your unique aesthetic goals and facial anatomy. The cost of Botox injections can vary depending on the number of units required and the specific areas being treated. Dr. Atencio will provide a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.

Contact Us to Learn More

To learn more about non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, including Botox, please arrange an appointment. We look forward to an opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals and how we can achieve them with top-tier treatments and personalized care. To schedule a consultation for Botox, contact us today at the plastic surgery practice of Daniela Atencio, MD in Austin, TX.

FAQs Botox

Can Botox Be Combined with Fillers?

Yes, Botox can be safely combined with dermal fillers to address both dynamic and static wrinkles. This combination treatment can provide comprehensive facial rejuvenation by relaxing muscles and adding volume to areas of the face that have lost fullness.

Can More Frequent Injections Lead to Better Results?

It is important to follow the maintenance recommended by Dr. Atencio. While regular treatments can help maintain results, increasing the frequency beyond the suggested intervals is not advisable and can lead to resistance or diminished effects over time.