Hill Country Ear, Nose & Throat
Charles F. Lano, Jr., MD, FACS
Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor & Sleep Medicine Doctor located in New Braunfels, TX
The fine lines and wrinkles that come with aging can keep you from looking and feeling your best, but the talented team at Hill Country Ear, Nose & Throat are here to help. Nurse Practitioner Dawn Schuster and Katie Lano, RN, BSN are trained injectors and offer innovative aesthetic treatments like Botox® and Juvederm. If you’re looking for nonsurgical options to preserve and enhance your beauty, call Hill Country Ear, Nose & Throat or schedule an appointment online today.
Botox Q & A
What causes wrinkles?
Two substances play an important role in keeping facial skin looking smooth and supple: collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen is a protein that provides skin with structural support. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in all living cells that keeps skin hydrated and adds volume.
As you age, collagen and hyaluronic acid in your skin diminish due to exposure to environmental pollutants and the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This causes your skin to lose structure and volume. Creases, lines, and wrinkles appear on your skin without this structural support.
Wrinkles are also caused by the repeated and involuntary contractions of muscles in your face. As the skin becomes less elastic, excessive contractions of muscles may cause visible, deep wrinkles to form, even when the face is relaxed.
Lines in your face can negatively affect your facial appearance by creating a sad, angry, or tired impression.
How does Botox treat wrinkles?
The medical formula Botox is made from is a naturally occurring bacteria that produces botulinum. Botox targets your nervous system. When a small amount is injected into your facial muscles, it paralyzes them and causes them to relax.
Botox has more medical uses than treating fine lines and wrinkles; it’s also an effective treatment for other conditions like overactive bladder, muscle spasms, and migraines.
What can I expect during my Botox appointment?
Botox treatments at Hill Country Ear, Nose & Throat are relatively painless and take a matter of minutes. You begin seeing results a few days after your appointment as your facial muscles begin to relax. After a week, fewer lines, creases, and wrinkles are present in the area.
The results from Botox treatments last between three to six months. Benefits last longer if you get regular Botox treatments.
Does Botox treat all fine lines and wrinkles?
Botox is most effective at reducing fine facial lines, but Dr. Lano and his team at Hill Country Ear, Nose & Throat offer additional facial plastics rejuvenation services, including:
- Juvéderm®: used for filling deeper facial lines
- Radiesse®: a volumizing filler with collagen stimulation
- Restylane®: injectable gels to add volume and fullness
- Dysport®: an injection to treat moderate to severe frown lines
Hill Country Ear, Nose & Throat also offers a full line of SkinCeuticals products and treatments to help you establish a skin care regimen that improves and maintains your skin’s health.
Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Botox and other aesthetic treatments to improve your complexion.