Botox®

Botox® injections essentially “reverse” the effects of wrinkles on the face by minimizing movement. It is also one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures currently being performed. With Botox® growing in popularity, there are times it may be performed outside of a medical setting, which is not always the safest. Trusting Dr. Connie Hiers for your injections, a board certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, is a smart decision to achieve superior results while minimizing risk.

Benefits

At our Sonterra office, Botox® is most often used for preventing and correcting wrinkles, and helping create an arch in the brows. Botox® injections are often used for:

  • Forehead lines
  • Crows feet around the eyes
  • Glabella (between eyebrows) frown lines

Botox® also has over 100 additional medical uses, including mitigating migraines and excessive sweating in the armpits. If you are interested in learning more about the range of benefits you can receive from Botox®, please call Dr. Hiers for a consultation.

Personalization

Your personal goals are important to Dr. Hiers, and she will take the time to examine every aspect of your skin from its texture and thickness, to its elasticity and level of wrinkling. Keep in mind there are some wrinkles that may not be corrected with Botox®: such as those created by sun damage, neuromuscular disorders, sagging, or scarring from a prior physical injury.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Hiers and her team will prepare you for your treatment by taking a “before” picture, determining the number of units you will need based on your concerns, and then explaining to you the associated costs so you are completely prepared before beginning the process.

Interested Candidate

If Botox® is something you have been considering, you will first need to meet with Dr. Connie Hiers to discuss your cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hiers will review your medical history, any medications you are currently taking, including natural and herbal supplements.

There is no exact age recommended for starting with Botox® injections. Each person is different. Some women start in their early 20s as a preventative measure, while others do not begin until they are older. Men interested in reducing wrinkles are also candidates for this procedure.

Botox® injections should not be performed if you are:

  • pregnant or nursing,
  • allergic to any ingredient in Botox®,
  • have an infection or possibility of an infection at the site where an injection will be made.
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Procedure and Recovery Time

The beauty of Botox® is that it is a procedure that does not really affect your daily schedule. Typically you are in and out within 15 minutes and only have to avoid exercise for one day. By selecting a trusted doctor like Dr. Hiers, you can be confident that you will not leave the procedure looking “frozen.” Dr. Hiers understands the importance of maintaining a natural look and keeps some movement on your face.

Allergic reactions to Botox® are very rare but can manifest as excessive redness, itchiness, or swelling that does not go down after 20 minutes. In extreme cases, shortness of breath or wheezing could happen. You greatly reduce risks by trusting an experienced doctor like Dr. Hiers who has the specialized training to minimize risk and maximize results.

Dr. Hiers understands that there are many choices to consider when deciding where to get Botox®. If you are ready to reduce your wrinkles with minimized risk or would like to learn more about our injection options, request a consultation with Dr. Hiers using our online form, or call our office at (210) 494-8446.

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