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Dr. Ochs is San Antonio’s choice for Botox treatments and other facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Robert Ochs is a Board Certified Dermatologist who has been treating patients with Botox for over 15 years . In addition to Botox, Dr. Ochs provides Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Fillers, Microdermabrasion and full host of other Cosmetic Dermatology procedures.

What is Botox?

Botox has the ability to relax muscles into which it is injected. This relaxation may be partial or complete, depending on the amount of Botox used and on the relative strength of the muscle into which it is injected. The relaxation produced by Botox can last up to 4 months.

Which wrinkles can Botox treat?

There are two different types of wrinkles on the face: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are present even with complete stillness and lack of expression on the face. Dynamic wrinkles are those that appear or become significantly more apparent with facial expression. Botox is ideal for treatment of dynamic wrinkles of the face and is used to relax those facial muscles whose excessive action causes wrinkling of the skin. For example, the deep lines between the eyebrows (frown lines) are the most popular treatment sites and the only FDA approved site.

However Botox can be used in other areas which can be improved with Botox are the crow’s feet and the horizontal forehead lines. Because of Dr. Ochs’ skill and experience, neckbands, certain lip lines, smile lines along the side of the nose, and droopy corners of the mouth may also be improved with Botox.

Who is a candidate for Botox?

Any person who wishes to minimize the aging process around the eyes and forehead region with minimal down time is an appropriate candidate for Botox injections. Botox is not recommended for women who are pregnant or are nursing.

What other cosmetic treatments may be combined with Botox?

One of the greatest combination treatments involves the simultaneous use of Botox and Fillers. With this combo treatment, an “instant face lift” may be achieved by using Botox in the brow and forehead region, and Fillers (such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse) around the mouth, lips, and smile lines.

Does it hurt?

Typically no anesthetic is needed for Botox injections. A small amount of Botox is administered using a very fine needle. Most patients experience very minimal discomfort. Anesthetic creams are available to increase your comfort.

How long will the results last?

Typically, it takes 4-5 days for the Botox to start to take effect, but it may take up to 2 weeks for its full effect. Results generally last between 3-4 months. As you notice the effects of the Botox wearing off call us and schedule your next appointment. We offer Botox treatments during regular office hours.