Botox

Kiran Polavarapu, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, PLLC

Kiran Polavarapu, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Plastic Surgeon located in Forth Worth, TX

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections provide an almost immediate improvement in the youthful look of your skin. Seek out an expert provider, such as Dr. Kiran Polavarapu, to get the most natural and effective results from these injectables. She provides Botox injections for wrinkle reduction at Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, PLLC, for men and women in Fort Worth, Texas. Call the office or book an appointment online to benefit from simple and safe Botox treatments.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein derived from Botulinum toxin. When it’s injected into specific areas of the face, it temporarily relaxes facial muscles that cause expression lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Polavarapu injects Botox to address frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. She may also use Botox to treat squint lines around the nose and lines on your neck.

In some cases, Dr. Polavarapu may recommend Botox competitors, Dysport® and Xeomin®, which have similar wrinkle-reducing effects but may be more appropriate for your skin type and aesthetic goals.

What should I expect during Botox treatment?

Botox treatment is quick and easy. Once you and Dr. Polavarapu decide the injections are right for your aesthetic goals, you sit in the doctor’s chair and she makes several injections into your forehead and around the eyes.

She uses a very fine needle that makes the injections feel just like a pinch, but if you’re worried about the sensation, she can offer a topical anesthetic or ice. Following treatment, you may have some slight bruising and swelling at the injection sites, but these side effects fade quickly and can be masked with makeup.

You can go right back to your normal activities following Botox injections, as there is no downtime associated with Botox wrinkle-reducing treatment.

When will I see results from Botox?

The first effects of Botox are evident after just 24-48 hours, but it can take up to seven days for you to observe optimal effects. Dr. Polavarapu invites you to return after your first treatment to review your results and determine if you need additional dosing to reach your aesthetic goals.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

The wrinkle reducing effects of Botox last up to four months. To maintain your results, you can schedule regular treatments with Dr. Polavarapu.

Is Botox safe?

The bacteria used to make Botox is purified under controlled conditions and is perfectly safe. Botox has been used for more than 20 years for both cosmetic and medical treatments, so much research stands behind the efficacy and safety of the product.

To learn more about how you can get a more youthful look with Botox injections, call the office of Polavarapu Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online.