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Migraines? Botox May Help

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If you have ever experienced a migraine, you know very well how excruciating this headache is. “Headache” is an understatement because it feels more like a head explosion. Migraines can be debilitating, affect your vision and even cause nausea and vomiting. If you suffer with these, you would do just about anything to get rid of them, especially if they happen frequently and are impacting your quality of life. Botox could be a perfect solution for you. It was accidentally discovered that Botox significantly improved migraines when people were going in for treatments to smooth out their wrinkles and fine lines and over time, noticed that their migraines had dramatically lessened in intensity and frequency. Figuring this out was a happy coincidence…a youthful face and diminishing migraines. It is a win-win for sure. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is experienced and qualified to administer these injections. Helping reduce, diminish and vanish your migraines is our greatest hope.

FDA approved and studied

Using Botox for migraines has been successful in so many people that after extensive studies, the FDA approved the use of Botox for migraines. Discussing if this is an appropriate option for treatment is best discussed with your doctor as these injections are not as effective for cluster or tension headaches. It is best for people with chronic migraine, meaning that you have more than 15 migraine days per month with each episode lasting longer than 4 hours per day or longer. There are 31 head and neck injection sites where Botox can be administered to reduce migraine symptoms. Treatments are in 12 week intervals as most patients find relief up to 3 months. Discussing the frequency and reevaluating the effectiveness with your physician as well as Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology should be done regularly.

What to expect

With 31 injection sites over your head and neck, each injection is administered in a specific way to target nerves and muscles aggravating the migraine. Botox relaxes these areas when properly injected. You might wonder if this will hurt. As a migraine sufferer, you are no stranger to pain. Botox needles are very thin and the pain you feel from the needle is quite minimal. When compared to the agonizing pain of a migraine, this tiny prick of the Botox needle is mild discomfort in comparison. Results of each treatment will vary from patient to patient, but treatment can cause neck and headache symptoms as a reaction or even trigger a migraine so come prepared with preventive headache medication. Results will take effect within a few days in most patients.

See if Botox for migraines is right for you

Botox for migraines is not for everyone but discussing it with your doctor and Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology whether these treatments are right for you is the first step. When looking for the most professional Botox in Austin, we are here for you. We routinely treat patients looking to minimize and eliminate migraines with Botox and are happy to help you on your journey to feeling and looking at your best. For all your Austin Botox needs, make an appointment today for a free consultation.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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Your Guide to Botox

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As you examine your face each morning, month after month, year after year and you start to see the age and stress take its toll, the thoughts of Botox sound really appealing. But you’re dragging your feet. Will it really erase the years? Does it hurt? How long does it last? Is it worth it? You might be worried about the procedure and what it entails. Let Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology set your mind at ease with this in depth guide to Botox.

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Minimal pain with Botox

This might be one of your first questions. How much pain is there? It’s obvious that Botox involves a needle, so it’s not entirely painless, however we offer local anesthesia to numb the injection site so you will barely feel a thing. We do our best to make your comfortable and relaxed during the whole procedure.

It’s a quick, non-surgical solution

If going under the knife to reverse the signs of aging, Botox is for you. Providing a non-surgical way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is the answer. Rather than surgery with a long recovery time, Botox saves you time, healing and recovery. Each Botox procedure takes 10-15 minutes so the time you save for pleasing results is worth it.

Fills in fine lines and erases visible years

From the crow’s feet around your eyes, that wrinkle in your forehead or the deepening lines around your mouth, Botox can fill those in and diminish years from your face. It might take a few days for your skin to adjust, but then you will see smooth, youthfulness staring back at you. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology delivers natural looking results you’ll be happy with.

Botox has lasting effects

With just a few simple visits to Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology, results can last anywhere from 4 to 12 months. Each patient varies as well as each need and our professional dermatologists will tailor each visit to your individual situation.

The side effects are minimal

In comparison to surgical procedures, Botox has very few and minor side effects. Some patients report bruising and swelling but they disappear within a few days. Severe reactions are rare but our experts will make sure to educate you on these before the procedure. Most people report tenderness but within a few days, this diminishes and you are left with a glowing, youthful look.

Your trusted Austin dermatologist

For Austin Botox, look no further than Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology. We want you to be completely satisfied with your results. For all your skincare needs, our professional team will take care of you. For complete skincare consultation and to see if Botox is right for you, give us a call today!

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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Before and After Your Botox Treatment

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You finally decided to turn back the clock for your skin and schedule a Botox treatment appointment in Austin with Dr. Ted Lain. Congratulations! You are that much closer to uncovering youthful, healthy skin underneath those years of wear and tear. To make your appointment as smooth as your new skin, we have provided a before and after guide to Botox in Austin. Follow our tips to ensure amazing results, minimal side effects, and a short recovery.


Prepare for Your Appointment

Before you walk into Dr. Ted Lain’s office on the day of your appointment, you should make a few preparations. First, you should avoid taking any drugs with aspirin or similar blood-thinning ingredients at least four days before the appointment. Thin blood will increase the risk of bruising during and after your Botox treatment. Talk to Dr. Lain if you have a prescription medication with such ingredients.

Leading up to the appointment and on the day of, we will ask you about your medical background. It is extremely important that you answer all of these questions as truthfully and thoroughly as you can. Some medications and medical conditions can turn Botox into a dangerous procedure. To determine if Austin Botox treatment is right for you, be straightforward with our specialists.
Other than those two important steps of preparation, getting ready for your Botox appointment is as easy as walking in the doors of Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology. We’ll take care of everything else as you sit back and revive the smooth, wrinkle-free skin you used to know.

The Right Road to Recovery

To maximize your results and minimize side effects, it’s important to take good care of yourself after the appointment. We recommend waiting several hours, perhaps even a full day before exercising. With the redness and bruising that may follow Botox treatment in Austin, you want to avoid putting an extra strain on your skin with sweat and increased blood flow.

You should also try not to lie down for long stretches after Botox. The treatment needs time to settle into your body, and lying down can make this process longer or more difficult. Plus, lying down may increase swelling of the injected sites—you don’t want a puffy face.

Finally, do not rub or massage the injection sites for at least the first couple of days after treatment. Like we said, the Botox needs time to settle into your skin tissue and work its magic. Rubbing injected areas too soon can spread the Botox to other parts of your face—areas you may not want Botox to affect. The best way to avoid strange swelling or serious bruising is pretty simple: just leave it alone. If you want more information about what to expect from your Botox treatment in Austin, give us a call today.

No Droopy Eyelids: Finding the Right Botox Treatment in Austin

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Lately Botox has gotten some bad press, and you may be worrying that the treatment isn’t worth the risk. Before you start searching for alternative treatments, let’s look at the facts. Botox is made from botulinum toxin—yes, that says toxin. Botulinum toxin blocks signals from the brain to the injected muscle, thus stopping any muscle contractions. You can imagine how large, unmonitored doses of Botox could produce some undesired effects, to say the least. However, as it is used in the medical and cosmetic world, injections are nowhere near strong enough to pose a threat to your health and safety. In fact, they are only enough to treat the miniscule muscles around your face. So if the product itself isn’t what you should worry about, what is?

Who’s On the Other End of that Needle?

Those stories of Botox in Austin gone wrong—droopy eyelids, frozen smiles, and numb faces—have more to do with who administered the treatment than anything else. Botox must be injected into only the targeted muscles to erase wrinkles and lines; anything short of a professional and experienced technician will produce side effects, not results. Dr. Julius Few, spokesperson for the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety, points out red flags to watch out for when shopping for a Botox procedure. Keep that injection needle far from your face if the provider:

  • doesn’t identify which substances will be used
  • avoids open discussion of the risks and benefits to you as a patient
  • puts any kind of pressure on you to agree to a procedure

Choosing the Best

True medical professionals are more concerned with keeping you healthy and achieving your desired results—not making a buck. To find the very best of Botox options in Austin, search for experienced doctors who specialize in cosmetic treatments, even if other places advertise a screaming deal. If the Botox comes cheap, there’s probably a reason. Choose a doctor like Ted Lain, who has worked with Botox since 2006 to give his patients great results. His knowledge of facial anatomy and injection techniques are unmatched—our office handles every area from lip lines to crow’s feet. Plus, working with a dermatologist who knows what your cosmetic goals are insures that your Botox treatment will produce the results you wanted from the beginning.

Armed with this new knowledge, you can sift through the Austin Botox market with confidence. When you finally decide on Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology, we’ll be ready to help. Give us a call and experience Botox done right.