Botox Specialist

Fit Life MD

Francisco Cardona, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Botox® is the world’s most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure and delivers predictable, impressive results. Francisco Cardona, MD, at Fit Life MD in San Antonio, Texas, offers Botox as one of many tools to improve the visible signs of aging. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today to get started.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox® is the first FDA-approved treatment for the temporary smoothing of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. It’s an injectable formulation that takes just minutes and lasts for as long as four months. 

Many men and women choose Botox to achieve a more youthful appearance, and it can also help you look well-rested. For those with deep frown lines or forehead lines, Botox can make them appear more relaxed and approachable.

Botox is created from Clostridium botulinum, a substance found naturally in lakes, forests, and soil. Deadly in certain concentrations, the volume used in aesthetic applications is perfectly safe.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by temporarily stopping the small muscles in your face from moving their full range. That means the targeted muscles can no longer pull and tug your skin into lines, folds, and wrinkles.

Dr. Cardona administers the injections using an incredibly thin needle that doesn’t penetrate very deeply. It takes five injections to treat frown lines, between 6-10 to treat forehead lines, and up to four to treat crow’s feet. 

The entire process takes only a few minutes, and there’s no need for anesthesia or recovery time. You can get back to your daily activities immediately following your appointment. 

These effects are temporary. You’ll notice results within a day or two, although the full effects may take up to two weeks to develop. The results of Botox last around four months, at which point you’ll notice your lines and wrinkles gradually deepening.

It's important to receive Botox from a trained medical professional like Dr. Cardona at Fit Life MD. He has the expertise needed to evaluate your facial features and administer Botox injections to give you a more youthful and natural-looking appearance.

Is Botox safe?

Botox is the subject of more than 15 years of clinical study and is discussed in more than 500 peer-reviewed articles published in medical journals. Botox has been used in medical applications for more than 50 years and has an excellent safety track record.

If you have questions or concerns about Botox, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cardona to learn more and to determine Botox is right for you. Call Fit Life MD or book an appointment online today.