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Botox and Fillers

Board Certified OB/GYN, Gynecology, Robotic Surgery, & Medspa in San Antonio, TX

Botox and Fillers

Botox and Fillers services offered in Alamo Heights, San Antonio, TX

Skilled and experienced OBGYN Katherine Cornforth, MD, has served Texas since 2010 as a female gynecologist, focusing on women's health. At Cornforth Gynecology and Medspa in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Cornforth offers Botox® and dermal fillers for the face and lips to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and enhance lip volume. Your provider also utilizes Thermi Smooth® to regenerate collagen production in the face for youthful skin, Kybella® to reduce fat below the chin, and ThermiVA® to improve the function and aesthetics of the vagina and vulva. Call the office to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online today.

Botox and Fillers Q&A

How does Botox work?

Botox® is delivered by direct injection into the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and furrows. The injectable weakens or paralyzes these muscles or blocks specific nerves, meaning your fine lines and wrinkles show less. Injection sites can be numbed with ice packs or an anesthetic cream but generally require no anesthetic.

Your Cornforth Gynecology and Medspa provider may recommend supplemental treatments using dermal fillers, which are gel-like substances injected under the skin, to create a smoother or fuller appearance.

How can Botox and fillers benefit me?

Botox relaxes dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements like squinting and frowning, whereas dermal fillers smooth out the static wrinkles visible even when the face is at rest. Fillers can also increase fullness, restore the lost volume of lips, chin, and cheeks, and correct under-eye hollows.

Botox is FDA approved for use in individuals 22 years and older for the temporary improvement in the appearance of one or several types of facial lines, including forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Specifically, Juvederm® is FDA approved for people 21 years and older for minimizing moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and skin folds.

What are fillers made of?

Dermal fillers can include the following materials: 

Hyaluronic acid - A sugar that is naturally found in the body,

Calcium hydroxyapatite -  A mineral and also a major component of bone.

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) - A biodegradable and synthetic material.

Fillers are temporary because they are made from materials that the body eventually breaks down and absorbs.

What can I expect from botox and filler sessions?

Botox sessions are typically 20 minutes, and results can be seen as soon as 48 hours. Maintenance is recommended every 2-3 months.

A fillers session typically lasts 20 minutes. 3-5 sessions are recommended for optimal results, with maintenance occurring every 9-12 months.

Most side effects are minimal and might include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Itching or rash

These effects typically resolve within a few weeks.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for botox and fillers, call Cornforth Gynecology and Medspa to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.