Aesthetics Specialist

A Healthy You

Family Medicine & Nutrition and Aesthetics located in Austin, TX & Burnet, TX

Botox® injections and microneedling procedures are some of the leading aesthetic treatments on the market today. Botox has long been considered the prime method for fighting wrinkles and aging, and over 90% of people who undergo microneedling would recommend it to friends and family. If you’re ready to reduce signs of aging, or remove unsightly blemishes, contact A Healthy You. Dr. Ryan Guthrie can help you reach your aesthetic goals. Call or make an appointment online to visit the Austin, Texas, office today.

Aesthetics Q & A

What is a Botox injection?

Botox injections are a group of medications most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face and neck. These injections use a tiny amount chemical called botulinum toxin to help freeze facial muscles in place and help fight the visible effects of aging.

Botox is used safely in a variety of other medical settings as well, and Botox injections in precise locations have been used to treat everything from chronic migraines to urinary incontinence.

How could Botox injections help me?

Botox injections to reduce wrinkles are a direct and immediate way to attack the effects of aging. The botulinum toxin relaxes the facial muscles beneath the most common problem areas for wrinkles, especially:

  • Frown lines, or wrinkles between the eyes
  • Crow’s feet, the small wrinkles that occur in a fan pattern around the eyes
  • Forehead furrows

If you have other problem areas that you’d like to focus on, talk to Dr. Guthrie about your options for fighting the effects of aging.

What is microneedling?

A Healthy You offers microneedling using the latest technology from SkinPen® to treat blemishes and facial acne scars. In just a few quick visits, you can say goodbye to marks on your face that you always thought would be permanent.

The Skinpen uses a microneedle to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and create new blood vessels in the face, eliminating facial scarring in the process.

What should I expect when from a microneedling procedure?

First, Dr. Guthrie will talk to you about the best plan for your microneedling sessions, and decide how many you’ll need and how long to wait between treatments. Once you’re comfortable with a treatment plan, you’ll be ready for your first session.

You’ll get a topical numbing agent to make the procedure as comfortable as possible; most people only notice a slight pressure or vibrating sensation during the microneedling. Dr. Guthrie will then guide the SkinPen, which is about the size and shape of a highlighter, over facial scarring.

This should take about 30 minutes, and will likely leave you with minor redness for a couple of hours or tenderness you’d usually get with a mild sunburn. Dr. Guthrie will be able to prescribe a topical gel to help with healing. You should begin to see your results within days.

If you’d like to learn more about the aesthetic treatments available at A Healthy You, call the office in Austin, Texas, or book an appointment online.