BOTOX® is a safe, effective way to help you look and feel younger and refreshed. It’s why it’s one of the most popular injectable skin treatments today. And it’s why doctors consider it the gold standard for the treatment of lines and wrinkles. In a procedure that takes just minutes, BOTOX® can start to improve the look of moderate to severe lines, creases, and wrinkles on the face and neck.
Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. When the nerves are blocked, the muscles are unable to contract. This helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and even deep creases. Botox is made from sources found in nature and includes very small amounts of a purified form of botulinum toxin protein.
Cosmetic Botox treatments are most often used to treat lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), frown lines between the eyebrows, and forehead lines. Botox is also used to treat lines around the lips, the chin, the corner of the mouth, and even the neck.
Botox is a non-surgical treatment that usually takes just a few minutes to perform. Our expert cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Do, is one of the best Botox doctors in Houston. He uses a fine needle to inject Botox into problem facial areas. The needle is not painful and causes only minor discomfort.
No, Botox is safe and effective, and complications are rare. The most common side effect is temporary bruising.
No, Botox injections are performed without anesthesia, which means there is no recovery or down time. Most people can return to normally activities almost immediately after the procedure.
No, the aesthetician uses a fine needle for the procedure. You’ll feel a prick during the injection, which most patients say causes minor discomfort but no pain.
Most people can return to work or school immediately after Botox treatment. You may have a little bit of swelling near the injection site after the procedure, but this usually goes away within an hour or two.
The stiff facial expressions some people develop after Botox is not normal or typical. It happens when Botox injections aren’t performed properly. When you have your injections done by a reputable, experienced aesthetician—like Dr. Do at Aesthetic Surgery Institute—you will not end up looking frozen or stiff. You’ll look relaxed, refreshed, and more youthful.
The effects of Botox generally last for three to four months. Lines and wrinkles will gradually begin to reappear and will require additional treatments. But because Botox helps train the muscles to relax over time, lines and wrinkles may actually begin to fade with repeated injections. This means you may need fewer injections over time.
It helps to understand the two types of wrinkles: dynamic and static.
Dynamic wrinkles develop from repeated muscle contractions when you laugh, smile, and squint. You’ll see them mostly around the lips, between the eyes, at the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), and on the forehead. Everyone has these wrinkles, but they become more noticeable as you age. Botox effectively treats these wrinkles by making them less noticeable.
Static fine lines and wrinkles are a bit different. They develop when collagen protein fibers just beneath the surface of the skin start to become thin from aging and sun damage. When collagen fibers become thinner, facial skin can sag and stretch. This is what leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Botox doesn’t erase these fine lines, but there are other ways to treat them. Dr. Do will let you know about other treatments that can effectively tackle fine lines and wrinkles.
Men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 who are not pregnant or breastfeeding (women), and who do not have a neurological disease (e.g. epilepsy, multiple sclerosis) are usually good candidates for Botox.
The most common side effect is temporary bruising. Some patients might develop a headache, but it’s not common. Although it’s rare, some patients may develop temporary eyelid drooping, which happens when the injected Botox moves around. It’s important to avoid rubbing the treated area for at least 12 hours after the injection. Allergic reactions (e.g., itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, dizziness, or feeling faint) have been reported, but are rare.
The cost of Botox injections varies depending on how many areas you need treated. The average cost per treatment ranges from $150 to $600. Cosmetic Botox treatment isn’t usually covered by insurance, but Aesthetic Surgery Institute offers financing. Call us for Botox in Houston prices. We’ll work with you to create a payment plan that works within your budget. Botox treatment is an investment in yourself—and you’re worth it.
Dr. Do and his team at Aesthetic Surgery Institute are ready to help you look and feel your best. Call us today at 713-892-5476 to schedule your free consultation for Botox treatment in Houston.
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