Botox The Woodlands
Botox Cosmetic is a product made with purified botulinum toxin, a substance that is used for cosmetic purposes. In fact, treatment with botox injection is likely the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in Houston and worldwide. When injected into the skin, Botox Cosmetic temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by causing select muscles in the face to relax.
If You’re Considering Botox in Houston
Those who seek treatment with Botox Cosmetic are often displeased with certain signs of aging that appear on the face, and are between 18 to 65 years of age. These individuals complain of cosmetic issues such as:
- Glabellar lines
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
These are the most common indications for Botox in Houston, but it can also be used to treat muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and migraines.
If you’re considering Botox Cosmetic, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not a permanent solution to wrinkles. Additional treatments are needed to maintain results.
What to Expect in Treatment
Botox Cosmetic treatment is conducted in an office setting, and lasts only about 15 minutes. Topical anesthetic is an option, but is not usually needed.
Your surgeon will first carefully select and mark the points of injection. The effective Botox Cosmetic dose that will be used for you depends on the mass of the muscle being treated. Once the dosage is decided upon, your surgeon will inject the toxin into the muscle. The toxin blocks the chemical signal from the nerves to the muscle, prompting the muscle to relax, and the wrinkle to smooth out.
Recovering from Botox Cosmetic Treatment
There is literally no downtime after treatment with Botox Cosmetic. You should remain upright for about 6 hours following the injection, and refrain from alcohol consumption. Common side effects are redness, bruising, and stinging around the injection sites. If you experience any unusual symptoms like difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing, or if any existing symptom worsens, please seek medical help.
The final results of the procedure are visible 4-8 days after treatment, and last between 4-6 months.
If you are troubled by the lines and wrinkles that suppress your inner youth, please contact our office to learn more about how Botox in Houston can work for you. Dr. Paul Gill looks forward to meeting with you to discuss possibilities for treatment. Our Houston plastic surgery practice serves patients in and around Houston, including The Woodlands, and Kingwood, Texas.