BOTOX® Cosmetic

Every time we smile, squint, or frown, our facial muscles contract, causing the skin to crease and wrinkle. Over time, as the skin loses its elasticity, these lines become etched in the skin. Frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles can age your face and project a sad or angry appearance. Women and men choose BOTOX® Cosmetic at our Houston-area dermatology offices as a way to easily refresh their look and take years off their appearance.

In addition to the widely known BOTOX, our locations also offer Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau™. These types of wrinkle-relaxing products can smooth out troublesome lines and make your skin look naturally younger.

BOTOX® Cosmetic
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX is an injectable treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It relaxes the tiny facial muscles that form “dynamic wrinkles” each time you frown, smile, or squint. By preventing these muscle contractions, the skin lays smooth and lines and wrinkles fade, making your features look softer and more youthful.

BOTOX is a versatile product and can be used on many different areas. A few popular choices include:

  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (the “11s”)
  • “Smoker’s lines” around the lips
  • Platysmal muscle bands (vertical) visible on the neck

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX, and similar anti-wrinkle injectables, use an active ingredient called botulinum. This neurotoxic protein is injected into specific facial muscles and causes them to temporarily relax. Using a very small needle and expert precision, our injectors target areas where your wrinkles are most noticeable. We are always careful to create flattering, natural-looking results that don’t appear “overdone” or “frozen.”

The procedure typically lasts 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the number of areas you’re treating. Many patients also enjoy combining BOTOX with dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers can treat “static wrinkles,” which are permanent lines caused by age, sun damage, and loss of skin volume. By combining BOTOX and fillers to soften wrinkles and plump up the skin, you can achieve more comprehensive results.

What is BOTOX recovery like?

There is no downtime required after BOTOX, so you can return to work or home immediately afterward. Your results will gradually develop over the course of about a week. Common side effects include redness, swelling, or bruising around the injection site. But these issues quickly fade and can be treated with an ice pack.

How long do BOTOX results last?

BOTOX and other neuromodulators produce results that typically last 3 to 4 months or longer. Studies have shown that individuals who have regularly scheduled neuromodulator injections enjoy longer-lasting results over time.

How are BOTOX, Dysport, XEOMIN, and Jeuveau different?

BOTOX, Dysport, XEOMIN, and Jeuveau are all neuromodulators derived from botulinum. But there are subtle differences in each of their formulations, so one may suit your needs better than another. No two patients are exactly alike, so choosing between BOTOX, Dysport, XEOMIN, and Jeuveau is a very nuanced decision. Our experienced injectors will help guide you towards an option that can best achieve your aesthetic goals.

If you want a nonsurgical way to rejuvenate your face, BOTOX and other injectable treatments are an excellent option. To schedule an appointment, call one of our experienced injectors at a location near you.

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