Botox in Houston – Look Younger Fast!
BOTOX: For Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, and Forehead Wrinkles
WHAT CREATES A WRINKLE?
Many wrinkles are actually creases that have been worn into the skin by making the same expression thousands of times. These “expression lines”, often called frown lines or crow’s feet, are due to the contraction of a muscle under the skin in that area. We have known for years that surgically cutting that muscle will improve the wrinkle to help you look younger.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is a purified protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although Botox is a toxin, there have been no serious side effects. This is because, for the facial treatments described, it is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body.
HOW IS BOTOX USED?
A few drops of Botox are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. When Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and often disappear.
DOES A BOTOX INJECTION HURT?
When Botox is injected there is an initial minor sting for a few seconds. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.
WHERE CAN BOTOX BE INJECTED?
The most common areas for the use of Botox for wrinkle treatments are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and the crow’s feet. On occasion, some other areas may be treated as well which can help delay the need for a Houston face lift or other Houston cosmetic surgery procedures.
DOES BOTOX AFFECT OTHER FACIAL EXPRESSIONS OR CREATE NUMBNESS?
Botox does not affect the nerve, so there is no numbness in the area of the injection. Also, the effect of the Botox is only in the immediate area of the injection. Therefore, the muscles related to other expressions an unaffected.
HOW LONG DOES A BOTOX TREATMENT LAST?
The effects of Botox usually last from three to five months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects of Houston Botox may begin to last longer, sometimes up to six to eight months.
HOW SAFE IS BOTOX?
Botox has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 10 years, and for wrinkle therapy, cosmetic procedures for over 6 years. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the only possible side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection.
IS THE TREATMENT FOR EVERYONE?
There are very few restrictions regarding Botox treatments. Patients who are pregnant or have a neurologic disease should not be treated.