To diminish the effects of aging and to prevent unsightly lines and wrinkles from forming on the forehead and upper face, Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa in Houston, TX is proud to offer BOTOX to local patients. This facial rejuvenation procedure provides amazing results and is popular among both men and women. BOTOX can make a dramatic enhancement to facial wrinkles, which are the result of expressions and movement with the muscles contracting on the forehead. The lines may or may not disappear as the face relaxes. BOTOX is a purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the underlying tissue and muscle. To ease the appearance of these lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is injected to relax and soften the skin. This specific injection is most commonly placed by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda between the brows where the number "11" appears, on the Crow's feet, and throughout the forehead.
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BOTOX is used for individuals who hope to diminish and soften the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their face in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive treatment even if wrinkles have not yet formed — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. It is an effective nonsurgical solution if you have obvious forehead lines or frown lines between the brows. It's also a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler may be a better option.
BOTOX injectable treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure right at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa. If it is your first time to visit us in Houston, TX for BOTOX, we usually perform the injection within the same appointment as your consultation with Dr. Marcos. You will be asked to make a number of facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to see where the injections need to be placed. The skin will be cleansed and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help prevent bruising and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is not needed. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes, after which you can get back to your normal day almost immediately.
What to Expect
After the BOTOX injection, you are allowed to return to your normal schedule, but strenuous activities, like exercise, should be postponed for at least a day. You will be asked to sleep with your head propped up for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The treated areas of the face may become red, swollen, or bruised for a couple of days, but you will not have any serious or lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it generally takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your injector about how often to schedule a follow-up appointment at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa to refresh your results.
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX, you can smile, frown, laugh, and make any expression you want without causing wrinkles, thanks to BOTOX wrinkle treatments. To smooth out dynamic lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda in Houston, TX to discover more about this revolutionary nonsurgical injectable.