To age gracefully and to avoid lines and wrinkles from forming on the upper section of the face, Gordon Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX is pleased to offer BOTOX to area individuals.
This facial rejuvenation procedure offers amazing results and is extremely popular among both women and men. BOTOX can make a big enhancement to lines, which are created by expressions and movement with the contracting muscles on the forehead and around the eyes. These facial lines may or may not disappear when the face is relaxed. This muscle relaxer is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the muscle. To soften these lines, BOTOX is carefully injected to relax and soften the skin. BOTOX injections are most commonly administered between the brows, on the Crow's feet, and along the forehead.
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BOTOX is ideal for patients who hope to diminish and soften the visible look of lines and wrinkles on their upper face nonsurgically. BOTOX is also used as a preventive treatment even if you are younger — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. It is an effective, noninvasive approach if you have obvious forehead wrinkles or noticeable furrows between the brows. It's also a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, a filler product may be recommended. Furthermore, if you are older with severe wrinkles, you may opt for a facelift. This delivers a more impactful result, and it is more long-term. Gordon Plastic Surgery offers facelifts and brow lifts as great options.
BOTOX injectable treatments are available as an outpatient procedure conveniently at Gordon Plastic Surgery. If it is your first time to visit us in The Woodlands, TX to get BOTOX, we typically perform the injection during the same appointment as your initial consultation. You will be asked to make several facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., to help us to visualize where the injections are best placed. The face will be cleansed and BOTOX will be applied through a fine needle, followed by a cool compress to help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not needed. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes, after which you can return to your normal routine with no required recovery period.
What to Expect
After the BOTOX injection, you can get back to your normal routine, although strenuous exercise should be postponed for a minimum of one day. You will be asked to sleep with your head elevated for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected areas of your face may appear red, bruised, or swollen for a couple of days, but you should not have any lasting or serious side effects. In many cases, it typically takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX can be seen. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. You can speak to your injector about when to make your next appointment at Gordon Plastic Surgery to maintain your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my results last?
Improvements from BOTOX can last up to four months. Usually, patients make an appointment every quarter to refresh their results, but you can come back earlier. If you are getting BOTOX while you are younger for a proactive measure, you may be able to schedule appointments further apart. After listening to your concerns and creating your treatment plan, our team will be able to estimate when you should schedule your next visit.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and injectable wrinkle fillers (like Restylane) are both cosmetic treatments that decrease wrinkles and smooth fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create wrinkles, including frown lines (between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (which appear in the outer edges of the eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Injectable fillers add volume below the skin to correct depressions and decrease the appearance of wrinkles on the surface. Depending on your goals, we may suggest BOTOX, injectable fillers, or a combination of both for a "liquid facelift."
What's the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
BOTOX and Dysport are brands of wrinkle relaxers that use botulinum toxin. Each of these relax facial muscles to soften wrinkles; however, each formula is made to suit specific areas and needs. There are subtle differences between them, including the dosing amounts, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last. Our skilled medical aesthetician will choose the best injection to achieve your goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
When used correctly, BOTOX rarely causes serious complications. However, it is important to choose someone who has experience and training in handling this medication. Overinjecting BOTOX can give you an undesirable outcome. A skilled injector will apply just enough of the medication to safely freeze the muscles causing the unwanted wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. Quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, BOTOX is safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). In addition to cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used as a treatment for medical issues, such as excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX, you can smile, frown, laugh, and make any expression you want without seeing lines, thanks to BOTOX injectable treatments. To smooth out lines across the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment in The Woodlands, TX to discover more about this amazing nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.