We all have distinctive facial expressions, and repeatedly moving our facial muscles can cause wrinkles and fine lines over time. When the first signs of aging appear, you may become self-conscious. Botox can smooth out wrinkles in addition to creases on your face, leaving you feeling more youthful and confident. Botox injections are well-known for their ability to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. Our dermatologists at Southeast Dermatology may recommend Botox in Clear Lake, Baytown, Pasadena, Southeast Houston, Pearland, or Friendswood, TX, to treat wrinkles. It may also aid in the prevention of chronic migraines.
What to Know When Curious About Botox
Men and women are eligible to receive Botox. Botox is a safe and effective non-surgical procedure that uses a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA to temporarily prevent a muscle from moving. Injections inhibit the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that causes muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. Botox paralyzes the muscles and prevents them from contracting. Botox produces visible results in two to four days, with results lasting four to six months. Following your Botox procedure, one of our dermatologists will provide aftercare instructions to avoid treatment complications. Botox aftercare measures include limiting sun exposure, strenuous physical activity, using makeup products, and avoiding blood thinning medications.
Most patients require several sessions to remove wrinkles and lines that reappear, but with each injection, the wrinkles become less severe as the muscles train themselves to relax. The Botox procedure doesn't require anesthesia and takes only a few minutes to complete. To learn how Botox can revitalize your appearance and reduce unwanted facial wrinkles or creases, schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists at Southeast Dermatology by calling our Pasadena, TX, office at (281) 991-5944 or our Houston, TX, office at (281) 481-0033.