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You've probably seen advertisements for Botox everywhere—on television, in magazines, or even in your email. If you've been considering this proven wrinkle reducing treatment, it's important to educate yourself before scheduling an appointment. Read on to learn some of the basics on Botox, and contact Southeast Dermatology in Pasadena, TX, to undergo treatment!
How does Botox work?
Botox uses a minuscule amount of a protein that temporarily stops the targeted muscles from moving. This allows the skin on top of these muscles to smooth out, creating a natural-looking, younger appearance.
Where can Botox be applied?
Cosmetically, Botox works best for several sites on the face, including the forehead, between the eyebrows, and the outer corners of the eyes (crows feet). Here at our Pasadena office, our dermatologist is skilled in recommending and applying other cosmetic treatments for other signs of aging that you wish to eliminate.
How long does Botox last?
Every patient's response to Botox is different, but on average, you can expect its effects to last between four and six months before having to be reapplied by a dermatologist. One of its perks, however, is that many people notice that the effects of Botox last longer with each subsequent treatment and the skin stays wrinkle-free for longer intervals.
Does Botox hurt?
The needle used to inject the Botox solution is very tiny, and most patients only report slight, if any, discomfort upon injection. The whole process usually only takes a few minutes to complete. Additionally, because this treatment is only minimally invasive, there is no downtime afterward and you can resume regular activities immediately. Some patients do have temporary bruising or facial swelling following their treatment, but these side effects are typically mild.
Give us a call!
If you'd like to schedule an appointment for Botox or any other dermatology procedure, contact Southeast Dermatology in Pasadena, TX, at (281) 991-5944 to set up a time to meet with one of our dermatologists today! We also have another location for those patients in Southeast Houston, which is reachable at (281) 481-0033.
Certain lotions, toners and cleaners contain ingredients that are proven to enhance your skin's appearance. However, it can take a long time of consistent use before results are seen. For more rapid results that are long-lasting and natural, Botox from your Pasadena and Houston, TX dermatologist could be exactly what you need. At Southeast Dermatology, our medical providers have the experience and training necessary to make Botox a safe and effective way to enhance your skin. Here's how it works.
What is Botox?
Botox, a shortened name for botulinum toxin, is made from a natural protein. It temporarily causes muscle activity to stop, which makes it an excellent way to treat muscular spasms and overactive sweat glands. Since 2002, Botox has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use to treat wrinkles around the eyes, especially the "frown lines" between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" that develop at the outer corners of the eyes. Botox is by far the most popular cosmetic procedure of its type, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Botox is a very well-documented and safe procedure when applied by a licensed medical professional, like those at Southeast Dermatology in Pasadena and Houston.
How can Botox help me?
If you've developed lines in the skin around your eyes, it can make you look older, tired or even angry. Botox helps relax those lines by stopping the muscles underneath them from moving, which allows your skin to smooth out over a period of about five days. Your Pasadena dermatologist applies Botox by using a very fine needle to inject the targeted muscles with the solution. Botox's effects last between three and four months, although each patient experiences different results.
If you think Botox might be what you need to refresh your skin this spring, we want to hear from you! Southeast Dermatology has two convenient locations in Pasadena and Houston, TX, so please contact the office nearest to you to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists today!