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Posts for: May, 2017

By Southeast Dermatology
May 04, 2017
Tags: Botox  

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!