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By Southeast Dermatology
February 27, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Do you wish you could snap your fingers and make your fine lines and wrinkles simply disappear? If so, you may benefit from Botox, a botoxpopular, safe, and effective tool in the fight against aging. Say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles with help from your dermatologist at Southeast Dermatology with locations in Pasadena, TX, and Southeast Houston, TX.

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved cosmetic dermatological treatment which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the facial area. The treatment mostly focuses on the areas around and between the eyes, but can also help the appearance of the forehead and around the mouth. Botox is a simple procedure involving injecting the solution directly into the facial muscles underneath the wrinkles using a super-fine needle and syringe. The procedure takes place in your dermatologist’s office.

Can Botox help me?

Botox can help patients who have wrinkles and fine lines relating to the natural movement of the facial muscles. Wrinkles from sun damage do not respond to Botox. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffer from certain conditions should not receive Botox treatments. Consult with your doctor to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

How does Botox work?

Wrinkles come from the muscles underneath the skin moving and wrinkling the skin. Over time, the skin begins to form creases and lines which are often associated with aging. Botox freezes the underlying muscles and prevents them from moving normally. This helps the skin above the muscle relax and smooth over while preventing new wrinkles from being formed.

Botox Treatments in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX

Botox treatments take place at a visit to your dermatologist’s office and begin with you lying down on an examination table. Your doctor injects Botox into the facial skin over the course of about 15 minutes. This short procedure may produce some side effects like redness or bruising at the injection sites, but these symptoms usually resolve themselves in a day or two. Botox treatments last about six months, after which additional treatments will help maintain the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles.

For more information on Botox in the Pasadena, TX, and Houston, TX area, please contact Southeast Dermatology. Call (281) 991-5944 to schedule your appointment at the Pasadena, TX location or (281) 481-0033 to schedule your appointment at the Houston, TX location today!

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!

By Southeast Dermatology
June 16, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   wrinkles  

Looking great is often closely connected to feeling great. With cosmetic treatments to treat fine lines and wrinkles more popular than botoxever, choosing the right one for you may seem like a confusing task. One of those options, Botox, is a versatile procedure which can help you achieve the look you will love. Learn more about Botox with help from your Houston and Pasadena, TX area dermatologists at Southeast Dermatology.

How does Botox work? 
Botox is unlike other procedures in that it actually freezes the muscles, blocking the signals from their nerves to your brain. Since the muscles no longer move, the skin on top of them becomes relaxed and smooths out. This process also prevents new wrinkles from forming. Your doctor uses a super-thin needle to inject Botox into the area in question. Most patients report that they feel little to no pain during the procedure aside from a slight pinch at injection sites. A single Botox session usually takes only about 15 minutes and has no downtime. This means you can get right back to your daily activities right after your appointment.

Botox Treatments in Pasadena and Houston, TX 
Botox is not just for wrinkles. This procedure treats many conditions and issues, including:

  • unwanted wrinkles
  • unwanted fine lines
  • uncontrolled blinking
  • excessive sweating
  • eye spasms
  • migraine headaches
  • overactive bladder/incontinence
  • other nerve disorders

Patients who undergo Botox for unwanted wrinkles and fine lines require continuous sessions over time. Most people go in for touch-up sessions once or twice a year to keep up with their appearance.

Who is a good candidate for Botox? 
Candidates for Botox should be in good general health, at least 18 years of age, and have no medical history of neuromuscular disorders. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not undergo Botox treatment. Your dermatologist can help you determine if Botox is right for you and your lifestyle.

For more information on Botox, contact your doctors at Southeast Dermatology’s Houston or Pasadena, TX location. Call our Houston location at (281) 481-0033 and our Pasadena office at (281) 991-5944 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment for Botox!

By Southeast Dermatology
May 29, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

BotoxJust because you've lived a full and adventurous life doesn't mean that all of those years you've spent living life to the fullest have to show on your face. Whether your wrinkles are caused by genetics, repeated facial expressions, smoking or just bad luck, if they are negatively affecting your appearance, it is time to visit Southeast Dermatology to do something about them.

How Can Botox Improve My Appearance?

Botox is a popular treatment many Pasadena and Houston residents have done on a regular basis to help them continue looking their best. The procedure is quick, easy and effective. Simply visit Southeast Dermatology for your injections every few months, and watch your wrinkles and fine lines melt right before your eyes. You'll love your smoother, younger-looking appearance.

How Does Botox Work?

Wrinkles are commonly caused by facial muscles that contract even when they do not need to. Botox works by gently freezing the muscles that cause wrinkles, allowing them to relax and the skin to smooth out. The result is a smoother, wrinkle-free complexion. Botox does not work on all types of wrinkles, but it can be incredibly effective on wrinkles and fine lines caused by excessive muscle contractions.

Won't Will Botox Make My Face Look Frozen?

If you have ever seen a picture of a celebrity who has had way too many Botox injections, you know the resulting "frozen" look isn't always very attractive. Thankfully, this isn't something that most Pasadena and Houston residents need to worry about. The frozen look is generally the result of having too many injections or of having injections from someone who isn't properly trained. Neither of these is significant risks of visiting Southeast Dermatology in Pasadena and Houston and seeing a professional dermatologist for Botox treatment.

Age is just a number. If you don't feel old, there's no reason you have to look old either. Look and feel your best by visiting Southeast Dermatology in Pasadena and Houston for Botox treatments today.

By Southeast Dermatology | Pasadena, TX
October 09, 2014
Tags: Botox  
 
This FDA-approved wrinkle-reducer boasts a multitude of benefits. 
 
botoxWhile we are all looking to be swept away to Neverland to remain young forever, it doesn’t seem like Peter Pan’s stopping by our windows anytime soon. In the meantime, however, there are more realistic options out there for getting rid of those wrinkles and making you look as young as you feel. Botox in Pasadena has been offering patients amazing results when it comes to banishing fine lines and even deep-set wrinkles.
 
1. Botox treatment is fast: The last thing anyone wants to do is spend hours at a doctor’s office. That’s what makes Botox fantastic. Even if only have a half-hour lunch break you could still get this wrinkle-fighting treatment. Botox only takes about 10 minutes to administer, so you don’t have to take much time out of your busy schedule.
 
2. It’s non-invasive: Unlike other cosmetic procedures, Botox makes it easy to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between eyebrows and around the eyes and mouth without surgery. With just a few quick and relatively painless injections (patients state that they only feel a slight pinch), you’re on your way to smoother, younger skin. Plus, because no anesthesia is necessary for this procedure you can easy drive yourself to and from your appointment. No post-anesthesia grogginess or side effects.
 
3. Botox treats other medical conditions: Do you suffer from migraines? If so, Botox may also be able to help with that. When Botox is injected in the neck, shoulders or forehead, it releases the muscle tension that could be responsible for your migraines.
 
Dealing with overactive sweat glands, also known as hyperhidrosis? If so, Botox is also FDA-approved to inhibit sweat glands. Now you don’t have to be worried about sweating through your work shirts and during important meetings.
Botox also treats a host of other conditions including dystonia, overactive bladder, chronic pain and lazy eye.
 
4. Lifts more than just spirits: As we age, our eyebrows often drop; however, Botox in Pasadena has been proven to lift eyebrows, to reduce the look of “tired face” and to give you a younger and more alert appearance.
 
5. More affordable option: If you’ve been sifting through the literature on other cosmetic procedures in Pasadena, you’re probably boggled by the prices. If you’re looking to refresh your look without breaking the bank, then Botox might be a more financially savvy option for you than other more invasive treatments. You can still get a younger-looking you without forking over more than you bargained for.
 
 
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin, then give our office a call. We would be happy to talk to you more about getting Botox in Pasadena.
 
Have you already had Botox? Maybe there are other benefits about this treatment that we might have missed. If so, please feel free to share them with us.