About BOTOX Injections
To diminish the effects of aging and to prevent lines, wrinkles, and lax skin from forming on the forehead and upper face, Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Phi P. Nguyen is proud to offer BOTOX to local patients. This facial rejuvenation procedure provides younger-looking results and is popular among both men and women. BOTOX can make a dramatic enhancement to static facial wrinkles, which are the result of expressions and movement from the muscles contracting on the forehead and upper region. The lines disappear as the face relaxes, but dynamic creases can still exist. BOTOX is a purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily freezes the movements of the underlying tissue and muscle. To diminish the appearance of these dynamic lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is injected, which relaxes and softens the skin. This specific injection is most commonly targeted between the brows where the number "11s" appear, the Crow's feet, and throughout the forehead.
BOTOX is used for individuals who hope to diminish and soften the visibile look of dynamic wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their face in a nonsurgical manner. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventative treatment even if static wrinkles have not yet formed — keep in mind how often you make facial expressions. It is an effective nonsurgical solution if you have obvious forehead lines or frown lines between the brows. It also a solution for Crow's feat around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler may be a better option. Also, if you are of an older age with moderate to severe skin laxity, you may be a candidate for a facelift. This offers a more dramatic result and it is meant to last years. Our office offers various facelifts, blepharoplasty, and brow lifts as great options.
Plan Your Procedure
BOTOX injectable treatments are done as an outpatient procedure right in our office. If it is your first time to visit us to get BOTOX, we often perform the BOTOX injections within the same appointment as your consultation. You will be asked to make different facial expressions using the upper face, including squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to plan where the injections will be placed. The face will be cleansed and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle, followed by cool compressions used to help lessen swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Patients may prefer aids like ice and numbing cream to make their procedure feel more comfortable, but this usually is not needed. BOTOX typically takes about 10 – 15 minutes after which patients may get back to to their normal day after a short rest.
What to Expect
After the BOTOX injection, patients can return to their daily schedule, although strenuous activities like exercise should be postponed for at least a day. Patients are also asked to sleep with their head propped up for the first night and to not touch their face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The treated areas of the face may be slightly bruised, swollen, or red for a couple of days after the BOTOX injection, but most patients will not have any serious or long-lasting side effects from wrinkle relaxer treatments. In the majority of patients, it usually takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. Our patients who get BOTOX for their first time are so happy after their first treatment and excited to see their results that we almost always continue to see them every few months for their touch-up. We appreciate having our patients come each time as we become a partner in helping them feel and look smooth and revitalized!
Smile Without Worry
No more worrying! You can smile, laugh, frown, and make any other expression you want without developing lines and wrinkles thanks to BOTOX wrinkle relaxer. To smooth out lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment to discover more about this revolutionary nonsurgical wrinkle treatment.