Botulinum toxin injection or Botox is a popular treatment in the United States. It’s the most frequently performed procedure for treating facial wrinkles. It is also a common entry point for clinicians looking to include cosmetic procedures in their practice.
Botox can be used to treat crow’s feet and frown lines between the brows. These are the cosmetic indications certified by the US Food and Drug Administration. There are few adverse effects when Botox is used for treating horizontal forehead lines.
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will determine your candidacy and create a custom treatment plan for Botox. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides Botox injections for wrinkle reduction to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Dermal atrophy and repetitive contractions in the underlying facial musculature can form wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is a powerful neurotoxin inhibiting the release of acetylcholine at a neuromuscular level. Botulinum toxin in small quantities is injected into specific muscles to cause localized relaxation. This helps in smoothing overlying skin and reducing wrinkles.
Botox takes about two weeks for fully developing and can last from anywhere between 3 and 4 months. Dynamic wrinkles yield to more dramatic results as compared to static wrinkles that are visible even when the face is at rest.
Understanding the Limitations of Botox
Botox is a salient tool for treating dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, perioral wrinkles, and frown lines. However, it’s not effective in the reduction of the appearance of static wrinkles and generic loss in facial volume.
This is best accomplished through dermal fillers and other invasive methods of skin tightening. Continuing with that, it’s critical to understand that Botox is not designed for improving superficial skin issues that are related to tone and texture.
Renewing Confidence with Botox
You need to account for Botox’s impressive ability of renewing wrinkle appearance in a short frame of time. Most Botox patients have an important event coming up, such as graduation, wedding, or another occasion. Botox is a convenient treatment with no serious aftereffects and downtime.
There is no need for aftercare to revitalize your looks and regain confidence. You will be able to create better first impressions on people. The injectable can help you look and feel your best contributing to an overall improvement in your personality.
Prevent Wrinkles with Botox
You don’t need dynamic wrinkles to appear to take advantage of Botox. Early and regular use of the treatment can prevent cracks from forming in your skin’s layer of collagen. Specific muscles can be effectively relaxed through preventative treatments. These muscles are usually responsible for the formation of dynamic wrinkles.
You can continue to show off your natural-looking smiles. You can even flaunt other expressions while staving off tension in your facial muscles through an effective Botox treatment. You need to be at least 18 years old to open the Botox door. Most treatment providers recommend getting Botox during mid or late twenties as a preventative measure.
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for Botox wrinkle reduction and facial rejuvenation treatment.
Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.
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