Botox ® Cosmetic
Houston - Sugar Land - Katy, Texas
Botox ® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If the effects of age, sun exposure smoking, or genetics have begun to take their toll on your facial skin, BOTOX® can help you restore a smoother, more youthful appearance to your face.
How BOTOX ® Works
The human face is full of many small and large muscles that are responsible for different functions, including facial expressions. When these muscles contract, they can compress the overlying skin, causing wrinkles to form.
Similar to Dysport®, BOTOX ® works by blocking the chemical signals that cause your muscles to tighten and contract. Dr. Kutty will use a very thin, tiny needle to inject a small amount of BOTOX ® into the muscles surrounding your most obvious wrinkles. By weakening the muscles that produce your wrinkles, BOTOX® encourages these wrinkles to fade, leaving you with a smoother overall appearance.
BOTOX ® Treatment Areas
BOTOX ® Cosmetic is most commonly used to treat the following facial areas:
- The eyebrows
- Crow's feet
- Forehead creasing
- Frown lines
No anesthesia is necessary during BOTOX ® treatment, and the entire process usually only takes about 5 minutes. After treatment, you will not require any downtime to recover. Any injection-site redness will resolve itself within an hour.
Choose an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
BOTOX® should only be administered by an experienced practitioner, since it is possible to inject it improperly. Poor injection technique can result in asymmetry, a glassy appearance, or even interfere with your normal eyelid function. Inappropriate injection can also make you look "windswept" or overly smooth, which makes it too obvious that treatment was done. Always research the physician who is performing any such procedure to be sure it is done safely and effectively.
Many patients notice subtle differences in the results of BOTOX ® and Dysport® in terms of strength of action and subtlety. During a personal consultation, Dr. Kutty will discuss with you which treatment method would best meet your needs.
If you are interested in BOTOX® treatment, please contact us at (281) 606-4919 to schedule your initial consultation with experienced Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty. Luxe Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Houston, Sugar Land, and Katy areas of Texas.