Botox Cosmetic can truly erase some wrinkles and give you the younger look that you deserve.
Botox Cosmetic treatments can improve:
Dr. Kern knows how to produce natural-appearing, age-appropriate results using Botox. As the muscle-relaxing effect of Botox is dose-dependent, the degree of muscle contraction impairment can be controlled by the amount of Botox that is administered into an area. Our physician’s goal is for the vertical frown lines between the brows to be completely eliminated, while preserving the ability to elevate the eyebrows in a natural manner. Therefore, a scowling appearance will be softened, but the cosmetic client will otherwise retain the ability to translate other emotions through facial expression in a normal manner.
There are always concerns when it comes to a new, previously-unknown drug or substance. Botox is, indeed, a diluted form of botulism toxin, whose wondrous wrinkle-smoothing properties became apparent while the compound was being investigated for other medical uses which Botox was later FDA-approved for. Two years later, in April 2002, the FDA granted approval for use of Botox in the treatment of frown lines. Over the last 20 years, the Botox compound Botulinum Toxin Type A has been evaluated in more than 200 clinical studies, and has been widely used for more than 11 years—approximately 1.6 million times in the U.S. last year alone.
There is no chance of getting botulism from a Botox injection. There are possible side effects, but the treatment is generally considered safe if one is healthy and does not suffer from certain illnesses or neurological disorders. Also, if too much toxin is injected, or is injected into the wrong facial area, a person occasionally will experience temporary eyelid muscle 'drooping'--which could certainly be an aggravation, but thankfully, this occurs very rarely when administered by an experienced injector, and the condition tends to resolve on its own within a week or two.
The Botox injection needle is very fine, and only a small amount of liquid is used, so the pain associated with the injections is minimal--like the sensation of a bug bite. No sedation is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office. Typically, the area to be injected will have a local anesthetic applied to it and will be chilled during injection (see photo below) to lessen discomfort. Some patients experience minor temporary bruising at the injection site, which can easily be covered with makeup.
We welcome you to come in to our Houston or Katy locations and see if BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is right for you, and we'll be glad to answer any and all of your questions.
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