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Botox Houston TX

Facial aging takes the glory from our faces and ruins once youthful and desirable features. For many people, cosmetic plastic surgeries such as facelift, eyelid surgery, and neck lift can help alleviate the signs of aging and restore a refreshed, invigorated, and youthful facial appearance. But surgical intervention often involves a lot of downtime, difficult recovery durations, and the risk of scarring. Nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures – which have advanced greatly over the last few decades – allow patients who need mild to moderate improvements to enjoy the same benefits as plastic surgery, but without going through the scalpel.

BOTOX, in addition to Dysport and Jeuveau, is a neuromuscular blocking injectable drug that essentially works by stopping the transmission of chemicals that instructs your muscles to move. When applied to tiny facial muscles that cause wrinkles, this wonder drug allows the skin to flatten out, leading to a youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance. It’s no wonder that BOTOX is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure today.

In 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that there were more than 7.4 million BOTOX treatments administered in the United States alone. This was a 3% increase from the previous year. Furthermore, up to 95% of patients who received a BOTOX treatment were satisfied with the outcome of their treatment.

Your BOTOX Injections Specialist in Houston, Texas

Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Arroyo offers BOTOX cosmetic injections to patients in his Houston and West Houston backyard, as well as surrounding Texas cities of River Oaks, Bellaire, Katy, Memorial, Briarforest, Sugarland, Pearland, Kingwood, Jacinto City, Galena Park, Pasadena, Cloverleaf, Aldine, Spring, the Woodlands, and more. With his extensive experience and a rather unique aesthetic eye, the surgeon’s goal with this nonsurgical treatment is to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free. Dr. Arroyo understands that the needs of different people are unique and goes out of his way to create a customized BOTOX cosmetic treatment plan for each patient.

 

Who is a candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX is an FDA-approved injectable that freezes targeted muscles, putting a temporary hold to the wrinkling process and leading to a younger and more natural-looking skin. You may be an ideal candidate for a BOTOX cosmetic session if:

  • You want to be ahead of the curve of deep plane wrinkles
  • You are concerned about moderate to severe facial wrinkles on the forehead, the neck, or between the eyes
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this nonsurgical treatment

Who is not a candidate for BOTOX?

You may not be a good candidate for BOTOX cosmetics if:

  • You have a history of neuromuscular disease
  • You suffer from severe illness or infection
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have thick facial hair, ptosis (drooping eyelids), deep facial scars, marked facial asymmetry, or skin disorders that the facial problem areas
  • You have existing weakness in the targeted muscles

Dr. Christian Arroyo really cares about his patients and will make even the shyest or most anxious patient feel at ease. Once you visit his Houston TX office, the surgeon will listen to your concerns, examine your problem areas, and let you know whether this treatment is for you.

What imperfections does BOTOX treat?

BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is primarily used as a facial rejuvenation solution. This non-surgical cosmetic will alleviate frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, drooping corners of the mouth, platysma neck bands, and even under-eye wrinkles. Outside of plastic surgery, BOTOX injections can also be used to treat other problems such as excessive sweating, chronic migraines, and overactive bladder.

How is BOTOX cosmetic administered?

BOTOX treatment should only be administered by a plastic surgeon or injection specialist who understands the muscles that cause wrinkles and facial lines to form. Injecting this nonsurgical treatment is a delicate balancing act that requires skill in order to achieve a natural appearance without an overdone appearance or asymmetry. The first step is to provide ice or topical numbing to keep the patient comfortable throughout the treatment. Once this is done, Dr. Arroyo will draw BOTOX into a syringe from a vial, and use the finest needles available to get it into the targeted muscles without pain. This BOTOX cosmetic treatment can be completed in about 10 minutes and you will be able to get back to your regular routine right after. Keep in mind that Houston BOTOX treatments can be provided to adult men and women in order to achieve their desired cosmetic outcome.

How much does BOTOX cost in Texas

The average cost of BOTOX in Houston (single session) can range from $150 to $800, depending on the problem areas that need to be addressed and how much BOTOX is needed. Dr Arroyo will probably use 1-3 syringes to complete the treatment. Health insurance typically does not pay for BOTOX cosmetic because it is considered to be an elective procedure. During your consultation visit or post-procedure call to Dr. Arroyo’s office, the surgeon’s team will give you a more precise breakdown of the costs of this procedure.

BOTOX FAQ

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX is based on a purified protein that is known as Botulinum Toxin A. Once injected into the forehead or upper-level facial muscles, BOTOX cosmetic stays in place for a couple of days. The patient will notice that as they smile, frown, or make other facial expressions, their skin will stay smoother. This treatment works by blocking signals between nerves and muscles – so that these muscles can’t contract and lead to dynamic wrinkles. Although individual results may vary from one patient to the other, BOTOX cosmetic is a proven treatment that works for adult men and women of all ages.

How long does BOTOX results last?

It is not uncommon to experience minor bruising following your BOTOX cosmetic treatment. However, this dissipates within a short while. Most patients start to see improvements in their fine lines and wrinkles within 48 hours, and up to 5 days after treatment. A single BOTOX cosmetic treatment lasts for 3-6 months, after which you will need to receive another injection in order to maintain your rejuvenated, youthful facial appearance.

BOTOX vs Dysport vs Jeuveau?

Many people are confused about the difference between BOTOX, Dysport and Jeuveau. All of these are nonsurgical injections that are based on Botulinum toxin type A. However, there is a difference in the trace proteins that make up each product, which in turn results in slight differences in onset of action and the amount of solution required to provide the desired result. More so, BOTOX cosmetic has been around for the last two decades, while Dysport was only approved by the FDA in 2019 and Jeuveau is even newer. Dr. Arroyo will help you make the best choice (between BOTOX, Dysport and Jeuveau) to suit your treatment goals.

Is BOTOX cosmetic safe?

BOTOX cosmetic, when administered carefully by a skilled plastic surgeon or injection specialist, is a safe treatment that rarely causes any complications. There have been reports of ‘BOTOX cocktail parties’ – where people gather and self-administer this treatment without a medical licence. Keep in mind that this is very dangerous and can lead to unintended consequences such as paralyzed muscles and abnormal facial appearance.

BOTOX vs dermal fillers?

Both BOTOX and dermal fillers are used to smoothen facial fines and wrinkles. While BOTOX Cosmetic works by relaxing certain facial muscles under the skin so that they do not contract, fillers work by filling in hollow areas to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Dr. Arroyo will help you make the best choice (between BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers) to correct your problem areas. In some cases, it may be possible to use both of these treatments to achieve the desired cosmetic outcome.